8 February 2021

City snapshot: Lockdown drives sales boom at Ultimate Products

Top story Ultimate Products has raised its expectations for the year as the boom in online shopping and supermarkets during lockdown continues to benefit the consumer […]
8 February 2021

Media Bites 8 Feb: Business rates, Amazon, UK/EU trade

Tesco, Morrisons and Waterstones are among companies that have urged chancellor Rishi Sunak to “level the playing field” between bricks-and-mortar stores and online retailers, as the […]
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 […]
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