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Fox's and Burton's have merged. Pic: FBC UK

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FBC UK is the new kid on the biscuit block

By Gill Hyslop

Burton’s Biscuits and Fox’s Biscuits (as of 28 March 2022) have merged to form Fox’s Burton’s Companies (FBC) UK, led by CEO Simon Browne.

Fox's Biscuit acqusition slides Ferrero into second spot on the global sweet biscuit market. Pic: GettyImages/martinrlee

2 Sisters slides Fox’s to Ferrero

By Gill Hyslop

UK-based 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) has agreed to a partial sale of Fox’s Biscuits to Ferrero in a deal valued at £246m.

Kellogg's cookie brands. Pic: Kellogg's

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Race for Kellogg’s cookie, fruit snacks businesses nearing the end

By Gill Hyslop

Twinkie-maker Hostess Brands and Ferrero are reportedly the frontrunners in the race to buy Kellogg’s Keebler, Famous Amos, Murray and Mother’s cookie businesses, as well Stretch Island fruit snacks business, in a roughly $1.5bn deal.

Hazelnuts are a key component of Ferrero Rocher chocolates

CAOBISCO working towards hazelnut sustainability

The association of chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) has been discussing a multi-stakeholder approach to improving working conditions in hazelnut orchards in Turkey and boosting supply.