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KP Snacks targets value with £1 price-marked nuts

KP Snacks has launched £1 price-marked nuts across its four top-selling flavors to try and drive sales in convenience stores.

KP Snacks to leverage growth under Intersnack ‘powerhouse’

KP Snacks has big growth plans under the Intersnack umbrella with Christmas NPD investment and a push in healthy snacking, says its branded sales head.

KP Snacks bags on pub passion during World Cup

KP Snacks has gone pub-themed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup; recreating a local UK pub in Rio for the games and running a consumer competition fronted by celebrity pub...

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KP Snacks secures meal deal placing in Boots, UK

KP Snacks will be available across Boots stores in the UK as part of the store’s meal deal.

KP Snacks files patent to flavor chips without fat emulsion

KP Snacks has filed a patent on a method to incorporate flavors into the matrix of potato chips, rather than dust onto the surface with oil, enabling fat reduction.

KP Snacks and Intersnack in £16M nut consolidation

KP Snacks and parent company Intersnack UK aim to invest £16M in closing their Haverhill factory in Suffolk and consolidating nut processing and packing operations in Rotherham, Yorkshire.

Product line malfunction caused McCoy’s plastic contamination, says KP Snacks

A production line malfunction was the cause of plastic contamination in four variants of McCoy’s potato chips, KP Snacks says.

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Intersnack appoints Thain as general manager for Pom-Bear site

UK savoury snack manufacturer Intersnack has appointed Sam Thain as factory general manager for its Corby site, home of its Pom-Bear snack brand.

United Biscuits pumps big bucks into 2013 NPD after KP Snacks sale

United Biscuits has injected huge efforts into new product development (NPD), range extensions and flavor variants as it heads into 2013 minus its flagship snacks arm KP Snacks.

Intersnack has been ‘eyeing’ KP Snacks for six years

Intersnack Group has been eyeing KP Snacks ever since it went into private equity hands back in 2006, the group’s marketing director said.

Intersnack snaps up KP Snacks for undisclosed sum

European Intersnack Group has snapped up United Biscuits’ KP Snacks for an undisclosed sum in a move that will enable the UK firm to 'dedicate focus' to its biscuits business, United...

United Biscuits sale inevitable, but not yet…

United Biscuits has dismissed rumors that former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy is heading a bid to buy its KP Snacks arm but confirmed to BakeryandSnacks.com that an eventual market sale is...

United Biscuits solicits Wahaha and Kellogg for £520m KP Snacks arm – reports

United Biscuits has issued a “teaser” letter to six firms including Chinese food business Wahaha and Kellogg as it looks to offload its recently spun-off KP Snacks business for £520m,...

Kraft ruled out as potential bidder after United Biscuits hints at sale

Kraft Foods is in too delicate a position to bid for United Biscuits (UB) says an analyst after UB dropped its first sales hint yesterday.

United Biscuits reveals sale possibility as snacks split and ex-Kraft UK head named chief

United Biscuits (UB) has for the first time hinted that the company will be sold as it separates its snacks business as KP Snacks and Kraft UK president Nick Bunker...

United Biscuits in McVitie’s wrapper recycling scheme to plug council collection gap

United Biscuits (UB) has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle UK to introduce a scheme allowing consumers to post used biscuit wrappers to be recycled into every day goods such as...

United Biscuits cools ‘rumours’ of milk chocolate Jaffa Cakes

United Biscuits has cooled reports that it is developing a milk chocolate version of its traditionally dark chocolate orange-flavoured treat, Jaffa Cakes, casting it off as ‘rumours’.

Firms looking to tap Africa may look to United Biscuits amid fresh sale rumours – analyst

Players looking to capitalise on the growing African market may move for parts of United Biscuits (UB) following speculation of a split ahead of a £500m sale.

Four steps to achieve zero waste to landfill – United Biscuits

United Biscuits (UB) recently became the first major UK food manufacturer to achieve zero waste to landfill at its UK sites. Its sustainability head shares ways other manufacturers can do...

Asian suitors and Kraft may move for United Biscuits as split rumours rife

UK-based United Biscuits (UB) may have attracted bidders from Asia and major companies like Kraft and PepsiCo amid rumours the company has split its operations into a snacks and biscuit...

Canal transport in Northern Europe slashes carbon emissions for United Biscuits

Snacks giant United Biscuits has announced plans to use inland waterway shipping to transport goods in Northern Europe in a move it says will save 31% on CO2 compared to...

United Biscuits break-up denied, source

Reports about the imminent break-up of United Biscuits (UB) are not true, said an industry source.

United Biscuits to encourage more suppliers to use ethical data exchange

United Biscuits’ (UB) is aiming to increase the number of its suppliers signed up to the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) system to 80 per cent by the end of...

United Biscuits announces McVitie’s job losses

United Biscuits (UB) has announced plans to shed around 85 jobs at its McVitie's biscuit factory in Glasgow, and has begun a consultation with staff and unions in a bid...

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New bidders sought for United Biscuits

New owners are being sought for United Biscuits after the private equity owners of the firm ended exclusive talks with Chinese food giant Bright Food Group, opening the field to...

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