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Picture: RPA's HMI

Shopkeeper fined due to rotten fruit display

By staff reporter

A shopkeeper in Nottingham, UK, has been fined for displaying and selling rotten fruit and vegetables, after an investigation by the Rural Payments Agency’s (RPA) Horticultural Marketing Inspectors (HMI).

Nearly 50 firms were involved in M&A activity in 2014, according to the new report

M&A deals to remain strong in 2015

By Nicholas Robinson

More than £20.2bn was exchanged in food and drink business mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in 2014, according to figures from Catalyst Corporate Finance (CCF).

CEO Matti Rihko said the sugared breakfast cereal category has had a hard time

Raisio reports record EBIT in Q3

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Finnish agri-food giant Raisio has reported its highest ever EBIT in the third quarter, up 8% on the same period last year, while sales fell 7%.

Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets can be 'a minefield', warns a leading expert

Social media ‘minefield’ warning for food suppliers

By Rick Pendrous

Social media is a “minefield” and is forcing food manufacturers and retailers to radically change their business systems and the way they manage consumer complaints, according to the boss of a leading food chain traceability and auditing software company.

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