In Short

31 July, 2009
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== Unsoy's delivery deal ==

Ingredients supplier Unsoy Food Industries has announced a new five-year contract with Rosewood Trucking and Distribution to handle its imports, warehousing and deliveries. Unsoy has worked with Rosewood for the past five years and has increased its deliveries from 1,000 tonnes in 2005 to an expected 9,000 this year.

== Finsbury shares drop ==

Finsbury Foods' shares took a 10% tumble last week, after the firm announced that preliminary discussions regarding the sale of the company had ended. It follows the announcement on 1 June that there had been a preliminary approach regarding a potential offer for the firm.

== Starbucks shines ==

Starbucks Corporation saw strong third-quarter results, with operating profit at $204m, compared to an operating loss of $21.6m in Q3 2008. The chain has also been experimenting with unbranded outlets in Seattle. Three are planned for the city and will also serve wine and beer, but a spokesperson said there were no plans for roll-out in the UK.

== GBI buy finalised ==

Canadian firm Lallemand has completed its acquisition of GB Ingredients (GBI) from Cie des Levures Lesaffre. GBI operates a yeast business in the UK and Ireland from its base in Felixstowe. It follows the acquisition of the GBI businesses in Spain and Portugal last month.

== Sara Lee sells sites ==

Sara Lee Corp's international bakery segment is to sell three of its Spanish bakery production sites - in Burgos, Malaga and Gran Canaria - to Grupo Siro. Sara Lee will continue to own and market all of its Spanish bakery products, including its leading Bimbo brand.





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