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412 jobs at risk but Burtons boss still 'bullish'

412 jobs at risk but Burtons boss still 'bullish'

By Elaine Watson

Burtons Foods boss Ben Clarke says he remains "bullish" about the prospects for the UK biscuit market despite announcing proposals to close one of his firm's four UK biscuit factories with the loss of 342 jobs and make a further 70 staff...

City: Premier Foods is going ‘absolutely nowhere’

City: Premier Foods is going ‘absolutely nowhere’

By Elaine Watson

Premier Foods will need to turn things around pretty quickly over the coming months or patience in its chief executive could run out, City analysts and corporate finance sources have warned.

PepsiCo pays a high price for a gamble in Russian dairy

PepsiCo pays a high price for a gamble in Russian dairy

By Guy Montague-Jones

When PepsiCo put up $5.4bn last week to acquire Wimm-Bill-Dann, it was seduced by the promise of high revenue growth but like any high-yield investment the Russian deal does not come without risks.

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