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Weekly Round-Up ... 6 December 2022

Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Global Services announced on Saturday that it does not intend to make an offer for biotech company Horizon Therapeutics Plc. Last month, Horizon Therapeutics – which has a market capitalisation of about $18 billion – announced that it was in talks with Amgen, Inc., Sanofi and Janssen Global Services, all three of which have been active in deal-making this year, reports Reuters. Horizon makes drugs for rare autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases. It expects over $4 billion in global annual peak sales for its biggest drug, Tepezza, which is used to treat thyroid eye disease. French drug-maker Sanofi noted on Friday that if it decides to bid for Horizon, it will do so in cash.

French retailer Carrefour has teamed up with autonomous delivery provider Goggo Network to test autonomous deliveries of Carrefour Drive orders for residents of Plateau de Saclay, south of Paris, reports ESMmagazine.com. According to the retailer, the next-generation autonomous delivery vehicle is capable of circulating on public roads, with or without traffic, and can travel up to 70 km/h. The service will be available for customers located within 15 kilometres of the Carrefour Drive outlet in Massy, including, in particular, students at Institut Polytechnique de Paris. “Our ambition as a digital retail company is to use digital and innovation to imagine and test new services for our customers,” commented Elodie Perthuisot, executive director of e-commerce, data and digital transformation, Carrefour Group. “By joining forces with an innovative start-up, Goggo Network, we are demonstrating the dynamics of the Carrefour Group to invent the logistics and retail services of tomorrow.”

Ingredient-maker Tate & Lyle has appointed Tamsin Vine as its new chief human resources officer and a member of the company’s executive committee, reports ESMmagazine.com. Vine assumed her new role on 1 December 2022. She will lead the global human resources team and focus on driving talent development and creating a diverse and inclusive place to work. Commenting on her new role, Vine said, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead our outstanding global HR team and to continue to build a culture at Tate & Lyle where colleagues can thrive, both personally and professionally, and truly live our purpose of transforming lives through the science of food.”

© 2022 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more retail news, click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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