Punch debt restructuring plan approved

The Woolpack in Bermondsey, part of Punch Taverns.
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Bondholders to take over remainder of pub group

Study links artificial sweeteners to obesity

Saccharin and other products upset metabolism

UK farmers hit at curbs on migrants

Abolition of seasonal work scheme puts harvest at risk, NFU says

Why a Yes vote could damage the City

Fears are a Yes vote could be followed with a withdrawal from EU

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

A SABMiller employee is seen working on the Hero lager bottling production line in Nigeria
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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

Japan’s Ajinomoto to buy Windsor

Seasoning maker eyes US market with frozen foods group buyout

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

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