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Jammie Dodgers maker Burton’s Biscuits set to be put on sale

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which bought Burton’s in 2013, has hired advisors at Stamford Partners to run the process.

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Giles Brook backs eco cleaning challenger Neat with six-figure investment

Neat has eliminated single-use plastics by producing plant-based cleaning concentrates in small glass containers and refillable aluminium spray bottles

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City Snapshot: Primark drags back grocery and sugar progress at ABF

Associated British Foods said its grocery, sugar and agriculture businesses will be “materially ahead of expectations” for its first half, but Primark’s coronavirus-drive weakness will reduce overall sales and profits. Elsewhere, Biffa buys food waste retailer Company Shop, Virgin Wines reveals  £110m listing details and AB InBev grows fourth quarter sales.

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Media Bites 25 Feb: Beer duty, Brexit, Reckitt Beckiser, EG Group

Beer duty could be cut in pubs and raised in supermarkets to encourage people to go out after the lockdown ends, Boris Johnson hinted yesterday.

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Bailout hopes grow for wholesale sector as PM admits it has ‘fallen through the cracks’

The PM has signalled foodservice wholesalers could finally be offered sector-specific support

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Media Bites 24 Feb: Oatly, SimplyCook, Exports

Swedish non-dairy milk maker Oatly is set to go public with a New York listing that could value it at up to $10bn

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Supermarket prices rise as Covid and Brexit reignite inflation

Supermarket price inflation escalated to its highest level for five months in December as coronavirus restrictions and the UK’s imminent exit from the EU reversed deflationary trends in grocery.

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The GPI tracks pricing of more than 70,000 grocery products using a 12-month chained index. The index was set at 100 in September 2008. The average does not include Waitrose. The GPI is compiled by Brand View.

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