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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mobile sales triple within a year reaching £7.5 billion in 2012
M-commerce sales tripled in value in 2012, reaching £7.5 billion in value as technology and consumer practices advance.

Friday, February 15, 2013
Cool beans for Heinz with $28 billion offer
Heinz is set to be bought up by a consortium of Mr Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company and private equity firm 3G, in a deal worth $28 billion.

Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Whitbread organisation extends BPO contract
The Whitbread organisation, which owns Premier Inn, Brewers Fayre and Beefeater, has signed an extended five-year contract with Steria, to provide BPO services.

Risk management failing to keep pace with supply chain reliance
Despite increasing uptake and reliance on supply chains, businesses are failing to effectively develop risk management to tackle increasing threats.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
IT upgrade trips up Morrisons
A upgrade to IT systems at Morrisons have caused significant delays to supplier payments.

Friday, February 08, 2013
Post Office looks to partner with retail firms
The Post Office is looking to partner with retail firms in a bid to reduce losses of £40 million a year.

Friday, February 01, 2013
US Justice Department files competition suit against beer takeover
The deal by Anheuser-Busch Inbev (ABI) to buy Mexican based brewery company Grupo Modelo, has been faced with a competition suit from the US Justice Department.