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Princes blames "unprecedented market conditions" amid plans to close site in UK

12 Oct 2018

UK food and beverage group Princes is planning to close its factory in the town of Chichester in southern England.

New products - Delamere Dairy launches plant-based drinks range; Mars unveils new texture variants of Skittles, Starburst; PepsiCo takes Quaker into UK breakfast drinks; Nestle enters India breakfast cereal market with Nesplus

6 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.

US private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners 'eyeing Young's Seafood'

23 Apr 2018

Sun Capital Partners, a private-equity firm based in the US, has been linked with a possible bid for up-for-sale UK food company Young's Seafood.

Princes holding "business review"

19 Feb 2018

Princes, the UK-based food and drinks supplier, is reviewing its operations.

ADM, Bunge silent on 'takeover talks'

5 Feb 2018

Archer Daniels Midland is reportedly in advanced talks to buy fellow US-based, agri-food giant Bunge.

Princes targets premium and health trends with Napolina spray oils

16 Aug 2017

Napolina, the Italian cooking brand owned by the UK-based food and drink group Princes, is launching a range of spray olive oils to align with market trends such as health, convenience and premiumisation.

Princes launches gluten-free Napolina pasta line

17 May 2017

UK-based food and drinks group Princes has added gluten-free variants to its Napolina vegetable pasta range, marking the brand's first move into the free-from market.

Princes to reduce sugar in canned fruit, fillings

16 Mar 2017

Princes, the UK-based food and drinks group owned by Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp., has announced plans to reduce sugar in its Fruit Fillings products and to swap syrup for juice in some of its canned fruits.

Princes names Cameron Mackintosh managing director

7 Mar 2017

Princes, the UK-based food and drinks group owned by Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp., has named Cameron Mackintosh as its new managing director.

Princes FY profits rise despite drop in sales

21 Dec 2016

Princes, the UK-based food and drinks group, has reported a rise in annual profits for its most recent financial year, despite the company, owned by Japan's Mitsubishi Corp., seeing sales fall.

Food industry news of the week - R&R Ice Cream, TPP trade deal, US dietary guidelines

12 Oct 2015

Nestle's "advanced" talks to put the bulk of its ice cream business into a venture with the UK's R&R Ice Cream was the week's stand-out M&A story, while regulatory developments - the TPP trade deal, food safety rules in China and US dietary guidelines - caught the eye elsewhere.

John West, Princes face criticism on tuna sourcing

7 Oct 2015

Thai Union Group's UK unit John West and Princes, the UK food and drink group, have come under fire from Greenpeace over their tuna sourcing and sustainability pledges.

Mitusbishi Corp. forms Myanmar JV

1 Apr 2015

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. has invested in Myanmar's Capital Diamond Star Group to manufacture and distribute food in the market and regionally.

Mitsubishi coy over Bumble Bee Foods link

14 Oct 2014

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. has declined to comment on speculation it has joined the race for the takeover for US canned tuna giant Bumble Bee Foods.

FRANCE: Princes launches tuna range on French market

4 Jul 2014

UK-based Princes has launched its namesake tinned tuna range on the French market.

UK: Princes adds to sandwich filler range

15 May 2013

Princes is adding to its range of sandwich fillers in the UK with a line of "deli-inspired" tuna-based products.

UK: Princes Crosse & Blackwell adds jelly pots to 4Kids line

11 Feb 2013

Princes' Crosse & Blackwell has expanded its 4Kids children's range with the launch of Disney-themed fruit in jelly pots.

UK: Princes signs Ferrara supply deal

11 Feb 2013

Princes has signed a long-term partnership deal with Italian pasta producer Pastificio Guido Ferrara in a deal that it hopes will boost its European presence.

In the spotlight: China a factor in Itochu interest in Dole

14 Sep 2012

A chunk of Dole Food Co.'s business could end up in the hands of one of Japan's largest trading houses it was announced this week - and China appears to be central to the potential deal.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

27 Jan 2012

The UK government this week launched a series of measures, drawn up with industry, to drive the food sector's growth overseas. The so-called export action plan came in the week that food and drink giant Princes announced a venture in Italy and UK confectioner Zetar opened its first sales office in Europe. Zetar's CEO outlined the company's Continental sales target to just-food and, in a further interview with a top executive, Spar International MD Dr Gordon Campbell told us about the symbol retailer's expansion plans in India.

UK/ITALY: Princes sets up Italian tomato venture

25 Jan 2012

UK food and drink group Princes, the owner of Napolina canned tomatoes, has set up a tomato processing venture in Italy.

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

21 Nov 2011

Uncertainty surrounds PepsiCo at the moment, with rumours that some directors now want the US food and drink giant to examine whether to split the company in two - a move some analysts and investors demand. CEO Indra Nooyi is reported to be against such a move and is said to be lining up acquisitions to bolster the company. Elsewhere, Unilever again faced claims that it would look to offload more food brands and HJ Heinz said it would close more factories to deal with the "difficult" trading conditions in some markets, Click on the headlines for more.

UK: Princes seals Premier Foods canning acquisition

25 Jul 2011

Princes has completed the acquisition of Premier Foods plc's East Anglian canning operations.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

24 Jun 2011

This week Whole Foods outlined its ambitions for some 1,000 stores in the US, while ConAgra kept its sights firmly on acquiring Ralcorp. just-food spoke to Tyrrells new international marketing manager about the company's "entertaining" crisp and Asda remained nonchalant following the departure of its COO. Here is the best of what was said this week.

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

11 Feb 2011

Commodity costs was a central theme this week and the likes of Kraft Foods and PepsiCo, announcing their annual results, said the pressure, which began in earnest in the second half of 2010, would continue into 2011. Meanwhile, the race for Yoplait heated up, with nine bids coming in for the yoghurt brand. Premier Foods sold off another asset, this time offloading its canned grocery business to Princes. And, on our insight pages, we took a look at the UK convenience retail channel, the debate over eco-labelling and spoke to French dairy business Candia about operating in north Africa and the Middle East.

UK: Premier Foods sells canned grocery brands to Princes

8 Feb 2011

Premier Foods plc has reached an agreement to sell its canned grocery operations in East Anglia to fellow UK food and drink group Princes.

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