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Burton's Biscuits shakeup to address a further decline in sales Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Burton’s is under new leadership and has shed its Cadbury biscuits licence as sales fell from £315.4m in 2014 to £287.4m in the year to 3 January 2015.

Mr Kipling Frosty Fancies

Cadbury Cakes and Mr Kipling get festive ranges for Christmas

07 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

White-iced Frosty Fancies are among this season’s NPD

Reese Rounds

Hershey's moves into biscuits with new Reese's Rounds Subscription

06 Oct 2016 | By Amy North

The new biscuits represent Hershey’s first entry into the category

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Biscuiteers appeals for crowdfunding Subscription

03 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Hand-made biscuit company is looking to fund international expansion and online growth

Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells

Premier Foods extends range of on-the-go variants for Mr Kipling

23 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Mr Kipling’s Cherry Bakewells and Orange & Cranberry Oat Slices launched in packs of two


Real Good Food targets US growth in turnaround bid Subscription

19 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Real Good Food is targeting the US, Canada and the wider Americas in a bid to turnaround ailing sales at the bakery and cake decoration group

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McVitie’s announces five additions to Christmas cakes range Subscription

09 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

The festive line-up also features the return of McVitie’s Frosty Mint Digestive Slices

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McVitie's loses £38m from UK biscuit cuts but profit rises Subscription

08 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Revenues at United Biscuits UK, which now falls under the Pladis group, declined amid falling supermarket prices

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Premier Foods launches Cadbury Cakes sharing range Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

Premier Foods has launched a sharing size Cadbury Cakes range featuring Crunchie, Caramel and Mini Rolls variants


Mondelez launches £3.4m campaign for new Oreo flavours Subscription

30 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

The campaign includes a 20-second TV advert alongside a ‘Flavour Mobile’ touring cities

McVitie's Bonfire Night

McVitie’s launches Sticky Pudding Cakes for Bonfire Night

30 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

The range includes two new flavours of Lyle’s Golden Syrup Sticky Pudding Cakes: Sticky Toffee and Sticky Toffee Apple


McVitie’s gets into Halloween spirit with spooky cakes range Subscription

22 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

The ‘spook-tacular’ line-up is set to roll out from 5 September

Cadbury Fingers

Mondelez snaps up Cadbury biscuit licence from Burton’s Biscuit Company Subscription

12 Aug 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Mondelez International has united the confectionery and biscuit arms of Cadbury after acquiring the rights for the licence to make Fingers and Animals from Burton’s Biscuit Company.

Crayola Crafty Cooks

Baking decoration specialist Cake Angels unveils Crayola kits Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

Cake Angels hopes the home baking kits will increase children’s social skills as they bake together


Ferrero in talks with Pladis to buy Delacre Subscription

15 Jul 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Ferrero is in discussions with Pladis over the acquisition of its Belgian luxury biscuits business Delacre

Bahlsen pick up

Bahlsen £1m Pick Up! biscuits giveaway kicks off at Tesco Subscription

08 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand aims to attract 250,000 new households by December


McVitie’s on-the-go range gets PMPs and smaller case sizes

04 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Revamped range allows retailers to offer “greater transparent value to consumers”


Oreo brings Strawberry Cheesecake and Mint variants to the UK Subscription

01 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The two new flavours are based on ones popular in the US


Mikado King gets ‘luxurious’ double-choc version

24 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

NPD is positioned as ‘a slightly more luxurious afternoon or evening treat’


Rhythm108 unveils free-from Ooh-la-la Tea Biscuits duo Subscription

14 Jun 2016 | By Beth Gault

The gluten-free treats were created to fit the brand’s ‘Eat Real, Be Real’ ethos

Amaze Bites

Cadbury Cakes' Absolutely Fabulous new flavour and prizes Subscription

10 Jun 2016 | By Beth Gault

The partnership between brand and movie offers the chance to win a shopping spree


Northumbrian Fine Foods to invest £1.2m in Gateshead facility Subscription

08 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

A new baking oven is expected to create 40 extra jobs

mcVities Nibbles

United Biscuits owner eyes London IPO after launch of global snacks firm Pladis Subscription

08 Jun 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Yildiz Holding aims to launch a FTSE 100 listing within the next five years after unveiling its new global snacks company Pladis

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Gluten-free Hobnobs unveiled as McVitie's eyes wider reach Subscription

04 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The new lines will offer the same “great signature taste and crumbly texture” as the ‘regular’ biscuits

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Focus on Cakes & Biscuits Subscription

16 Oct 2014 | By Katy Salter

Forget high-concept NPD. This year’s biscuit success story is McVitie’s Digestives…

McVities BN biscuits advert

BN's odd owls join McVitie's 'Sweeet' line-up

20 Jul 2014 | By Mark Dishman

McVitie’s continues its ‘Sweeet’ push with a new ad for its BN biscuits…

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Ritz Crackers return to TV screens - after 30 years

11 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Ritz Crackers return to TV screens for the first time in 30 years on Monday…

Focus on hot pudding

Pass the custard... nostalgia is king in puddings Subscription

23 Aug 2013 | By Daniel Lanyon

Traditional desserts such as fruit crumble and bread & butter pud are enjoying the sweet taste of success. But why not oth…

Asda, Pots & Co, Coppenrath, Aunt Bessie’s: NPD in puds Subscription

21 Aug 2013

Developed by Asda and the world’s oldest maker of Christmas puddings, the retailer describes this reworking of a festive classic…

Biscuit production

Biscuits: Global Industry Guide Subscription

22 Jul 2013

The global biscuits market had total revenues of $44,944.8 million in 2011, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1%…

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Small cakes boost lead over large cakes as NPD pays off Subscription

12 Jun 2013 | By Natalie Brown

Volume sales of small cakes have overtaken large cakes – in part thanks to inventive NPD, new research from Mintel revealed today.

McVitie's biscuits pack sizes and prices slashed by UBUK

McVitie's biscuits pack sizes and prices slashed by UBUK Subscription

09 Jun 2013 | By Vince Bamford

United Biscuits UK is cutting the size and price of some of its most popular McVitie’s lines…

Fiddes Payne rebrands as Cake Angels in decorations overhaul

Fiddes Payne rebrands as Cake Angels in decorations overhaul Subscription

05 May 2013 | By Lisa Riley

Fiddes Payne has overhauled its cake decorations portfolio and renamed it Cake Angels…

GM unveils Free'ist range of low and no-sugar products

GM unveils Free'ist range of low and no-sugar products Subscription

27 Apr 2013 | By Vince Bamford

A new sugar-free and no-added-sugar brand that includes biscuits, chocolate and jam is set to launch…

Jaffa Cake Big One

Giant Jaffa Cake rolls into stores Subscription

22 Apr 2013 | By Jon Yeomans

McVitie’s has launched its Big One Jaffa Cake in stores.

McVitie's shrinks Jaffa Cake and Galaxy muffins to mini size

McVitie's shrinks Jaffa Cake and Galaxy muffins to mini size Subscription

20 Apr 2013 | By Lisa Riley

McVitie’s Cake Company has replaced its Jaffa Cake and Galaxy big muffins with mini variants…

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