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Tangerine workers strike at York factory

Workers begin strike at sweet factory after pay row

By Matt Atherton

Workers at sweet manufacturer Tangerine’s York factory began their four-day strike yesterday (November 8), after final pay negotiations between employer and employees broke down on Monday afternoon (November 7).

Can Captain Birds Eye look forward to Eastern promise?

After Weetabix, Eastern firms size up Birds Eye

By Lorraine Mullaney

Far Eastern firms’ appetite for UK food brands seems to be sharpening, with Birds Eye, which is owned by Iglo Foods, apparently the latest acquisition target.

Blackstone Group realises Tangerine dream

Blackstone Group realises Tangerine dream

By Ben Bouckley

US private equity firm Blackstone Group has bought a majority stake in Blackpool-based Tangerine Confectionery, FoodManufacture.co.uk understands, while management has also reinvested in the firm.

Ranjit Boparan: Could his 11.4% stake in Northern Foods prove decisive?

Pressure on Greencore to up stakes in Northern bid

By Ben Bouckley

Greencore is under pressure to table a viable counter-bid by March 2 to beat Ranjit Boparan in the struggle to takeover Northern Foods, but still has advantages on its side if it does do so, says one City analyst.

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