In the UK, Patisserie Valerie has this week launched a new gluten-free range of cakes and biscuits, following a rise in demand for free-from products.
Bosch Packaging Technology is launching a new biscuit packaging line, capable of fast slug to pile changeovers. The line was designed for maximum flexibility and features the fast product count changes.
United Biscuits has announced plans for a multi-million pound investment in the UK, including a new field sales team and a brand new trade platform. It is hope this will enable convenience retailers to build a better, more successful Biscuits business.
United Biscuits is investing in a brand new trade platform for the convenience channel as part of its Better Biscuits, Better Business programme. The move includes a modern trade identity, tools for convenience retailers to boost their Biscuits sales and a new website, www.betterbiscuits.com. The new website has been designed as tool for retailers looking for ways to increase the… Read more »
Mondelez International is taking another important step in creating a best-in-class global supply chain today by announcing plans to invest more than $130 million in new biscuit manufacturing technology and capabilities in its current U.S. network. The investment will focus on bakeries in Fair Lawn, N.J., and Richmond, Va., supporting priority cookie and cracker brands and product platforms. To enable this investment, the company will consolidate its current U.S. biscuit manufacturing footprint on the East Coast, resulting in the closure of its Philadelphia bakery by early 2015.
United Biscuits (UBUK), manufacturer of biscuits and cakes, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting charities close to its business by announcing a new partnership for McVitie’s Penguin with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
After 88 years of success, McVitie’s has made the mistake of changing the recipe of one of Britain’s best loved biscuits. The company has adapted the recipe to create a digestive containing more chocolate.
Kraft Foods Inc. officially opened its new European Biscuit Research and Development Centre in Saclay, France, a suburb of Paris. This new facility will support product development for many of Europe´s most beloved biscuit brands, including LU, belVita, Oreo, Mikado, Prince, Saiwa and TUC. Kraft Foods Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld was on hand for the ribbon cutting, which represents the culmination of a two-year-project, with a total investment of 15 million EUR (approximately 20 million USD).
Panrico, a Spanish-based food company with baking operations, has completed the integration of Artiach, a biscuit business acquired from Kraft Foods in July 2008.