Greencore has confirmed the closure of its Somerset factory, with plans to cut 400 jobs

Greencore factory closure to axe 400 jobs

By Gwen Ridler

Up to 400 jobs are to go at chilled foods manufacturer Greencore’s Evercreech factory in Somerset, after the company announced the final closure date for the site.

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.

Unite has demanded 'copper bottomed guarantees' about workers' jobs, terms and conditions after the Lucozade/Ribena sale

Unite calls for ‘copper bottomed guarantees’ on Lucozade sale

By Mike Stones

Unite the union has demanded “copper bottomed guarantees” about the security of workers’ employment and their terms and conditions, after GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) sold its Lucozade and Ribena brands to Japanese company Suntory for £1.35bn.

AG Barr is reported to be preparing a bid for GlaxoSmithKline's Lucozade and Ribena soft drinks

AG Barr to make a bid for Lucozade and Ribena

By Rick Pendrous

Soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr is reportedly considering making a £1bn bid for the Lucozade and Ribena businesses that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has put up for sale.

AG Barr is reported to be preparing a bid for GlaxoSmithKline's Ribena and Lucozade soft drinks

AG Barr tight-lipped on Lucozade and Ribena deal

By Mike Stones

Irn Bru maker AG Barr is remaining tight-lipped about press reports that it is preparing a £1bn bid for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK’s) iconic drink brands Ribena and Lucozade, in the wake of its failed merger bid with Britvic.

Bottle job: GSK's new Ribena Plus and other Ribena lines will be bottled at the the firm's new plant

New £18M bottling facility for Ribena and Lucozade

By Freddie Dawson

Glaxo SmithKline (GSK), the makers of iconic brands Ribena and Lucozade, are to invest £18M in a new bottling facility at its Coleford, Gloucestershire, which will create 20 new jobs.


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