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Sainsbury’s and Asda win court hearing against the CMA Subscription

Sainsbury’s and Asda won a competition appeal tribunal against the Competition & Markets Authority to be granted extra time to respond to the merger enquiry.

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Unilever snaps up Vegetarian Butcher as part of push into plant-based Subscription

19 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

The deal is due to be completed by the end of the year and would strengthen the fmcg giant’s plant-based portfolio

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City Snapshot: GlaxoSmithKline agrees £10bn consumer health venture with Pfizer Subscription

19 Dec 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

 GlaxoSmithKline has announced plans to merge its consumer health unit with that of rival drugs giant Pfizer, supermarket chains have surged in early trading, and the rest of the news from the city

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Sainsbury’s and Asda win court hearing against the CMA Subscription

17 Dec 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Sainsbury’s and Asda won a competition appeal tribunal against the Competition & Markets Authority to be granted extra time to respond to the merger enquiry.

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FDF report: 90% of suppliers concerned over Sainsda merger Subscription

15 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The FDF’s formal submission to the CMA’s probe into the deal claims it would have ‘disastrous impact’ on innovation

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City News: Sainsbury’s shares sink following CMA legal challenge Subscription

14 Dec 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Sainsbury’s this week reassured shareholders its legal challenge to the Competition & Markets Authority had not dented its “confidence” its mega-merger with Asda will go ahead, but nervous shareholders had other ideas.

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City snapshot: Graze sales slide as buyout nears Subscription

14 Dec 2018 | By Alec Mattinson, Henry Saker-Clark

Sales dived 5.2% at healthy snacking brand Graze last year as the search for a buyer continues into the New Year. Plus, British American Tobacco makes a raft of staffing changes, Dole Food Company sells European salad businesses to BAMA International and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Sainsbury’s and Asda request judicial review to extend CMA process Subscription

12 Dec 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Sainsbury’s and Asda will today lodge an application for a judicial review of the Competition & Marketes Authority investigation into their proposed merger. 

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Unitas Wholesale to cut 20 jobs as part of Milton Keynes exit Subscription

11 Dec 2018 | By Andrew Don

MD Darren Goldney said the phased move would begin in April or May

Oppo cheesecake

Oppo crowdfunders offered deal to cash out by Swiss billionaire Subscription

10 Dec 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Crowdfunding investors in low-sugar ice cream brand Oppo have been offered a deal to cash out for a healthy profit by the investment firm of Swiss consumer billionaire Hans-Peter Wild.

Greencore

Greencore eyes new categories amid M&A growth plans Subscription

07 Dec 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Greencore is eyeing M&A opportunities in new categories including snacking after landing a cash windfall from the sale of its US business in October. 

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Village Bakery hires advisors to secure PE investment Subscription

07 Dec 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Welsh own-label supplier The Village Bakery has hired advisors in a search for external investment to drive future growth.

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Sainsbury's milk supplier Tomlinsons appoints advisors to explore possible sale Subscription

06 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

It comes amid warnings of overcapacity and ‘wafer thin’ margins across the processing sector

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Morrisons claims Sainsbury's-Asda merger will hit own-label quality Subscription

04 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Morrisons also suggested it would be in the firing line if the merger goes ahead

Horlicks

Unilever to buy GSK's health drinks business for €3.3bn Subscription

03 Dec 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

In 2018, the health drink portfolio delivered total turnover of €550m

Tesco sandwiches

Will Samworth's bid to buy Manton Wood win CMA approval? Subscription

30 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The investigation into the deal has surprised observers

Cutty Sark

Edrington sells Cutty Sark whisky to La Martiniquaise-Bardinet Subscription

28 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

A deal is also underway to sell its Glenturret brand

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William Jackson buys premium vinegar and olive oil brand Belazu Subscription

27 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The transaction marks the Yorkshire-based group’s second deal since its sale of Aunt Bessie’s in June

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Plant-based supplier Gosh hires advisors to explore sale Subscription

23 Nov 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The supplier has hired corporate finance firm Houlihan Lokey to “consider strategic options”…

Landmark Lifestyle own-label

Unitas drops Today's own-label range in favour of Landmark's Subscription

23 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

The new wholesale group met with suppliers earlier this week to talk about the future

Gosh Beetroot Kale and Quinoa burgers

City snapshot: Plant-based food producer Gosh eyes potential sale Subscription

23 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson, Henry Saker-Clark

Plant-based food producer Gosh is plotting a potential sale after hiring advisors. Plus Origin Enterprises delivers 24% first quarter sales jump and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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