Icelandic retail group Baugur, which has a 22% stake in the Big Food Group and 4% in Somerfield, is reported to be preparing a bid for UK toy retailer Hamleys.
The Financial Times said the offer could value Hamleys which has four other stores apart from its Regent Street flagship, as well as 31 Bear Factory outlets and four English Teddy Bear outlets - at up to £46.2m.

Retail crime in Britain has fallen since last year but is still higher than anywhere else in Europe.
According to the European retail theft barometer shoplifting and other retail crime cost the equivalent of almost £65 for every Briton during the year to March.

Dutch brewing giant Heineken has bought a 75% stake in GeWag, the holding company and main shareholder of BBAG, its Austrian takeover target.

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