2 Sisters makes plans to offload Fox’s Biscuits 2 Sisters Food Group is ramping up efforts to sell its Fox's Biscuits brand in a formal auction by the first quarter of 2020. Read more.

Strong sales of Nissin Noodles boost profits for Premier Foods The food group has reported better than expected first-half profits, rising 5% to £31.7m. The maker of Oxo cubes and Bisto Gravy cited the relaunch of Mr Kipling cakes and strong sales of Nissin Noodles as reasons behind the growth. Read more.

Coca-Cola expands portfolio with sparkling water brand The FMCG giant is launching a new flavoured sparkling water product, named Aha, in a bid to strengthen its position in the high-growth canned water market. Aha will be on sale from March 2020. Read more.

Merger pays off for Keurig Dr Pepper The company posted a 5.1% increase in net sales to $2.87bn during its third quarter, reflecting positively on the merger between Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple last year. Compared to last year, Keurig Dr Pepper’s income increased 68% to $580m. Read more.

SimplyCook signs deal with Tesco Express The meal kit business has inked a major deal with Tesco that will see its products rolled out in all of its Express stores. Read more.

Heineken ditches plastic packages Heineken has become the latest brewer to commit to removing plastic rings and shrink wrap from its products. Foster's, Kronenbourg 1664 and Heineken packaging will be made from sustainability-sourced cardboard by 2021. Read more.