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Young’s Seafood is a UK-based food company. Founded by Elizabeth Young in 1805, Young’s Seafood is a private company. The head office for Youngs Seafood is located in Grimsby, England. Youngs Seafood is owned by UK-based private-equity firm Lion Capital LLP.

Dean Best | 19 Jul 2010

Unilever today (19 July) announced the sale of frozen-food business Findus Italy to Birds Eye Iglo for a cool EUR805m.


Dean Best | 5 Jun 2009

UK frozen food sales have benefited from the recession, with cash-conscious consumers turning away from chilled foods to the freezer cabinet. Young's and Birds Eye have enjoyed success and now another household name - Findus - wants a slice of the action. Young's and Findus are stablemates in the newly-named Findus Group and, under a new CEO, the business is aiming high. Dean Best reports.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 29 Oct 2009

How to source palm oil is vexing the minds of many in the food industry. Growing consumer awareness of the links between palm oil, deforestation, the threat to wildlife and products on supermarket shelves is encouraging manufacturers and retailers to look for sustainable sources. However, only a few have grasped the nettle and, as Adam Harrison, senior food and agriculture officer for the WWF tells Dean Best, the industry needs to do much, much more - and quickly.


Dean Best | 27 Feb 2008

Frozen food has become one of the more maligned sectors in the food industry in recent years, particularly in the UK. The seafood category, while enjoying growing consumer awareness of the importance of a balanced diet, faces its own challenges over sustainability. In this month's just-food interview, Dean Best met Mike Parker, an experienced seafood executive and part of the team behind the Young's and Findus brands.

Latest News

Dean Best | 15 Oct 2018

Private-equity firm CapVest has reportedly emerged as the preferred buyer for UK-based Young's Seafood.


just-food.com | 21 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Nestle taking some of its breakfast cereals into the organic category, high-protein, no-added sugar yogurts from Chobani in Australia and the first chilled milk product from the UK's Good Hemp.


Andy Coyne | 13 Aug 2018

The race to acquire up-for-sale UK food business Young's Seafood has reportedly come down to a final three.


Andy Coyne | 1 Jun 2018

British frozen fish company Young's Seafood has confirmed its Pinneys site in Scotland will close.


just-food.com | 29 May 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.


Andy Coyne | 23 Apr 2018

Sun Capital Partners, a private-equity firm based in the US, has been linked with a possible bid for up-for-sale UK food company Young's Seafood.


Andy Coyne | 19 Apr 2018

The private-equity owners of the UK's Young's Seafood have put the company up for sale, they have confirmed in a statement.


Andy Coyne | 3 Apr 2018

UK-based Young's Seafood has won three "significant" contracts with retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) but has revealed it is to exit deli and meals production from its Pinneys site in Annan, Scotland, saying the operation is no longer financially sustainable.


Andy Coyne | 22 Jan 2018

The UK's Young's Seafood is reportedly eyeing China as its next export destination.


Andy Coyne | 10 Jan 2018

The UK's Young's Seafood has secured a deal in the US that will see its products sold at more than 14,000 distribution points through retailers such as Walmart, Sam's Club and Ahold Delhaize.


Andy Coyne | 11 Dec 2017

Some 20 jobs are expected to be created through the creation of a new UK fish processing factory in Aberdeenshire.


just-food.com | 17 Nov 2017

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.


Andy Coyne | 5 Sep 2017

The UK's Young's Seafood has signed a deal with distributor The Fishin' Company which will see its products sold by retailers in the US.


Andy Coyne | 23 Aug 2017

UK-based Young’s Seafood today (23 August) announced the appointment of experienced finance executive Tim Busby as its CFO.


John Shepherd | 28 Apr 2017

Young's Seafood has declined to comment on a report it could be among potential suitors casting their nets to acquire the UK-based Icelandic Seachill, owner of The Saucy Fish Co. brand.


John Shepherd | 25 Jan 2017

The interim chief executive officer of Young's Seafood, Bill Showalter, has been confirmed as the UK company's permanent CEO.


John Shepherd | 5 Sep 2016

Young's Seafood has said its new Simply Bake range aims to "inspire" a renewed love of fish in a declining market sector and net a following of younger consumers.


Richard Siddle | 11 Jul 2016

Pete Ward is to step down as CEO of Young's Seafood Limited and leave the company after 38 years of service following a major strategic review of the business. 


Hannah Abdulla | 25 May 2016

UK-based jerky firm Meatsnacks Group has struck a lease agreement with Scotland's Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for a facility in Spey Valley formerly occupied by Young's Seafood.


Katy Askew | 25 Apr 2016

Young's Seafood believes it can "rebuild" sales over the coming year through a focus on innovation, expansion into new channels such as foodservice, as well as M&A. 


Katy Askew | 22 Feb 2016

Young's Seafood is launching gluten-free fish fingers in the UK in a move the company said aims to attract new shoppers to the segment and take gluten-free products to mainstream consumers.


Dean Best | 1 Dec 2015

Young's Seafood International Holdings has announced CFO Bill Showalter will replace CEO James Hill, who is to leave the the UK seafood group.


Dean Best | 28 Sep 2015

Young's Seafood has added frozen products to its The Funky Fish Kitchen range, which the UK seafood processor sells through Asda.


Dean Best | 23 Sep 2015

Young's Seafood, the UK processor, has today (23 September) confirmed how it plans to use two plants that were under threat after the end of a contract to supply Sainsbury's.


Dean Best | 13 Aug 2015

Nomad Foods, the new owner of frozen food business Iglo Group, is set to expand its business in the sector with a deal to acquire Findus Group assets in Europe.


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 2015

This week, Mondelez International reported its first-half results and cited the benefits of pricing and productivity on its margins. In the UK, Young's Seafood announced a potential revised restructuring plan that could ease the impact on jobs at two plants. Nestle appointed a new MD for its under-fire India arm and just-food caught up with the CEO of Danone's US organic baby food unit, Happy Family, as it ventures into adult snacks.



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