Republic Technologies International has acquired Swedish Match UK.
The deal includes the smoking papers and filters arm of the business, the Swan brand
and the distribution
and matches . "At this
present time we will still be known
as Swedish Match UK . We'll just have new owners and for our customers
and consumers it's very much business as usual," said managing director
Hancocks Cash & Carry has added four gift packs from Thorntons to its range - a 43g and 250g box of Thorntons Moments (rrp 99p and £3.99), and a 350g and 700g box of Thorntons Classic Collection
(rrp £5.99 and £11.99).
Volvic's 1L-for-10L campaign, which kicked off in March, has so far generated over 1.3 billion litres of clean water for Africa, putting it on track to reach its 6 billion -litre target over the next three years. Brand
owner Danone Waters hailed the push as "a huge success with mass consumer support".