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just-food's review of 2013: the trends that shaped 2013 M&A

6 Jan 2014

M&A levels remained relatively subdued in 2013. Growing private-equity interest and something of a shift in capital flows to mature markets have been significant trends shaping the M&A landscape. While gaining routes-to-market in emerging economies has remained key for strategic buyers. Katy Askew examines some of the stand-out deals of the past 12 months.

JAPAN/UK: Crisp firm Tyrrells secures 7-11 listing

29 May 2013

Tyrrells, the UK crisp manufacturer, has secured another overseas listing with a deal to sell products at 7-11 stores in Japan.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

28 May 2013

Plum Organics this week joined Happy Family and Ella's Kitchen as three organic baby food brands set to have new, multinational owners. Campbell Soup Co. is to buy Plum, joining Danone and Hain Celestial as three food majors that have looked to invest in the growing category in just a month.

BRICs: Tyrrells sees long-term opportunity in India, China

14 Jun 2012

UK crisp manufacturer Tyrrells has insisted it believes it can build its fledgling businesses in the emerging markets of India and China.

UK: Bart Spices launches Fairtrade organic herbs

20 Jul 2011

UK firm Bart Spices has launched a range of Fairtrade organic herbs, the company has revealed.

UK: Collard leaves snacks maker Dormen for Bart Spices top job

2 Jun 2011

UK spice maker Bart Spices has named David Collard as its new chief executive.

UK: Former M&S, Waitrose exec Esom gets BRC post

11 Feb 2011

Steven Esom, a former executive director of food at Marks and Spencer and MD of Waitrose, has been named chairman of BRC Trading, the commercial arm of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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