Ultimate produced some Famous Grouse-branded puddings under licence

Ultimate Food Company placed into administration

By Michelle Perrett

The Ultimate Food Company, based in Kendal, which made puddings, including some under the Famous Grouse brand under licence, has gone into administration due to a “number of issues”.

Cake sale: LDC has sold its stake in Ministry of Cake to French counterpart Mademoiselle Desserts for an undisclosed sum.

Ministry of Cake stake sold to French firm

By Michael Stones

Private equity firm Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) has sold its stake in dessert manufacturer Ministry of Cake to French counterpart Mademoiselle Desserts, for an undisclosed sum.

Dutch company Zwanenberg owns the Westlers brand alongside Malton Foods and other food businesses

Ready meals deal leads to 100 job cuts

By John Wood

More than 100 jobs will be lost in Manchester, after ready meals manufacturer Malton Foods bought the ambient pots, pouches and canned pudding business of Simpson Ready Foods for an undisclosed sum.

Cool deal: the Hain Celestial Group has acquired Irish chilled soup specialist Cully & Sully for an undisclosed sum

Hain Celestial to expand soup after Irish purchase

By Mike Stones

New Covent Garden soup owner the Hain Celestial Group is to grow soup sales in the UK, Ireland and the US after its acquisition of Irish chilled soup specialist Cully & Sully.

Growth by invention

Growth by invention

By Rod Addy

Can NPD maintain the popularity of the dessert in these health-conscious times? asks Rod Addy


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