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Symington’s is a UK-based food company. Founded by William Symington in 1827, Symington’s is a private company. The head office for Symington’s is located in Leeds, England.

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Question marks over Unilever's food unit return

Unilever's food division has been under the microscope in recent months, with a series of disposals and growth in many categories slow, lagg...

Dean Best | 15 Aug 2011

ConAgra Foods, keen to tap into the growing private-label market in the US, has made a higher bid for Ralcorp Holdings. Its takeover target, however, has again rejected the company's advances.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 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.

Latest News

Dean Best | 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. | 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.

John Shepherd | 5 Jun 2017

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

Katy Askew | 20 Oct 2016

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

Dean Best | 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.

Katy Askew | 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.

Hannah Abdulla | 20 Oct 2014

UK food manufacturer Symington's has acquired Tanfield Foods.

Hannah Abdulla | 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.

Katy Askew | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Hannah Abdulla | 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.

Hannah Abdulla | 15 Jul 2014

Symington's has announced the launch of Robinsons Jelly.

Hannah Abdulla | 18 Jun 2014

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

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Mar 2014

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

Hannah Abdulla | 11 Feb 2014

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

Michelle Russell | 25 Nov 2013

Symington's has added a premium sauce line to its Chicken Tonight range following a redevelopment of the brand last year.

Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 2013

Symington's is to launch a line of soups under the Ainsley Harriott brand in the UK.

Michelle Russell | 1 May 2013

UK food group Symington's has signed a licensing deal with Unilever that will see the firm expand its reach to Australia and New Zealand.

Katy Askew | 15 Mar 2013

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

Michelle Russell | 7 Dec 2012

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

Michelle Russell | 6 Aug 2012

Much of the talk for manufacturers on the release of their first-half and second-quarter results last week was focused on weakness in Europe and the knock-on effect from the impact of the US drought on corn prices. Elsewhere, Haribo said it would not appeal a decision by Germany's competition watchdog over a fine for sharing sales information with rivals, and the CEO of Fresh Del Monte insisted the company is looking at building a business that focuses not just on produce and not just on the developed markets of the West.

Dean Best | 1 Aug 2012

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

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 1 Jun 2012

Senior directors at Symington's have snapped up a majority stake in the UK food group in a private-equity backed management buy-out.

Dean Best | 1 Jun 2012

The headlines had a European flavour this week with the ongoing uncertainty over the future of French poultry giant Groupe Doux and the takeover of Metro Group's UK cash-and-carry division by food wholesaler Booker. Elsewhere, we talked to Swiss manufacturer and retailer Migros about its sustainability, published a management briefing on fat reformulation and took an in-depth look at the UK's challenging milk sector.

Michelle Russell | 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.

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