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New products - General Mills' Häagen-Dazs ice-cream brand expands into gelato; Lactalis takes Siggi's skyr yogurts to UK; Unilever's Magnum vegan roll out in US; FrieslandCampina converts Milner into PlanetProof cheese

8 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a new Japanese noodle kit range from the Tazaki Foods-owned Yutaka brand and Pladis taking the Godiva chocolate brand into biscuits.

Pladis appoints former PepsiCo man Salman Amin as new CEO

21 Jan 2019

Pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, has appointed an experienced food industry executive as its new chief executive officer.

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.

They said what? The most-read interviews on just-food in 2018

18 Dec 2018

Our most-read interviews featured giants of the industry like Nestle, PepsiCo and Danone, as well as SMEs focusing on some of the fast-growing trends shaping the sector.

Pladis commits to 2025 UK plastics pact

7 Dec 2018

Pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, commits to make packaging recyclable.

Snacks group Pladis sees CEO Cem Karakas step down

21 Sep 2018

Pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding and home to brands including McVitie's and BN, said today (21 September) CEO Cem Karakas has decided to step down with immediate effect.

New Products - Agrial claims French milk first; Hormel launches Skippy PB & Jelly Minis; Nestle takes Maggi into UK noodle pots

14 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Unilever rolling out a vegan version of its Hellmann's mayonnaise in the UK and Nestle taking its Asian-inspired Maggi snacks into noodle pots.

New Products: Hormel Foods unveils Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites; Kind makes sports nutrition debut with protein bars launch; Pioneer Food Group's Lizi's moves into breakfast drinks; Chobani targets savoury with squeezy Greek yogurt product

9 Aug 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.

Pladis mum on 'plan for Jacob's sale'

8 Aug 2018

Pladis, the international snacks business of Turkish food group Yildiz Holding, has refused to be drawn on a report it is looking for bidders for UK crackers brand Jacob's.

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.

Pladis plans Mexico push

5 Jul 2018

Pladis, the UK-based, international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is looking at plans to significantly build its business in Mexico.

Snacks giant Pladis sets out stall for rapid growth in North America - interview

4 Jul 2018

Pladis, the UK-based, international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is looking to scale up quickly in North America, a market that accounts for just 6% of sales and where it is doing battle with some major competitors. Dean Best spoke to regional CEO Brian Blanchard to find out more about the plans the McVitie's and Godiva owner has for the market.

Mars extends Maltesers brand in UK; Nestle brings Garden Gourmet meat-free range to UK; Pladis takes Why Nut to US; Kez's Kitchen takes its cookies into dairy with ice cream debut

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.

PepsiCo takes US snack brand Poppables across pond; Kellogg adds to Nutri-Grain range in Australia; Arla launches Lurpak Softest spreadable butter straight from the fridge; Yildiz-owned Pladis launches Flipz in the UK

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.

Yildiz confectionery arm Pladis brings in Dmitry Ivanov as first chief commercial officer 

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.

Yildiz Holding 'agrees debt refinancing plan'

20 Mar 2018

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

Pladis passes on Nestle US confectionery arm bid

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.

Pladis launches Godiva Masterpieces chocolate in UK

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.

McVitie's owner Yildiz reveals expansion plans

29 Aug 2017

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

Pladis hires GSK's Luigi La Corte as CFO

21 Aug 2017

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

Jacob's Oddities snack range axed by Pladis

20 Jul 2017

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

Pladis clarifies US McVitie's plans

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.

Pladis signs deal with China e-commerce firm JD.com

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 JD.com.

Pladis to launch McVitie's in North America

25 May 2017

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

Yildiz eyes more categories for brands

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

McVitie's owner Pladis "confident" can hit UK sugar target on biscuits

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.

Pladis unveils Godiva Masterpieces tablet chocolate

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.

Pladis outlines plans to ramp up sales of chocolate, biscuits

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.

Ulker Biskuvi eyes purchase of United Biscuits Saudi unit

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.

Pladis rolls out McVitie's "cake bites" in UK

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.

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