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Big business backs Aldersgate call for more equitable UK 9 Dec 14

The Aldersgate Group - an alliance of big business, NGOs and civil society pushing for a "sustainable economy" - has set out a new campaign calling for the introduction of a fiscal policy that tackles rising inequality in the UK, as well as issues such as resource pressures...


2 Sisters' impressive waste-to-energy plan 5 Dec 14

2 Sisters Food Group announced a new "multi million" pound bio-refinery deal with renewable energy experts H2 Energy this week. The plan is set to "transform the energy requirements" at 2 Sisters, the company said...


Synlait managing 2015 expectations 2 Dec 14

Amid some pretty bullish statements on the company's performance to date, New Zealand infant formula group Synlait sneaked in a pretty timid 2015 outlook at its annual shareholders meeting...


PepsiCo's Dewitos: A bridge too far? 11 Nov 14

PepsiCo has continued to develop its strategy of trying to benefit from linking its Mountain Dew and Doritos brands. This time by combining the two. Literally...


Serious Fraud Office launches Tesco probe 29 Oct 14

The UK's Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into the GBP263m (US$424.6m) black hole in Tesco's accounts, the retailer confirmed today (29 October)...


Tesco profits plunge, chairman departs 24 Oct 14

Tesco has reported a massive 92% drop in first half profits as the accounting fiasco continues to widen...


Analysts call for PepsiCo to sell off Quaker 16 Oct 14

With sales under pressure and margins precarious, PepsiCo should sell off its Quaker North America business, Jefferies analysts argued today (16 October)...


Burton's could return Cadbury biscuit brand to Mondelez in UB takeover 10 Oct 14

If Burton's Biscuit Co. is successful in its bid to take control of peer United Biscuits, the UK biscuit maker could return the Cadbury brand to Mondelez International in a bid to settle competition concerns...


Wal-Mart targets "greener" food production 8 Oct 14

Wal-Mart threw down the gauntlet to its suppliers this week, when it announced a "commitment" to create "a more sustainable food system"...


Kellogg shows willing but is it enough to secure UB? 3 Oct 14

Kellogg CEO John Byrant has reportedly flown to London to meet with United Biscuits as part of the US company's bid to seal a deal for the UK biscuits group...

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