17 February 2021

Media Bites 17 Feb: Lloyds Pharmacy, Virgin Wines, Iceland

The American owner of the Lloyds Pharmacy chain is in talks to sell one of Britain’s biggest drug retail and wholesale groups amid warnings about the […]
17 February 2021

City snapshot: Total Produce and Dole to float on US stock market

Top story Fruit and veg supplier Total Produce has agreed to combine with Dole Food Company to created the largest fresh producer in the world with […]
16 February 2021

Growers vote to abolish AHDB’s compulsory horticulture levy

A significant proportion of AHDB’s £67m annual income is in the balance after a majority of horticulture growers voted in favour of abolishing their sector’s compulsory […]
16 February 2021

Issa brothers ‘complete’ Asda takeover deal

The billionaire Issa brothers have “completed” their acquisition of Asda, with Walmart announcing today the £6.8bn deal had met all its conditions.  The owners of the […]
16 February 2021

Lucky Saint secures £3.5m investment following year of strong growth

Non-alcoholic beer brand Lucky Saint has netted a £3.5m cash injection after a year of “exponential growth”. The seven-figure sum has come from leaders across fmcg […]
16 February 2021

Lidl becomes sponsor of Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch

Lidl has become the new sponsor of Channel 4 cooking programme Sunday Brunch. The discounter plans to use its social media channels to showcase how Lidl’s […]
16 February 2021

BP appoints Tracey Clements as European convenience CEO

Boots UK & Ireland COO Tracey Clements is leaving the business to join BP as CEO Convenience Europe. BP said the appointment came as it looked to […]
16 February 2021

Müller Milk & Ingredients hires ex-Twinings boss Liam McNamara

Müller Milk & Ingredients has further bolstered its management team with the appointment of ex-Twinings MD Liam McNamara as its new commercial director. McNamara replaces Brendan […]
16 February 2021

Redefine Meat raises $29m to bring 3D printed meat to market

Plant-based innovator Redefine Meat has raised $29m (£20.8m) from a group of investors to bring its 3D printed meat substitutes to a wider commercial market. The […]
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