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PepsiCo in bid to acquire Vita Coco owner – sources

Soft drink maker PepsiCo Inc (PEP.N) is in talks to acquire All Market Inc, the owner of coconut water brand Vita Coco, whose celebrity investors include Madonna and Matthew McConaughey, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The acquisition would help PepsiCo diversify its offerings as it grapples with stagnant sales, amid a shift of many consumer… Read More »

BA owner IAG hails record first-quarter profit

Airline group IAG, which owns British Airways and Iberia, has reported record first-quarter profits. IAG, which also owns Aer Lingus, said underlying operating profits in the quarter rose 10% to 170m euros (£144m). The increase came despite a 2.8% dip in group revenues to 4.9bn euros. IAG added that bookings for its new long-haul low-cost airline called Level,… Read More »

Marmite owner Unilever sees no merit in Kraft takeover

Unilever, whose brands include Marmite and PG Tips, has strongly rejected a takeover bid from US giant Kraft Heinz. The UK-based household goods maker said it saw “no merit, either financial or strategic” in Kraft’s offer, worth about $143bn (£115bn). But Kraft, which makes Heinz ketchup, indicated it would continue working on a deal, sending shares in Unilever… Read More »

Snapchat owner worth up to $25bn despite making losses

Snap, owner of the Snapchat messaging app popular with teenagers, is to sell its shares on the US stock market. The California-based tech firm, which allows users to send images and messages that vanish within seconds, is set to be one of the major US share listings of recent years. The flotation is expected to value the business… Read More »

Tesco to buy Budgens and Londis brand owner Booker

The UK’s biggest supermarket group, Tesco, has agreed to buy the UK’s biggest food wholesaler, Booker Group, in a £3.7bn deal. The firms said the deal would create the “UK’s leading food business”. Booker Group is the UK’s largest cash and carry operator, and supplies everything from baked beans to teabags to 700,000 convenience stores, grocers, pubs and… Read More »