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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.

UK: Princes adds to lunchtime NPD with tuna salads

4 Jul 2012

Princes is hoping to "invigorate" the added-value tuna sector in the UK with the launch of a range of "on-the-go" tuna salads.

UK: Princes expands canned meat offering

28 Jun 2012

Princes is continuing its innovation spree with an extension of its ambient canned meat range in the UK.

Comment: UK food industry looks to cash in on patriotic surge

18 Apr 2012

With some major national events on the horizon - the London Olympics, Paralympics and the Diamond Jubilee - the UK looks set to see an upsurge in patriotic sentiment this summer. The country's food manufacturers and retailers have invested a pretty penny to ensure that they can cash in on this jubilant atmosphere. However, Katy Askew suggests, the industry should be equally prepared for the comedown.

UK: Princes launches British Classics sandwich pastes

16 Apr 2012

Princes has announced the launch of a new line of British Classics sandwich pastes.

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: Baxters buys canned pie brand Fray Bentos

18 Nov 2011

Soup maker Baxters Food Group has snapped up Fray Bentos, the brand UK food and drink firm Princes had to offload to secure the purchase of Premier Foods plc's canned food operations.

UK: Princes seals Premier Foods canning acquisition

25 Jul 2011

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

Best bits: Premier Foods looks to heritage brands

27 Jun 2011

Premier Foods is looking to enter that hallowed space enjoyed by a number of recently revitalised British heritage brands, revealing plans to update its portfolio.

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.

UK: OFT approves Princes, Premier Foods deal pending Fray Bentos sale

22 Jun 2011

The Office of Fair Trading has said that if Princes and Premier Foods divest the Fray Bentos brand it will not refer the sale of Premier Foods' canned grocery operations to the Competition Commission.

The just-food management briefing - sustainable packaging - case studies

26 Apr 2011

The final part of just-food's look at sustainable packaging looks at two companies at the forefront of developments in the sector - CSM and Tetra Pak.

Best bits: Manufacturers look to manage margins as commodities rise

14 Feb 2011

"It does feel a bit like mountain climbing."

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.

UK/POLAND: Princes opens European office

8 Jul 2010

UK food and drink group Princes has opened an office in Poland as it looks to expand further in Europe.

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