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Jul 13, 2015

Big Bear a “good fit” for Raisio

The announcement this morning that Raisio has purchased UK-based Big Bear Group, owner of brands such as Sugar Puffs cereals and Fox Confectionery, comes as no surprise, given that the deal has been rumoured for some time. The EUR95.3m (US$130m) deal will see Big Bear integrated into Raisio’s Western European brand operations. The purchase will […]

Jun 26, 2015

Big Bear brand joins the Tigers

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Leicester-based Big Bear Confectionery is the name behind iconic brands including XXX Mints, Paynes Poppets, Just Brazils and Fox’s Glacier Mints. The original Fox’s Confectionery was founded in Leicester in 1880, the same year as Leicester Tigers, and still manufacture in the city, employing 200 local people. Matt Baker, sales and marketing director for Big […]