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2 Sisters has confirmed it will close its bakery plant in NewportUK: 2 Sisters confirms Avana Bakeries plant closure

8 April 2014

2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed its Avana Bakeries plant in Newport will close after consultation with staff failed to find ways of keeping the site open.

UK: 2 Sisters confirms Solway Foods site closure

25 March 2014

UK food manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed it will close its Solway Foods site in Corby.

UK: 2 Sisters celebrates contract win with factory expansion

20 March 2014

2 Sisters Food Group has announced a "multi-million" pound expansion deal which will see it create up to 90 jobs.

UK: 2 Sisters posts Q2 loss despite sales increase

18 March 2014

Boporan Holdings Ltd, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, has posted a net loss for the second quarter of 2014 despite like-for-like sales growth of 3.9%.

UK: 2 Sisters faces equal-pay claim

5 March 2014

2 Sisters Food Group is facing an equal pay claim alleging it has paid female staff lower wages than male counterparts.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

17 February 2014

Nestle and Mondelez International were among the major food manufacturers reporting 2013 results last week, although perhaps the most notable financial update was ConAgra Foods' second profit warning in five months. Elsewhere, there was speculation over the future ownership of UK grocer Morrisons and United Biscuits continued its international expansion with an investment in Nigeria.

UK: 2 Sisters: Solway Foods arm "at risk" of closure

11 February 2014

At least 900 jobs are at risk from the possible closure of 2 Sisters Food Group's Solway Foods business in Corby.

UK: M&S pulls plug on 2 Sisters Avana contract, 650 jobs at risk

10 February 2014

At least 650 jobs at 2 Sisters Food Group's Avana bakery site in Newport are at risk after the UK firm lost a contract with Marks and Spencer to competitor Park Cakes.

UK: 2 Sisters to shell out $815k in farm storm damage

6 February 2014

A freak tidal surge that killed 700,000 chickens on two Lincolnshire poultry farms has cost the 2 Sisters Food Group GBP500,000 in damages.

UK: Tesco offers long-term lamb supply contracts

5 February 2014

UK retailer Tesco has offered 200 UK lamb suppliers two-year contracts as part of its drive to shore-up the supply chain.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

3 February 2014

Sainsbury's ebullient boss Justin King this week announced his decision to quit after a decade in charge of the UK grocer. Premier Foods ceded control of its bread arm, although some in the City believe more action is needed to improve the UK group's balance sheet. And Chobani refuses to throw in the towel in its UK legal battle with Total yoghurt owner Fage.

UK: 2 Sisters confirms 230 jobs to go at Coupar Angus

24 January 2014

2 Sisters Food Group has finalised plans to cut about a third of the workforce at its Coupar Angus poultry facility in Scotland.

UK: 2 Sisters value-added chicken capacity

7 January 2014

2 Sisters Food Group plans to extend its value-added chicken manufacturing site in Cambuslang in Scotland in a move that will increase capacity by as much as 50%.

UK: 2 Sisters parent sees profit pressure as sales jump

17 December 2013

Boparan Holdings, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, has booked a decline in first-quarter operating profit due to one-off costs associated with factory closures and efforts to integrate Vion's UK operations.

UK: Kerry "front runner" to acquire Peperami

2 December 2013

Irish food manufacturer Kerry Group is reportedly leading the race to acquire meat snack brand Peperami from Unilever.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

25 November 2013

Last week saw the latest in our series of just-food interviews, with Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney talking horsemeat, the ups and downs of M&A attempts and expansion in the US. The last five days also saw Burton's Biscuit Co. sold and more underwhelming results in the US with Campbell Soup Co.'s profit warning.

UK: 2 Sisters to cut over 200 jobs at Coupar Angus plant

21 November 2013

UK food firm 2 Sisters Food Group is to cut around 200 jobs at its Coupar Angus poultry facility in Scotland.

UK: 2 Sisters closes Haughley Park poultry facility

19 November 2013

UK food firm 2 Sisters Food Group has closed its poultry facility in Suffolk resulting in around 318 job losses.

UK: 2 Sisters silent on "talks to divide Burton's with CD&R"

30 October 2013

2 Sisters Food Group has remained silent on reports it is in talks with private-equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice over a deal that would see the two divide Burton's Biscuit Co. between them.

Analysis: PE firm Bridgepoint should look at Burton's Biscuit Co.

16 October 2013

Burton's Biscuit Co., the UK firm behind brands including Maryland cookies and Jammie Dodgers, is up for sale. The first round of bidding has been completed and rumoured suitors include private-equity firms Apax Partners and CapVest, Canadian fund Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and Fox's biscuits owner 2 Sisters Food Group. Stefan Kirk of M&A advisors Glenboden suggests another private-equity firm, Bridgestone, which has just bought a biscuit business in Poland, should look at Burton's, too.

UK: Burton's sale attracts "good" interest

7 October 2013

The sale of Burton's Biscuit Co. has attracted a "good level" of interest, primarily from private equity quarters, just-food understands.

UK: 2 Sisters Food Group opens food safety laboratory

24 September 2013

2 Sisters Food Group has opened a GBP1m (US$1.6m) food safety laboratory to test food from its sites all across the UK.

UK: 2 Sisters creates new COO roles to "strengthen" business

19 August 2013

2 Sisters Food Group has created two COO roles in a bid to "strengthen" the business, the UK company said today (19 August).

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

19 August 2013

Fonterra again dominated the headlines as it grappled with the fall-out of the botulism scare. Import bans mounted and a senior executive resigned. Elsewhere, Heinz announced its first cuts since the takeover of the business, Campbell Soup Co. announced talks to sell a clutch of European assets and US group Pinnacle Foods snapped up Unilever's Wish-Bone dressings business.

UK: 2 Sisters consulting on Suffolk facility closure

13 August 2013

UK food firm 2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed a proposal to close its poultry facility in Suffolk.

Deal or no deal: Unilever's Peperami draws buyer speculation

22 July 2013

Unilever could soon be selling another food brand. The company, which has offloaded a number of food assets in recent years, is understood to be on the look out for a buyer for its Peperami snack brand. While Unilever has declined to comment on the reports, analysts have offered their views as to who might snap up this "animal" of a brand.

UK: 2 Sisters, Premier sign Hovis Bakes licensing deal

17 July 2013

Two Sisters Food Group has signed a licensing agreement with Premier Foods plc for the production and distribution of its Hovis Breakfast Bakes biscuit range.

UK: 2 Sisters rolls out Fox's Caffe range

17 July 2013

2 Sisters Food Group has expanded its Fox's biscuit range with the launch of a Caffè line, designed as an accompaniment with coffee.

UK: Vion, horsemeat hit Boparan Q3 earnings

25 June 2013

The acquisition of Vion's business in the UK, which remains loss-making, as well as the fall-out of the horsemeat saga have hit third-quarter earnings at 2 Sisters Food Group parent Boparan Holdings.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

24 June 2013

The leading story this week was clear: the UK's announcement of what the new front-of-pack nutrition label will look like and crucially, which companies have signed up - and which haven't. The Australian government also put forward plans for a front-of-pack label, although the country's food industry was less than happy. Elsewhere, M&A dominated, with Archer Daniels Midland admitting it was in talks to sell its cocoa business, Chinese dairy giant Mengniu looking to buy local infant formula firm Yashili and Campbell Soup Co. making another acquisition outside the soup sector.

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