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Burton’s Biscuit Co. is a UK-based biscuit business. Founded by Joseph Burton in 1935, Burton’s is majority-owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Canadian pension fund. The head office for Burton’s is located in St Albans, England.

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Dean Best | 15 Mar 2013

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


Michelle Russell | 31 Jan 2012

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


Sam Webb | 9 Jan 2012

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


Katie Smith | 21 Nov 2011

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


Sam Webb | 10 Oct 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.


Katie Smith | 3 Oct 2011

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


Katie Smith | 31 Aug 2011

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


Sam Webb | 19 Aug 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.


Katie Smith | 15 Aug 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.


Petah Marian | 11 Jul 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.


Dean Best | 5 Jul 2011

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


Dean Best | 4 Jul 2011

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


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 20 Apr 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.


just-food.com | 19 Apr 2011

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


just-food.com | 12 Apr 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.


just-food.com | 25 Feb 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.


just-food.com | 14 Jan 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.


just-food.com | 12 Jan 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.


just-food.com | 12 Jan 2011

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


just-food.com | 8 Dec 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.


Dean Best | 8 Nov 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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