Blog: Dreams can come true
Catherine Sleep | 7 March 2007
A contestant on the product launch programme Dragon’s Den has not only received financial backing for his family recipe; it’s been picked up by Sainsbury’s. Of course it may have helped that singer Levi Roots already had a modest public profile before entering the Den, having been nominated for best reggae singer at the 1998 Mobo awards.
Roots’ Reggae Reggae sauce is already on sale in 600 Sainsbury’s stores, just weeks after he persuaded two entrepreneurs to give him £50,000 in exchange for a 40% stake in his business. Well, that’s a step-up from a stand at the Notting Hill Carnival, isn’t it?
Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player. ...
Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden....
Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack....
FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant....
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