Ranjit Singh Boparan, the chicken entrepreneur [and owner of Harry Ramsden's and FishWorks] last night agreed to buy Northern Foods, owner of Goodfella's pizzas and Fox's biscuits, for £342m in cash. Two months after agreeing a "merger of equals" with Ireland's Greencore, Northern Foods has succumbed to a much higher takeover bid from Boparan's company, West Midlands-based 2 Sisters. The Guardian, p38 The Times, p52 The Independent, p46