Ireland’s tastiest collection?

If it goes to plan, the proposed merger between Jacob Fruitfield and Valeo Foods will create a €300 million food behemoth

4th June, 2011

It’s a deal that Barney and Beany will be sorry they didn’t get to see. If the animated duo from Batchelors Beans hadn’t been retired a number of years ago, they might well soon have found themselves joining forces with the dancing girls from Kimberley, Mikado and Coconut Creams.

With merger talks going on between Valeo Foods, the owner of Batchelors, and Jacob Fruitfield, the biscuit and jam maker,...

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