United Biscuits, the UK's largest biscuit maker, has set out how it believes the sector in the country can grow sales by GBP500m by 2020. Af...
Yildiz Holding is restructuring its confectionery and biscuit businesses, uniting the likes of United Biscuits, Ülker and Godiva under a sin...
Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio during a conference call with analysts this week. However, this does not mean the US snacks group's management is closed to the idea of the company shopping itself. Katy Askew takes a look at the possibility of a deal and who could be interested in a punt for the Kettle Chips maker.
Yildiz Holding today (3 November) announced it had won the race to buy UK-based biscuit maker United Biscuits. In doing so, the privately-owned Turkish food group has moved once more to buy a major Western food brand.
Blackstone Group and PAI Partners are progressing with plans to offload UK Jacob's-to-McVitie's manufacturer United Biscuits. The question on everyone's lips is whether the business will be floated or sold. Katy Askew reports.
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Ülker Bisküvi is in talks to take on a business in Saudi Arabia owned by United Biscuits, one of the Turkey-based snacks group's sister companies under the ownership of Yildiz Holding.
Pladis-owned United Biscuits has launched McVitie's Digestives Thins in the UK in a move aimed at attracting "younger consumers".
Pladis, the UK-based subsidiary of Turkish food conglomerate Yildiz Holding, has said it is not among firms reportedly lining up to take control of Weetabix, the UK-based breakfast cereal business owned by China's Bright Food.
Yildiz Holding, the Turkey-based food company, has offloaded part of its majority shareholding in local biscuits business Ülker Bisküvi to Pladis, the group's UK-based subsidiary.
The sale of Belgian biscuits maker Delacre to the private investment vehicle of Giovanni Ferrero, the head of the Italy-based Ferrero confectionery group, has been completed, it was announced today (5 December).
Pladis, the UK-based biscuits arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is reportedly looking to sell French brand BN and Dutch business Continental Bakeries has been named as a potential buyer - although both companies declined to comment today (17 November) when contacted by just-food.
Japanese food giant Ajinomoto has acquired Örgen Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret, a Turkish food manufacturer that produces the Bizim Mutfak brand.
Ferrero's move to buy Delacre is to be examined by competition officials, snacks giant Pladis, the owner of the Belgian biscuit maker, has confirmed.
Pladis, the snack business of Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding, is increasing its investment in order to grow sales in the global chocolate and biscuit categories, CEO Cem Karakas told just-food.
Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has announced plans for its domestic market to become the group's "base" for chocolate production and for the manufacture of new chocolate products for its snacks subsidiary, Pladis.
Pladis has unveiled a "super-premium" range of chocolate bars in the US and online under G by Godiva sub-brand.
Italy-based confectioner Ferrero has confirmed it has made a formal bid to acquire Belgian biscuits maker Delacre, which is part of Pladis, the newly-formed biscuits and chocolate subsidiary of Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding.
United Biscuits owner Pladis has played down reports that it is in talks with Ferrero, aimed at the Italian confectionery company acquiring Pladis' Belgian luxury biscuits business Delacre.
The owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. have declined to comment on reports that the firm has been approached by Cadbury owner Mondelez International in a move to buy back the license to produce biscuits under the Cadbury brand.
Yildiz Holding, the Turkish owner of brands including Godiva and McVitie's, has said it plans to list its recently established food unit, Pladis, in London by 2020 as part of a push to become the world's largest snack group.
Yildiz Holding-owned United Biscuits today (6 June) announced the launch of two products in the UK – McVitie's gluten-free original Hobnobs and McVitie's gluten-free milk chocolate Hobnobs.
United Biscuits, the leading biscuit producer in the UK, has set out its vision for growing the biscuits category over the coming five years.
Jeff van der Eems, the CEO of United Biscuits is to leave the McVitie's maker, Yildiz Holding, the UK group's Turkish parent, has announced.
United Biscuits has relaunched UK chocolate biscuit bar brand Trio in its domestic market.
Godiva and McVitie's owner Yildiz Holdings has decided to bring its snacks brands under one unit in a bid to drive growth internationally. Unilever's CEO, Paul Polman, sounded a note of caution about trading conditions in 2016. And sugar was once again in the headlines, driving policy agendas in Europe.
Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding is bringing its global chocolate and biscuit businesses – including Godiva, DeMet's, Ulker and United Biscuits - together in a single umbrella subsidiary, called Pladis.
Yildiz Holding, the Turkey-based food group, reportedly plans to invest in its snacks capacity in three markets and embark on moves on east Africa this year.
United Biscuits today (20 November) forecast a 50% rise in its exports from the UK by 2020.
Yildiz Holding has promoted CFO Dr Cem Karakas to executive deputy chairman, a position the Turkey-based food giant described as "the top professional position within the group".
That politicians are selective with the truth is pretty much a given. But it did make this pundit chuckle to hear UK Chancellor George Osborne describe United Biscuits as a "great British company"... Er, yes... one that is owned by Turkish multinational Yildiz Holding.
With market talk rumbling on over whether Diamond Foods is up for sale, attention has now turned to if the company could be preparing to sell its snack food brands separately having failed to secure a buyer for the business as a going concern.
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