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City snapshot: Refresco provisionally cleared for Cott acquisition after UK factory sale pledge Subscription

17 Jan 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Bottling giant Refresco has been given the provisional green light to complete its acquisition of fellow bottling firm Cott after offering to sell a UK factory. Plus Nestlé agrees to sell its US confectionery business to Ferrero, changes to international leadership at Walmart and all the rest of the latest news from the City

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