Risky business

State regulators and consumers are the crucial influences on the risk management practices of the retail food sector, according to an LSE report. Its authors added that they were concerned about the nature of some consultancy advice.

Cash fizzes up Acorn

Private equity firm FF&P is to invest E100m in European soft drinks producer Acorn Brands to help the company take on Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. The company plans acquisitions and launches.

Passage to America

A record 28 British food and drink companies will cross the Atlantic this month to exhibit at the Summer Fancy Food Show with Food From Britain, which runs from 9-11 July.