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Canada's Sofina to acquire Young's Seafood owner Eight Fifty

29 Mar 2021

Canadian food group Sofina has agreed a deal with a private-equity firm to acquire its seafood and pork business.

Food groups urge UK government to do more to save tropical forests

5 Oct 2020

Major food groups have joined forces with large UK retailers and agri-food businesses to urge the country's government to do more to help tackle a key environmental problem.

Eight Fifty Food Group 'mulling London flotation'

17 Sep 2020

Eight Fifty Food Group, one of private-equity firm CapVest's two major food platforms in the UK and Ireland, is reportedly weighing up a move to list in London.

New products – PepsiCo expands Quaker Porridge to Go bars range in UK; Upfield gives Flora US debut; Princes unveils U.ME cooking oils; Friesland organic formula in Hong Kong

7 Aug 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a Marmite Houmous from Unilever and a new protein bar from Kellogg-owned RXBAR.

Beyond Covid-19 – will frozen food see long-term boost in UK?

22 Jun 2020

Frozen-food sales in the UK have enjoyed a bounce, immediately before and after the lockdown. Simon Harvey takes a look at what the near-term future holds.

Ireland's M&M Walshe becomes Eight Fifty Food Group's first acquisition

12 May 2020

Eight Fifty Food Group, the UK-based meat and seafood group created last year through M&A, has made its first purchase.

New products - Oumph debuts sausage, bacon-alternatives; Beyond Meat launches breakfast sausage in US retail; Ella's Kitchen dairy-free line; Young’s goes for Lighter option

13 Mar 2020

Our coverage of new products this week includes a plant-based breakfast sausage from Beyond Meat and a host of dairy and meat alternatives.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Karro, Young's Seafood parent gets new name

1 Oct 2019

The new company housing UK pork supplier Karro Food Group and local peer Young's Seafood has been given a name.

Seachill MD Simon Smith named new Young's Seafood CEO

24 Jul 2019

UK-based Young's Seafood has recruited the managing director of a local peer as its new CEO, it has announced.

What could be rationale for Karro, Young’s joining forces?

3 Jul 2019

A year after Young's Seafood was put up for sale, the company is to combine with another UK firm, pork player Karro Food Group, under the auspices of CapVest Partners. Why?

Karro owner CapVest adds Young's Seafood to "multi-protein" stable

2 Jul 2019

CapVest Partners has moved to create what it calls a "multi-protein food group" with the acquisition of a UK seafood major to add its pork-processing asset.

Jobs to go at factory in Scotland owned by Young's Seafood

25 Jan 2019

UK-based Young's Seafood is to reduce its workforce by 50 at one of its processing facilities, it has announced.

CapVest 'preferred buyer for Young's Seafood'

15 Oct 2018

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

New Products - Unilever brings Ben & Jerry's Moo-phoria ice cream to UK; Nestle breakfast cereals go organic; Quirch Foods unveils frozen brand Mambo; PepsiCo launches Kurkure sub-brand in India

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.

Young's Seafood auction 'down to three bidders'

13 Aug 2018

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

UK's Young’s Seafood confirms closure of Scottish site

1 Jun 2018

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

Mars extends Maltesers brand in UK; Nestle brings Garden Gourmet meat-free range to UK; Pladis takes Why Nut to US; Kez's Kitchen takes its cookies into dairy with ice cream debut

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.

US private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners 'eyeing Young's Seafood'

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.

Young's Seafood up for sale, owners confirm

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.

Young’s Seafood wins M&S contracts but plans to close Scottish factory

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.

Young's Seafood 'targets Chinese market'

22 Jan 2018

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

Young's Seafood signs deals with major US retailers

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.

EU and Scottish government back new Seafood Sourcing plant

11 Dec 2017

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

Hostess Brands, Nestle team up again; US turkey giant Butterball in organic move; Young's launches shellfish range; Sodiaal to take Entremont into organic cheese

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.

UK's Young's Seafood in distribution deal with US firm The Fishin' Company

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.

Young's Seafood brings in Tim Busby as new CFO

23 Aug 2017

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

Young's Seafood silent on 'interest in Icelandic Seachill'

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.

Interim Young's CEO Bill Showalter takes over permanently

25 Jan 2017

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

Young's Seafood launches Simply Bake to net new fish following

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.

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