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Investor-backed Symington's explores options over future

12 Feb 2021

Symington's, the UK-based branded and private-label food business, has acknowledged the investor-backed company is exploring options over the future of the company.

New products – Kerry Foods launches meatless Fridge Raiders; Symington's debuts plant-based brand Blooming Good Food Co.; Mars adds to Galaxy chocolate range;

22 Dec 2020

This week's batch of new products that caught the eye include a new brand from Symington's and an orange flavoured Galaxy chocolate bar from Mars.

New products – Danone enters organic baby-milk segment with Aptamil and takes its Two Good yogurt range to Australia; Kellogg debuts Just Right Fusion cereal Down Under

30 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products include Jammie Dodgers muffins from UK firms Speedibake and Burton's Biscuits and dairy-free cheese snacks from ParmCrisps of the US.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

New products – Saputo adds US to Cathedral City roster; Premier Foods debuts Sharwood's reduced-sugar sachets; Nestle's NAT Bears cereal in UK; Good Good Krunchy Keto Bars hit US

18 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products includes faux meatballs from Beyond Meat in the US and plant-based additions to Symington's Naked pot meal range in the UK.

UK's Symington's launches D2C platform

20 Aug 2020

UK ambient food group Symington's has launched an initiative in a new distribution channel, it has revealed.

Symington's says CEO John Power left in September, with food veteran David Cox set to take over

30 Oct 2019

UK food company Symington's announced today (30 October) that its chief executive John Power departed in September having served in the role for three years.

Symington's eyes Stateside growth after Walmart listings win

16 Oct 2019

UK ambient food business Symington's is eyeing growth in the US market after securing product listings with an American retail giant.

New products - UK's Symington's debuts Indian meal kit range; Kraft Heinz adds to Oprah line in US; Mars launches Tasty Bite Indian meal range in UK

2 Aug 2019

This week's new products include Kraft Heinz and Oprah Winfrey adding to the line of products they market in the US and Mars launching its Tasty Bite range in the UK.

New products - Symington's Twistd meals, Mug Shot pots; Mondelez unveils Oreo Cadbury Coated; General Mills, Godiva team up in US; Danone rolls out new brand in Germany

6 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new product launches includes a tie-up between General Mills and Godiva in the US and Danone introducing a new dairy brand to the market in Germany.

New products - Symington's takes Mug Shot into soups; Mars Milk Snacks chilled desserts roll out; Hershey's puts namesake bar with Reese's candy; HKScan launches Kariniemen poultry products

12 Oct 2018

This week's most eye-catching product news features sweet gyoza in the UK, a range of Sara Lee frozen desserts in Australia, a "super-hot" lifrom Seabrook Crisps, and meat-free meals from Pinnacle Foods' Gardein.

New Products - Agrial claims French milk first; Hormel launches Skippy PB & Jelly Minis; Nestle takes Maggi into UK noodle pots

14 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Unilever rolling out a vegan version of its Hellmann's mayonnaise in the UK and Nestle taking its Asian-inspired Maggi snacks into noodle pots.

New Products - ABF's Jordans launches healthy children's cereal Funny Crisp in France; Farmwise creates Chicken Veggie Nuggets and Tenders; Barilla leans to plant-based with chickpea, lentil pasta in US; Dairy Crest reformulates Clover Light

7 Sep 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of a range of vegetarian meals from Birds Eye in the UK, Mars' confectionery brand M&M's moving into cakes and Tine's foray into plant-based foods.

New Products - Fonterra unveils Anchor Protein+ milk drink in NZ; Kraft Heinz and Hershey link up on Whipped Toppings; Yeo Valley debuts spoonable kefir; Unilever launches vegan Magnums

31 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of the first vegan Magnum ice creams and Lightlife Foods' launch into Canada.

Symington's looking to open more export markets

28 Feb 2018

Symington's, the UK-based manufacturer, is embarking on an export push and is in talks to enter three major markets, CEO John Power has told just-food.

"We are doing so many things differently" - CEO John Power on the upturn in fortunes at Symington's and its prospects

28 Feb 2018

Symington's, the UK-based branded and own-label manufacturer, is emerging from a difficult period with a new management team and a strategy for growth. Dean Best met with CEO John Power to hear how the company got back on a path to growth and where he sees the business heading.

Nestle launches KitKat Senses in UK; General Mills to take Oui yogurt concept across pond; Danone launches Mmmh! puddings in Spain; Orkla unveils Superpasta

23 Feb 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.

Symington's appoints chairman and CFO

5 Jun 2017

UK convenience food maker Symington's has announced the appointments of Tim Whiting as chairman and Clare Urmston as CFO.

Symington's promotes COO John Power to CEO 

20 Oct 2016

UK-based convenience food maker Symington's has promoted its chief operating officer, John Power, to the post of CEO. 

Simplot buys three sauce brands in Australia

8 Aug 2016

Simplot, the US-based agri-food group, has acquired three cooking sauce brands in Australia held under licence by UK food business Symington's from Unilever.

Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, Unilever, SIAL 2014

24 Oct 2014

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.

Symington's acquires Tanfield Foods

20 Oct 2014

UK food manufacturer Symington's has acquired Tanfield Foods.

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

1 Sep 2014

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.

UK: Symington's eyes Australia growth

26 Aug 2014

UK food group Symington's intends to expand its presence in Australia through the introduction of more of its brands into the market.

UK: Florette launches croutons with Symington's tie-up

11 Aug 2014

Salad producer Florette has added croutons to its portfolio in the UK through a tie-up with local food group Symington's.

UK: Symington's, Thorntons team up for home baking kits

15 Jul 2014

Symington's has teamed up with confectioner Thorntons for the launch of a range of home baking and dessert mixes in the UK.

UK: Symington's launches Robinsons jellies

15 Jul 2014

Symington's has announced the launch of Robinsons Jelly.

AUS: Symington's launches pasta bake sauce range

18 Jun 2014

Symington's has expanded the Five Brothers range of pasta sauces in Australia with the launch of three Pasta Bake sauces.

UK/NETHERLANDS: Unilever silent over Ragu disposal claims

3 Mar 2014

Unilever has refused to comment on reports it is looking to sell off its Ragu pasta sauce brand.

UK: Allied Bakeries launches Kingsmill snack

11 Feb 2014

Allied Bakeries' Kingsmill brand has entered the snacks category in the UK with the launch of Kingsmill Mini Toasts.



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