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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.
Transport and logistics giant Bibby Line Group has taken full control of Costcutter. Bibby bought a 51% stake in the c-store chain in 2007 and revealed in September that is was close to finalising a deal for the remaining stake.
Profits at Majestic Wine soared by 20% over the past six months, as customers spent more on each bottle of wine. Majestic reported pre-tax profits of 8.8m in the 26 weeks to 26 September, up from 7.3m for the equivalent last year.
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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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