Aimia Foods produces beverage and food brands under licence

Cott Corp snaps up Aimia Foods for £47M

By Rod Addy

Cott Corp’s UK business unit has clinched a deal to acquire Aimia Foods for £47M ($80M), the latest instance of a North American company investing in UK food and drink manufacturing.

Suntory's purchase of Lucozade and Ribena was the biggest food industry deal in 2013

Top 10 food industry deals in 2013

By Rod Addy

Interest in food and drink mergers and acquisitions (M&A) should rise in 2014, according to a report shortly to be published by London-based Oghma Partners.

Wilkinson chaired last year's Business Leaders' Forum

Mergers and acquisitions set to rise in 2014

By Rick Pendrous

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector is set to rise in 2014 as business confidence rises, according to leading UK business and financial advisory firm Grant Thornton.

Clear benefits: Absolut’s Unique range featured innovative colour coating designs

Glass stands its ground against its plastic rivals

By Paul Gander

New research suggests that, although glass packaging will face fierce competition from other materials over the next decade, it is already retaking ground lost in some categories and showing stubborn resistance in others.


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