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Latest News | 29 May 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. | 17 May 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.

Andy Coyne | 24 Apr 2018

Pladis, the UK-headquartered biscuit and confectionery arm of Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding, has appointed Dmitry Ivanov to the newly-created, global position of chief commercial officer.

Andy Coyne | 20 Mar 2018

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding to refinance as much as US$7bn of debt.

Andy Coyne | 25 Sep 2017

Turkish food group Pladis, the owner of Godiva chocolate and McVitie's biscuits, has ruled itself out of making a bid for Nestle's US confectionery arm.

Simon Harvey | 4 Sep 2017

Pladis has launched its Godiva Masterpieces range of chocolates in the UK, the latest market in a push to build the brand's presence in mainstream retail.

Andy Coyne | 29 Aug 2017

Turkey's biscuit giant Yildiz Holding is planning to strengthen its UK arm and looking to expand further overseas.

Dean Best | 21 Aug 2017

UK-based snacks business Pladis has named GlaxoSmithKline executive Luigi La Corta its new CFO.

Andy Coyne | 20 Jul 2017

Pladis has confirmed its UK snack range Jacob's Oddities is to be axed after six years.

Dean Best | 1 Jun 2017

Pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkish group Yildiz Holding, has made clear it plans to expand the distribution of McVitie's Digestives in the US and roll out sweet biscuits from the range into the market.

Dean Best | 30 May 2017

Pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey-based food group Yildiz Holding, has struck a sales and product development deal with Chinese e-commerce platform

Dean Best | 25 May 2017

Snacks maker Pladis is planning to launch its biscuit brand McVitie's in North America next year.

Helen Arnold | 22 May 2017

Turkish food conglomerate Yildiz Holding has appointed Beanstalk as its brand extension agency for its McVitie’s, Godiva, Flipz and Turtles brands in some of its key markets

Dean Best | 31 Mar 2017

Pladis, the UK-based snacks group, has expressed confidence its local biscuits business can meet the voluntary sugar-reduction target outlined by the country's government.

John Shepherd | 30 Mar 2017

Pladis, the UK-based snacks group subsidiary of Turkey-based Yildiz Holding, has launched a tablet chocolate range, Godiva Masterpieces, initially on sale in North America, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

John Shepherd | 14 Mar 2017

UK-based snacks group Pladis has announced plans to double its chocolate sales and increase its biscuit sales by 50% as the company targets revenues of GBP3.2bn (US$3.9bn) over the next two years.

Dean Best | 21 Feb 2017

Ülker Bisküvi is in talks to take on a business in Saudi Arabia owned by United Biscuits, one of the Turkey-based snacks group's sister companies under the ownership of Yildiz Holding.

Dean Best | 14 Feb 2017

Pladis, the UK-based snacks group, has added to its range of McVitie's products on sale in the UK with the launch of "cake bites" sold in tubs.

John Shepherd | 27 Jan 2017

Pladis-owned United Biscuits has launched McVitie's Digestives Thins in the UK in a move aimed at attracting "younger consumers".

John Shepherd | 23 Jan 2017

Pladis, the UK-based subsidiary of Turkish food conglomerate Yildiz Holding, has said it is not among firms reportedly lining up to take control of Weetabix, the UK-based breakfast cereal business owned by China's Bright Food.

Dean Best | 3 Jan 2017

Yildiz Holding, the Turkey-based food company, has offloaded part of its majority shareholding in local biscuits business Ülker Bisküvi to Pladis, the group's UK-based subsidiary.

John Shepherd | 5 Dec 2016

The sale of Belgian biscuits maker Delacre to the private investment vehicle of Giovanni Ferrero, the head of the Italy-based Ferrero confectionery group, has been completed, it was announced today (5 December).

Dean Best | 17 Nov 2016

Pladis, the UK-based biscuits arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is reportedly looking to sell French brand BN and Dutch business Continental Bakeries has been named as a potential buyer - although both companies declined to comment today (17 November) when contacted by just-food.

Dean Best | 7 Nov 2016

Ferrero's move to buy Delacre is to be examined by competition officials, snacks giant Pladis, the owner of the Belgian biscuit maker, has confirmed.

Katy Askew | 26 Oct 2016

Pladis, the snack business of Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding, is increasing its investment in order to grow sales in the global chocolate and biscuit categories, CEO Cem Karakas told just-food. 

John Shepherd | 6 Sep 2016

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has announced plans for its domestic market to become the group's "base" for chocolate production and for the manufacture of new chocolate products for its snacks subsidiary, Pladis.

John Shepherd | 30 Aug 2016

Pladis has unveiled a "super-premium" range of chocolate bars in the US and online under G by Godiva sub-brand.

John Shepherd | 5 Aug 2016

Italy-based confectioner Ferrero has confirmed it has made a formal bid to acquire Belgian biscuits maker Delacre, which is part of Pladis, the newly-formed biscuits and chocolate subsidiary of Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding.

Katy Askew | 1 Aug 2016

Pladis is extending its Jacob's savoury cracker brand in the UK with the launch of ciabatta crackers. 

John Shepherd | 22 Jul 2016

United Biscuits owner Pladis has played down reports that it is in talks with Ferrero, aimed at the Italian confectionery company acquiring Pladis' Belgian luxury biscuits business Delacre.

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