December 1999 / January 2000

United Biscuits sells frozen food business to Heinz

01 December 2000

United Biscuits has sold its £190 million frozen and chilled foods business to Heinz. The decision marks a drive by United to return to its core biscuits and snack food businesses initiated by chief executive Leslie van de Walle, who took over the company in May. Meanwhile, Heinz is trying to expand its share of the frozen foods industry, which is currently worth about £603 million in the UK.