United Biscuits

Pladis has appointed Nick Bunker as its UK and Ireland md. McVitie's Hobnobs image by Flickr user Stuart Webster (CC BY 2.0)

Pladis hires new UK and Ireland md

By James Ridler

McVitie’s brand owner Pladis has appointed former KP Snacks ceo Nick Bunker as the new md of its UK & Ireland business, effective from November 6.

Butterkist manufacturer Tangerine Confectionery has appointed Anthony Franchettere as its new ceo

Tangerine Confectionery appoints new ceo

By James Ridler

Butterkist popcorn manufacturer Tangerine Confectionery has appointed Anthony Francheterre as its new ceo effective from today (June 13).

Prince Charles discusses clean-up efforts with factory workers in Carlisle

Flood-hit factory restarts production line

By Alice Foster

United Biscuits has restarted production of McVitie’s Gold biscuit bars at its Carlisle factory after the site was devastated by floods.

United Biscuits' McVities brand hopes to boost sales in the Chinese market

United Biscuits eyes China as a key market for McVities

By Rick Pendrous

United Biscuits (UB) has announced that its total UK exports have rocketed 50% over the past three years and it expects this figure to rise a further 50% by 2020, as demand grows from countries such as China for its British brands.

Storm Desmond has devastated urban areas and threatened food production

United Biscuits factory hit by Storm Desmond

By Michael Stones

A United Biscuits factory alongside thousands of other businesses and private homes have been hit by Storm Desmond, which delivered record rainfall to north west England and Scotland.

Nearly 50 firms were involved in M&A activity in 2014, according to the new report

M&A deals to remain strong in 2015

By Nicholas Robinson

More than £20.2bn was exchanged in food and drink business mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in 2014, according to figures from Catalyst Corporate Finance (CCF).

United Biscuits makes Jacob's Cream Crackers at the Aintree plant

Strikes on hold at United Biscuits’ Aintree factory

By Rod Addy

Strikes have been suspended at United Biscuits’ (UB’s) Jacob’s Cream Cracker factory at Aintree while members of trades union GMB and management seek to repair relations with each other.

UB makes a host of brands, including McVitie’s Hobnobs

Final bids for United Biscuits laid down

By Rod Addy

The bidding war for United Biscuits (UB) has come down to three players: Kellogg, Burton’s Biscuit Company and Turkish food producer Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi, which have all now submitted final bids.

UB's advisors are exploring bidders for the company, as well as a potential stock market flotation

United Biscuits bid: Kellogg strong contender

By Rod Addy

A trade buyer looks set to acquire United Biscuits (UB) if a sale is decided upon, with Kellogg a strong contender among three core bidders, according to an industry expert.

UB makes a range of products under the McVitie's brand

UB targets 157 job cuts at Stockport factory

By Rod Addy

United Biscuits’ factory cuts continue, with the firm behind Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Twiglets and Jaffa Cakes confirming plans to cut up to 157 jobs at its McVitie’s factory in Manchester.

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