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Analysis: Samworth Brothers swoops for Soreen

UK food group Samworth Brothers supplies own-label products and brands to the country's retailers - although private-label accounts for the...

UK food industry looks to cash in on patriotism

With some major national events on the horizon - the London Olympics, Paralympics and the Diamond Jubilee - the UK looks set to see an upsur...


Dean Best | 20 Dec 2007

Christmas is a time for lists, lists and more lists. As we near the end of 2007, it seems an ideal time for just-food to create one of its own and detail who we think has thrived – and who has suffered – in a hectic year for the food industry.


Dean Best | 6 Nov 2007

Associated British Foods, the UK food giant, today (6 November) booked a set of robust annual results driven by diverse parts of its business, from sugar to clothing retail. However, bakery, a sector that is central to ABF's history, remains a problem. Could these problems lead ABF to sell the business? Dean Best reports.


just-food.com | 12 Jun 2007

The uncertainty surrounding the future of UK baker Inter Link Foods grew again today (12 June) as trading in the company's shares was suspended. Inter Link's bankers have rebuffed an initial approach from Irish food group McCambridge but, as Dean Best writes, the saga surrounding the cake maker is far from over.

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Joe Ayling | 1 Feb 2007

British baker Inter Link Foods had a turbulent year in 2006, ending potential takeover talks and appointing a new CEO. Joe Ayling interviewed the UK bakery’s new chief, Chris Thompson, to find out his plans for the company’s future.

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Hannah Abdulla | 4 Sep 2015

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group, has launched its first on-the-go breakfast offering under the Soreen banner.


Hannah Abdulla | 4 Sep 2015

This week, B&G Foods announced it had acquired General Mills' struggling Green Giant business in a US$765m deal. Elsewhere, Arla Foods struck two joint ventures in Senegal and Nigeria as the dairy group looks to further expand its presence in Africa. Meanwhile, Campbell Soup Co. reported its full year results and issued a 2015/16 forecast above Wall Street estimates. Here is the week in quotes.


Hannah Abdulla | 10 Feb 2014

UK food group Samworth Brothers has acquired fruit and malt loaf brand Soreen for an undisclosed sum from baker McCambridge Group.


Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2012

UK baked goods company McCambridge has said it will not rule out returning to private label after selling its own-label cake division to private-equity firm NBGI as part of a management buy-in deal.


Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2012

UK baked goods company McCambridge has said it will not rule out returning to private label after selling its own-label cake division to private-equity firm NBGI as part of a management buy-in deal.


Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2012

UK baked goods company McCambridge has sold its own-label cake division to private-equity firm NBGI.


Katie Smith | 8 Dec 2011

McCambridge Group has expanded its Soreen range with the launch of its mini malt loaves.


Petah Marian | 9 Aug 2011

UK baker Soreen is to launch a Malt Toastie loaf as part of a push into the morning goods category in the country.


just-food.com | 15 Mar 2010

UK baked goods company McCambridge Group is investing GBP6m (US$) in the relaunch of its Soreen malt loaf brand.


just-food.com | 30 Apr 2009

McCambridge CEO Gavin Cox has left the group as part of the company’s restructuring programme.


just-food.com | 30 Apr 2009

McCambridge CEO Gavin Cox has left the group as part of the company’s restructuring programme.


just-food.com | 20 Jul 2007

The former chairman of Inter Link Foods has insisted the future is bright for the company despite its move into administration and subsequent sale today (20 July).


just-food.com | 20 Jul 2007

The former chairman of Inter Link Foods has insisted the future is bright for the company despite its move into administration and subsequent sale today (20 July).


just-food.com | 20 Jul 2007

Inter Link Foods has been sold to Irish food group McCambridge after today (20 July) going into administration. The future of the UK baker, the maker of malt loaf brand Soreen and private-label cakes for UK supermarkets, has been the subject of intense speculation in recent months following profit warnings and falling sales.


just-food.com | 20 Jul 2007

Inter Link Foods has been sold to Irish food group McCambridge after today (20 July) going into administration. The future of the UK baker, the maker of malt loaf brand Soreen and private-label cakes for UK supermarkets, has been the subject of intense speculation in recent months following profit warnings and falling sales.


just-food.com | 12 Jun 2007

Irish food group McCambridge has made a fresh offer for Inter Link Foods, according to the chairman of the ailing UK baker.


just-food.com | 12 Jun 2007

Trading in the shares of Inter Link Foods has been suspended this morning (12 June) as the UK baker prepares to clarify its financial position.


just-food.com | 12 Jun 2007

Trading in the shares of Inter Link Foods has been suspended this morning (12 June) as the UK baker prepares to clarify its financial position.


just-food.com | 25 May 2007

Inter Link Foods chairman Jeremy Hamer has insisted the business will have to be refinanced even if the UK bakery group is not taken over.


just-food.com | 23 May 2007

Inter Link Foods has reached an agreement with potential suitor McCambridge, the Irish food group, that should allow access to the UK baker’s books.


just-food.com | 22 May 2007

Inter Link Foods has hit back against claims that it is unfairly blocking potential suitor McCambridge from gaining access to the company’s books.


just-food.com | 22 May 2007

Irish food group McCambridge has threatened to cool its interest in UK baker Inter Link Foods. McCambridge today (22 May) accused Inter Link of adopting an “unreasonable stance” towards the takeover talks and access to the company’s books.


just-food.com | 21 May 2007

Prospective takeover talks between Inter Link Foods and suitor McCambridge, the Irish food group, have stalled over a confidentiality agreement, just-food understands.


just-food.com | 21 May 2007

Prospective takeover talks between Inter Link Foods and suitor McCambridge, the Irish food group, have stalled over a confidentiality agreement, just-food understands.

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