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RONA Inc. TSE: $RON JUL 04, 2015 LONG av $15.05

RONA Inc. (TSE:RON) JUL 04, 2015 LONG av $15.05
On February 3, 2016, U.S. retailer Lowe’s announced that it would acquire Rona for $3.2 billion.

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Rona Inc. (RONA) is a company based in Canada. The Company is a distributor and retailer of hardware, building materials and home improvement products in Canada. The Company operates a network of over 500 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores. The Company operates through two business segments, which include the distribution and retail. RONA’s retail segment has a network of stores in different formats and banners. The positioning of the Company’s store network consists of four types of stores, including big box Réno-Dépôt, proximity and contractor specialists. The Company’s distribution network consists of 8 distribution centers, including lumber yards, Eastern, Central and Western Canada. RONA stores are supplied by two sources, such as direct deliveries from suppliers and delivery via its distribution centers.

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Whole Foods Market, Inc. NASDAQ: $WFM April 17, 2015 LONG av $48.81

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) April 17, 2015 LONG av $48.81

COMPANY INFORMATION

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Whole Foods Market) is a retailer of natural and organic food and grocer. The Company has one operating segment, natural and organic supermarkets. On September 29, 2013, Whole Foods Market operated 362 stores in the United States, Canada and the UK. The company’s offices are supported by headquarters, regional offices, distribution centers, bakehouse facilities, commissary kitchens, seafood processing facilities, meat and produce procurement centers, a specialty coffee operation and supply of tea and roasting. The selection of the Company’s products include grocery, meat, seafood, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body treatments, and styling products life, including books, pet products, and household products. 365 and 365 Organic day everyday business value of brands account for about half of its branded items.

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Lorillard LLC NYSE: $LO April 17, 2015 LONG av $70.68

Lorillard LLC (NYSE:LO) Lorillard LLC (NYSE: LO April 17, 2015 LONG av $70.68

COMPANY INFORMATION

Lorillard, Inc. (Lorillard) is a tobacco company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarette products. The Company operates in two sectors: cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. The cigarettes segment consists of the operations of Lorillard, Inc., Lorillard Tobacco and related entities. The electronic cigarettes segment consists of the operations of the MECC, Inc. (eCigs BLU), Cygnet UK Trading Limited (SKYCIG) and related entities. The Newport brand of the Company includes both menthol and non-menthol deals product. Product line of the Company includesbrand families marketed under the name of Kent, True, Maverick, and Old Gold. These five brands are 45 different product lines, which vary in price, taste, flavor, length and packaging. The company also sells electronic cigarettes directly to adult consumers on the Internet. It produces cigarettes for both premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market.

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Estee Lauder Companies Inc NYSE: $EL April 17, 2015 SHORT av $82.50

Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE: EL April 17

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor care of the skin, makeup, fragrance and hair care. The company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under a number of brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Origins, Le Labo, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Aveda. It also holds global fragrances and / or cosmetics sold under brand names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tom Ford and coach. It sells its products primarily through distribution channels is limited to complete the images associated with their brands. These chains include luxury outlets including commercial stores, specialty stores, luxury perfumeries and pharmacies and prestige salons and spas. In addition, its products are sold in separate stores of the company, which operates its own websites and authorized retailers, stores on cruise ships, direct response television (DRTV), flight and duty free shops.

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Mondelez International Inc NASDAQ: $MDLZ April 17, 2015 LONG AV $36.68

Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ: MDLZ) April 17, 2015 LONG AV $36.68

COMPANY INFORMATION

Mondelēz international, Inc. is a snacks and drinks. The company manufactures and sells snacks and beverages to consumers in more than 165 countries worldwide. The company offers its brands in five product categories: biscuits (including cookies, crackers and salty snacks); chocolate; gum and candy; beverages (including coffee and powdered beverages), and cheese and edible. It has a portfolio of around 58 brands, including nine dollar billionaire brands: LU, Nabisco and Oreo cookies; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolates; Trident gum and Jacobs coffee and Tang powdered beverages. It operates in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA), Europe and North America. The company’s products are sold to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, warehouse clubs, wholesalers, distributors, convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies, value and other retail food stores.

