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PAI makes revised offer for Refresco

06 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Soft drinks bottler Refresco is weighing up a renewed €1.6bn (£1.4bn) takeover bid from private equity giant PAI Partners

Christine Tacon

Adjudicator launches new probe into three supplier issues Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon has released a new survey calling on suppliers to come forward with evidence

Bakkavor meals

Bakkavor gets set for £1.5bn float in coming weeks Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Bakkavor, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of ready meals, pizzas and desserts to the major supermarkets, is preparing for a stock market flotation in the next few weeks that will value it at up to £1.5bn, The Grocer can reveal.

Bakkavor apprentice

How much appetite will the City have for Bakkavor? Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

Will the ascending reputation of own label and the performance of its peers mean a warm welcome on the Stock Exchange?

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Check out this Mexican wave: from posh restaurants to retail, it’s a growing crowdpleaser Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

Hold on to your sombreros. Mexican food has been voted Brits’ favourite cuisine this year

Caryn Gillan

Supplier vision must be category wide

08 Nov 2017 | By Caryn Gillan

If suppliers want to have traction with retailers, they need to talk the language they understand

New Harry Brompton's RTD cans

Our food & drink highlights from Anuga 2017 Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Anuga, the world’s largest food fair, once again arrived in Cologne. We went along to check out the latest trends and NPD


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christine tacon

Brexit requires an extended role for the Adjudicator

07 Sep 2017

Sir, Each week sees new stories of the strain that Brexit is placing on the food sector



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