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Kraft Heinz drops Unilever bid but are other UK firms 'sitting ducks' for post-Brexit takeovers?

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Unilever shares have plummeted as Kraft Heinz drops its multi-billion dollar merger bid -  but with the sterling weakened by Brexit, smaller firms are "sitting ducks" for foreign takeovers, UK politicians have warned.

Following Brexit, how closely will UK regulatory officials work with companies within its own borders to lessen the risks? Pic: ©iStock/NicoElNino

The Brexit effect on food safety regulations

Unilever rejects $143bn Kraft-Heinz mega-merger bid

Unilever rejects $143bn Kraft-Heinz mega-merger bid

Muhtar Kent (center), CEO, The Coca-Cola Company with Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta (L) and the Mayor of Ploiesti City, Iulian Badescu ( R ), at the opening of a bottling line for Cappy Pulpy Orange juice drink. Picture: Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola HBC reports good growth led by Nigeria and Romania

Sweet baked goods, particularly biscuits and cookies, are very popular in South Africa, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Pic: DuPont

Africa and Middle East love sweet bakes, but want sugar reduction: DuPont

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Barilla expands into Saudi’s nascent pasta market

PaPis savory snack bars are healthy and nutritious, made from a base of pea protein crisps and natural 'clean' ingredients.

Ex-flight attendant creates PaPis pea protein snacks for business class passengers

Univar and TerraVia ink deal to bring whole algae to Europe

Univar and TerraVia ink deal to bring whole algae to Europe

Smaller version of Cho'clair may have mainstream retail appeal, says Fairy Chocolates

Fairy Chocolates targets Asia expansion with Cho'clair Minis

Online sales as low as 0.5% in some major markets, but e-commerce is set to grow and evolve very quickly. ©iStock/31moonlight31

E-tail-volution: Why confectionery e-commerce strategies shouldn’t be put on hold

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