12 February 2021

City snapshot: Symington’s hires advisors as it eyes £100m sale

Top story Chicken Tonight owner Symington’s has hired advisors to explore sale options as the ambient food group has capitalised on increased consumer demand under Covid […]
12 February 2021

Media Bites 12 Feb: Kraft Heinz/Planters, Asda, Marston’s

Kraft Heinz has agreed to sell its Planters peanuts and snacks business to Hormel Foods for $3.35bn as the maker of Heinz tomato ketchup seeks to […]
11 February 2021

​Symington’s private equity owner explores sale options

Chicken Tonight owner Symington’s has hired advisors to explore sale options as the ambient food group has capitalised on increased consumer demand under Covid lockdowns that […]
11 February 2021

Kettle Chips adds Steakhouse Barbecue flavour to core crisps range

Kettle Chips has added a Steakhouse Barbecue flavour to its core range. The brand claims it is the only premium crisps brand with a real meat […]
11 February 2021

Mr Muscle bottles to be 100% PCR plastic

SC Johnson is hoping to crack down on plastic pollution by switching all of its Mr Muscle trigger bottles to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. From this […]
11 February 2021

Arla shrugs off foodservice sales plunge as branded revenues soar

European dairy co-operative Arla has ridden a spike in home consumption of household dairy products to grow annual sales, despite a sharp drop in foodservice sales. […]
11 February 2021

Gurminder Athwal joins Parfetts in newly created role of trading director

Parfetts has appointed Gurminder Athwal to the newly created role of trading director. Athwal joins Parfetts from rival wholesaler Hyperama, where he has worked as trading […]
11 February 2021

Co-op to extend Honest Value brand with 33 new lines

The Co-op has carried out a major extension of its Honest Value own brand range. The convenience retailer has added a further 33 products to the […]
11 February 2021

Relaxing high street planning rules is ‘one-way street’, industry leaders warn government

Turning shops into homes is a “one-way street” leading to the demise of the high street, retail and landlord bodies have warned the government. Writing to […]
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