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PE owners have hired Credit Suisse to look at optionsUK: Burton's Biscuit Co. owners mull options

15 March 2013

The owners of Jammie Dodgers and Maryland Cookies firm Burton's Biscuit Co. have started a strategic review of the UK biscuit firm.

RUSSIA: Burton's Wagon Wheels to roll-out in Russia

31 January 2012

Burton's Biscuit Co is to re-launch its Wagon Wheels biscuit in Russia.

UK/CANADA: Biscuit firm Burton's signs fresh Loblaw deal

9 January 2012

UK biscuit maker Burton's Biscuit Co. has signed an expanded distribution agreement with Canadian food retailer Loblaw.

UK: Burton's Foods renamed as Burton's Biscuit Co.

21 November 2011

UK biscuit manufacturer Burton's Foods has changed its trading name to Burton's Biscuit Co.

UK: Burton's Foods quadruples net profit

10 October 2011

UK biscuit manufacturer Burton's Foods has quadrupled its annual profits after its licence to make products for Cadbury drove an increase in sales.

UK: Burton's Foods extends Cadbury biscuit range

3 October 2011

UK biscuit manufacturer Burton's Foods has expanded its Cadbury Fingers range with the launch of Cadbury Fabulous Fingers in the UK.

UK: Burton's Foods workers accept pay offer

31 August 2011

Workers at the Burton's Foods plant in Blackpool have accepted a 6% pay increase from the UK biscuit maker.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

19 August 2011

Bright Food, the Chinese food group, has bought 75% of Australia's Manassen Foods in a major deal, a "step change" according to Roy Manassen, whose father set up the business. Elsewhere, Walkers Crisps stood by Gary Lineker in the face of reports the former striker's role in the company's advertising was set to diminish, stating: "There is no change whatsoever to Gary Lineker's role or relationship with Walkers Crisps." Here's the best of what was said on just-food this week.

UK: Burton's Foods to re-ballot Blackpool staff on pay

15 August 2011

Union officials are due to re-ballot staff at a Burton's Foods plant after workers rejected a pay offer from the UK biscuit maker.

US: Burton's Foods gains Wal-Mart distribution deal

11 July 2011

UK biscuit manufacturer Burton's Foods has struck a distribution deal with Wal-Mart Stores for its Cadbury Fingers biscuit line in the US and Mexico.

UK: Burton's Foods workers back strike plan

5 July 2011

Workers at a Burton's Foods factory in Blackpool could strike in a pay dispute with the UK biscuit maker.

UK: Blackstone buys stake in Tangerine Confectionery

4 July 2011

Private-equity firm Blackstone has acquired a stake in Tangerine Confectionery, the UK business behind brands like Butterkist popcorn.

UK: Burton's Foods to keep chocolate refining at Moreton

20 May 2011

UK biscuit maker Burton's Foods has decided to keep chocolate refining at its facility in Moreton in an agreement with unions that brings an end to a four-month dispute.

UK: Burton's Foods gives more time to union proposals

20 April 2011

Burton's Foods, the UK biscuit maker behind brands including Maryland Cookies and the Cadbury's biscuits range, is to give more time to union proposals on the company's planned production revamp.

UK: Burton's looks to "enhance" R&D, quality functions

19 April 2011

Burton's Foods has indicated that it hopes to "enhance" its reseach and development and quality functions through two senior appointments.

UK: Burton's sources 100% sustainable palm oil

12 April 2011

UK biscuit maker Burton's Foods today (12 April) announced that it has achieved its target to source 100% segregated palm oil two years ahead of schedule.

UK: Union resists Burton's closure

25 February 2011

Burton's Foods workers, represented by the Unite union, will stage a march tomorrow (16 January) to protest the planed closure of Burton's biscuit factory in Moreton.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

14 January 2011

Rising commodity prices: should we be concerned? That is a key question facing the food industry. Again this week there was much comment on the issue and the possible impact on the sector. Sainsbury's boss Justin King, for instance, warned suppliers they would have to work hard to justify price increases. Meanwhile, the UK retailer, widely seen to have outperformed its rivals over Christmas, issued its festive numbers this week, alongside the likes of Tesco, M&S and Morrisons.

UPDATE: UK: Union slams closure of Burton's biscuits plant

12 January 2011

UK union Unite has vowed to fight to save the Burton's Foods biscuit factory in Moreton, which the company is planning to close.

UK: Burton's Foods to close biscuit facility

12 January 2011

Burton's Foods is to close its biscuit factory in the UK town of Moreton with the loss of around 342 jobs.

Comment: Only disposals will truly allay fears over Premier's future

8 December 2010

The management merry-go-round at the UK's largest food group, Premier Foods plc, continued today (8 December) with the company announcing the creation of yet another new role.

UK: Premier creates senior marketing role as shake-up continues

8 December 2010

The executive shake-up at Premier Foods plc has continued, with the UK's largest food group creating a new role of group marketing director.

UK: Burton's Foods to launch Jammie Dodgers products

8 November 2010

UK biscuit maker Burton's Foods is to launch two Jammie Dodgers products in March as part of an overhaul of the brand.

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