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UK crisp firm Tyrrells could attract snack majors

Private-equity firm Langholm Capital was this week reported to have put UK crisp group Tyrrells on the market. Langholm has declined to comm...

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Dean Best | 28 Jun 2013

UK herbs and spices business The Bart Ingredients Company has gone through something of an overhaul since ex-Kerry Group and Glisten executive David Collard took the helm two years ago. Dean Best met with Collard to discuss the relaunch of the Bart brand and the broadening of its portfolio amid what he called the most competitive trading conditions in 20 years.

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Dean Best | 15 Apr 2014

UK herbs and spices supplier The Bart Ingredients Co. has decided to expand its wet ingredients business with the acquisition of local firm OTP Foods.

Dean Best | 5 Aug 2013

The spat between UK retailers Sainsbury's and Tesco grabbed this week's headlines after the country's advertising watchdog ruled in favour of the latter's price comparison scheme.

Dean Best | 1 Aug 2013

Bahrain-based private-equity firm Investcorp has snapped up UK crisp business Tyrrells from fellow buy-out house Langholm Capital for GBP100m.

Katy Askew | 26 Jun 2013

Private-equity group Langholm Capital is examining bids for UK crisp maker Tyrrells, just-food understands.

Dean Best | 29 May 2013

Tyrrells, the UK crisp manufacturer, has secured another overseas listing with a deal to sell products at 7-11 stores in Japan.

Dean Best | 28 May 2013

Plum Organics this week joined Happy Family and Ella's Kitchen as three organic baby food brands set to have new, multinational owners. Campbell Soup Co. is to buy Plum, joining Danone and Hain Celestial as three food majors that have looked to invest in the growing category in just a month.

Michelle Russell | 20 May 2013

Langholm Capital, the owner of UK crisp group Tyrrells, has declined to comment on reports it has put the company up for sale.

Dean Best | 14 Jun 2012

UK crisp manufacturer Tyrrells has insisted it believes it can build its fledgling businesses in the emerging markets of India and China.

Dean Best | 7 Jun 2012

UK firm Bart Spices has changed for the first time since the company was founded 50 years ago as it looks to emphasise the breadth of its portfolio.

Dean Best | 20 Jul 2011

UK firm Bart Spices has launched a range of Fairtrade organic herbs, the company has revealed.

Dean Best | 2 Jun 2011

UK spice maker Bart Spices has named David Collard as its new chief executive. | 11 Feb 2011

Steven Esom, a former executive director of food at Marks and Spencer and MD of Waitrose, has been named chairman of BRC Trading, the commercial arm of the British Retail Consortium (BRC). | 15 Oct 2010

UK crisp maker Tyrrells has launched its Furrows range, the company announced today (15 October).

Dean Best | 2 Jun 2010

The new owner of Plum Baby plans to boost the UK organic baby food business' retail listings. | 7 May 2010

The sheer volume of quarterly results this week was enough to leave you cross-eyed but some other stories cut through, including the acquisitions of Poundland and Barts Spices in the UK - and Warren Buffett's latest criticism of Kraft Foods' takeover of Cadbury. Here are the most popular stories on just-food this week | 6 May 2010

Earlier this week, US private-equity firm Warburg Pincus agreed to acquire UK discount retailer Poundland, while UK peer Langholm Capital backed a management buy-out of UK herbs business Barts Spices. Here we take a look at other recent private-equity acquisitions in the food industry.

Dean Best | 4 May 2010

Private-equity firm Langholm Capital is aiming to build new acquisition Barts Spices in a similar way to Dorset Cereals, a food company previously in its portfolio. | 4 May 2010

Private-equity firm Langholm Capital, the owner of upmarket crisp maker Tyrrells, has backed a management buy-out of UK herbs business Barts Spices.

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