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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...

Can Yildiz's new snacks unit match its ambitions?

Yildiz Holding is restructuring its confectionery and biscuit businesses, uniting the likes of United Biscuits, Ülker and Godiva under a sin...


Katy Askew | 1 Oct 2015

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.


Dean Best | 3 Nov 2014

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.


Katy Askew | 5 Sep 2014

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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Dean Best | 31 Mar 2017

Pladis, the UK-based snacks group, has expressed confidence its local biscuits business can meet the voluntary sugar-reduction target outlined by the country's government.


John Shepherd | 30 Mar 2017

Pladis, the UK-based snacks group subsidiary of Turkey-based Yildiz Holding, has launched a tablet chocolate range, Godiva Masterpieces, initially on sale in North America, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.


John Shepherd | 14 Mar 2017

UK-based snacks group Pladis has announced plans to double its chocolate sales and increase its biscuit sales by 50% as the company targets revenues of GBP3.2bn (US$3.9bn) over the next two years.


Dean Best | 21 Feb 2017

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.


John Shepherd | 27 Jan 2017

Pladis-owned United Biscuits has launched McVitie's Digestives Thins in the UK in a move aimed at attracting "younger consumers".


John Shepherd | 23 Jan 2017

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.


Dean Best | 3 Jan 2017

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.


John Shepherd | 5 Dec 2016

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).


Dean Best | 17 Nov 2016

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.


Katy Askew | 17 Nov 2016

Japanese food giant Ajinomoto has acquired Örgen Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret, a Turkish food manufacturer that produces the Bizim Mutfak brand. 


Dean Best | 7 Nov 2016

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.


Katy Askew | 26 Oct 2016

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. 


John Shepherd | 6 Sep 2016

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.


John Shepherd | 30 Aug 2016

Pladis has unveiled a "super-premium" range of chocolate bars in the US and online under G by Godiva sub-brand.


John Shepherd | 5 Aug 2016

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.


John Shepherd | 22 Jul 2016

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.


John Shepherd | 21 Jul 2016

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. 


Katy Askew | 8 Jun 2016

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. 


John Shepherd | 6 Jun 2016

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.


Ben Cooper | 4 Apr 2016

United Biscuits, the leading biscuit producer in the UK, has set out its vision for growing the biscuits category over the coming five years. 


Dean Best | 14 Mar 2016

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.


Hannah Abdulla | 8 Feb 2016

United Biscuits has relaunched UK chocolate biscuit bar brand Trio in its domestic market.


Dean Best | 22 Jan 2016

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.


Katy Askew | 18 Jan 2016

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.

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Katy Askew | 20 Nov 2015

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.


Katy Askew | 6 Oct 2015

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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