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Comment: United Biscuits sale not imminent

Much media attention has focused on whether the private-equity owners of United Biscuits are preparing to sell off the UK biscuit maker. How...

UK crisp firm Tyrrells could attract snack majors

Private-equity firm Langholm Capital was this week reported to have put UK crisp group Tyrrells on the market. Langholm has declined to comm...

Deal or no deal: Burton's Biscuit Co.

The private-equity owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. are "considering options" for the UK's second-largest biscuit maker, a process that could...

2012: M&A revival but caution hinders big deals

There were, despite continued economic uncertainty in many Western markets and concerns over slowing growth in the East, signs that M&A acti...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Intersnack marketing chief on UB buy 5 Dec 2012

Katy Askew

Intersnack announced this morning (5 December) that it has reached an agreement to purchase the snacks arm of United Biscuits, KP Snacks. The news ended months of speculation over who would acquire the unit after it was put on the block by its private-equity owners, Blackstone and PAI Partners. Intersnack international marketing director Bernd ter Glane spoke to Katy Askew about the German company's plans for the group.

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Kellogg mum on United Biscuits interest 6 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg has declined to comment on reports that it is preparing a GBP2bn (US$3.4bn) bid for UK McVitie's-to-Jacob's biscuit maker United Biscuits.


Intersnack launches McCoy's Fire Pit Sizzlers 4 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

KP Snacks, the UK arm of German snack group Intersnack, is launching an "American-style" line for its McCoy's brand.


ISM: Innovation round-up from ISM 2014 29 Jan 2014

Katy Askew

Confectioners have gathered from all over the world to attend sector-specific trade show ISM in Cologne this week. Many companies are showcasing some of their most recent innovations, providing an indication of the latest trends in global confectionery markets. Here is a selection of some NPD that caught our eye.


United Biscuits sale not on cards - sources 15 Jan 2014

Katy Askew

The private-equity owners of United Biscuits are not preparing for an imminent sale of the UK biscuit group, industry sources have indicated.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 9 Dec 2013

Dean Best

Unilever CEO Paul Polman last week met analysts to explain how the consumer goods giant is changing its business amid slowing sales, moves that are set to include 2,000 jobs being cut.

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