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Food group Princes opens new UK plant as part of capital investment plan

8 Jul 2019

Princes, the UK food group, has completed the first phase of an GBP80m (US$100m) investment plan by opening a new plant.

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: Tesco slammed for 'breaking sustainable tuna promise'

3 Mar 2014

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

UK: Organic growth, M&A boosts Princes

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.

UK: Princes invests in new ambient salmon ranges

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.

UK: Princes invests in olive oil facility expansion

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.

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 launches Crosse & Blackwell cooking sauces

13 Feb 2013

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

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.

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 Crosse & Blackwell moves into meatballs

3 Jan 2013

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

UK: Premier canning deal lifts Princes FY profit

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.

UK: Princes adds to Crosse & Blackwell 4Kids pasta range

11 Dec 2012

Princes has added new lines to its Crosse & Blackwell 4Kids pasta range in the UK as it relaunches the brand.

UK: Princes eyes adults with Branston bean launch

6 Dec 2012

Princes hopes to increase its appeal to adult consumers with the launch of a number of bean meals under the Branston brand in the UK.

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.

UK: Princes readies GBP1.6m advertising campaign

16 Aug 2012

UK food group Princes has devised a GBP1.6m (US$2.5m) advertising campaign across its portfolio to push its 'Yours to Enjoy' brand message.

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