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Booker succeeds in £40m bid for Budgens and Londis

21 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Londis currently has 1,630 convenience stores and sales of £504m in the year to December 2014, while Budgens has 167 convenience stores and supermarkets and sales of £329m.


Graeme Pitkethly named CFO at Unilever

19 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Graeme Pitkethly is to succeed Jean-Marc Huët as chief financial officer of Unilever later this year.

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Authentic Food expects boost from Heinz's Dundalk factory Subscription

01 May 2015

Newly filed accounts in Companies House revealed the group’s turnover rose 3.4% to 41.3m in the year to 31 May 2014. But pre-tax profits tumbled by 15.9% to £1.8m as costs rose

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City News: Diageo's pain is SABMiller's gain Subscription

17 Apr 2015

There were contrasting fortunes for the UK’s largest listed alcohol firms on Thursday…

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Cadbury promotes most but Easter deals decline overall Subscription

01 Apr 2015 | By Vince Bamford

There has been an 8% drop in deals in featured promotional space in the run up to this Easter

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Food prices rise slightly amid non-food deflation Subscription

07 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Fresh foods report inflation for first time in four months

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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…


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