Returnloads.net, an online marketplace for hauliers and freight forwarders, has been taken over by the transport management software provider Mandata.
One of the world’s largest online food delivery company has been created following the announcement that Just Eat is to buy Grubhub.
Businessmen Sir Malcolm Walker and Tarsem Dhaliwal have taken full ownership of the frozen food retailer Iceland via a management buyout. Walker founded the retailer in 1970 and it has since grown to more than 1,000 stores across the UK.
Kettlewell Fuels has completed a management buyout which means Janet and Trevor Kettlewell take outright ownership of the business from the Kettlewell family.
The wellness and medicinal cannabis company Sativa Group has agreed to be taken over by StillCanna.
Fibre optics distributor TechOptics has been taken over by the Swedish company Hexatronic.
The eCommerce agency Marvellous has been bought by Ponderosa and merged with Grapple. Established in 2010, Ponderosa is a marketing agency which has clients including Hisense, Russell Hobbs and Sovereign Healthcare.
The owner of the restaurant chains Café Rouge, Las Iguanas, Belgo and Bella Italia has gone into administration. Casual Dining Group says it is permanently closing 91 of its 250 restaurants with the loss of 1,900 jobs, which accounts for almost a third of the group’s employees. Administrators hope to be able to find buyers for some or all of the brands.
Harveys Furnishing Group has been put into administration. The administrators have made 240 job cuts but the business continues to trade. Another business in the same ownership, Bensons for Beds, was also put into administration but was immediately bought back by the owners, who plan to reduce the number of Bensons outlets from 243 to around 150 over time.