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Princes is an international food and drink group. Founded by Simpson & Roberts in 1880, Princes is a private company. The head office for Princes is located in Liverpool, England. Princes is part of Mitsubishi Corporation, the Japanese conglomerate.

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Dean Best | 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.

James Jordan | 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.

Dean Best | 14 Feb 2011

"It does feel a bit like mountain climbing."

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Andy Coyne | 12 Oct 2018

UK food group Princes is planning to close its factory at Chichester in southern England. | 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.

Andy Coyne | 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.

Dean Best | 19 Feb 2018

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

Dean Best | 5 Feb 2018

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

Andy Coyne | 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.

Ben Cooper | 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.

John Shepherd | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Hannah Abdulla | 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.

Stuart Todd | 4 Jul 2014

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

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Mar 2014

Greenpeace has lashed out at Tesco alleging it has reneged on promises it would only stock sustainable tuna.

Dean Best | 18 Dec 2013

UK food and drink group Princes has reported higher annual sales and profits, pointing to the underlying growth of the business and the impact of M&A.

Michelle Russell | 12 Jun 2013

Princes is hoping to attract younger shoppers to the canned fish market with the launch of two Atlantic skinless and boneless salmon ranges in the UK.

Michelle Russell | 23 May 2013

UK canned tuna producer Princes is to invest GBP6.4m (US$9.7m) in the expansion of its olive oil facility in Liverpool.

Michelle Russell | 15 May 2013

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

Katy Askew | 13 Feb 2013

Princes has expanded its Crosse & Blackwell brand in the UK with the launch of two Best of British cooking sauce ranges.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 11 Feb 2013

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

Michelle Russell | 3 Jan 2013

Princes' Crosse & Blackwell has moved into the canned meatballs market with the launch of a line under its 4Kids brand.

Michelle Russell | 18 Dec 2012

UK food manufacturer Princes has booked an increase in annual profits thanks to its acquisition of canned food assets from Premier Foods last year.

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Katy Askew | 28 Apr 2015

Home baking category sales have had something of a roller coaster ride in recent years.

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