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Asda Petrol fuel

Risk of petrol price hike, warn MP and Fair Fuel UK

MP for Robert Halfon and the Fair Fuel UK campaign have called for an independent fuel price watchdog

Asda Petrol fuel

Risk of petrol price hike, warn MP and Fair Fuel UK

13 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

MP for Robert Halfon and the Fair Fuel UK campaign have called for an independent fuel price watchdog

Unitas Wholesale

Today's and Landmark merge as Unitas Wholesale: What we know and what it means Subscription

12 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

As the two buying groups bury their former rivalry, can Today’s-Landmark merger secure the future for their members?

Tangerine dipdab

City Snapshot: Valeo Foods set to buy Dip-Dab maker Tangerine in £100m-plus deal Subscription

10 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The owner of Fox’s mints is reportedly set to buy Tangerine, the maker of classic sweets including Dip-Dab and Blackjacks, in a £100m-plus deal. Plus, sources close to Poundworld’s administrators have advised caution over reports today that 50 branches of the discounter chain have been saved and the rest of the latest news from the City.

Poundworld closing down sale

Caution urged over reports 50 Poundworlds have been saved Subscription

09 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Reports of a last-minute reprieve for the chain emerged after an Irish family issued statement saying administrators had accepted its bid for 50 stores

Aston Manor

Aston Manor Cider strikes deal with Florette owner Agrial Subscription

09 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The cider maker embarked on a search for investment to fund future growth last year

Cracker Selection

Media bites: Jacob's, Fever-Tree, Iceland Subscription

08 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

McVitie’s owner Pladis is reportedly eyeing a £100million sale of savoury biscuit maker Jacob’s.

today's group landmark merger

Today’s and Landmark combined stand more than a fighting chance against their rivals

07 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

This merger can be traced directly back to Tesco’s shock announcement that it was buying Booker

Todays Landmark

Buying groups Today's and Landmark agree to merge Subscription

06 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The proposed new company will be called Unitas Wholesale

Stormy days for Carrefour

Tesco-Carrefour alliance to be operational by October Subscription

06 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Tesco’s strategic alliance with French hypermarket Carrefour will be operational by October.

aunt bessies low carb veg chips

Food & drink M&A activity on the rise despite Brexit concerns Subscription

03 Aug 2018

Recorded deals for the second quarter of 2018 were 28% higher than the first quarter

Heineken

City snapshot: Heineken agrees Chinese beer partnership with China Resources Subscription

03 Aug 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Heineken has struck a partnership deal with China Resources that will see it acquire a 40% shareholding in the company controlling Chinese beer market leader CR Beer. Plus, global pharmacy giant Walgreens Boots Alliance kicks off sales process for its sports nutrition businesses PhD Nutrition and The Protein Works and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

PhD Smart

WBA kicks off sales process for sports nutrition brands Subscription

03 Aug 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The Grocer understands WBA has hired Spayne Lindsay to handle a sales process for its PhD Nutrition and The Protein Works.

Meadow Foods

Meadow Foods secures 'strategic investment' from PE firm Exponent Subscription

02 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Private equity firm Exponent has acquired dairy group Meadow Foods from fellow PE firm Paine Schwartz Partners.

Applegreen petrogas

Applegreen agrees reverse takeover of Welcome Break Subscription

02 Aug 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Irish forecourt operator Applegreen has bought a majority stake in service station group Welcome Break for €361.8m in a deal that constitutes a reverse takeover.

freixenet

Henkell's acquisition of Freixenet gets green light Subscription

01 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

In the UK, the deal nets Henkell subsidiary Copestick Murray, which has merged with Freixenet UK, a dominant position in the fizz market

Dole Pineapple

Total Produce's $300m investment in fruit giant Dole cleared Subscription

31 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The deal, which was first agreed in February, was completed following approval from the European Commision

menzies

Menzies Distribution sold to PE firm Endless Subscription

30 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

Deal is pending shareholder and competition approval

2 Sisters St Merryn Foods Merthyr

Boparan Holdings sells 2 Sisters Red Meat division to Kepak Group Subscription

30 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

The Irish meat company takes over the business, which consists of subsidiaries St Merryn Foods and McIntosh Donald, with immediate effect

Kiddylicious

Lotus Bakeries buys Kiddylicious to expand snack business Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Kiddylicious, which was launched by former M&S food scientist Sally Preston in 2009, sought a sale as it looked to expand the brand internationally, as reported by The Grocer

Bread and Butter Pudding

Elisabeth the Chef lowers losses after Country Style takeover Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

A reversal of asset impairment helped to significantly reduce exceptional costs

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