Founder of scandal-hit chicken firm returns to lead poultry division

The billionaire founder of the country’s largest supplier of supermarket chicken has returned to take day-to-day control of his business empire’s poultry division, less than two years after stepping down following a food standards scandal. Ranjit Singh Boparan, the co-owner and founder of 2 Sisters Food Group, which supplies about a third of the chicken on UK supermarket shelves, has […]

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No deal will mean so many compromises for Britain: Trump will make sure of that

Britain’s abject weakness as a trading nation is on full display in Biarritz at this weekend’s G7 summit. The warm embrace from Donald Trump for his old friend Boris Johnson and the talk of favourable access to American markets cannot disguise how ill-prepared the UK is for life outside the European Union’s protective wall. Like a medieval tribe piously leaving […]

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Spudulike asks landlords for rent cuts in rescue restructuring

Baked potato specialist Spudulike is seeking landlords’ backing for a rescue restructure involving rent cuts and closures in the latest sign of meltdown on the high street. The chain, which was popular in the 1980s and 1990s when it became synonymous with Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke creations Wayne and Waynetta Slob who named their second child “Spud-u-lika”, wants to […]

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Just Eat chief executive Peter Plumb makes surprise exit

The Just Eat chief executive, Peter Plumb, is stepping down with immediate effect, just 16 months after he joined the British takeaway ordering website and launched an investment drive that slowed earnings growth. Plumb, who joined from MoneySavingExpert.com on a base salary of £695,000, upgraded Just Eat’s technology and launched its own delivery service to address intensifying competition from Deliveroo […]

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Crumbs! Judge deems brownie a cake and free from VAT charges

A health food brownie containing dates and brown rice bran has been deemed a cake – and so free from VAT charges – after a judge taste-tested the product alongside Mr Kipling’s French fancies and Tunnock’s teacakes. Pulsin could reclaim up to £300,000 from HMRC after Judge Amanda Brown ruled in the Gloucestershire-based manufacturer’s favour, saying the company’s Raw Choc […]

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