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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...

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Latest Interviews

Kavli keeps firm eye on growth opportunities 28 Aug 2013

Michelle Russell

Cheese spread and dip manufacturer Kavli has been on something of an acquisition spree. Already this year it has purchased Raisio's non-dairy assets and last week announced the purchase of St Helen's Farm.


Interview: Raisio sanguine about brand performance 20 Aug 2013

Dean Best

Raisio, the Finland-based group behind Benecol, Fox's confectionery and Sugar puffs cereal, saw branded sales fall in the first half of 2013. However, CEO Matti Rihko tells Dean Best the company is sharpening its portfolio to improve the performance of its branded business - and is eyeing more expansion in the years ahead.

Latest News

Raisio to grow "challenger" Provena brand 11 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Finnish food group Raisio is increasing its investment behind gluten-free brand Provena in a bid to expand its share of European gluten-free sales.


Raisio restructures agro arm, 43 jobs lost 10 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Finnish food group Raisio has announced plans to restructure and streamline its agricultural arm, Raisioagro, with the loss of 43 jobs at the unit.


Raisio warns on "challenging" year ahead 8 May 2014

Katy Askew

Finnish food group Raisio conceded its target of improving full-year EBIT could be more "challenging" after it booked a decline in first quarter sales and earnings.


Candy Plus boosts Raisio profits 13 Feb 2014

Dean Best

Finland-based food group Raisio today (13 February) reported higher annual profits, helped by improved sales from confectionery arm Candy Plus.


Raisio Q3 earnings slide, lowers sales guidance 5 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

Finnish snack and ingredient group Raisio has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings and lowered its sales guidance for the full-year.

Latest blogs

Key industry insight for you while just-food takes a break 26 Aug 2013

Dean Best

It's a public holiday in the UK today (26 August) - thankfully the sun is just breaking through here in south London to help us bask in our Ashes victory - and, while we take a day's break, here are some of last week's top interviews, comment and analysis in case you missed them.

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