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UPDATE: UK: Glisten chairman hails "win-win" Raisio sale

10 Feb 2010

Raisio's bid to buy Glisten is a "win-win" deal for both companies, the chairman of the UK snacks firm told just-food today (10 February).

FINLAND/UK: Raisio moves to buy Glisten

10 Feb 2010

Raisio, the Finnish food group behind the Benecol brand, has made a EUR22.8m (US$31.4m) bid to buy UK snack maker Glisten.

UK: Glisten sees sales progress, appoints chairman

10 Dec 2009

UK snack group Glisten announced today (10 December) that David Wallis will succeed Jeremy Hamer as chairman, with immediate effect.

INSIGHT: Halo weighs on Glisten FY – CEO

2 Nov 2009

Glisten's chief executive has revealed that issues at the group's Halo Foods business coupled with depressed demand due to the economic downturn dented profitability at the UK snack group, which today (2 November) posted a 49% drop in pre-tax profits.

UK: Glisten FY profits plummet

2 Nov 2009

UK snack group Glisten said today (2 November) that its full-year earnings were down by almost one-third and pre-tax profit almost halved, despite stable revenues.

UK: Glisten savoury MD hails new unit

29 Sep 2009

Glisten has announced plans to unify its savoury snack businesses into a single operating unit.

UK: Glisten reassures on reporting issues

26 Aug 2009

Glisten has moved to reassure the market after inaccurate reporting issues at its Halo Foods business forced the UK confectioner to delay the release of its preliminary results.

UK: Glisten lowers guidance, suspends executives

26 Jun 2009

UK food group Glisten has reduced its profit forecasts for the full year and suspended two executives as a result of finding failures in management and accounting processes at one of its subsidiaries.

UPDATE: UK: Glisten CFO upbeat despite margin pressure

23 Mar 2009

UK snack maker Glisten has remained upbeat on its outlook for the full-year, despite posting half-year profits that were down by about one-third.

UK: Glisten focuses on value to ride out recession

23 Mar 2009

UK snack group Glisten has said it expects the introduction of new value products to see it through the current recession after seeing half-year profits fall.

UK: Glisten warns H1 profits to fall

19 Jan 2009

UK snacks and confectionery maker Glisten warned today (19 January) that half-year profits would fall after lower volumes led to the “under-recovery” of overheads.

UK: Glisten has “reasonable” start to year

13 Nov 2008

UK snacks and confectionery maker Glisten said today (13 November) it had enjoyed a "reasonable" start to the year with sales 15% ahead of last year.

UK: Glisten launches Fruitus fruit bars

4 Nov 2008

Lyme Regis Fine Foods, a division of UK healthy snack maker Glisten, has extended its Fruitus brand with the addition of a range of Chewy Fruit Bars.

UK: Glisten backs strategy after healthy profit jump

8 Sep 2008

Glisten, the UK snacks and confectionery firm, has pointed to its focus on the healthy and premium parts of the sector for its rising annual sales and earnings over the last 12 months.

UK: Glisten launches Sun-Maid Fruit Fingers

9 Jun 2008

UK-snack group Glisten has launched Sun-Maid branded Fruit Fingers.

UK: Glisten focuses on NPD with Fruitus launch

16 Apr 2008

Glisten subsidiary Lyme Regis Fine Foods has launched an extension to its Fruitus line of healthy fruit snack bars in an attempt to grow sales.

Just the Answer - Dave Brooks, Finsbury Food Group

18 Mar 2008

Finsbury Food Group, the UK cake maker, has thrived despite soaring commodity costs and growing concern among consumers over following a more balanced diet. Chief executive Dave Brooks told Dean Best about the reasons behind the success of the business and why he believes Finsbury is well-placed to grow despite an ever-more turbulent operating environment.

UK: Acquisitions cheer candy firm Glisten

11 Mar 2008

UK snack and confectionery group Glisten has reported a 13% increase in half-year sales thanks to contributions from recent acquisitions.

UK: Glisten buys two more snack firms

6 Nov 2007

Fledgling UK confectioner Glisten has snapped up two local savoury snack firms.

EUROPE/US: Healthy snacks popularity to grow, says study

21 Sep 2007

Demand for healthier snacks in Europe and the US is set to continue, according to research in the sector.

UK: Glisten eyes doubling of branded sales

11 Sep 2007

Glisten is looking to double its branded sales over the next 12 months, the UK snack foods and confectionery group has told just-food.

UK: Snacks firm Glisten books rising FY profits

10 Sep 2007

Glisten has posted rising annual profits on the back of growing demand for healthier snacks and confectionery, the UK company said today (10 September).

UK: Glisten moves into "premium savoury snacks"

7 Sep 2007

UK confectionery and snacks group Glisten has bought local nuts and snacks firm Dormen Foods for GBP7.45m (US$15.1m).

UK: Glisten forms JV to buy Skinny Candy

7 Sep 2007

UK confectionery and snacks group Glisten has formed a joint venture with “lite” confectioner Skinny Candy.

UK: Glisten focuses on ‘build and buy’ strategy

13 Mar 2007

Posting record interim results yesterday (13 March), UK confectionery and snack company Glisten said that it is focusing on a ‘build and buy’ strategy and added that it is on the look-out for acquisitions to enhance its healthy product range.

UK: Glisten buys Lyme Regis Fine Foods

13 Dec 2005

Confectionery and snack foods group Glisten Plc has announced its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Lyme Regis Fine Foods Limited.

UK: Glisten reports ‘very good’ start to the year

4 Nov 2005

UK confectionery, snack foods and specialist ingredients group Glisten has said it has made a “very good” start to the current year, with overall turnover for the first four months more than double last year and, on a like-for-like basis, up by 13% – both of which are in line with the company’s expectations.

UK: Glisten continues rapid growth

14 Sep 2005

UK confectionery, snack food and specialist ingredients group Glisten has said turnover increased 99% to £41.2m (US$75.2m) for the year to 30 June 2005.

UK: Co-op appoints new chief executive of food retail

16 May 2005

The Co-operative Group has announced the appointment of Guy McCracken as chief executive of food retail.

UK: Glisten announces rise in profit, sales

7 Mar 2005

UK confectionery maker Glisten has announced a rise in sales to £14.2m (US$27.18)in the six months to 31 December 2004, compared with £9.4m in the same period in 2003.


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