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The Competitions and Markets Authority has approved Barry Callebaut's acquisition of Burton's Moreton site

Barry Callebaut/Burton’s deal cleared by CMA

By James Ridler

Barry Callebaut’s acquisition of Burton’s Biscuit Company’s north-west chocolate factory, as part of a long-term supply deal with the manufacturer, has been approved by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

(l-r) HSBC UK’s Will Jones, Patchwork Pâté owners Jen Whitham and Mags Carter, chairman Graham Jackson and managing director Rufus Carter

Pâté manufacturer to expand range and workforce

By Aidan Fortune

A Welsh pâté manufacturer has announced plans to expand its range of pâtés and vegan dishes and install a new product development kitchen following a £400,000 finance package from HSBC UK.

PepsiCo is to acquire Pipers Crisps

PepsiCo to acquire Pipers Crisps

By James Ridler

Snacks and drinks giant PepsiCo has revealed its intention to acquire premium crisp brand Pipers for an undisclosed sum, subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Sun Valley hoped its investment to increase capacity will help battle its £1.27m loss last year

Sun Valley to battle loss with investment

By James Ridler

Nut and seed products manufacturer Sun Valley hopes to turn around a £1.27m loss in its 2017 full-year results with a programme of investment aimed at increasing capacity.

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