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M&A Watch: Raisio should sell to private equity

Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol, Honey Monster cereals and Fox's confectionery, has, in recent years, tried...

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...

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

The focus returned to rising commodity costs again this week, as Flowers Foods, Kraft Foods and PepsiCo admitting that input pressure had im...

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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 launches Benecol spread blended with butter 28 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Finnish food group Raisio has developed a Benecol spread that is a blend of canola oil, rapeseed oil and butter.


ASA bans Honey Monster ad on health claims breach 5 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The UK advertising watchdog has banned Raisio's online advert for its Honey Monster cereal, alleging it breached EU rules on health and nutrition claims.


Raisio names Elevuori CFO 3 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Raisio has promoted Antti Elevuori, finance director for UK consumer brands, to the post of chief financial officer.


Food industry news of week: Kellogg, JBS, bird flu 21 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Kellogg this week made a move for Bisco Misr after private-equity firm Abraaj tabled an offer for the Egypt-based snacks group.


Food industry quotes of week: BRF, UB, Raisio 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, we published interviews with senior executives from Brazilian food giant BRF as it embarks on international expansion. Elsewhere, staff at United Biscuits' Aintree factory in Liverpool pushed forward with strike action and Finnish group Raisio secured control of Benecol in the UK, Ireland and Belgium.

Latest blogs

Sugar Puffs cuts sugar - in more ways than one 17 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, is to lower the sugar content of UK cereal brand Sugar Puffs - and at the same time remove the ingredient from the product's name.


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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