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Walkers launches gluten-free shortbread in US

9 Jan 2015

UK baker Walkers Shortbread is launching a gluten-free line in the US market.

Walkers Shortbread launches gluten-free range

1 Oct 2014

Walkers Shortbread wants to cash in on growing demand for gluten-free products in the UK and is launching a line of gluten-free shortbread.

Japan and growth: Why exporters still see opportunities

15 Aug 2014

An economy in the doldrums for years, stagnant consumption, a falling population. To some, Japan may not appear the most attractive market for international food companies. Food imports have also fallen in recent years. However, the country still has to import 60% of its food, while export bodies believe there are growth opportunities to exploit. Dean Best reports.

UK: Walkers Shortbread launches "on-the-go" sharing bags

4 Mar 2014

Walkers Shortbread has responded to the demand for "convenient and portable sweet treats" with the launch of its Mini Scottie Dog sharing bag in the UK.

UK: Profits up at baker Walkers Shortbread

3 Oct 2013

Walkers Shortbread has booked higher annual profits thanks to improved sales and efforts to boost its branded sales.

Interview: Walkers Shortbread US arm targets year-round sales

12 Jul 2013

UK baker Walkers Shortbread generates over 40% of its sales outside its domestic market. The family-owned biscuit firm's largest export market is the US. Dean Best spoke to Steve Dawson, CEO of Walkers Shortbread's US arm, about the company's business across the Atlantic and plans for growth.

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

12 Jul 2013

For a second week, China's probe into infant formula prices - which it emerged is part of a wider investigation into the dairy sector in the country - grabbed your attention. And the US food retail scene saw the biggest M&A story of the week when Kroger struck a deal to buy regional chain Harris Teeter for US$2.4bn.

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

12 Jul 2013

China's investigation into the alleged fixing of infant formula prices rumbled on this week as Beijing claimed companies at the centre of the investigation were knowingly breaking the law. More firms moved to lower prices, including Mead Johnson, Meiji and FrieslandCampina. Elsewhere, Kroger struck a deal to buy regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter, while just-food spoke with the CEO of Walkers Shortbread's US arm and the newly-appointed managing director of Futura Foods following the sale of a stake in the company to Danish dairy firm Nordex.

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

13 May 2013

The quarterly results continued to roll in this week and we listened to a number of CEOs talk about the challenges and opportunities they face in 2013. Elsewhere, just-food covered Hofex, the largest food and hospitality tradeshow in Asia-Pacific, where we spoke with UK SMEs about their international ambitions. Retailer Delhaize Group has also begun the search for a new CEO following the resignation of Pierre-Olivier Beckers.

just the answer: Walkers Shortbread on expansion in the breakfast aisle

10 May 2013

Walkers Shortbread recently launched a line of Weight Watchers breakfast biscuits, which are being produced under license in the UK. The company is hoping that the move will help it build on the growing demand for healthier options as well as the massive growth of the breakfast biscuit category. Katy Askew spoke to David Guest, commercial manager at Walkers Shortbread, about the group's hopes for the category.

SIAL: UK's Walkers Shortbread in "good shape" despite margin dip

23 Oct 2012

UK biscuit manufacturer Walkers Shortbread has maintained the company is in good shape, despite commodity costs hitting earnings and margins last year.

UK: Walkers Shortbread FY profits flat, margins dip

19 Oct 2012

UK biscuit and cake maker Walkers Shortbread reported a dip in margins and flat profits for 2011 and warned margins may weaken further.

UK: Walkers Shortbread to build production facility

8 Mar 2012

UK biscuit and cake maker Walkers Shortbread is planning to build a new plant to boost production capacity.

UK: Walkers Shortbread bucks economic downturn

26 Oct 2009

Walkers Shortbread, the much-loved Scottish biscuit maker, has seen sales break the GBP100m mark as well-known brands continue to buck the economic downturn.



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