All news articles for October 07, 2016

Mars now owns 100% of Wrigley

Mars takes full control of Wrigley

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink giant Mars is to take full control of its Wrigley chewing gum business, after acquiring the minority stake held by holding company Berkshire Hathaway for an undisclosed sum.

Vegetarian Express gains £6M investment

Vegetarian Express £5.6M deal to open delivery routes

By Matt Atherton

Plant-based foods supplier Vegetarian Express has appointed a former-Premier Foods chief operating officer (coo) Tim Kelly as its new chief executive, after a funding management company bought a controlling interest in the company for £5.6M.

Ranjit Singh Boparan

Boparan acquisitions in 2016 – in pictures

By Gwen Ridler

It’s been a busy year for 2 Sisters Food Group and its owner Ranjit Singh Boparan, marked by a series of acquisitions across the food and drink industry.

Kellogg GB reported a 30% drop in pre-tax profits

Kellogg GB profit 30% down after job cuts

By Matt Atherton

Kellogg Company of Great Britain (Kellogg GB) has reported a 30% drop in pre-tax profit in its annual financial statement, after the firm cut 90 jobs last year.

Tesco fined  £500k for rooftop fall

Rooftop fall costs Tesco more than £500k

By Gwen Ridler

Tesco Stores Ltd and Tesco Maintenance Ltd have been ordered to pay more than £500,000 for safety failings, after an employee fell through a skylight.