IRN-Bru maker AG Barr has announced an 8 per cent increase in third quarter sales after the company bounced from its failed merger with Britvic.
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Friday 22 July 2011
The takeover Panel has adopted tougher merger rules, tipping the balance of power back towards acquisition targets.
Friday 22 July 2011
Britvic, the maker of Robinsons and Tango soft drinks, reported weaker sales yesterday after the washout start to the summer depressed demand.
Friday 03 June 2011
Chocolate maker Cadbury has apologised after one of its adverts "caused upset" to supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Parents are are making their children fat and ruining their teeth by buying them sports or energy drinks and should give them water instead, doctors have warned.
Sunday 29 May 2011
Thursday 26 May 2011
The focus group, beloved of Tony Blair and New Labour, has become an invaluable tool of research. Whenever a car company wants to re-name its family saloon, or when a confectionery firm would like to launch a new chocolate bar, or – more pertinently – when a newspaper seeks to make itself even more attractive to potential readers, it is to the focus group they turn.
Friday 11 March 2011
Monday 07 March 2011
The soft drinks group Coca-Cola Enterprises has announced plans to set up Europe's biggest plastic-bottle recycling plant in North Lincolnshire by entering into a new joint venture with ECO Plastics. The plant will double the amount of recycled plastic currently produced in the UK – from about 35,000 tonnes last year to more than 75,000 tonnes.
Friday 25 February 2011
The local assembly in the state of Kerala yesterday approved a bill setting up a tribunal to look into compensation claims by residents complaining that a Coca-Cola bottling plant caused environmental damage.
Saturday 12 February 2011
Costs stemming from the acquisition of the UK chocolate business Cadbury left the US food giant Kraft with a 24 per cent drop in Q4 profits.
Sunday 30 January 2011
An American oil businessman wants to buy the recently closed Malvern Water bottling plant from Coca-Cola to restore the brand, drunk by royals for 400 years, to its former glory.
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