Grainfarmers' purchase of the UK grain marketing arm of Dalgety Arable becomes effective from April 30, giving it a turnover of £300m.
NFU cereals chairman Peter Kendall said the takeover consolidated grain market share in the hands of a farmer-controlled business.

morrisons ads
Morrisons has appointed BDH/TBWA to handle its £8m creative advertising account.
BDH/TBWA had worked on the Morrisons account for nine years until 1997.
The incumbent creative agency Poulter Partners did not re-pitch.

bathroom spend
Toiletries and cosmetics manufacturer Swallowfield has invested £1.6m in a factory and office facilities at its manufacturing centre in Wellington, Somerset.

kids cooking
Sainsbury is sponsoring The Children's Society to the tune of £50,000 to promote healthy eating to kids through five projects nationwide including cookery classes.

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