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A potential game-changer in the Sainsbury's-Asda probe

The press has been awash with misleading headlines after the latest developments in Sainsbury’s-Asda


Lavazza to buy Mars' coffee business for reported $650m Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Lavazza has agreed to purchase the drinks supplier, which includes two leading brands in the office coffee service and vending machine segments

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Sainsbury's-Asda clearance 'tough' warns ex-CMA director

05 Oct 2018 | By Andrew Taylor

In this special analysis, ex-CMA director Andrew Taylor explains how the merger approval faces significant hurdles

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Meantime posts drop in profitability after Asahi acquisition Subscription

04 Oct 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Meantime pro-rata sales have fallen 9.4% from £21.2m

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Co-op and Nisa to align commercial teams Subscription

04 Oct 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

CEO Ken Towle said move was fundamental to doing a better job for customers


Former Russell Hume directors acquire butcher Nigel Fredericks Subscription

04 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Nigel Fredericks Ltd fell into administration last month

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Calbee expands UK snacking footprint with Seabrook acquisition Subscription

03 Oct 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Japanese snacking giant Calbee has agreed to acquire Seabrook Crisps for an undisclosed sum.

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Lavazza to buy Mars' coffee business for $650m Subscription

02 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Italian coffee giant Lavazza is to buy the coffee arm of Mars, Mars Drinks, in a deal worth up to $650m.

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Planet Organic to double store count following acquisition Subscription

02 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Inverleith LLP has purchased a majority stake in the organic supermarket for around £15m


Karro plans "significant M&A" after CapVest takeover Subscription

29 Sep 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

“Significant M&A” is planned at Karro Foods after the pork processor was bought by CapVest last year. 

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UK snacks brand Kings Elite acquired by Australian tycoon Subscription

28 Sep 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The York-based business has been sold to entrepreneur Tony Quinn for a figure north of £20m

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Sainsbury's-Asda merger threatens competition in 463 locations, says CMA Subscription

27 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Competition & Markets Authority is concerned about the prospect of a serious lessening of competition.

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Can the CMA deal with Sainsbury's-Asda after failing on Tesco-Booker?

26 Sep 2018 | By Steve Parfett

The CMA ignored long-term effects of Tesco-Booker and hastened the demise of P&H as collateral damage, says Steve Parfett, chairman of AG Parfett & Sons


Greenyard to sell horticulture arm to Straco in £107m deal Subscription

25 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Greenyard said its focus would be on strengthening its performance in its core fresh and frozen operations


Halewood is a valuable proposition – and it’s to Stewart Hainsworth’s credit Subscription

24 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Someone needs to buy the Halewood Wines & Spirits chief executive a drink


French supermarket Casino 'rejected Carrefour takeover approach' Subscription

24 Sep 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

French supermarket chain Casino says it rejected a potential takeover approach from hypermarket Carrefour, a claim which Carrefour denies.

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Nestlé continues restructure with skincare sale Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The move marks the latest attempt to reshape its portfolio to focus more on food, drink and nutritional health products…

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City snapshot: CMA launches in-depth probe in Sainsbury's-Asda merger Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has referred the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda for an in depth review, Swiss private label chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has acquired chocolate manufacturing facilities from Burton’s Biscuits and the rest of the news from the City.

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Wholesale: are we seeing the death of the cash & carry? Subscription

18 Sep 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty, Andrew Don

According to Him, the percentage of retailers using delivered wholesale for their main shopping mission has risen 22 percentage points to 89%

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Poundstretcher fuels expansion with former Poundworld sites Subscription

17 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The discounter had been bidding to buy 200 Poundworld stores before the chain went into administration but couldn’t agree terms


Motor Fuel Group's MRH takeover edges closer Subscription

17 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

A merger between the two would create a forecourt operator with about 930 sites before disposals



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