6 February 2021

City News: Unilever’s shrinking margins cause concern despite growth

At first glance, there was plenty to like about Unilever’s full-year results on Thursday. It finished 2020 on a high, but concerns over mounting costs and […]
5 February 2021

Peak Rock Capital invests in packaging firm AMB

Private equity investor Peak Rock Capital has acquired Italian packaging specialist AMB alongside the company’s founders, current owners and management team. AMB, which specialises in the […]
5 February 2021

Shelf prices fall as supermarkets brush off import cost concerns

There is little sign of a post-Brexit inflation spike as supermarket appear to have avoided passing on any extra costs incurred importing goods into the UK […]
5 February 2021

M&A deals rebound in fourth quarter as COVID freeze thaws

Food and drink M&A rebounded sharply at the end of 2020 as pent-up demand, optimism over post-coronavirus economic recovery and potential tax hikes encouraged deal activity. […]
5 February 2021

Virtual wine cellar Drop raises £300k

Virtual wine cellar start-up Drop has surpassed its £300k crowdfunding target as drinkers turn to home delivery in greater numbers during lockdown. The on-demand wine delivery […]
5 February 2021

Concerns raised over Asda deal debt

Concerns have been raised over Asda being saddled with billions of pounds of debt after its new owners revealed the financing structure behind its £6.8bn takeover. […]
5 February 2021

Fourpure Brewing Co overhauls kegging and canning lines at London base

Fourpure Brewing Co has completed a massive £2.5m makeover at its London base. The Lion-owned craft brewer has installed new kegging and canning lines it said […]
5 February 2021

‘Arcane’ rules on own label driving up food waste

Thousands of tonnes of food is ending up as animal feed or going to anaerobic digestion because of “arcane” supermarket rules on the use of own-label […]
5 February 2021

Certas Energy acquires seven forecourts in north east England

Fuel supplier Certas Energy has purchased seven forecourts in the north east of England as it continues to grow its Gulf network across the UK. The […]
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