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Paulson & Co has upped its stake in Premier Foods

Investor ups stake in Premier Foods

By James Ridler

US activist investor Paulson & Co has upped its stake in Mr Kipling and Batchelor brand owner Premier Foods to 11.9%.

Shore Capital's Clive Black doesn't see a worst-case scenario for M&A activity after Brexit

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No worst-case scenario for mergers and acquisitions

By James Ridler

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK food and drink industry will continue, regardless of the outcome of Brexit, with the potential of the economy accelerating should a deal be agreed before 29 March, according to Shore Capital head of research...

Mondelēz is renting trucks and warehouse space to facilitate stockpiling

Mondelēz confirms stockpiling in UK

By James Ridler

Confectionery and snacks giant Mondelēz has joined the number of food and drink manufacturers stockpiling goods and raw materials to buffer itself from a worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit.

RGF aims to focus on core businesses such as its Renshaw and Rainbow Dust cake decoration

Real Good Food sells RGF Patisserie

By Rod Addy

Real Good Food (RGF) has sold frozen desserts firm RGF Patisserie, trading as Chantilly Patisserie, to its management team as it continues plans to focus on its core business.

A no-deal Brexit would disrupt the flow of food imports into the UK and raise prices, retailers have claimed

Retailers press Government to avoid no-deal Brexit

By Rod Addy

The bosses of grocery retailers including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and McDonald’s have voiced concerns about the “significant risks to maintaining the choice, quality and durability of food” posed by a no-deal Brexit.

Oatein secured £50k of investment on BBC's Dragons' Den

Oatein secures £50k Dragons’ Den investment

By James Ridler

Healthy snack bar brand Oatein has secured a £50,000 investment from entrepreneur Peter Jones on last night’s (27 January) episode of BBC TV programme Dragons’ Den.

International mergers and acquisitions in the UK could dwindle in a no-deal Brexit

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Brexit threatens international acquisitions in UK

By James Ridler

Crashing out of the EU could risk quashing international interest in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK, an expert in corporate finance has warned.

Macsween has exported £25,000 of haggis to Canada in January alone

Export success for haggis in Canada

By James Ridler

Scottish producer Macsween has exported £25,000-worth of haggis to Canada this January, as Scots around the world gear up to celebrate Burns Night (25 January).

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