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After over 40 years the world’s biggest fast-food chain said it would drop Heinz after Bernardo Hees, the former head of Burger King, took over as chief executive.

A McDonald’s spokesman said: “We have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time.”

McDonald’s continued: “to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of the McDonald’s restaurant business.”

In February, Heinz was purchased in a £17.3 billion takeover. Hees was brought into Heinz by Warren Buffett’s 3G Capital.


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