Food brands sold in £200m deal

The maker of Mr Kipling Cakes is selling some of its well known food brands to a US manufacturing group in a £200m deal

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Food brands sold in £200m deal

Some of the UK's best known food brands are made by a company in our region and today they were bought by an American firm for £200m.

Premier Foods, based in Luton, has sold its jams and spreads division - including brands like Hartley's and Sun-Pat, made at its plant at Histon near Cambridge.

But, as our Business Correspondent Matthew Hudson reports, this isn't your typical story of workers' jobs under threat.

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