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Dean Best | 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.

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Dean Best | 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.


just-food.com | 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.


just-food.com | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


just-food.com | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


just-food.com | 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.


just-food.com | 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 JD.com.


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.



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