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Food and drink acquisitions in the year so far

Weetabix’s £1.4bn sale to Post Holdings leads our gallery of food and drink industry acquisitions

The food and drink manufacturing sector has seen a series of high profile mergers and acquisitions this year. We capture the top deals in photos.

Tate & Lyle reported an 85% rise in profit before tax (Flickr/Mike Mozart)

Tate & Lyle gains from weak pound in 85% profit rise

Lomond, owner of manufacturer Cake, has acquired Hall's Direct

Lomond buys food distribution business

Dunbia entered a joint partnership with Dawn Meats

Dunbia and Dawn Meats agree joint venture

Marks & Spencer took a hit to its like-for-like food sales and profits last year

Marks & Spencer’s profits dip as food sales fall

Britvic reported an 11.5% rise in sales in its first-half trading update (Flickr/Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

Britvic sales up 11.5% after carbonates boost

Fairfields Farm has won a £100k grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural development. Founder Robert Strathern pictured

Crisp manufacturer wins £100k investment

Greencore reported a 46% rise in revenue

Greencore revenue up 46.1% after food-to-go boost

Cranswick posted sales growth last year, boosted by the acquisitions of Crown Chicken and Dunbia Ballymena

Cranswick’s £228.8M sales boost after acquisitions

2 Sisters invested £250,000 in Matthew Walker (Flickr/Simon Pearson)

2 Sisters invests £250k in festive pudding site

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