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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: Online sales good news for big brands

Online sales in the UK are on the rise as consumers increasingly shop for their groceries over the internet. Online sales represent a key gr...

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...

Analysis: UB sets sights on Middle East growth

United Biscuits has signed a deal to acquire a majority stake in Saudi snacks business Rana Confectionery Products. The deal, the UK snacks...

Latest Interviews

Interview: United Biscuits international chief 7 Aug 2014

Andrew Don

While speculation over the future ownership of United Biscuits intensifies, the UK snack maker is making strides beyond its domestic market, with a significant proportion of its growth coming from developing economies – Africa, the Middle East, India and China in particular. Jeff van der Eems, chief executive of UB's international business, speaks to Andrew Don about the company's international ambitions.


Interview: United Biscuits driving UK growth 3 Feb 2014

Katy Askew

United Biscuits has embarked on a strategy it believes will grow UK biscuit sales over the next three years. The company is unifying its offering under two "master brands" - McVitie's and Jacob's - as well as stepping up investments in production and marketing. Jon Eggleton, MD for United Biscuits' UK business, spoke to just-food about the group's domestic expansion drive.

Latest News

United Biscuits owners "appoint bankers for float" 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

The private equity owners of United Biscuits, Blackstone Group and PAI partners, have reportedly appointed three banks to oversee a potential float of the McVitie's owner.


Kellogg, Burton's, Ulker "on UB bid shortlist" 25 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Blackstone Group and PAI Partners have reportedly shortlisted three potential buyers as they look to exit their investment in UK Jacob's and McVitie's maker United Biscuits.


San Miguel "submits bid for United Biscuits" 24 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Philippines food and drink group San Miguel Corp. has reportedly joined the race to acquire UK-based snack maker United Biscuits.


United Biscuits attracts bids of over GBP2bn 23 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

United Biscuits is understood to have received first-round takeover bids valuing the UK biscuit maker "north" of GBP2bn (US$3.3bn).


Kellogg, Burton's bid for United Biscuits - report 23 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg and Burton's Biscuit Co. are reportedly among the companies who have submitted first-round bids for United Biscuits.

Latest blogs

How Nestle plans to grow in Nigeria 6 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle is reportedly planning on upping its presence in Nigeria. In the past six years, the world's largest food manufacturer has injected US$400m into its Nigerian business and has plans to spend $70m this year.


Jacob's goes crackers in "British hall of fame" 4 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

United Biscuits relaunched Jacob's as a "master brand" this week, bringing the group's classic cream crackers together with the likes of Mini Cheddars and Oddities. How to celebrate the heritage of an iconic UK brand that has been trading since 1885? Make a "great British hall of fame" - from the crackers themselves - of course!

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