Actimel and Activia have health claims withdrawn
By Jennifer Thompson - 15 April 18:33

Danone withdraws requests to approve claims about the products.

United Coffee heads for business reorganisation in UK
By New Statesman - 13 April 12:17

The Swiss coffee company has announced a restructuring of its UK businesses, consolidating First Cho

Coca-cola increases stake in Innocent
By New Statesman - 13 April 12:13

The UK smoothie company's founders retain operational control of the business.

Tasty Baking to sell Philadelphia bakery, former offices and distribution centre
By New Statesman - 08 April 12:10

Tasty Baking Company has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with TKMG Associates and its gua

Groeb Farms acquires Miller's American Honey
By New Statesman - 07 April 12:32

Groeb Farms, a portfolio company of Horizon Partners, has acquired the California-based honey produc

Shot Spirits signs agreement with Apple Rush
By New Statesman - 07 April 12:26

Shot Spirits plans to distribute Apple Rush Organic Juice in bottles and cans to its network of hote

MP’s criticise Kraft’s behaviour in Cadbury takeover
By Jennifer Thompson - 06 April 17:12

US food company acted “irresponsibly and unwisely,” says report.

Tofutti brands FY09 sales decline
By New Statesman - 06 April 14:38

Tofutti Brands, a producer and marketer of soy-based dairy products, has reported sales of $18.6m fo

Brown-Forman and Bacardi to renew distribution contracts
By New Statesman - 01 April 12:13

However wines and spirits manufacturer seeks new contract for Russian market.

Kraft CEO rewarded with 40% pay hike for Cadbury acquisition
By New Statesman - 31 March 15:30

Irene Rosenfeld received package of £17.4m during controversial takeover.

Bordeaux Index sells bottle of wine for £45k
By New Statesman - 30 March 12:21

Wine trader sells Imperial bottle of Pétrus 1982 for a record £45,000 to Hong Kong collector.

M&B to become food-led business
By New Statesman - 25 March 12:41

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has said it would sell some of its brands and overhaul the pay structure f

Sainsbury's sales figures lowest in five years
By New Statesman - 25 March 12:39

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has reported its slowest quarterly sales growth in nearly five years.

Ocado sales up
By New Statesman - 23 March 12:54

The British grocery retailer also reported a smaller year loss.

Dole Food to save water
By New Statesman - 23 March 11:03

Division says new system will cut water use.

PepsiCo confirms earnings per share growth
By New Statesman - 23 March 10:45

Drinks manufacturer confirms growth for 2010 and sets performance objectives.

PepsiCo launches pilot programme to reduce carbon footprint of Tropicana
By New Statesman - 22 March 10:39

Programme follows discovery that fertilizer use amounted to 35 per cent of carbon emissions.

CHEP inks five-year contract with British Sugar
By New Statesman - 19 March 10:28

CHEP, a provider of pallet and container pooling services, has signed a five-year contract with Brit

PepsiCo to cease sales of sugar beverages in schools by 2012
By New Statesman - 18 March 11:14

Voluntary policy will affect schools worldwide.

PepsiCo names new chief financial officer
By New Statesman - 18 March 10:22

The drinks manufacturer has appointed company veteran Hugh Johnston to the role.

San Miguel intends to sell brewery stake to Kirin
By New Statesman - 18 March 10:14

Company to sell 51 per cent stake in San Miguel Brewery to Kirin holdings.

Kraft apologises for closing Cadbury plant
By New Statesman - 17 March 11:47

US food giant Kraft Foods has said it is "truly sorry" over its broken promise to save a Cadbury fac

McDonald's global comparable sales increase in February
By New Statesman - 10 March 11:11

McDonald's has reported that its global comparable sales increased 4.8 per cent in February.

New Statesman Event: Does ethical consumerism work?
By Charlotte Middlehurst - 09 March 13:21

Britain is a nation of consumers - but how many of us understand the impact of our consumer choices?

Spinning yarns about Fair Trade - when will America cotton on?
By Charlotte Middlehurst - 09 March 13:11

Just over a year into Obama's administration the world watches, will he act on his pledges and pay m

Del Monte Foods sales up 7.5% in the third quarter
By New Statesman - 08 March 11:10

Del Monte Foods reports net sales of $1bn for the third quarter of fiscal 2010.

Anheuser-Busch profits rise
By Meenal Vamburkar - 05 March 8:08

Anheuser-Busch, the largest brewer in the world, posted a $1.28bn (£850m) profit in the last quarter

PepsiCo completes $7.8bn acquisitions of two bottlers
By New Statesman - 04 March 10:51

Deal expected to create pre-tax synergies of up to $150m.

Heinz Q3 sales up 13 per cent
By New Statesman - 02 March 10:48

Heinz has reported a 13 per cent increase in sales the third quarter of the fiscal 2010. The reported sales of $2.68bn are up from $2.38bn from the same time last year.

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