Lord Sainsbury

Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover: reaction to death of supermarket industry giant at 94

As chairman and CEO from 1969-1992, his flotation of the family business on the stock market in 1972 was, at the time, the largest in UK history

Graham Biggart

Sainsbury’s promotes Graham Biggart to new role of chief transformation officer

McColl’s chief commercial officer Richard Crampton is to return to Sainsbury’s in March to take on Biggart’s current role

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City rewards Sainsbury’s over the big winners of Christmas Tesco and M&S

If Tesco and Marks & Spencer were the big listed grocery winners of Christmas, they received scant reward from the City this week, which sent shares down on their Christmas trading updates

Unilever

Unilever signals intent to continue pursuit of GlaxoSmithKline consumer health arm

Unilever has this morning signalled its intent to reposition its porfolio into higher growth categories and called the GlaxoSmithKline consumer healthcare division “a strong strategic fit” for the group.

Bolney

Freixenet Copestick buys English winery Bolney Estate

Together the two businesses would “aim to realise the opportunities of English sparkling wine and continue to grow Bolney Wine Estate’s position”, said Freixenet Copestick MD Robin Copestick

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Bramble Foods undergoes MBO backed by private equity firm LDC

The minority investment from the PE firm will help accelerate organic growth and build scale through bolt-on acquisitions.

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