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This week in FMCG

The top headlines from this week.

Sigma Pharma

Sigma rejects API merger

Takeover bid “not in the best interests of shareholders”.

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CBD drug may be the next Lipitor, CEO says

There has been an explosion of interest in cannabidiol with researchers studying the individual chemicals to see what they do.

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Improved penalty rates and leave conditions for Priceline workers

Employees will also be entitled to five days paid and five days unpaid Family and Domestic Violence Leave.

Foodland store

Foodland named top supermarket in customer satisfaction awards

Discount Drug Store and Dan Murphy’s were among the other winners.

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Blackmores lifts, but China outlook poor

Vitamin maker warns sales in China are not expected to grow within the next six months.

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Merck invests $70m in new US R&D hub

Pharmaceutical giant expands research facility in Massachusetts.

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Star Combo to accelerate China growth strategy with $10 million acquisitions

E-commerce platform will advance the business to a fully integrated Australia – China health care company.

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Swisse launches Australia’s first Ride to Work Scheme

All employees will be given a A$2,000 loan to purchase cycling equipment which can be repaid through a salary sacrifice.

Sigma Pharma

API flags due diligence in Sigma takeover

The health and beauty company anticipates signing a non-disclosure agreement shortly.

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