PhillyInc Archive: November, 2011

Who's in the mood for holiday cheer this time of year?

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A little free-association: I say, "December." You say, "Holidays, gift giving, Rudolph and the Grinch." But really, who has time for good... Read more

TE Connectivity offers $2.1B for Deutsch Group

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Berwyn-based TE Connectivity has offered to buy Deutsch Group SAS for 1.55 billion euros, or about $2.06 billion. Most of the wire stories... Read more

Russian vodka maker buys big stake in Central European

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A Russian vodka company has acquired a 9.9 percent stake in Mount Laurel-based Central European Distribution, one of the biggest vodka producers... Read more

Manufacturers seek to forge Pa. policy initiatives

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Is it really necessary for Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett to form a public-private council on manufacturing? Probably not, and I doubt he'll be... Read more

Campbell Soup Q1 sales down 1 pct. on flat EPS

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Campbell Soup's new CEO Denise Morrison warned earlier that fiscal 2012 would be a "transition year." On Tuesday, the Camden food processor... Read more

Toll Bros. buys big Seattle-area home builder

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Horsham-based Toll Bros. has acquired CamWest Development, which it says was one of the biggest privately held home builders in the Pacific... Read more

E-commerce retail sales could top $50B in 4th qtr.

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I have noted in other columns that I am a notoriously bad shopper. It's not that I don't know how to price compare. I do it to such a degree... Read more

Late Jan. layoffs for ConocoPhillips' Delco refinery

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Layoffs at ConocoPhillips' Trainer refinery, which is in the process of being shut down, will occur during the last two weeks of January 2012... Read more