March 11, 2013 at 09:00 AM EDT
Core Brands, Marketing Initiatives & Favorable Trends - Research Report on Smithfield Foods, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Hillshire Brands, BRF Brasil Foods and Unilever

NEW YORK, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), Hillshire Brands Co (NASDAQ: HSH), BRF Brasil Foods SA (NASDAQ: BRFS) and Unilever Plc (ADR) (NYSE: UL). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Smithfield Foods, Inc. Research Report

Shares of Smithfield Foods jumped 10 percent after the company crushed Wall Street estimates. Smithfield Foods reported fiscal third quarter 2013 net income of 58 cents per share, whereas analysts expected 51 cents per share. The sharp increase in income was due to growth in its packaged meats business and its international operations. Going forward, the company anticipates 2 to 3 percent growth in its packaged meat business in 2013, with increased market share and broader distribution. Over the next several years, the company is also turning to consumer marketing programs, product launches and capital investments for growth. Last month, the company entered a joint venture with Kansas City Sausage Company to grow its packaged meat business. The company also announced its intention to supply ractopamine-free pork to Russia and China. With all these growth opportunities ahead, one cannot blame Smithfield Foods for being optimistic. The Full Research Report on Smithfield Foods, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c673_SFD]

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. Research Report

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has found a significant partner to help fuel its growth. The maker of single-serve Keurig brewing systems recently announced that it has made an agreement with Unilever to sell Lipton hot and iced teas in K-cup and Vue packs. Furthermore, Green Mountain recently expanded the Keurig Vue Series with the Vue V500 Brewing System. In order to reach more customers, V500 is a more affordable model (SRP of $169.99) but still offers the customizable features of the Vue series, like being able to brew bigger, hotter or stronger. Aside from product launches, Green Mountain is working to grow consumer awareness and commitment to the Keurig brand in order to drive sales. The Full Research Report on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f0dc_GMCR]

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Hillshire Brands Co Research Report

Hillshire's Ball Park brand is taking on an integrated mix of brand marketing initiatives by sponsoring the upcoming movie release of 42, in partnership with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. The campaign will include the launch of Facebook sweepstakes as well as in-store activations at Kroger and Safeway retailers. This sponsorship is in line with Hillshire Brands' strategies for growth. A few weeks ago, the company announced that it plans on strengthening core brands through improved advertising and product packaging. The company also plans to invest in new products, drive greater cost efficiencies, and acquire on-trend businesses that align with the company's vision. All of these reflect Hillshire's commitment to grow its business and enhance shareholder value. The Full Research Report on Hillshire Brands Co - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/4259_HSH]

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BRF Brasil Foods SA Research Report

BRF Brasil Foods beat analysts' estimates due to cost cutting programs, high poultry prices and a high volume of exports. The company's net income totaled at 562.8 million reais ($286 million) in the fourth quarter, beating the 428 million reais that analysts were expecting. According to BTG Pactual analysts, rising demand and prices for poultry for the rest of the year is likely to help BRF Brasil Foods continue its strong momentum. Furthermore, Brasil Foods recently acquired 49 percent stake in Federal Foods Limited, a distributor based in Abu Dhabi. It also acquired third of a stake in Empresa Avex SA. With favorable trends, cost cutting measures and added stakes, BRF Brasil is ensuring its growth. Full Research Report on BRF Brasil Foods SA - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/9cef_BRFS]

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Unilever Plc (ADR) Research Report

Unilever is currently executing several strategies to improve its business. Over the last few months, the company has been highly investing in fast-growing emerging markets like India, Thailand and South Africa. Unilever Chief Supply Chain Officer Pier Luigi Sigismondi comments that the company's newly-opened factory in India is part of the company's expansion plans to help it achieve its plans of doubling its business. To further establish its presence in India, the company's Lifebuoy brand launched a pioneering health campaign which aims to change the handwashing behavior of residents from Thesgora, a village in Central India. By launching promotional campaigns to establish its presence in high-growth markets, Unilever may be on its way of achieving significant growth. The Full Research Report on Unilever Plc (ADR) - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/26f9_UL]

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