ITE shrugs off concerns on Moscow event

Food show to be same size despite conflict and import bans

SABMiller’s Heineken bid sparks rumours

Talk increases of wider consolidation among brewers

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Beer: drinking competition

Heineken’s shareholders have the right to be heard

Thai Union scoops up Norway’s King Oscar

Maker of John West tuna nets second European company in weeks

Cargill sues Syngenta over seed dispute

Company says product has almost halted US corn trade with China

United Biscuits eyes name-change for IPO

Digestives maker eyes McVitie’s move to attract investors

Chicken supremo of America’s malls

Truett Cathy, fast food entrepreneur, 1921-2014

Grain stocks set to be highest since 2003

Expected to rise to 25% of annual consumption next year

Japan’s Ajinomoto to buy Windsor

Seasoning maker eyes US market with frozen foods group buyout

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Costa Coffee to boost French presence

Expansion plans come as weaker-performing outlets are being shut

Primark lays out US expansion ambitions

UK retailer looking for 10 stores ‘from Boston to Baltimore’

William Grant swallows up Drambuie

Distiller buys legendary liqueur, which had a price tag of £100m

Fyffes and Chiquita delay votes on merger

Banana deal under pressure from competing Brazilian offer

Chapel Down launches crowdfunding push

Winemaker is first listed company to use such a campaign

Small-cap Week, September 6

Snacktime, Low & Bonar, Scholium, and Hyder featured

Niche start-ups value subscriptions

Benefits of upfront revenues have not been lost on ecommerce

Rank eyes sale of $4bn packaging units

New Zealand tycoon Hart looks to dispose of Evergreen and Closure

Waste biofuel aims to compete with petrol

Ethanol makers cut cost of making fuel made from corn cobs

HP failed to break free of English incubus

Court filings reveal company asked advisers if it could back out of deal

Horsemeat report urges ‘food fraud’ unit

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