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United Biscuits sees Yildiz head West again

Yildiz Holding today (3 November) announced it had won the race to buy UK-based biscuit maker United Biscuits. In doing so, the privately-ow...

On the money: Kellogg stands firm on cereal plans

"There is no quick fix in this business," Kellogg CEO John Bryant conceded last week after reporting another challenging quarter for the US...

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...

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.

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2014's most-read interviews on just-food 18 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Our interviews with senior United Biscuits executives - in the year the company's owners agreed to sell the UK snack maker to Turkey's Yildiz Holding - featured highly on the list of 2014's most-clicked interviews on just-food. Interviews with the CEOs of the UK's Premier Foods and Canada's Agropur, as well as the CFOs of Arla Foods and Brazil's BRF were also popular as we continued to gain access to some of the industry's leading lights.


2014's most-read news stories on just-food 15 Dec 2014

Dean Best

The takeover battles for Chiquita Brands International and for Hillshire Brands were among the stories that grabbed your interest in 2014.


United Biscuits to cut jobs at UK plant 28 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

United Biscuits is to axe jobs at its McVitie's plant in Glasgow, the company confirmed today (28 November) as the snacks group makes "major changes" at the site.


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.


United Biscuits UK plant to start strike action 20 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Workers at a United Biscuits plant in the UK are to take industrial action - with the first stoppage on Sunday - amid what union officials called a "management culture of disrespect and bullying".

Latest blogs

Burton's could return Cadbury biscuit brand to Mondelez in UB takeover 10 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

If Burton's Biscuit Co. is successful in its bid to take control of peer United Biscuits, the UK biscuit maker could return the Cadbury brand to Mondelez International in a bid to settle competition concerns.


Kellogg shows willing but is it enough to secure UB? 3 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg CEO John Byrant has reportedly flown to London to meet with United Biscuits as part of the US company's bid to seal a deal for the UK biscuits group.

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