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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 launches Robinsons jellies

15 Jul 2014

Symington's has announced the launch of Robinsons Jelly.

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.

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: Symington's brings noodle production in-house

15 Mar 2013

Symington's has announced plans to invest GBP15m (US$22.7m) to establish a noodle production facility in Leeds.

UK: Chicken Tonight firm Symington's to launch Turkey Tomorrow sauce

7 Dec 2012

UK food producer Symington's has confirmed plans to launch a Turkey Tomorrow sauce.

UK: Symington's plans to close Victoria Foods plant

1 Aug 2012

UK food group Symington's has announced plans to close its recently-acquired Victoria Foods plant.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

25 Jun 2012

The top stories on just-food this week had a distinctly French flavour. Danone issued a profit warning, with Spain's problems affecting the Activia maker. Meanwhile, French retail giant Carrefour's new CEO Georges Plassat made his first public appearance since taking the job, with the industry keen to hear how he planned to revitalise the world's second-largest retailer.

UK: Symington's buys baking firm Victoria Foods

21 Jun 2012

Symington's has acquired fellow UK baking business Victoria Foods, a company that supplies products under licence for Nestle and Weight Watchers.

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

1 Jun 2012

The global food industry has seen a raft of M&A activity this week with Flowers Food's purchase of Lepage Bakeries, Olam's acquisition of Usina Açucareira Passos, and Booker's deal to buy the local cash-and-carry assets of German retail giant Metro Group.

UK: Intermediate Capital Group silent on possible Symington's deal

31 May 2012

UK investment fund Intermediate Capital Group has declined to comment on reports it is in talks to buy a "significant minority stake" in UK food manufacturer Symington's.

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

10 Apr 2012

A potential merger combining Symington's and Premier Foods plc's brands was a hot topic for analyst speculation this week. Elsewhere, Australian wholesaler Metcash CEO Andrew Reitzer remained optimistic despite announcing 470 job cuts.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

10 Apr 2012

M&A in the UK food sector was again a hot topic this week as news emerged that private equity investors could be preparing to merge Premier Foods' unwanted brands with fellow UK food group Symington's.

UK: PE "mulls merger" of Premier brands, Symington's

3 Apr 2012

Competing private-equity investors are reportedly vying to acquire the non-core brands of Premier Foods plc and UK food manufacturer Symington's, with an eye to merging the groups into one entity.

Promo Tracker: Sainsbury's ramps up promos in November

7 Dec 2011

Sainsbury's intensified its promotional activity in November, according to the latest data from the just-food Promo Tracker.

UK: Unilever likely to sell staple food brands - Fitch

15 Nov 2011

Ratings agency Fitch has said it expects consumer goods group Unilever to offload individual food brands and focus on its fast-growing personal care business.


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