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New products - Mars takes Juicy Fruit to India; Kraft Heinz debuts spoonable smoothie; Caulipower launches blended chicken-and-cauliflower line; Oatly dairy-free ice cream hits US

21 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new products includes the latest developments from companies including Quorn Foods, Danone and Dairy Crest.

UK biscuits category deep-dive, part two - riding demand for health ... and indulgence

31 May 2019

In the second part of a two-part feature examining the UK sweet biscuits category, Andy Coyne looks at how manufacturers are positioning themselves for future growth.

UK biscuits category deep-dive, part one - crunch time

30 May 2019

In the first part of a two-part feature, Andy Coyne examines the state of play in the UK sweet biscuits category after a challenging 2018. 

New products - Hershey unveils new Reese's Ice Cream Cake; Kind healthy snacks brand branches out into frozen; Blue Diamond almond-based 'yogurt'; The Meatless Farm widens stable

17 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes UK meat-free veteran Quorn making its debut in ambient foods and a new snacks range from Graze.

New products - Kellogg's Off the Grid frozen waffles; Coca-Cola Amatil's alternative ice cream; Vivera adds to meat-free range; Bio-tiful Dairy rolls out kefir quark compote

10 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes frozen waffles from Kellogg, a dairy-free ice cream from Coca-Cola Amatil and a new meat-free range from Vivera.

Burton's Biscuit Co. buys UK peer Thomas Fudge's

6 Feb 2019

Burton's Biscuit Co., the firm behind brands including Maryland Cookies and Jammie Dodgers, has snapped up a fellow UK biscuit maker.

New products - Dr Oetker targets grab-and-go market with Chicago Town Pizza to Go; Alpen muesli targets "personalisation"; The Collective rolls out kefir Super Yoghurts for kids; Real Handful launches Bundlz

25 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes US-based Flowers Foods launching Dave's Killer Bread English muffins and a new desserts range aimed at children from France's Andros.

Barry Callebaut-Burton's Biscuit deal green-lighted

8 Nov 2018

The intended acquisition by B2B giant Barry Callebaut of chocolate manufacturing assets of a UK-based biscuit company has been given the all-clear by the country's competition watchdog.

Barry Callebaut-Burton's Biscuit deal comes under UK spotlight

21 Sep 2018

The intended acquisition by B2B giant Barry Callebaut of chocolate manufacturing assets of UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. is being looked at by the country's competition watchdog.

Burton's Biscuit Co. sells chocolate-making assets to Barry Callebaut

19 Sep 2018

Burton's Biscuit Co., the UK firm behind brands including Maryland and Wagon Wheels, has sold its chocolate-manufacturing assets at a plant in north-west England as part of a wider deal with B2B giant Barry Callebaut.

Hostess Brands launches bite-sized Bakery Petites; Pastas Gallo unveils 'superfoods' range; Burton's debuts Wagon Wheels Teacakes

10 May 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Fox's Biscuits, Burton's Biscuit Co. said to be revisiting merger talks

9 Oct 2017

The owner of a UK poultry processing firm at the centre of a poor food hygiene investigation is said to be orchestrating a merger between Fox's Biscuits and Burton's Biscuit Co.

Burton's Biscuits Co. to launch thinner Maryland line in UK, Ireland

6 Jun 2017

Burton's Biscuit Co. is to launch a thinner version of its Maryland cookies product in the UK and Ireland this month, as part of the company's plans to invest GBP50m (US$64.5m) in supporting the brand over the next year.

Burton's Biscuit Co. launches Maryland Cookie Bites

4 Jan 2017

UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. has moved into the sharing segment with the launch of bite-sized cookies under its Maryland brand.

Burton's, Dairy Crest among companies joining Courtauld Commitment

19 Sep 2016

Thirty additional companies, including Burton's Biscuit Co. and Dairy Crest, have joined the Courtauld Commitment 2025 in a bid to reduce the resource intensity of the UK's food sector. 

What next for Mondelez and Burton's after Cadbury licence deal?

5 Sep 2016

Last month, after some speculation earlier in the summer, Mondelez International confirmed it was buying the licence to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world from UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. Mondelez touted the "exciting opportunities" it sees ahead for the products, while Burton's, which had held the licence for 30 years, talked up the prospects for its own brands. John Shepherd takes a look at what might lie ahead.

Burton's Biscuit Co. CEO Ben Clarke steps down

30 Aug 2016

UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. has announced CEO Ben Clarke is stepping down after seven years in the post.

Burton's outlines growth plan after Cadbury licence sale

15 Aug 2016

UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. has said it is set to launch a "transformational growth plan" across its core brands, following the sale of its Cadbury biscuit licence to Mondelez International.

Mondelez to buy Burton's Biscuit Co. Cadbury biscuit licence

12 Aug 2016

Mondelez International said today (12 August) it had agreed terms to buy the licence to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world from UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co.

Mondelez reportedly in talks to buy Burton's Cadbury biscuit licence

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. 

Burton's 'closing in' on 2 Sisters-owned Fox's 

7 Mar 2016

Burton's Biscuit Co. is reportedly closing in on a GBP330m takeover of Boparan Holdings-owned biscuit brand Fox's in a deal that could see the company sell off its Cadbury licence. 

Boparan Holdings in early talks to sell Fox's to Burton's Biscuit Co.' - report

17 Feb 2016

Boparan Holdings has reportedly started talks with fellow UK group Burton's Biscuit Co. over the possible sale of Fox's Biscuits.

UPDATE: Lotus Bakeries buys majority stake in Natural Balance Foods

14 Aug 2015

Lotus Bakeries, the Belgium-based biscuit maker, has bought a majority stake in Natural Balance Foods, the UK firm behind snack bar brands Nakd and Trek.

Lotus Bakeries in "advanced talks to buy Natural Balance Foods"

14 Aug 2015

Belgium-based biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries is reportedly in advanced talks to buy Natural Balance Foods, the UK firm behind snack bar brands Nakd and Trek.

UPDATE: Natural Balance Foods shareholders "considering options"

4 Aug 2015

Natural Balance Foods has confirmed its shareholders are "considering options" for the business in the wake of speculation it has received takeover bids for the business.

Burton's Biscuit Co, Hain, Kellogg linked to Natural Balance sale - reports

4 Aug 2015

Burton's Biscuit Co., Kellogg and Hain Celestial have all declined to comment on media speculation they have submitted bids to acquire Natural Balance Foods, the maker of Nakd and Trek health food bars.

Burton's rolls out Maryland Mix'ems

11 May 2015

Burton's Biscuit Co. has rolled out a new product under its Maryland brand in the UK.

Burton's Biscuit Co. launches Jammie Dodgers "for adults"

23 Feb 2015

Burton's Biscuit Co. has launched Jammie Bakes in the UK, a Jammie Dodgers line aimed at adult consumers.

Burton's launches American-style soft cookies to UK

12 Jan 2015

Burton's Biscuit Co. is debuting American-style soft cookies to the UK biscuit aisle - "a first" it claims - under its Maryland brand.

United Biscuits names Thomas Cook's Meysman new chairman

21 Oct 2014

United Biscuits, with owners weighing up whether to float or sell the business, has named Thomas Cook chair Frank Meysman as chairman of the UK biscuit manufacturer.

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