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BCMPA chief executive Rodney Steel explained how co-packers are reaping the benefits of Brexit

Co-packers benefit from Brexit doubt

By Paul Gander

Food industry uncertainties both around Brexit and the acceptability of different packaging materials are strengthening the position of co-packers, the boss of the trade body representing the sector has suggested.

CCEP has listed on the London Stock Exchange

CCEP listed on London Stock Exchange

By James Ridler

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), three and a half years after the merger to create the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler.

AB InBev has rebranded as Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I in the UK

AB InBev rebrands in the UK

By James Ridler

Alcoholic drinks manufacturer AB InBev has changed the name of its UK business to Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I.

Bristows of Devon and Crawford & Tilley will be brought together as one entity

Bristows and Crawford & Tilley brought under one roof

By James Ridler

Bristows of Devon and Crawford & Tilley owner the Paramount Retail Group is to bring the two companies together under one entity, the Great British Confectionery Group, for trading purposes.

St Pierre Groupe, formerly Carrs Foods, has invested £6.7m in international growth

St Pierre Group secures £6.7m investment

By James Ridler

St Pierre Group, recently rebranded from Carrs Foods, has secured a £6.7m investment from BGF and Lloyds bank in a bid to accelerate international growth.

Pasta Foods has invested in a new pasta production line ahead of expected Brexit supply issues

Pasta Foods invests in new production line

By Aidan Fortune

Ingredients manufacturer Pasta Foods has installed a new state of the art production line in its Norwich facility to help cope with expected rising demand caused by Brexit.

Own-label suppliers, including Bakkavor, will be negatively impacted by the Sainsbury's/Asda merger

Sainsbury’s/Asda merger putting suppliers at risk

By James Ridler

Own-label suppliers will be negatively affected by the proposed Sainsbury’s/Asda merger, whether or not it gets approved by the Competition and Mergers Authority (CMA), according to Barclays analysts.

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