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SAB Miller has announced new investments in Africa and Peru as it reported a 3% increase in half-year lager volumes. The brewer said it planned to invest $260m in increasing capacity at its subsidiaries in Uganda, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania on the back of a 23% increase in half-year profits in its African operations.
Rising costs hit margins at Cranswick in the past six months, the pork supplier confirmed yesterday. The Tesco and Sainsbury’s supplier said pre-tax profits for the six months to 30 September were down from £23.8m last year to £18.5m.
Inflation slowed in October, according to the latest government figures. The Office for National Statistics today said its Retail Price Index measured inflation at 5.4% in October, marking a slight easing from the 5.6% rate seen the month before.
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Overall food and drink exports from the UK were down 4.4% to £12.3bn
Chichester Crown Court heard that contractor Bradley Watts was lagging pipes in the loft space of the company’s Chichester site when he was electrocuted in June
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