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Intersnack buys stake in popcorn firm Natais' parent

27 Nov 2020

Germany-based snacks giant Intersnack, home to brands to including Pom-Bear and KP Nuts, has bought a minority stake in a popcorn supplier.

KP Snacks brings Popchips production in-house

26 Oct 2020

KP Snacks in the UK is moving production of its better-for-you Popchips brand in-house to a new manufacturing facility.

New products – PepsiCo expands Quaker Porridge to Go bars range in UK; Upfield gives Flora US debut; Princes unveils U.ME cooking oils; Friesland organic formula in Hong Kong

7 Aug 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a Marmite Houmous from Unilever and a new protein bar from Kellogg-owned RXBAR.

New products - UK baby food brand Piccolo moves into infant formula; Unilever launches vegan stock pots under Knorr brand; UK's Signature Flatbreads launches Brioche Style Wraps

7 Feb 2020

This week's batch of new products includes a nut mix range from Intersnack-owned UK crisps brand Tyrrells and Lizi's branching out into muesli.

Intersnack buys stake in Universal Robina Corp.'s Oceania assets

8 Jul 2019

Intersnack, the Germany-based snacks group, has made an investment in the assets in Australia and New Zealand owned by a major Asia-Pacific peer.

Germany's Pfeifer & Langen invests in plant-based food specialist Amidori

15 Mar 2019

German plant-based food firm Amidori, which has been seeking a partner to help it scale-up, has sold a majority stake in the business.

KP Snacks to close UK popcorn plant, putting 90 jobs at risk

28 Feb 2019

KP Snacks, which is owned by Germany's Intersnack, is to close a UK popcorn factory, putting around 90 jobs at risk.

New products - Mondelez broadens Cadbury range in UK; Intersnack-owned crisp brand McCoy's launches Muchos tortilla chips; Parag Milk Foods expands reach of premium offering Pride of Cows; Pladis expands Go Ahead line with low-calorie options

18 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Post Holdings and Hostess Brands coming together to launch breakfast cereals and a chicken alternative from Naturli' Foods.

The most-read news on just-food in 2018

20 Dec 2018

The news stories that caught your eye in 2018 included a number of M&A deals, CEOs departing and emerging brands entering new markets.

Germany's Intersnack Group snaps up Popchips via UK arm KP Snacks

18 Jul 2018

Germany's Intersnack Group has made its second acquisition in the UK snack market in as many months with the purchase of Popchips Ltd. for an undisclosed sum.

Why latest Tyrrells takeover is no major surprise

18 May 2018

UK-based savoury snacks business Tyrrells is getting its third owner in two years - but the latest deal is no surprise, writes Dean Best.

Intersnack snaps up Tyrrells crisp brand from Hershey

17 May 2018

Germany's Intersnack is acquiring Hershey's UK-based crisps business Tyrrells for an undisclosed sum, with ambitions to grow sales across international markets.

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.

Intersnack bags Butterkist to broaden UK offer - interview

25 Jul 2017

Germany's Intersnack, already the second-largest savoury snacks supplier in the UK, has sought once again to expand its position in its largest market outside its own backyard through M&A. Last week, Intersnack, which owns UK crisp and nut business KP Snacks, announced a deal to buy the Butterkist popcorn brand from the private-equity-backed Tangerine Confectionery. just-food's Andy Coyne caught up with KP Snacks sales director Andy Riddle to find out more about the rationale for the company's move for Butterkist.

Intersnack confirms purchase of Butterkist popcorn from Tangerine Confectionery

17 Jul 2017

Germany's Intersnack has reached an agreement to acquire UK popcorn brand Butterkist from local group Tangerine Confectionery, it was confirmed today (17 July).

Intersnack 'to buy Butterkist from Tangerine Confectionery'

17 Jul 2017

Germany-based Intersnack, the company behind savoury snacks brands KP and Pom-Bear, is reportedly set to acquire Butterkist popcorn from UK firm Tangerine Confectionery.

KP Snacks putting brands and customers at heart of growth strategy - interview

24 Apr 2017

KP Snacks, the UK arm of Germany's Intersnack, is focused on growing its share of the country's snack sector through a strategy focusing on the strength of its core brands, its retail customers and on growth areas of the market. Katy Askew spoke to Andy Riddle, sales director at KP Snacks, to find out more about how the group hopes to expand. 

Muller CFO Henrik Bauwens moves to Intersnack

16 Jun 2016

Muller CFO Henrik Bauwens is to leave the German dairy giant and join Intersnack, the German group behind brands including McCoy's.

KP Snacks eyes demand for healthier snacks with baked Hula Hoops

9 May 2016

KP Snacks, the UK arm of Intersnack, is targeting the better-for-you food consumer with the launch of a baked version of its Hula Hoops snack.

just-food's pick: Top ten on-trend products at ISM

3 Feb 2015

The mature confectionery and snack markets of Europe are not fast-growth environments in which to operate. In this context, innovation has become ever more key to the success of companies operating within the category. This innovative spirit was in full evidence at this year's 45th International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) in Cologne this week.

KP Snacks launches Hula Hoops Puft

14 Jan 2015

KP Snacks, the UK arm of Intersnack, is expanding the Hula Hoops brand with the launch of Hula Hoops Puft.

KP Snacks Corbett site set for 2015 closure

24 Nov 2014

Intersnack's UK arm KP Snacks has confirmed it is to close its Consett plant in 2015, a move that is set to see more than 100 jobs go.

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.

UK: 186 jobs at risk as KP Snacks proposes two-plant closure

5 Sep 2014

Up to 186 jobs are at risk at Hula Hoops and Skips owner KP Snacks after the UK company firm announced plans to close two sites in Consett and Corby.

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: Kellogg mum on United Biscuits interest

6 Aug 2014

Kellogg has declined to comment on reports that it is preparing a GBP2bn (US$3.4bn) bid for UK McVitie's-to-Jacob's biscuit maker United Biscuits.

UK: Intersnack's KP Snacks launches McCoy's Fire Pit Sizzlers

4 Aug 2014

KP Snacks, the UK arm of German snack group Intersnack, is launching an "American-style" line for its McCoy's brand.

Comment: United Biscuits sale unlikely in the near-term

4 Feb 2014

Much media attention has focused on whether the private-equity owners of United Biscuits are preparing to sell off the UK biscuit maker. However, Katy Askew suggests, a sale is unlikely to be on the agenda in the near term.

ISM: Innovation round-up from ISM 2014

29 Jan 2014

Confectioners have gathered from all over the world to attend sector-specific trade show ISM in Cologne this week. Many companies are showcasing some of their most recent innovations, providing an indication of the latest trends in global confectionery markets. Here is a selection of some NPD that caught our eye.

UK: United Biscuits sale not on cards - sources

15 Jan 2014

The private-equity owners of United Biscuits are not preparing for an imminent sale of the UK biscuit group, industry sources have indicated.


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