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Colourful monsters continue to prove big business for Mind Candy, with the firm’s Moshi Monster characters becoming the most-licensed property in the UK and revenues at the firm jumping by more than 60 per cent.

Procter & Gamble sells Pringles in $2.3bn deal

Procter & Gamble (P&G) yesterday agreed to sell "iconic snack brand" Pringles to Diamond Foods in a deal worth $2.3bn (£1.4bn).

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Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton, who died on 16 March aged 62, was an Appalachian moonshiner from North Carolina who in 1999 published Me and My Likker, an autobiography and guide to moonshining.

Miles Kington: How to make a meal of a packet of crisps

In the three-course dinner bag you get prawn cocktail crisps at the top, then salmon or venison, and to finish up, apple or mango

Website to sell Gorbals memorabilia

Court move to block sale of Hershey

Nestlé buys US frozen foods giant

Foodstuff: Top of the popcorn

It may not suit an ad campaign of being strategically placed on naked bodies, but popcorn is being hailed as the "new Haagen-Dazs" - and can offer plenty of indulgence.

Racing: Moore switches stables

Gary Moore, at present training at Ermyn Lodge Stables, Epsom, will soon be leaving to take over his father Charlie's yard at Woodingdean, near Brighton.

Sweet nothings

The makers of Love Heart sweets are swapping romance for abuse to attract male customers. A new brand abandons 'I Love You' for words such as 'weirdo' or 'nerd'.

Letter: Boiled sweets for adults only

HOW INTERESTING to read that Alan Watkins agrees with Julian Critchley's opinion that the only safe pleasure for a Conservative MP is a bag of boiled sweets ('When a Tory is allowed adultery', 20 February).

Growth of the multi-pack crisp damages Bensons

PROFITS at Bensons Crisps, the crisps and snack-food company, were cut in half last year as prices fell and the company spent money on its fledgling distribution network, writes Robert Cole.
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