Canned baked bean war breaks out in the UK

February 24: War in the UK canned baked bean market has forced Heinz to change its recipe, it emerged this week.

Leader in the £222m ($387m) market with more than two thirds of sales, Heinz is under threat from baked beans made by Premier Foods.

Premier, which produces a range of food brands such as Cross & Blackwell, launched Branston baked beans last October, since when it has taken almost 10 percent of the market.