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Competition watchdog to look further at Müller acquisition

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is referring Müller’s proposed acquisition of Dairy Crest’s processing, trading and distribution...

blu product range
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Imperial Tobacco buys blu

Fontem UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group has taken ownership of blu eCigs UK. The...

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Retailers dismiss “dogmatic” ASH plans for tobacco levy

Anti-tobacco group ASH is spearheading a campaign to introduce a levy on sales of tobacco. Over 120 health...

Today's Group store
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Today’s Group and its members donate £22,000 to Nepal Earthquake appeal

Today’s Charitable Trust, together with Today’s member wholesalers have donated over £22,000 to the Nepal Earthquake appeal in...

Ice cream van operator holding counterfeit cigarettes
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Suspect it? Report it! campaign highlights ice cream vans

Imperial Tobacco has released the latest instalment in its Suspect it? Report it! anti-illicit trade campaign. The poster...

Menzies Distribution and AJG Parcels staff holding a package
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Menzies wraps up deal to buy AJG Parcels

Logistics firm Menzies Distribution has acquired Inverness-based AJG Parcels in a deal that will allow it to enter...

Jet filling station
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Leahy joins MFG board for management buyout

Former Tesco Chief Executive Sir Terry Leahy is to join Motor Fuel Group’s board, as the forecourt operator...

Spar store
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Spar to support Apple Pay

Spar will offer its customers the ability to pay with Apple Pay when it launches in the UK...

PayPoint transaction
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PayPoint chief reacts to ‘appalling’ racism claims

In what has become an increasingly undignified issue, PayPoint CEO Dominic Taylor has released a personal statement vehemently...

Shopping baskets
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Grocery to hit £200bn, but new locations will provide challenge

The UK food and grocery market will grow by 13% between now and 2020 to be worth £200.6bn,...