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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.

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.

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.

United Biscuits owners "appoint bankers for float"

1 Oct 2014

The private equity owners of United Biscuits, Blackstone Group and PAI partners, have reportedly appointed three banks to oversee a potential float of the McVitie's owner.

United Biscuits "shortlists Kellogg, Burton's, Ulker"

25 Sep 2014

Blackstone Group and PAI Partners have reportedly shortlisted three potential buyers as they look to exit their investment in UK Jacob's and McVitie's maker United Biscuits.

PHILIPPINES: San Miguel submits bid for United Biscuits - report

24 Sep 2014

Philippines food and drink group San Miguel Corp. has reportedly joined the race to acquire UK-based snack maker United Biscuits.

UK: Kellogg, Burton's bid for United Biscuits - report

23 Sep 2014

Kellogg and Burton's Biscuit Co. are reportedly among the companies who have submitted first-round bids for United Biscuits.

UPDATE: UK: United Biscuits attracts first-round bids over GBP2bn

23 Sep 2014

United Biscuits is understood to have received first-round takeover bids valuing the UK biscuit maker "north" of GBP2bn (US$3.3bn).

UPDATE: UK: United Biscuits attracts first-round bids over GBP2bn

23 Sep 2014

United Biscuits is understood to have received first-round takeover bids valuing the UK biscuit maker "north" of GBP2bn (US$3.3bn).

UK: Burton's Biscuit Co. "eyeing" United Biscuits merger

15 Sep 2014

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan-owned Burton's Biscuit Co. is reportedly eyeing a merger with UK snack peer United Biscuits.

UK: Burton's Biscuit Co. "eyeing" United Biscuits merger

15 Sep 2014

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan-owned Burton's Biscuit Co. is reportedly eyeing a merger with UK snack peer United Biscuits.

PHILIPPINES: San Miguel confirms eyeing bid for United Biscuits

10 Sep 2014

Philippines food and beverage group San Miguel Corp. is weighing up a bid for UK snacks firm United Biscuits.

UK: San Miguel Corp., Savola "eye United Biscuits"

9 Sep 2014

Philippines conglomerate San Miguel Corp. and Saudi food group Savola are reportedly considering making moves for United Biscuits.

Deal or no deal: Will United Biscuits owners float or sell?

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.

Deal or no deal: Will United Biscuits owners float or sell?

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.

UK: Burton's eyeing overseas growth

14 Jul 2014

Burton's Biscuit Co. is working to extend the international reach of its brands and has selected "a number" of markets where the UK biscuit maker will pursue growth.

UK: Burton's adds Wispa to Cadbury biscuit line-up

14 Jul 2014

Burton's Biscuit Co. has expanded its range of Cadbury biscuits, produced under licecse from Mondelez International, with the addition of a Wispa line.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

7 Jul 2014

This week, Treehouse Foods announced a deal to buy US private-label peer Flagstone Foods. In other M&A news in the US, Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands finalised an agreement over a takeover of the Jimmy Dean meats manufacturer. Chinese firm Huaxia Dairy and ethnic foods supplier Shazans both announced expansion following investments in the companies. Elsewhere, Burton's Biscuit Co. was in hot water with union officials after announcing 64 jobs were to go at its Edinburgh site.

UK: Union vows to fight Burton's on 64 axed jobs

30 Jun 2014

Burton's Biscuit Co. has confirmed it is to axe 64 jobs at its Edinburgh facility, a decision union officials claim stems from a dispute over pay.

UK: Burton's Biscuit Co. mum over link to 2 Sisters' Fox's

12 May 2014

Burton's Biscuit Co. has refused to be drawn on a report it has approached the owner of Fox's Biscuits over buying its UK rival.

Editor's viewpoint: Morrisons funds cuts but puts price centre stage

1 May 2014

Morrisons today (1 May) gave the first significant details on its plan, announced in March, to lower prices across the store in a bid to stem and revitalise the UK grocer's falling sales.

Focus: Obesity in the UK - whose problem is it?

14 Feb 2014

The blame game continues to escalate as to who is responsible for the obesity crisis in the UK. While some point the finger at the Government for not being convicted enough in its approach to tackle the problem, the finger is often pointed back at the food industry for failing to co-operate. Hannah Abdulla explores the complex issue.

just-food's review of 2013: the trends that shaped 2013 M&A

6 Jan 2014

M&A levels remained relatively subdued in 2013. Growing private-equity interest and something of a shift in capital flows to mature markets have been significant trends shaping the M&A landscape. While gaining routes-to-market in emerging economies has remained key for strategic buyers. Katy Askew examines some of the stand-out deals of the past 12 months.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

8 Apr 2013

This week saw just-food speak with a number of company executives including the chief marketing officer of Burton's Biscuit Co. about the firm's plans and Vigor CEO Gilberto Xandó about the Brazilian dairy group's ambitions. Meanwhile, just-food published an in-depth analysis of our recent confidence survey, which brought together the opinion of food industry professionals from across the world.

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