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Chiquita shareholders vote down Fyffes merger

24 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Chiquita shareholders have defied the wishes of the company’s board by rejecting its proposed merger with Irish contemporary Fyffes.

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Cranswick moves into premium poultry with Benson Park buy Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Meat producer Cranswick has acquired premium poultry producer Benson Park in an undisclosed deal.

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Unilever's third quarter revenues hit by currency headwinds

23 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Unilever has reported third quarter underlying sales growth of 2.1%, but foods remained the group’s worst performing category.

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Premier Foods dampens profit expectations as Q3 sales fall 4.7%

23 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Premier Foods has reported a 4.7% drop in third quarter underlying sales and said its full year profit will be at the lower end of expectations.

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City news: sheer scale of Tesco's problems sends shares plummeting Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Everyone knew Tesco’s day of reckoning would be bad, but the sheer scale of the problems afflicting the UK’s biggest super…

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Why is UK fruit so expensive? asks Joanna Blythman Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Joanna Blythman

Back in Britain after a spell abroad, I can feel my healthy, sun-kissed diet go down the tube…


Labour plans to micro-manage our diets - it won't work Subscription

16 May 2014 | By Kevin Hawkins

The nanny state, like an old comic opera, is about to have a revival…


Pushing brand values during the price war Subscription

09 May 2014 | By Andy Poole

The old adage ‘price is king’ could not ring any truer for grocery brands at the moment…

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