NEW YORK — The actress who appeared in a widely criticized Christmas advertisement for exercise bike maker Peloton Interactive Inc has a new role selling gin for actor Ryan Reynolds. The tongue-in-cheek video advertisement for Aviation American Gin, tweeted by Reynolds on Friday, already has more than 4 million views.Read More →

LONDON — Associated British Foods on Friday kept its forecast for earnings growth in its 2019-20 year with anticipated progress in its sugar and grocery businesses supplementing the further expansion of its Primark fashion chain. For Primark, which generates about half of AB Foods’ revenue and profit, the group forecastRead More →

U.S. biotech company Allakos Inc is considering strategic options that include a potential sale, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Allakos is working with financial adviser and is sounding out interest from potential buyers including global pharmaceutical and biotech companies, according to the report SharesRead More →

SAO PAULO — Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura & Co is pressing government officials, the private sector and local communities to bolster environmental protections in the Amazon after fires this year disrupted its supply chain, its chief executive told Reuters. Soon to become the world’s fourth-largest beauty group after acquiring rivalRead More →

SHANGHAI — As the U.S.-China trade war drags into its 16th month and continues to disrupt supply chains, more than one-quarter of multinational firms have not made contingency plans, showed a survey from a subsidiary of courier giant DHL. The survey by DHL Resilience360, a supply chain risk managementRead More →