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Ferrero – vital for UK to avoid “cliff-edge” Brexit

Ferrero – vital for UK to avoid “cliff-edge” Brexit

Ferrero has painted a bleak picture for its business in the UK should the country fail to reach a suitable trade agreement upon leaving the EU, with a potential increase in import tariffs and a divergence in labelling among the key risks to higher costs.

How Unilever’s Grom deal shows brands eyeing own retail presence

How Unilever’s Grom deal shows brands eyeing own retail presence

Unilever is building on its push into branded ice cream retail with the acquisition of Italian gelato group Grom. And Unilever is not the only manufacturer working to expand its branded retail presence, particularly in "treat" or gifting categories. Katy Askew looks at the benefits branded retailing offers food manufacturers. 

Ferrero makes offer for Thorntons

Italian confectioner Ferrero has launched a takeover bid to buy UK chocolate group Thorntons, in a deal valuing the business at just under GBP112m. The privately-owned group is offering GBP1.45…