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.

Drink packaging firm Encirc Ltd was fined £500k for a forklift truck accident

Packaging firm fined £500k for forklift accident

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

Pringles and Lucozade Sport packaging was criticised by the Recycling Association

Pringles and Lucozade packaging criticised

Martson’s is to acquire Charles Wells’s brewery business in a deal worth £55M

Marston’s acquires Charles Wells brewery in £55M deal

Stephen Butterfield (l) with Tomasz Parzyk, environmental manager at CCEP Wakefield, in front of the solar farm

Coca-Cola to use 100% green energy in Europe

Could your business win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar?

Food manufacturing Oscars: could you win one?

Food and drink manufacturers were idetified in this year’s London Stock Exchange list of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain

Manufacturers ‘inspire Britain’ in new report

Promotions account for 40% of all food and drink spending

Promotions ‘have to fall to meet sugar targets’

Marks & Spencer is to trial an online food service this autumn

Marks & Spencer to test online food service

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