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New products - Unilever teams up with Tesco on Nice by Nature lollies; Brain food company Ingenuity Brands unveils Brainiac Kids; Smucker's set for move into honey

1 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes the UK's Noble Foods adding ice cream to its Gü desserts range and US-based Good Karma launching plant-based sour cream and dips.

New Products - Pladis extends McVitie's Thins range in UK; Ella's Kitchen launches Oddpops popped snacks; Glanbia's BSN launches ice cream protein shakes with Cold Stone Creamery; Parag Milk Foods debuts Go Chocolate Cheese

20 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Noble Foods issues egg pledge as supplier comes under fire

22 Mar 2018

UK food group Noble Foods has pledged to supply only cage-free eggs by 2025, a commitment announced as one supplier hit the headlines due to concerns over animal welfare.

Noble Foods launches Heritage Breeds "speciality eggs" line

21 Apr 2017

Noble Foods, owner of the UK-based free-range egg supplier The Happy Egg Co., has launched a "speciality egg range" – Heritage Breeds.

Noble Foods to open new Gu Puds plant

23 Nov 2016

Noble Foods is to open a new production facility for its Gü Puds in the UK town of Bishop's Stortford next year, with the creation of around 100 jobs.

Noble Foods hires John Gildersleeve as chairman to oversee growth

2 Sep 2016

Noble Foods, owner of the UK-based free-range egg supplier The Happy Egg Co. and pudding brand Gü, has appointed British businessman John Gildersleeve as chairman to oversee plans for "diversification and acquisition".

Tesco makes cage-free egg pledge

13 Jul 2016

Tesco is following in the footsteps of its UK high street rivals with the announcement that it is to stop selling eggs from caged hens by 2025.

Noble Foods launches Gu Puds to-go range in UK

12 Apr 2016

Noble Foods is expanding its Gü Puds brand in the UK with the launch of a range of on-the-go products aimed at providing shoppers with a dessert that can be enjoyed at "anytime, anywhere".

How the Happy Egg Co. plans to grow in US - interview

31 Mar 2016

Noble Foods-owned The Happy Egg Co., a UK-based free-range egg supplier, entered the US market in 2012 and its products are now stocked in 6,500 stores throughout the country. The business plans to ride on growing interest in free-range egg production to expand rapidly in the market. Katy Askew spoke to chief marketing officer Jenni Danby to find out more. 

The Happy Egg Company enters US organic sector

13 Oct 2015

The Happy Egg Company hopes to further strengthen its position as a supplier of humane eggs in the United States with a new organic free-range that it is distributing in select stores in California. 

UK: Jobs to go at Noble Foods after egg factory deal

28 Aug 2014

UK egg supplier Noble Foods has confirmed jobs will go at one of its processing plants in the wake of its acquisition of two sites from local peer Manton.

UK: Watchdog clears Noble's purchase of two Manton egg sites

27 Aug 2014

UK egg supplier Noble Foods will press forward with plans to acquire two factories from local peer Manton after being given the go-ahead from competition officials.

UK: Noble Foods launches organic egg range

19 May 2014

UK egg producer Noble Foods, the owner of the Happy Egg Co. brand, has launched a line of organic free-range eggs.

UK: Noble Foods tight-lipped over "sale plans"

8 Apr 2013

UK egg producer Noble Foods has declined to comment on reports its owners are looking to sell the business.

UK: Noble sizes up Gu cheesecake dessert

12 Sep 2012

Noble Foods' UK desserts brand Gu has extended its range with the launch of a larger Mango and Passion Fruit cheesecake duo.

Promo Tracker: Gu, Ben & Jerry's up discounts

14 Aug 2012

Dessert brand Gü and Ben & Jerry's ice cream ramped up the discounts they offered to UK consumers in July, according to the latest data from the just-food Promo Tracker.

FRANCE: Former Lindt exec Guignon to lead Gu France unit

4 Jan 2012

Premium desserts maker Gü has appointed former Lindt & Sprungli executive Frank Guignon as director general of its French operation.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

26 Nov 2010

As Ireland's economic crisis dominated the business pages, data on the country's grocery retail sector suggested it was returning to growth after months in the doldrums. However, will Dublin's IMF-backed austerity package stall that growth? Elsewhere, management at Del Monte Foods said yes to a US$5.3bn private-equity takeover, Danone snapped up US yoghurt-maker YoCream International and Campbell Soup Co. and Hormel Foods revealed differing fortunes to the market.

UK: Noble Foods accused of breaching animal-welfare rules

7 Oct 2010

UK egg producer Noble Foods has been accused of contravening guidelines on animal welfare.

Top stories on just-food this week

22 Jan 2010

Kraft Foods' patient pursuit of Cadbury this week paid off as the US food giant secured the backing of the UK confectioner's board after tabling a higher takeover offer. The proposed acquisition of Cadbury has been met with raised eyebrows on both sides of the pond but the deal will make Kraft the world's largest confectioner. Meanwhile, in the US, Hormel Foods snapped up the Country Crock side dish business from Unilever and, in the UK, egg giant Noble Foods has added to its dessert business with a majority stake in Gu. And, elsewhere, Tesco and Carrefour hinted at further expansion in India. These are the most popular stories in just-food this week.

UK: Noble secures majority stake in Gu

21 Jan 2010

Noble Foods, the UK's largest egg producer, has struck a long-awaited deal to buy a majority stake in upmarket puddings maker Gü.

UK: Zetar appoints Stott as finance chief

15 Jan 2010

UK confectioner and snack maker Zetar has appointed Mark Stott, previously finance chief of Noble Foods, as its group finance director.

UK: Sale of pudding firm Gu nears

16 Dec 2009

The sale of UK luxury desserts maker Gü is expected to be finalised by the end of the year, the lead adviser handling the deal has told just-food.

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