Compass operating profit breaks through £1bn mark
By New Statesman - 25 November 11:23

Chief exec plans to propel growth by focusing on "mergers and acquisitions"

Panama grants Geographic Indication of Origin status to Scotch Whiskey
By New Statesman - 25 November 11:21

Panama is Scotch Whiskey's 20th largest export market

Annual profits rise at Mitchells & Butlers
By New Statesman - 23 November 14:57

The company has embarked upon a debt reduction programme

Deyu Agriculture signs control agreements
By New Statesman - 19 November 11:27

Organic and agricultural products producer aim to expand product portfolio.

Naturex showcases new line of ingredients at Health Ingredients Europe
By New Statesman - 19 November 11:24

Newly developed ingredients includes fruit and vegetable powders, pectins, natural colours and colou

Pat Boone All-American Meats launch in US
By New Statesman - 18 November 15:10

Actor/singer's meat products available via FedEx

Northern Foods and Greencore to merge
By New Statesman - 18 November 13:21

The new company will be named Essenta Foods.

Asda to hire 7,500 employees
By New Statesman - 16 November 12:29

Asda also set to double the workforce of Netto, hiring 1,500 people.

Starbucks joins forces with government of China to boost coffee industry in Yunnan Province
By New Statesman - 16 November 11:20

Memorandum Of Understanding aims to support local farmers.

French winery to launch THE brand series of wines in US
By New Statesman - 12 November 12:43

Gourmet Passions and Arnoux et Fils to launch new series of southern Rhone wines in US.

Sainsbury eyeing overseas expansion
By New Statesman - 11 November 14:19

Company will only open 62 new stores in the UK

Only 400 Threshers stores manage to reopen
By New Statesman - 08 November 12:23

Under a third of Threshers' 1,400 stores reopen as off-licences due to shrinking interest in sector.

Morrisons reports solid performance, increased retail prices to continue
By New Statesman - 04 November 12:18

Sales up 1.3 per cent from same period last year.

InBev reports drop in profits
By New Statesman - 03 November 11:50

World's largest brewer registered a net profit of £893m this quarter, a fall of 7 per cent from the

3G Capital acquires Burger King
By New Statesman - 21 October 13:40

Deal closed for almost $4bn aggregate.

Whitbread profits surge 43% to £151m
By New Statesman - 19 October 17:16

Performance driven by growth of Premier Inns and Costa Coffee.

Coca-Cola Enterprises appoints BNY Mellon as exchange agent
By New Statesman - 18 October 12:23

BNY appointed in connection with recent sale of CCE's North American bottling business to The Coca-C

Jamba Juice signs major refranchising agreement for expansion in two US markets
By New Statesman - 15 October 12:18

Jamba Juice will open 41 new stores in its largest ever refranchising program.

Monsanto obtains approvals for corn and soybean products in Latin America
By New Statesman - 15 October 12:14

Argentina and Brazil give permission for Genuity VT Triple PRO corn and Bt Roundup Ready 2 Yield soy

Expanding Ocado to hire 2000 more
By New Statesman - 13 October 13:40

Online grocer to double its capacity by end of 2012.

Malcolm Walker offers to buy out Iceland Foods
By New Statesman - 11 October 14:05

The founder and chief of Iceland Foods wants to buy out the firm in a deal valuing the company at £1

Sainsbury's shows best sales performance among large grocers
By New Statesman - 07 October 13:19

Retail chain's like-for-like sales grew from 1.1 per cent in the first quarter to 2.9 per cent in th

Tesco records pre-tax profits of £1.6bn
By New Statesman - 05 October 13:00

The supermarket group records strong sales in Asian markets with 30 per cent rise in profit.

Coca-Cola acquires CCE North America business
By New Statesman - 04 October 11:41

New business Coca-Cola Refreshments USA will consolidate five business components.

Sainsbury probing China market
By New Statesman - 27 September 13:16

Six Sainsbury executive are assessing expansion opportunities for the "medium to long term"

United Biscuits in advanced talks with Chinese suitor
By New Statesman - 27 September 13:10

The Chinese consumer group, Bright Food, has a launched a £2bn takeover bid.

Nutrition 21 full year revenues rise
By New Statesman - 23 September 13:53

The nutrition company reported revenues of $8.76m for the 2010, compared to $7.68m in 2009.

Nando's buys out Clapham House for £30m
By New Statesman - 17 September 15:55

Owner of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) and The Real Greek was struggling as "the trading environment

Tesco raises price structure for milk-suppliers
By New Statesman - 17 September 15:41

Tesco will pay an extra 1.28p per litre.

Tesco opens 18 local franchises in South Korea
By New Statesman - 13 September 14:37

Tesco have set up new franchise stores in South Korea as they expand their world wide operations.

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