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Procter & Gamble Co NYSE: $PG April 17, 2015 LONG av $82.53

Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) April 17, 2015 LONG av $82.53

COMPANY INFORMATION

Procter & Gamble (P & G) provides consumer packaged goods. The company operates in five segments of smaller GBU: beauty, offering a range of products ranging from deodorants to cosmetics for skin care; Grooming that includes blades, razors and waxing electronic devices, such as electric razors and epilators; Healthcare, which includes products for oral care and personal health care. Fabric care and home care, which consists of a range of products for fabric care, home care products and batteries, and female baby and family care, which offers diapers, training pants, baby wipe, paper Bounty, Charmin brand toilet paper towels. The company’s products are sold in over 180 countries and territories. Customers of P & G wholesalers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, salons distributors, e-commerce and shopping.

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Lorillard LLC NYSE: $LO April 17, 201 LONG av $70.68

Lorillard LLC (NYSE: LO) April 17, 201 LONG av $70.68

COMPANY INFORMATION

Lorillard, Inc. (Lorillard) is a tobacco company snuff. The company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes. The company operates through two segments: cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. The cigarette segment consists of the operations of Lorillard, Inc., Lorillard snuff and related entities. The segment of the electronic cigarette consists of LOECs Operations, Inc. (blu ecigs), Cygnet UK Trading Limited (SKYCIG) and related entities. Newport Corporation brand includes both menthol and non-menthol product offers. Product Line Company includesbrand families marketed under the name of Kent, True, Maverick, and Old Gold. These five brands are 45 different product offerings, which vary in price, taste, flavor, length and packaging. The company also sells electronic cigarettes directly to adult consumers on the Internet. It produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the market cigarettes produced locally.

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Starbucks Corporation NASDAQ: $SBUX April 17, 2015 LONG av $47.62

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) April 17, 2015 LONG av $47.62

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Starbucks Corporation is the leading roaster and retailer of specialty coffee distributor worldwide, it operates in 65 countries. The Company purchases and roasts high-quality coffee and the traditional coffee, tea and other drinks and fresh foods in stores operated by the company. The Company sells its products and services under the brands as Teavana, Tazo, the best coffee in Seattle, fees Evolution, La Boulange and Ethos. The Company has four operating segments: Americas, which is inclusive of the United States, Canada and Latin America; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); China / Asia Pacific (CAP) and Channel Development. The Company sells Starbucks and the best coffee beans roasted in Seattle and ground coffee, Tazo teas, Starbucks VIA Ready Brew, and a coffee and tea products compared with service companies that businesses of institutional food service and industry, education, health, coffee dispensers in offices, hotels, restaurants, airlines and other retailers.

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Estee Lauder Companies Inc NYSE: $EL April 17, 2015 LONG av $82.50

Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) April 17, 2015 LONG av $82.50

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor care of the skin, makeup, fragrance and hair care. The company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under a number of brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Origins, Le Labo, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Aveda. It also holds global fragrances and / or cosmetics sold under brand names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tom Ford and coach. It sells its products primarily through distribution channels is limited to complete the images associated with their brands. These chains include luxury outlets including commercial stores, specialty stores, luxury perfumeries and pharmacies and prestige salons and spas. In addition, its products are sold in separate stores of the company, which operates its own websites and authorized retailers, stores on cruise ships, direct response television (DRTV), flight and duty free shops.

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Mondelez International Inc NASDAQ: $MDLZ April 17, 2015 LONG av $36.68

Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ: MDLZ) April 17, 2015 LONG av $36.68

COMPANY INFORMATION

Mondelēz international, Inc. is a snacks and drinks. The company manufactures and sells snacks and beverages to consumers in more than 165 countries worldwide. The company offers its brands in five product categories: biscuits (including cookies, crackers and salty snacks); chocolate; gum and candy; beverages (including coffee and powdered beverages), and cheese and edible. It has a portfolio of around 58 brands, including nine dollar billionaire brands: LU, Nabisco and Oreo cookies; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolates; Trident gum and Jacobs coffee and Tang powdered beverages. It operates in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA), Europe and North America. The company’s products are sold to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, warehouse clubs, wholesalers, distributors, convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies, value and other retail food stores.