United Biscuits’ (UB’s) plans to cut 202 jobs at its McVitie’s factory in Glasgow have been branded as ‘devastating’ by trades union GMB, having been revealed just weeks before Christmas....
Cereal maker Kellogg and UAE investment fund Abraaj Group are locked in a bidding war over Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr.
United Biscuits (UB) has clinched a three-year partnership with international food conglomerate Cargill ensuring dedicated cocoa and chocolate supplies for products such as Jaffa Cakes and McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives....
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned several YouTube adverts for Oreos following a BBC Newsround investigation, ruling that their commercial nature was not immediately clear to viewers.
High-protein cookies will continue to soar in the mass market, says the president of Lenny & Larry’s as the company plans more US roll-outs in mass stores.
United Biscuits’ (UB’s) Jacob’s factory faces a six-day strike, starting this Sunday (November 23), after last-minute talks to resolve a dispute over sick pay and outsourcing collapsed.
Jindal Films has claimed it has introduced the first biaxially orientated polypropylene (OPP)-based sealant film for stand-up pouches.
ConfectioneryNews is launching its inaugural Personality of the Year competition to recognize unhailed innovators and industry stalwarts for a job well done.
Presto Products Company says consumers are demanding more from closure features and claims confectionery firms can leverage child resistant resealing technology and zippers giving auditory affirmation that a product is...
Suppliers at Pack Expo 2014 offer tips for confectionery companies taking their first steps into processing.
Consumers underestimate calorie counts for, and consume more of, foods from companies with positive corporate responsibility programmes, say researchers.
Mondelēz International will acquire a 80% stake in Vietnam’s leading biscuit firm Kinh Do to spur growth in the rising Asia-Pacific market.
Snack manufacturers should run slower packaging speeds for improved efficiency, durability and product protection, says the sales director of CT USA.
Supplier A.M.P-Rose has introduced a flow wrap machine that can adjust sizes automatically, reducing downtime for changeovers.
Wholesale price hikes and product downsizing help Ülker grow net profit in Q3, but export volumes shrink due to instability in Iraq.
Mondelēz International third-quarter earnings fell 11% compared to last year due to disputes with French retailers over wholesale pricing changes and 'soft' developed market demand.
Yildiz Holding's acquisition of UK United Biscuits makes it the world's third largest biscuit player, but now it will have to work hard to find its 'power brand' answer to Mondelēz's...
United Biscuits (UB) has been sold to Turkish food firm Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi, private equity owners Blackstone and PAI Partners have confirmed.
Hungary’s confectionery association Hunbisco says that the national tax on sugar puts a financial strain on confectioners to explore sugar alternatives.
United Biscuits has appointed the Sunday Times’ non-executive director of the year, Frank Meysman, as its non-executive chairman.
Brazil’s National Biscuit Industry Association (ANIB) is merging with the country’s Association of Pasta Manufacturers (ABIMA), which also represents the processed bread and industrial cakes sector, to form a new...
An iconic biscuit and a range of junior milk drinks were among the winners—or losers—of Choice’s annual Shonky Awards roll call, which sets out to uncover companies peddling "sneaky, slippery,...
Food industry ‘tinkering’ with sugar content while foods and drinks remain relatively high in sugar may detract from more basic sugar reduction strategies, warns a public health expert.
Mondelēz International intends to construct a plant in Bahrain to keep pace with demand for key brands such as Oreo in the Middle East in Africa.
United Biscuits (UB) has developed a sustainability initiative by using waste cooking oil to power 12 of its lorries and plans to roll out the project further across the business.