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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

Food industry news of week: MOM Brands, Krave 30 Jan 2015

Dean Best

In the first of the week's big deals, Post announced the acquisition of MOM brands, a fellow US breakfast cereal manufacturer. Post said the buy would cement its position as the third-largest cereal maker in the US.


Yildiz prepares to list dairy arm AK Gida 27 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Turkey's Yildiz Holding has confirmed plans to list its local dairy subsidiary, AK Gida.


United Biscuits launches DeliChoc biscuits in UK 8 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

United Biscuits has launched DeliChoc biscuit brand, on sale in France and Belgium, in the UK.


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.

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.

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

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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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