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UK: Foodvest now Findus Group; gets new CEO

1 Jun 2009

The company behind the Findus and Young's brands in the UK ushered in a new chief executive today (1 June) with the arrival of ex-Numico baby food boss Chris Britton.

UK: Jobs under threat at Scottish Young's site

28 Apr 2009

Young's Seafood, the UK fish processing group, is to move production of chilled products from a site in Scotland, a move that could result to the loss of 13 jobs.

UK: The Seafood Co. closes salmon site

26 Jan 2009

The Seafood Company is to close a fish processing site in Inverness with the loss of over 320 jobs.

UPDATE: UK: Young’s “disappointed” by advertising ruling

2 Oct 2008

Young’s Seafood has said that it is “disappointed” with the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority ruling that its advert for Chip Shop Fish Fillets was “misleading”.

UK: Young's rebuked over fish sat fat claim

1 Oct 2008

The UK’s advertising watchdog has ruled that a Young’s Seafood television commercial was misleading in its representation of how much saturated fat one of its fish products contained.

EU: Commission approves Lion’s Foodvest buy

18 Sep 2008

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Foodvest by private equity firm Lion Capital.

Top stories on just-food - 25 July

25 Jul 2008

The confidence that private equity has in the food sector came to the fore again this week with Lion Capital's move to buy two household names - Young's and Findus.

UK: Young's, Findus sold to Lion Capital

22 Jul 2008

Lion Capital, the UK-based private equity group, is to buy the owner of Young's Seafood and frozen food firm Findus, it was announced this morning (22 July).

UK: Birds Eye owner mum over "Findus approach"

21 Jul 2008

The owner of Birds Eye has refused to comment on UK reports that it has made a move to buy Findus and Young's Seafood parent Foodvest.

UK: Findus launches first kids’ product

2 Apr 2008

Findus has launched Findus Crispy Bites, its first product aimed specifically at children, in the UK.

The just-food interview - Mike Parker, Foodvest

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.

UK: Young's, Findus owner questions FSA fish review

8 Feb 2008

Concerns over stocks should not affect the UK’s nutritional advice on eating fish, according to Foodvest, the pan-European food group behind the Young’s and Findus brands.

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