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Young's Seafood loses Sainsbury's salmon contract

23 Jun 2015

Young's Seafood confirmed it has lost a contract to supply fresh salmon and smoked salmon to UK retailer Sainsbury's.

Young's brings new products to Funky Fish range

23 Mar 2015

Young's Seafood has added four new products to its Funky Fish Kitchen range in the UK.

Findus: "No sale process underway" in UK

20 Jan 2015

Findus Group today (20 January) insisted there is "no sale process underway" for its UK business after speculation its shareholders are preparing to sell its business in the country.

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

22 Sep 2014

US food groups General Mills and ConAgra Foods were under scrutiny this week with both reporting first-quarter results. WhiteWave Foods, the US natural and organic specialist, struck a deal to buy dairy-free brand So Delicious, while Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen Products made its second acquisition in Europe in a matter of weeks. Meanwhile, we spoke to the CEO of Wise Foods about his plans to grow the US snacks business.

UK: Young's Seafood plays down impact of Kilron U-turn

17 Sep 2014

Young's Seafood has insisted its decision to cancel investment at a site in Fraserburgh will "not have any negative impact" on employment prospects or plans to expand its other plant in the Scottish town.

UK: Young's Seafood extends Funky Fish Kitchen range

15 Sep 2014

UK firm Young's Seafood has added six products to chilled range The Funky Fish Kitchen.

UK: Young's Seafood CEO den Hollander steps down

3 Mar 2014

Young's Seafood CEO Leendert den Hollander has resigned, the UK-based seafood business said today (3 March).

UK: Findus silent on Triton "takeover bid"

11 Jun 2012

Troubled UK frozen seafood firm Findus Group has remained silent over reports it has received a takeover bid from private-equity firm Triton Partners.

UK: Young's to shutter Cromer Crab Co. facility

25 May 2012

UK seafood firm Young's Seafood is to close its Cromer Crab Co. facility in Norfolk, resulting in around 109 job losses.

UK: Young's launches Gastro fish range

17 May 2012

Young's Seafood has launched a range of Gastro "restaurant quality" fish dishes for the UK market.

UK: Lion Capital cleared to buy Cumbrian Seafood

28 Mar 2012

The UK's Office of Fair Trading has given the go ahead for Lion Capital, the private-equity owner of Young's Seafood, to acquire Cumbrian Seafood and Border Laird.

UK: Young's moves fishcake production after customers complaints

5 Mar 2012

Young's Seafood has moved fishcake production away from a former Cumbrian Seafoods site after customers expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of the products.

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

6 Jan 2012

An eventful first week of 2012 saw Baxters Food Group's chief executive handed a drink-driving ban, German retailers criticised over banana workers' rights and Nestle move its UK head office.

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

6 Jan 2012

just-food's first week back after the Christmas and New Year break included PepsiCo brushing off a US report of plans to cut 4,000 jobs, UK seafood firm Young's Seafood shedding over 500 posts and Arla Foods pledging to expand in Scotland - but saying the move could still affect employees. In the week between Christmas and New Year, we saw China's food sector rocked by its latest safety scandal, with news that dairy group Mengniu Dairy produced milk containing a carcinogen. Click on the headlines for more.

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

12 Dec 2011

India hit the industry headlines again this week after the country's government decided to suspend its plans to allow more foreign investment into the local retail sector. Meanwhile, here in the UK, Premier Foods plc, the country's largest food maker, continued its restructuring with the sale of its Brookes Avana division, while Kraft Foods announced plans to revamp its UK manufacturing network leading to a loss of 200 jobs at its Cadbury arm.

UK: Lion Capital looks to sell Nordic Findus unit

17 Oct 2011

Private-equity firm Lion Capital is in talks to sell the Nordic operations of frozen-food maker Findus Group.

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

3 Oct 2011

Away from the World Retail Congress, Mars Inc made its first move into Fairtrade, spice maker McCormick & Co. said it would increase prices to offset commodity costs and the sale of ailing Irish retailer Superquinn was cleared. Click on the links for more.

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

3 Oct 2011

The annual World Retail Congress dominated the headlines on just-food this week as we reported from the event in Berlin. Elsewhere, Swiss baker Aryzta snapped up UK naan and tortilla maker Honeytop Speciality Foods, Mars made its first move into Fairtrade and Nestle named a Wal-Mart Stores executive as its new CFO.

UK: Intersnack's UK arm appoints Robinson MD

13 Jun 2011

The UK arm of snacks firm Intersnack has confirmed the appointment of former Northern Foods executive Richard Robinson as managing director.

UK: Young's Seafood constructs merchandising suite

17 May 2011

Young's Seafood has constructed a merchandising suite at its Fish and Seafood Centre of Excellence in Grimsby.

UK: Consumers want fish from sustainable sources - WWF

13 Apr 2011

Most people in the UK want fish that comes from sustainable, not overfished sources, according to research commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

UK: Retailers must "accept premiumisation" of frozen foods - BFFF

15 Mar 2011

Retailers must "accept the premiumisation" of the freezer aisle to foster the continued development of the frozen category, British Frozen Food Federation director general Brian Young has suggested.

UK: Findus job losses "fewer than expected"

22 Feb 2011

Findus Group has said job losses at its Young's Humberstone Road factory in Grimsby are less severe than initially thought after the frozen-food companmy reconfigured product lines and benefited from a rise in sales volumes.

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

11 Feb 2011

Commodity costs was a central theme this week and the likes of Kraft Foods and PepsiCo, announcing their annual results, said the pressure, which began in earnest in the second half of 2010, would continue into 2011. Meanwhile, the race for Yoplait heated up, with nine bids coming in for the yoghurt brand. Premier Foods sold off another asset, this time offloading its canned grocery business to Princes. And, on our insight pages, we took a look at the UK convenience retail channel, the debate over eco-labelling and spoke to French dairy business Candia about operating in north Africa and the Middle East.

Findus sale finds favour with Unilever and Birds Eye

19 Jul 2010

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

ITALY: Unilever "nears Findus Italy sale to Birds Eye"

19 Jul 2010

Unilever is reportedly set to unveil the sale of frozen food unit Findus Italy to Birds Eye Iglo for more than EUR800m.

UK: Wiseman appoints former Scottish Enterprise chief

17 Nov 2009

Robert Wiseman Dairies has appointed former Scottish Enterprise chief executive Jack Perry to its board.

The just-food interview - the WWF and palm oil

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.

UK: Young’s introduces ‘cook-in-bag’ fish range

29 Sep 2009

Young’s Seafood has launched a microwaveable cook-in-the-bag fish range for the UK market.

In The Spotlight - Findus Group

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.


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