Yildiz Holding's acquisition of UK United Biscuits makes it the world's third largest biscuit player, but now it will have to work hard to find its 'power brand' answer to Mondelēz's Oreos, according to a Mintel analyst.
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, according to reports.
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 waste bins and watering cans.
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 road transport and eventually help it cut costs.
Concerns over health have benefited the healthier sweet biscuits segment, according to new research by Mintel, as the industry seeks to improve its health credentials by reducing saturated fat levels and calorie content.
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 to ensure voluntary rather than compulsory redundancies.
Britain's biggest biscuit producer, United Biscuits, is aiming to drive growth across the biscuit and cake categories in 2011 through reformulation of products for a stronger health positioning as well as updating packaging, amid ongoing divesture...
In a move that has caught market analysts by surprise, UK based snack and biscuit maker, United Biscuits, is reportedly close to a deal with leading Chinese food group Bright Food in terms of a buy out.
The snacks and biscuits division of UK manufacturer United Biscuits could be parcelled out to different buyers, according to a research firm's analysis of the market following media reports the company is to be sold by its private equity owners.
Efforts by snack manufacturers to improve their sustainability credentials continue with UK firm United Biscuits reporting "great progress" in its six-pronged sustainability blueprint launched last year.
PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble and United biscuits top the list of
most successful snack companies, thanks to strong sales of popular
favourites combined with innovation in the health and premium
sectors, according to Euromonitor.
The UK's second largest biscuit manufacturer, Burton's Foods, has
been acquired by British buy-out firm Duke Capital from US group HM
Capital Partners for what is believed to be around a £200 million
European biscuits and snack manufacturer United Biscuits has become
the latest bakery company to eradicate harmful trans fats from its
products, tying in with the industry drive towards healthier
Just 10 days after agreeing to sell its Irish Biscuits unit to
Britain's United Biscuits, French group Danone has changed its mind
and sold the business to local player Fruitfield Foods instead -
neatly avoiding a potentially...
France's Danone Group continues to see lower returns from its
biscuit business, haunted by rising raw materials costs, changing
consumer appetites and increased competition. But will the sale of
the Jacob's British and Irish...
Jacob's has appointed Jeremy Hughes as the new commercial
development manager in a bid to strengthen Jacob's offerings to its
trade customers. As more European manufacturers turn to vegetable
fats, the challenge is on for...
United Biscuits continues to restructure with a £10 million plan to
expand its Harlesden plant in north west London. This follows the
closure of its biscuit production facility in the English Midlands
earlier this year.