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Top ten on-trend products at ISM

The mature confectionery and snack markets of Europe are not fast-growth environments in which to operate. In this context, innovation has b...

Deal or no deal: Will UB owners float or sell?

Blackstone Group and PAI Partners are progressing with plans to offload UK Jacob's-to-McVitie's manufacturer United Biscuits. The question o...

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...

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.

Latest News

KP Snacks launches Hula Hoops Puft 14 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

KP Snacks, the UK arm of Intersnack, is expanding the Hula Hoops brand with the launch of Hula Hoops Puft.

KP Snacks Corbett site set for 2015 closure 24 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Intersnack's UK arm KP Snacks has confirmed it is to close its Consett plant in 2015, a move that is set to see more than 100 jobs go.

San Miguel Corp., Savola "eye United Biscuits" 9 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Philippines conglomerate San Miguel Corp. and Saudi food group Savola are reportedly considering making moves for United Biscuits.

Two KP Snacks plants at risk of closure 5 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Up to 186 jobs are at risk at Hula Hoops and Skips owner KP Snacks after the UK company firm announced plans to close two sites in Consett and Corby.

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.

Company research

Intersnack Magyarország Kft in Packaged Food (Hungary)

Intersnack Magyarország Kft in Packaged Food (Hungary)

Intersnack Magyarország has faced serious losses in sales due to the introduction of the public health tax in Hungary. Demand weakened in most categories, where Intersnack held significant market shar...

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Sweet and Savoury Snacks in Hungary

Sweet and Savoury Snacks in Hungary

Sweet and savoury snacks continued to be dominated by two different trends in 2013. Although the crucial decline of salty snacks stopped in summer 2012 due to the boosting effect of the European Footb...

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Packaged Food in Hungary

Packaged Food in Hungary

In 2013 the packaged food market experienced positive developments as the volume sales decline turned into stagnation or moderate growth, whilst value sales achieved positive results in all categories...

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