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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.

Latest News

Jacob's Cracker Crisps launched in UK 14 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

United Biscuits has announced the launch of Jacob's Cracker Crisps in the UK, bolstering its range of savoury bagged snacks in the country.


United Biscuits adds to McVitie's breakfast range 13 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

United Biscuits has announced the launch of two products as part of a relaunch of its McVitie's breakfast biscuit range in the UK.


Yildiz to list 45% of AK Gida 16 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Yildiz Holdings has applied to the Turkish Capital Markets Board to list 45% of its dairy unit, AK Gida.


United Biscuits CEO Martin Glenn set for FA role 6 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

United Biscuits CEO Martin Glenn is to leave the McVitie's maker to become CEO of the English Football Association.


Food industry quotes of week: UB, Arla 6 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

A week of some small but notable M&A transactions included Hain Celestial's purchase of US fresh food group Empire Kosher Foods and the race for Egypt's Arab Dairy being won by investment fund Pioneers Holding. Elsewhere, our latest management briefing included a look at how packaged food groups in the US could tap into the country's food service channel.

Latest blogs

Yildiz "eyes silver" in global snacks 19 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.


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.

Company research

United Biscuits Topco Limited - Strategy and SWOT Report

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United Biscuits Topco Limited: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Report

United Biscuits Topco Limited: Consumer Packaged Goods - Com

Synopsis Canadean's "United Biscuits Topco Limited: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile co...

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United Biscuits (UK) Ltd in Packaged Food (United Kingdom)

United Biscuits (UK) Ltd in Packaged Food (United Kingdom)

United Biscuits (UK) Ltd will continue to generate sales through its heavy promotional activity, as well as the introduction of a series of new product developments. Given the size of the company’s sh...

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