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New products - General Mills' Häagen-Dazs ice-cream brand expands into gelato; Lactalis takes Siggi's skyr yogurts to UK; Unilever's Magnum vegan roll out in US; FrieslandCampina converts Milner into PlanetProof cheese

8 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a new Japanese noodle kit range from the Tazaki Foods-owned Yutaka brand and Pladis taking the Godiva chocolate brand into biscuits.

They said what? The most-read interviews on just-food in 2018

18 Dec 2018

Our most-read interviews featured giants of the industry like Nestle, PepsiCo and Danone, as well as SMEs focusing on some of the fast-growing trends shaping the sector.

Turkey's Yildiz 'launches Godiva Japan sale'

24 Oct 2018

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has launched the sale of a subsidiary's Japanese business with the first round of the auction set to close early next month, according to news agency Reuters.

Yildiz 'eyeing sale of Godiva's Japan business'

27 Sep 2018

Turkey's Yildiz Holding is reportedly exploring the sale of the Japanese business of luxury chocolate maker Godiva in a deal that could fetch US$1.5bn.

New Products - Agrial claims French milk first; Hormel launches Skippy PB & Jelly Minis; Nestle takes Maggi into UK noodle pots

14 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Unilever rolling out a vegan version of its Hellmann's mayonnaise in the UK and Nestle taking its Asian-inspired Maggi snacks into noodle pots.

Chocolate giants sign up to deforestation accord

16 Nov 2017

Top cocoa-producing nations Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and major confectionery companies have agreed to take action to help eliminate deforestation.

Pladis unveils Godiva Masterpieces tablet chocolate

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.

Pladis outlines plans to ramp up sales of chocolate, biscuits

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.

Pladis, Continental Bakeries quiet on BN brand talk

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.

Yildiz to invest in Turkey as "chocolate base" for Pladis

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.

Pladis launches "super-premium" G by Godiva bars in US

30 Aug 2016

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

Ferrero confirms takeover bid for Belgian biscuit maker Delacre

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.

Pladis plays down reports of Ferrero-Delacre talks

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.

Yildiz plans Pladis IPO to support "aggressive" growth

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. 

Can Yildiz Holding's new snacks unit match its ambitions?

27 Jan 2016

Yildiz Holding is restructuring its confectionery and biscuit businesses, uniting the likes of United Biscuits, Ülker and Godiva under a single umbrella subsidiary. The Turkish conglomerate has some ambitious growth targets for the new unit. Katy Askew takes a look at whether it can deliver.

Food industry news of the week - Yildiz's snack ambitions, Unilever's 2016 outlook, Scotland proposes sugar tax

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.

Yildiz Holding unifies brands to create global snack giant 

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.

Yildiz to list 45% of AK Gida

16 Mar 2015

Yildiz Holdings has applied to the Turkish Capital Markets Board to list 45% of its dairy unit, AK Gida.

Yildiz prepares to list dairy arm AK Gida

27 Jan 2015

Turkey's Yildiz Holding has confirmed plans to list its local dairy subsidiary, AK Gida.

Food industry news of the week: United Biscuits, Dairy Crest

7 Nov 2014

United Biscuits is set for a new owner - Turkey's Yildiz Holding. The UK-based snacks maker announced this week brands including McVitie's and BN would join Godiva chocolate in the Yildiz portfolio. The M&A spotlight was firmly on the UK last week, with German giant Müller striking a deal to buy Dairy Crest's liquid milk assets - competition approval pending.

Higher sales, lower taxes lift Ulker bottom line

7 Nov 2014

Higher sales and lower tax expenses have lifted net profit levels at Turkish biscuit maker Ulker Biskuvi despite a fall in operating income in the first nine months of the year.

Editor's viewpoint: United Biscuits sees Yildiz head West again

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.

United Biscuits sold to Yildiz Holding

3 Nov 2014

United Biscuits' private-equity owners, Blackstone Group and PAI Partners, have agreed to sell the UK biscuit maker to Turkey's Yildiz Holding, the owner of chocolate brand Godiva.

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.

US: Ulker promotes Elsarky to Godiva CEO

25 Jun 2014

Turkish snack giant Ulker has confirmed the appointment of Mohamed Elsarky as chief executive of its US-based chocolate business Godiva.

TURKEY: Yildiz sells 20% stake in food arm Ulker

4 Oct 2013

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has sold a 20% stake in food arm Ulker - double than it originally planned - to foreign institutional investors.

TURKEY: Ulker owner Yildiz to own 75% of meat firm Aytac

23 Sep 2013

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding is to buy 75% of local meat processor Aytac Et.

TURKEY: Yildiz appoints R&D chief

21 Apr 2011

Turkish FMCG giant Yildiz Holding has appointed Bilal Kaafarani to the post of chief innovation officer and group president of R&D.

TURKEY: Ulker owner announces McCormick venture

23 Sep 2010

Yildiz Holding, the owner of Turkish food group Ulker, has announced plans to form a venture with US spice giant McCormick & Co.

FRANCE: Asian markets showing signs of recovery - Guylian

19 Oct 2009

Guylian, the Belgian chocolate maker, today (19 October) claimed that markets in Asia had started to show signs of recovery.

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