United Biscuits

United Biscuits quiet on stock-float rumours

United Biscuits quiet on stock market float rumours

By Nicholas Robinson

United Biscuits’ joint-owners PAI Partners and Blackstone have neither denied nor confirmed rumours they are preparing to float the biscuit heavyweight on the stock market, despite analysts welcoming the idea.

United Biscuits has confirmed the loss of 76 jobs

United Biscuits confirms loss of 76 jobs

By Michael Stones

United Biscuits has confirmed the loss of 76 jobs, as part of a restructuring that would create “a more streamlined, competitive and focused company”, it said.

KP Snacks makes a range of snack products for on-trade and off-trade markets

KP Snacks and Intersnack in £16M nut consolidation

By Rod Addy

KP Snacks and parent company Intersnack UK aim to invest £16M in closing their Haverhill factory in Suffolk and consolidating nut processing and packing operations in Rotherham, Yorkshire.

United Biscuits won the environmental award by cutting carbon emissions by 35%, achieving zero waste to landfill, slashing road miles by 20M and switching to 100% sustainable palm oil

Food manufacturing excellence awards

United Biscuits wins top environmental award

By Michael Stones

United Biscuits has won the coveted title Environmental initiative of the year in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Students toured CCE's Edmonton plant, before quizzing top executives about food and drink industry careers

Food firms support ‘See inside manufacturing’ plan

By Mike Stones

Nestlé, Mondelēz International and Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) have joined other food and drink manufacturers to invite more than 1,600 students, teachers and careers advisors to visit their businesses this month as part of the ‘See Inside Manufacturing’...

United Biscuits has slashed its fat content

Fat fighters

By Lynda Searby

Industry's strides to slash fat and salt appear to have gone unnoticed. Reports Lynda Searby

Certain KP Snacks brands are seen as ripe for development, such as Phileas Fogg, Nik Naks and Wheat Crunchies

For sale soon: United Biscuits snacks

By Rick Pendrous

United Biscuits' (UB's) snacks business KP Snacks will be sold off as soon as a suitable private equity buyer can be found, according to a prediction from a leading corporate finance expert.

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