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Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol, Honey Monster cereals and Fox's confectionery, has, in recent years, tried...


Michelle Russell | 23 May 2013

Private-equity firm Langholm Capital was this week reported to have put UK crisp group Tyrrells on the market. Langholm has declined to comment on the reports but the investment firm are said to have put a GBP100m (US$151.9m) price tag on the company.


Katy Askew | 8 Apr 2013

The private-equity owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. are "considering options" for the UK's second-largest biscuit maker, a process that could lead to an eventual sale. Katy Askew takes a look at the players for whom an acquisition of Burton's could hit the sweet spot.


Dean Best | 7 Feb 2011

In what was a record week for just-food in the volume of stories published, the political crisis in Egypt and its impact on the food sector took centre stage.


Michelle Russell | 4 Feb 2011

The announcement this morning that Raisio has purchased UK-based Big Bear Group, owner of brands like Sugar Puffs cereals, comes as no surprise, given that the deal has been rumoured for some time.

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Dean Best | 16 May 2017

Finland-based Raisio – the company behind brands including Elovena cereal and the cholesterol-targeted Benecol – has had an eventful year, including the departure of long-time chief executive Matti Rihko. Four months on from Rihko’s resignation, Raisio has yet to appoint a replacement. One of Rihko’s colleagues, Jarmo Puputti, was handed the job on an interim basis and he is attempting to get sales and profits growing again after a year of declines. Puputti speaks to Dean Best about Raisio’s performance in the early months of 2017, his plans for growth and his bid to take the top job permanently.


Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2013

Cheese spread and dip manufacturer Kavli has been on something of an acquisition spree. Already this year it has purchased Raisio's non-dairy assets and last week announced the purchase of St Helen's Farm.

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Andy Coyne | 2 Aug 2018

Finland-based manufacturer Raisio has announced its chief financial officer Antti Elevuori is to step down.


Simon Harvey | 4 May 2018

Raisio is selling its cattle feed business to Sweden's Lantmannen for EUR34m (US$40.7m) as the Finland-based food group accelerates its strategic realignment on the healthy foods category.


Dean Best | 4 May 2018

Finland-based manufacturer Raisio has today (4 May) issued a change to its forecast for annual sales from its continuing operations.


Simon Harvey | 26 Apr 2018

Finland-based food group Raisio has lowered its guidance for 2018 net sales due to what it says were ''developments'' in the early part of the year.


Dean Best | 23 Mar 2018

Finland-based food group Raisio has announced an "interim decision" in its talks with staff over job cuts.


just-food.com | 16 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Dean Best | 31 Jan 2018

Raisio, the Finland-based food manufacturer, said today (31 January) it is pushing on with its focus on "healthy foods" and is weighing up the sale of its cattle and fish feed businesses.


Simon Harvey | 22 Dec 2017

Finland's Raisio is set to sell its confectionery business to Ireland-based Valeo Foods for EUR77m (US$91.2m).


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Dean Best | 30 Oct 2017

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, today (30 October) interim CEO Jarmo Puputti is to leave the Benecol and Provena maker.


Dean Best | 26 Oct 2017

Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol and Provena, is to invest in UK unit Nimbus Foods, which supplies ingredients to fellow food manufacturers.


Dean Best | 9 Aug 2017

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, today (9 August) described its second-quarter underlying EBIT as "satisfactory" amid falling profits at its UK confectionery business.


Katy Askew | 21 Jul 2017

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, has lowered its 2017 EBIT forecast due to the "prolonged production and commercial challenges" faced by its UK confectionery business, lower than estimated profitability and the weakening of the pound against the euro.


Dean Best | 16 Jun 2017

Finland-based food maker Raisio has appointed Pekka Kuusniemi as its new president and chief executive.


Dean Best | 10 May 2017

Finland-based Raisio today (10 May) reported higher first-quarter profits despite sales being hit by the fall in the value of sterling and by the sale of the company's UK snack-bar business last year.


Katy Askew | 13 Feb 2017

Raisio has insisted its "strategy work" will help strengthen its long-term growth outlook as it booked lower sales and earnings for 2016. 


Katy Askew | 3 Jan 2017

Raisio CEO Matti Rihko resigned from the Finland-based food company today (3 January), with immediate effect. 


Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2016

Finnish food maker Raisio has reported lower sales and earnings for the first nine months of this year. 


Dean Best | 10 Aug 2016

Raisio today (10 August) reported first-half results affected by its restructuring in the UK but the Finland-based food group pointed to rising underlying operating profit.


Katy Askew | 13 Jul 2016

Finnish food group Raisio has sold its UK snack bar business, Halo Foods, to Dutch investors Nimbus. 


Hannah Abdulla | 10 May 2016

Raisio has pointed to competition for a fall in sales fall in the first quarter, a period when the Finnish food group saw mixed profitability.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 Apr 2016

Finnish food firm Raisio has announced plans to licence its Honey Monster cereal brand in the UK to local group Brecks Co.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 3 Jun 2015

The development of markets for gluten-free products in the UK and the US has grabbed much of the sector's attention in recent years but what are the opportunities in Europe? just-food has headed to Barcelona this week to find out.


Dean Best | 17 Oct 2014

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, is to lower the sugar content of UK cereal brand Sugar Puffs - and at the same time remove the ingredient from the product's name.



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