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Soreen makes on-the-go breakfast debut

4 Sep 2015

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

Food industry quotes of the week - Green Giant; Arla in Africa

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.

Analysis: Samworth Brothers swoops for Soreen

19 Feb 2014

UK food group Samworth Brothers supplies own-label products and brands to the country's retailers - although private-label accounts for the majority of sales. However, in a surprise deal, Samworth has moved to buy the fruit and malt loaf brand Soreen. Hannah Abdulla looks into the move.

UK: Samworth Brothers snaps up Soreen

10 Feb 2014

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

UPDATE: UK: McCambridge eyes possible return to own-label

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.

UK: McCambridge sells own-label cake unit to PE firm NBGI

5 Dec 2012

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

Comment: UK food industry looks to cash in on patriotic surge

18 Apr 2012

With some major national events on the horizon - the London Olympics, Paralympics and the Diamond Jubilee - the UK looks set to see an upsurge in patriotic sentiment this summer. The country's food manufacturers and retailers have invested a pretty penny to ensure that they can cash in on this jubilant atmosphere. However, Katy Askew suggests, the industry should be equally prepared for the comedown.

UK: McCambridge adds to Soreen range

8 Dec 2011

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

UK: Soreen to launch malt toastie loaf range

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.

UK: McCambridge to relaunch Soreen malt loaf

15 Mar 2010

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

UK: McCambridge CEO leaves company

30 Apr 2009

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

2007 - the best of times, the worst of times

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.

ABF faces questions over bakery despite rising profits

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.

UPDATE: UK: Former Inter Link chairman upbeat despite sale

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).

UK: Inter Link sold after going into administration

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.

UPDATE: UK: McCambridge in fresh Inter Link offer

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.

Saga at UK cake maker Inter Link rolls on

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.

UK: Shares in Inter Link suspended as bid talks falter

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.

UK: Debts must be reduced, says Inter Link chairman

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.

UK: Inter Link, McCambridge return to the table

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.

UPDATE: UK/IRELAND: Inter Link issues ultimatum to McCambridge

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.

IRELAND/UK: McCambridge in Inter Link threat

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.

UK/IRELAND: Inter Link takeover talks stall

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.

UK: Trade, private equity groups eye Inter Link

18 May 2007

Trade and private equity groups have declared an interest in Inter Link Foods, the chairman of the UK bakery group has told just-food.

UK: Interest in UK baker Inter Link intensifies

17 May 2007

Inter Link Foods today (17 May) claimed that other parties outside Irish food McCambridge are showing interest in the company.

UPDATE: UK: Inter Link working on revival amid bid interest

9 May 2007

The current management at Inter Link Foods believes it can revive the company’s fortunes, the chairman of the UK-based bakery group said today (9 May). Jeremy Hamer told just-food that Inter Link executives wanted to work towards a recovery despite possible takeover interest from one of the company’s largest shareholders.

UK: Bid target Inter Link in executive setback

9 May 2007

Inter Link Foods has received a blow after its prospective finance director decided against taking the position. The ailing company, which is in takeover talks with Irish food group McCambridge, said today (9 May) that Brendan Hynes had formally turned down the job offer.

UK: Ex-Premier Foods exec joins Inter Link as CEO

1 May 2007

Inter Link Foods has appointed former Premier Foods executive Ian Croxford as chief executive, the UK company has announced.

UK: Inter Link forced to wait on finance director

16 Apr 2007

Inter Link Foods has been forced to push back the start date for its recently appointed finance director.

UK: Inter Link share value halves as group predicts more losses

21 Mar 2007

Shares in UK cake maker Inter Link Foods have more than halved today (21 March) as the company issed its second profit warning in two months.

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