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Will Covid-19 spark change in UK supplier payment terms?

13 May 2020

We look at the records of how the UK's largest grocers – and manufacturers – have been paying their suppliers and wonder if the recent changes to help suppliers will stick around.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

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.

McVitie's owner Yildiz reveals expansion plans

29 Aug 2017

Turkey's biscuit giant Yildiz Holding is planning to strengthen its UK arm and looking to expand further overseas.

Ulker Biskuvi eyes purchase of United Biscuits Saudi unit

21 Feb 2017

Ülker Bisküvi is in talks to take on a business in Saudi Arabia owned by United Biscuits, one of the Turkey-based snacks group's sister companies under the ownership of Yildiz Holding.

Pladis, Continental Bakeries quiet on BN brand talk

17 Nov 2016

Pladis, the UK-based biscuits arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is reportedly looking to sell French brand BN and Dutch business Continental Bakeries has been named as a potential buyer - although both companies declined to comment today (17 November) when contacted by just-food.

Yildiz to invest in Turkey as "chocolate base" for Pladis

6 Sep 2016

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has announced plans for its domestic market to become the group's "base" for chocolate production and for the manufacture of new chocolate products for its snacks subsidiary, Pladis.

Ferrero confirms takeover bid for Belgian biscuit maker Delacre

5 Aug 2016

Italy-based confectioner Ferrero has confirmed it has made a formal bid to acquire Belgian biscuits maker Delacre, which is part of Pladis, the newly-formed biscuits and chocolate subsidiary of Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding.

Pladis plays down reports of Ferrero-Delacre talks

22 Jul 2016

United Biscuits owner Pladis has played down reports that it is in talks with Ferrero, aimed at the Italian confectionery company acquiring Pladis' Belgian luxury biscuits business Delacre.

Mondelez reportedly in talks to buy Burton's Cadbury biscuit licence

21 Jul 2016

The owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. have declined to comment on reports that the firm has been approached by Cadbury owner Mondelez International in a move to buy back the license to produce biscuits under the Cadbury brand. 

Yildiz plans Pladis IPO to support "aggressive" growth

8 Jun 2016

Yildiz Holding, the Turkish owner of brands including Godiva and McVitie's, has said it plans to list its recently established food unit, Pladis, in London by 2020 as part of a push to become the world's largest snack group. 

McVitie's launches gluten-free Hobnobs range

6 Jun 2016

Yildiz Holding-owned United Biscuits today (6 June) announced the launch of two products in the UK – McVitie's gluten-free original Hobnobs and McVitie's gluten-free milk chocolate Hobnobs.

Should the obesity issue influence companies' growth strategies?

4 Apr 2016

United Biscuits, the UK's largest biscuit maker, has set out how it believes the sector in the country can grow sales by GBP500m by 2020. After hearing how the Yildiz Holding-owned business plans to increase the size of the category, Ben Cooper wonders whether the issue of rising obesity should inform how food manufacturers shape their drive for growth.

United Biscuits sets out vision for UK biscuit category

4 Apr 2016

United Biscuits, the leading biscuit producer in the UK, has set out its vision for growing the biscuits category over the coming five years. 

United Biscuits CEO Jeff van der Eems to leave

14 Mar 2016

Jeff van der Eems, the CEO of United Biscuits is to leave the McVitie's maker, Yildiz Holding, the UK group's Turkish parent, has announced.

United Biscuits launches McVitie’s Teacakes

7 Mar 2016

United Biscuits is expanding its McVitie's brand with the launch of a range of McVitie's Teacakes in two flavours. 

United Biscuits eyes "younger demographic" with latest Go Ahead! launch

12 Feb 2016

United Biscuits is continuing its new-product rollout offensive with its third UK launch in under a week.

United Biscuits launches McVitie's Nibbles

9 Feb 2016

Yildiz Holding-owned United Biscuits is launching McVitie's Digestive Nibbles in what the company described as its "biggest NPD" for 2016. 

United Biscuits relaunches Trio in UK

8 Feb 2016

United Biscuits has relaunched UK chocolate biscuit bar brand Trio in its domestic market.

Can Yildiz Holding's new snacks unit match its ambitions?

27 Jan 2016

Yildiz Holding is restructuring its confectionery and biscuit businesses, uniting the likes of United Biscuits, Ülker and Godiva under a single umbrella subsidiary. The Turkish conglomerate has some ambitious growth targets for the new unit. Katy Askew takes a look at whether it can deliver.

Food industry news of the week - Yildiz's snack ambitions, Unilever's 2016 outlook, Scotland proposes sugar tax

22 Jan 2016

Godiva and McVitie's owner Yildiz Holdings has decided to bring its snacks brands under one unit in a bid to drive growth internationally. Unilever's CEO, Paul Polman, sounded a note of caution about trading conditions in 2016. And sugar was once again in the headlines, driving policy agendas in Europe.

Yildiz Holding unifies brands to create global snack giant 

18 Jan 2016

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding is bringing its global chocolate and biscuit businesses – including Godiva, DeMet's, Ulker and United Biscuits - together in a single umbrella subsidiary, called Pladis.

United Biscuits forecasts 50% rise in exports from UK by 2020

20 Nov 2015

United Biscuits today (20 November) forecast a 50% rise in its exports from the UK by 2020.

Food industry news of the week - Almondy takeover, Danone and climate, Maggi relaunch

13 Nov 2015

Danish family-owned baker Givesco Bakery this week acquired Sweden's Almondy, a move it says will broaden its presence across Europe. Danone became the latest food major to outline commitments on emissions and Maggi noodles returned to shelves in India.

Food industry quotes of the week: American Halal Co., Orkla, United Biscuits

13 Nov 2015

This week, Orkla pledged zero-deforestation by 2020. Elsewhere, United Biscuits opened its first e-commerce store in China. just-food spoke to CEO of American Halal Co., Adnan Durrani following the firm's recent acquisition in the plant-protein space and Givesco Bakery acquired cake maker Almondy. Here is the week in quotes.

United Biscuits opens Alibaba online store in China 

9 Nov 2015

United Biscuits has opened its flagship e-commerce store in China on Alibaba Group's Tmall Global platform.

Yildiz CFO Cem Karakas named deputy executive chairman

15 Oct 2015

Yildiz Holding has promoted CFO Dr Cem Karakas to executive deputy chairman, a position the Turkey-based food giant described as "the top professional position within the group".

Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

1 Oct 2015

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio during a conference call with analysts this week. However, this does not mean the US snacks group's management is closed to the idea of the company shopping itself. Katy Askew takes a look at the possibility of a deal and who could be interested in a punt for the Kettle Chips maker.

Meiji in McVitie's Japan relaunch

17 Aug 2015

Japanese food manufacturer Meiji Holdings has announced the relaunch of McVitie's biscuits in the country.

Leclerc to contest ruling on supplier payments

6 Jul 2015

French retailer E.Leclerc is to contest a decision by the Paris Appeal Court ordering it to reimburse EUR61.3m to 48 of its suppliers.

United Biscuits rolls out Jacob's Cracker Crisps

14 May 2015

United Biscuits has announced the launch of Jacob's Cracker Crisps in the UK, bolstering its range of savoury bagged snacks in the country.










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