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Noble Foods is a UK-based egg and desserts producer. Founded by William Dean in 1920, Noble Foods is a privately-owned company. The head office for Noble Foods is located in Standlake, England.

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Katy Askew | 31 Mar 2016

Noble Foods-owned The Happy Egg Co., a UK-based free-range egg supplier, entered the US market in 2012 and its products are now stocked in 6,500 stores throughout the country. The business plans to ride on growing interest in free-range egg production to expand rapidly in the market. Katy Askew spoke to chief marketing officer Jenni Danby to find out more. 


Petah Marian | 24 Nov 2010

UK premium desserts manufacturer Gu has seen stratospheric growth, going from inception to a GBP50m (US$80m) business in five countries in just seven years. However, since Gu's sale to Noble Foods earlier this year, its founder James Averdieck has focused his attentions on expanding the brand internationally. Petah Marian spoke to Averdieck about the dessert manufacturer's international ambitions and how it is "growing up".

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John Shepherd | 21 Apr 2017

Noble Foods, owner of the UK-based free-range egg supplier The Happy Egg Co., has launched a "speciality egg range" – Heritage Breeds.


John Shepherd | 23 Nov 2016

Noble Foods is to open a new production facility for its Gü Puds in the UK town of Bishop's Stortford next year, with the creation of around 100 jobs.


John Shepherd | 2 Sep 2016

Noble Foods, owner of the UK-based free-range egg supplier The Happy Egg Co. and pudding brand Gü, has appointed British businessman John Gildersleeve as chairman to oversee plans for "diversification and acquisition".


Helen Arnold | 13 Jul 2016

Tesco is following in the footsteps of its UK high street rivals with the announcement that it is to stop selling eggs from caged hens by 2025.


Katy Askew | 12 Apr 2016

Noble Foods is expanding its Gü Puds brand in the UK with the launch of a range of on-the-go products aimed at providing shoppers with a dessert that can be enjoyed at "anytime, anywhere".


Richard Siddle | 13 Oct 2015

The Happy Egg Company hopes to further strengthen its position as a supplier of humane eggs in the United States with a new organic free-range that it is distributing in select stores in California. 


Hannah Abdulla | 28 Aug 2014

UK egg supplier Noble Foods has confirmed jobs will go at one of its processing plants in the wake of its acquisition of two sites from local peer Manton.


Hannah Abdulla | 27 Aug 2014

UK egg supplier Noble Foods will press forward with plans to acquire two factories from local peer Manton after being given the go-ahead from competition officials.


Hannah Abdulla | 19 May 2014

UK egg producer Noble Foods, the owner of the Happy Egg Co. brand, has launched a line of organic free-range eggs.


Katy Askew | 31 Jan 2014

Noble Foods, the UK egg supplier, plans to relocate the opertions of two egg-packing facilities to a new site in west Oxfordshire.


Hannah Abdulla | 27 Jan 2014

Tesco has launched a farm-to-fork education programme to provide children with an awareness of where food comes from and encourage them to eat more healthily.


Katy Askew | 4 Dec 2013

Noble Foods has appointed ABP Food Group executive Andrew Cracknell to the post of CEO, replacing Peter Thornton.


Katy Askew | 29 Apr 2013

Dessert maker Gü Puds has announced plans to add to its range of ramekin desserts in the UK.


Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 2013

UK egg producer Noble Foods has declined to comment on reports its owners are looking to sell the business.


Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 2012

UK egg producer Noble Foods recorded a 22% drop in pre-tax profits last year which the unlisted described as a "very difficult" one for the egg industry.


Michelle Russell | 12 Sep 2012

Noble Foods' UK desserts brand Gu has extended its range with the launch of a larger Mango and Passion Fruit cheesecake duo.


Dean Best | 14 Aug 2012

Dessert brand Gü and Ben & Jerry's ice cream ramped up the discounts they offered to UK consumers in July, according to the latest data from the just-food Promo Tracker.


Sam Webb | 4 Jan 2012

Premium desserts maker Gü has appointed former Lindt & Sprungli executive Frank Guignon as director general of its French operation.


Katie Smith | 6 Dec 2011

Noble Foods plans to widen its Posh Birds premium egg range to include hen eggs next year.


Katie Smith | 5 Dec 2011

Noble Foods' UK desserts brand Gu has launched a range of "festive" sweets in time for the Christmas period.


Petah Marian | 4 Jul 2011

Premium desserts maker Gu has appointed former Diageo executive to lead its marketing efforts.


just-food.com | 11 May 2011

UK desserts brand Gu has announced that it will consolidate its Gu Chocolate Puds and Fru Fruity Puds under the umbrella brand Gu Puds.


Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 2010

Mark Escolme has joined UK premium desserts manufacturer Gu as MD, just two months after leaving frozen-food firm Findus Group for "personal reasons".


just-food.com | 26 Nov 2010

As Ireland's economic crisis dominated the business pages, data on the country's grocery retail sector suggested it was returning to growth after months in the doldrums. However, will Dublin's IMF-backed austerity package stall that growth? Elsewhere, management at Del Monte Foods said yes to a US$5.3bn private-equity takeover, Danone snapped up US yoghurt-maker YoCream International and Campbell Soup Co. and Hormel Foods revealed differing fortunes to the market.


just-food.com | 25 Oct 2010

UK dessert manufacturer Gu has launched a range of cookies in its domestic market.


just-food.com | 7 Oct 2010

UK egg producer Noble Foods has been accused of contravening guidelines on animal welfare.

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