Carlsberg grows half-year revenues by 2% to £3.9bn The beer maker said net profit surged by 23% to £281.5m in the first half, due largely to cost savings and growth in emerging sectors. Last month Carlsberg acquired craft beer maker London Fields Brewery. Read more.

Fiat joins BMW’s self-driving car programme Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed plans to join a consortium led by BMW and Intel that aims to develop fully self-driving vehicles by 2021. The group aims to become the main industry-wide developer of autonomous cars. Read more.

German confectioner Storck to launch Knoppers brand in the UK The launch of the chocolate wafer snack will be backed with a £4.5m investment in media activity, including a TV advert that breaks in September. The brand is currently available in 50 countries, primarily across Europe. Read more.

Constellation Brands acquires Funky Buddha Brewery The deal, for an undisclosed amount, sees US-based Constellation strengthen its position in the high-end beer market. Founded in 2010, Funky Buddha produces bold craft beers made with high quality ingredients. Read more.

Mars Food to acquire Preferred Brands International Preferred Brands is a US-based manufacturer and marketer of Indian and Asian food products sold primarily under the Tasty Bite brand. Mars said the brand is "a natural complement to our existing portfolio". Read more.

Toyota partners with Intel on self-driving car ‘ecosystem’ The two companies are among those to have joined forces to create the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium, a new organisation aimed at sharing data to boost the creation of maps and improved driver assistance technology. Read more.