Company News Archive

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    BANANA giant Fyffes, which can trace its origins to a Perthshire merchant family, and Chiquita have agreed a merger that will create the world's biggest distributor of the fruit.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    DISCOUNT supermarket chain Aldi has revealed it will open the doors of its 50th store in Scotland in Inverness on Thursday - the firm's second in the Highland capital.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    CALA Homes has announced plans to capitalise on the booming housing market around Aberdeen by spinning out to the north-east of Scotland as a separate trading division.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    A Scottish oil services firm has won a £2 million contract to support Dana Petroleum's operations on a giant floating production vessel in the North Sea.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    ONE of Scotland's major shopping centres has changed hands in a deal worth more than £125 million.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    EDINBURGH Partners (EP) chief executive Sandy Nairn has been reducing the holdings in Japanese companies that richly rewarded the EP Global Opportunities Trust he runs during much of 2013.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    GOALS Soccer Centres has raised £11.4 million from investors in a share issue to fund an accelerated roll-out of its five-a-side football centres in the UK and US.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    DERWENTSIDE Environmental Testing Services (DETS) has opened laboratory services at the BioCity Scotland hub in North Lanarkshire.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    PLACES are filling up fast but are still available for the free breakfast briefing for readers of The Herald and Sunday Herald to hear expert views on the implications of The Budget.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    GEOPHYSICS and exploration technology company Adrok is opening a new facility in Canada.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    A SPECIALIST finance recruitment brand launched by Livingston James has brought in £318,000 of billings in its first six months.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    THE Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) plans to raise at least £85 million through a share placing so it can buy more assets including another wind farm in Scotland.

  • Tuesday 11 March 2014

    PATERSON Arran has secured a deal with supermarket giant Asda, worth an estimated £50,000 this year, to supply four varieties of its newly-launched chutney lines across 48 stores in Scotland.

  • Monday 10 March 2014

    Foreign exchange provider Travelex has confirmed it is considering a stock market flotation in a move that could value the business at £1 billion.

  • Monday 10 March 2014

    Five-a-side pitch operator Goals Soccer Centres secured backing for its expansion plans today after netting £11.4 million from City investors.

  • Monday 10 March 2014

    Tropical fruit supplier Fyffes is to merge with US-based rival Chiquita in a deal creating the world's largest banana company.

  • Monday 10 March 2014

    START-ups taking part in Entrepreneurial Spark (ESpark), the Scottish business incubation programme, have hiked turnover by 342% to a combined £15.7 million in 2013.

  • Monday 10 March 2014

    SCOTTISH accountancy firm French Duncan has invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in a move to a new Glasgow office.

  • Monday 10 March 2014

    ATOS, the controversial IT and business process outsourcing specialist, has announced plans to recruit up to 30 apprentices in Scotland in roles including cyber security.

  • Monday 10 March 2014

    A SCOTTISH start-up, which draws on British humour to market its luxury men's underwear brand, has revealed it is in talks to land its first nationwide retail listing.

  • Monday 10 March 2014

    SUPERMARKET group Morrisons will attempt this week to calm shareholders by unveiling a programme of price cuts to take on the discounters and trigger £500 million of property sales, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph report.

  • Sunday 9 March 2014

    Gold Brothers, the family firm behind a tourist shop empire on and around Edinburgh's Royal Mile, is to focus more on "Made in Scotland" stock after the resolution of a dispute with a tenant and competitor heralded a symbolic shift for the firm.

  • Sunday 9 March 2014

    With the Chancellor preparing to lay out the Government's plans for taxation, benefits, and spending next week, The Herald and Sunday Herald are organising a free Budget Briefing for Business Leaders to help them understand the implications for business and individuals in Scotland.

  • Sunday 9 March 2014

    No doubt, John Swinney anticipated difficult days in the battle for Scottish independence.

  • Sunday 9 March 2014

    Finance Secretary John Swinney will this week set out the opportunities that independence provides to enhance business innovation and internationalisation.

  • Sunday 9 March 2014

    A new study of Scotland's highest earners has revealed that there are more people working in the health service earning in excess of £150,000 than there are in the finance sector.

  • Saturday 8 March 2014

    A SCOTTISH hat making business is on the hunt for new premises to keep up with demand from customers such as upmarket fashion brands Jaeger and Daks.

  • Saturday 8 March 2014

    The creation of Europe's first "ethical finance hub" in Edinburgh has taken a step forward following agreement between the fund industry, advisers and the Scottish Government.

  • Saturday 8 March 2014

    DUNDEE-based Alliance Trust has fallen into the bottom half of its peer group after exposure to the United States and some poor stock selection weighed on it during last year's stock market surge.

  • Saturday 8 March 2014

    Fashion website Boohoo.com has been valued at £560 million after a City fundraising delivered a big windfall for its founders.