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Aldi and Lidl a 'compelling threat' to grocery market Subscription

Hurley’s comments came in Aldi’s response to the CMA’s issues statement which was published by the watchdog last week

TRS Group

City snapshot: Asian foods specialist TRS Group seeks buyer Subscription

16 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

World foods supplier TRS Group is eyeing up potential buyers after the £109m-turnover business hired advisors to prepare for a sale, The Grocer understands. Plus, Imperial Brands responds to new proposals to regulate vaping and menthol product sales and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Young's Seafood sale to CapVest almost a 'done deal', claim sources Subscription

14 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White, Henry Saker-Clark

The seafood giant was first put up for sale in April, but a deal with its former private equity owner is now approaching completion

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CMA reveals supplier fears over Sainsbury's-Asda merger Subscription

14 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Two suppliers, who both asked to remain anonymous, have set out their concerns about the merger

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Sainsbury's-Asda: eight reasons why our merger should go ahead Subscription

14 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

In response to opposition from retailers and supplier groups last week, Sainsbury’s and Asda have launched the case for the defence of their merger plans

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Sainsbury's extends facilities managing contract with Arcus Subscription

14 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The new £28m contract means Arcus will maintain store facilities until 2026

PhD Smart

Science in Sport to acquire PHD Nutrition for £32m Subscription

14 Nov 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Sports nutrition supplier Science in Sport is set to acquire protein brand PHD Nutrition in a £32m deal.

Premier

Gavin Darby announces Premier Foods departure as it seeks Ambrosia sale

13 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Premier Foods’ CEO Gavin Darby has announced he is to step down in January, while it has also said it is in talks to sell its Ambrosia brand

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Chocolate brand Montezuma's sells majority stake to PE group Inverleith Subscription

12 Nov 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Consumer-focused private equity group Inverleith LLP has bought a majority stake in premium chocolate brand Montezumas

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Diageo to sell 19 brands to Sazerac for $550m Subscription

12 Nov 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Booze giant Diageo has announced plans to sell a portfolio of 19 spirit brands to US group Sazerac in a deal worth US$550m.

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PepsiCo to avoid premium snacks retail war by keeping Pipers Crisps Co's focus on foodservice Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson, Daniel Selwood

Walkers owner PepsiCo has entered the premium hand-cooked crisps space with its acquisition of Pipers, but will eschew the brutal promotional retail environment to grow its presence in foodservice.

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EG Group to buy Australian chain Woolworths Petrol in A$1.7bn deal Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

EG Group, previously Euro Garages, will take control over Woolworth Group’s 540 site network

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Sainsbury's-Asda report: retailers and trade bodies respond Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Grocer summarises the industry’s responses to the CMA investigation, published yesterday

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Aldi urges CMA to put a stop to Sainsbury's-Asda merger Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Aldi claimed it and Lidl should have been excluded from the CMA’s inquiry as they are not in the same league as the big four

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Booker company secretary & CFO leave in wake of Tesco merger

08 Nov 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

CFO Jonathan Prentis and company secretary Mark Chilton have been stalwarts of the business since it was spun out from the Big Food Group in 2005

Kitwave

Kitwave Wholesale Group eyes acquisitions to boost growth Subscription

08 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

Wholesaler reported full-year pre-tax profits up from £165,000 to £3m on turnover up by more than £45m to £341m…

Pipers crisp box

PepsiCo snaps up premium crisps brand Pipers Subscription

06 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Walkers owner PepsiCo has moved to buy premium crisps brand Pipers Crisp Co for an undisclosed sum.

Ape Coconut & Rice Puffs

Coconut snacks brand Ape bought by private investor Subscription

06 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood, Henry Saker-Clark

Ape Snacks has been acquired for an undisclosed fee as investor interest in healthy snacking continues to boom

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Bidfood retains Best Food Logistics as buyer withdraws bid Subscription

06 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

The Grocer understands a sell-off remains a key option for parent-company Bidcorp

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Alcohol deals help UK food and drink M&A shrug off Brexit jitters Subscription

02 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

A flurry of dealmaking in alcoholic drinks kept food and drink M&A ticking over in the third quarter, though deal numbers remain down so far in 2018.

Graze

Kellogg's, Unilever and PepsiCo jostle to buy Graze Subscription

02 Nov 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

PE owner Carlyle is understood to be looking to secure a sale by Christmas

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