Tyrrells, the maker of crisps loved by Middle England, has whetted the appetite of private-equity firms to buy the business for about £100m.
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Tuesday 14 October 2008
A futuristic shelter for besieged Londoners inspired by the July 7 bombings and the Blitz was unveiled yesterday as the latest installation to fill Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall.
Friday 10 October 2008
The makers of Marmite said it was "disappointing" a council has decided to impose a ban on the spread at their school breakfast clubs.
Saturday 13 September 2008
Many companies are facing acute difficulties, and the transatlantic mortgage bail-out will not have any near-term impact. The trading environment continues to deteriorate as the still-ferocious credit crunch exerts pressure. With their limited resources, small-caps are particularly vulnerable in such brutal conditions.
Friday 01 August 2008
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Unilever completed the bulk of its asset fire sale yesterday after a private equity group secured its North American laundry business for $1.45bn (£730m), its second major deal in a week.
Tuesday 22 July 2008
Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch conglomerate, lost a touch of Italian brio yesterday after selling its Bertolli olive oil and vinegar business for €630m (£500m), as part of its drive to sell non-core businesses.
Thursday 10 July 2008
The actors are beautiful, the sets are stylish and the message could not be clearer – the woman with the paler skin gets the man.
Friday 04 July 2008
Saturday 21 June 2008
Competition regulators have raided the offices of Europe's largest manufacturers of household products, including Unilever and Procter & Gamble, it emerged last night.
Saturday 14 June 2008
You can play a game with the trendy food products on supermarket shelves. It's called "spot the owner". What you're looking for – when you scan the tin, tub or pack in your hand – is the actual owner of the company. Not the brand, you understand, but the business that ultimately collects the money you hand over at the till.
Wednesday 28 May 2008
I doubt whether many people had Margaret Beckett down as one of the more imaginative politicians, but we were wrong. Because lots of MPs stuck in expense claims for unnecessary taxis or new kitchen units, but Margaret put some art into her claim and demanded £1,900 for plants and a pergola, which apparently is a frame for the plants to thrive on. And this was for her second home of course. Because obviously everyone has a pergola and a grand's worth of plants in their first home.
Saturday 10 May 2008
Has the stock market got its wires crossed over Myhome International? Judging by the way its shares have behaved the franchise group is deep in the doldrums. They have slumped spectacularly from 106p to a mere 15p in less than a year. Yet signals from the group's Esher (Surrey) headquarters indicate the shares could be among the most oversold in the smallcap community.
Tuesday 29 April 2008
The chairman of Alliance & Leicester, Sir Derek Higgs, has died suddenly, the company announced today.
Tuesday 22 April 2008
- 1 Heading for America? Prepare for the longest US immigration queues ever
- 2 Notes from a small island: Is Sealand an independent 'micronation' or an illegal fortress?
- 3 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 4 'Swivel-gate': Cameron goes to war with press over 'swivel-eyed loons' slur
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
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