2 December 2013
Irish food manufacturer Kerry Group is reportedly leading the race to acquire meat snack brand Peperami from Unilever.
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.
21 November 2013
UK food firm 2 Sisters Food Group is to cut around 200 jobs at its Coupar Angus poultry facility in Scotland.
19 November 2013
UK food firm 2 Sisters Food Group has closed its poultry facility in Suffolk resulting in around 318 job losses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
13 August 2013
UK food firm 2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed a proposal to close its poultry facility in Suffolk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 June 2013
Bernard Matthews Farms has admitted it may look for outside investment and 2 Sisters Food Group is reportedly considering a bid for the business. Industry watchers believe the UK food giant is the prime candidate to acquire the poultry processor. Michelle Russell reports.
18 June 2013
UK food firm 2 Sisters Food Group has remained tight-lipped over reports it is interested in making a bid for UK poultry processor Bernard Matthews Farms.
30 May 2013
The union representing 2 Sisters Food Group workers has suggested redundancies could be on the cards across four of the UK firm's West Midlands sites.
7 May 2013
Judicial administrators have demanded the Quimper commercial court pronounce a winding-up order for Doux's last remaining abattoir for fresh products.
18 April 2013
French poultry processor Groupe Doux has received an offer from a UK firm for the purchase of its Pleucadeuc plant in Brittany.
12 April 2013
Unite, the union representing workers at the now closed Vion UK site Welsh Country Foods, has said it is "disappointed" with the way the firm has let the business "slip away".
12 April 2013
Vion-owned Welsh Country Foods is to close its lamb processing business in Anglesey, putting 310 jobs on the line.
8 April 2013
The private-equity owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. are "considering options" for the UK's second-largest biscuit maker, a process that could lead to an eventual sale. Katy Askew takes a look at the players for whom an acquisition of Burton's could hit the sweet spot.
19 March 2013
Boparan Holdings, the parent company of UK firm 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported second-quarter losses of more than GBP7m (US$10.6m) and said it remains cautious about trading conditions.
11 March 2013
In a week of results from major retailers, Carrefour cheered the market with improvement in France, upmarket UK grocer Waitrose highlighted its strong year and Belgium's Delhaize insisted its business in the US would improve. Elsewhere across the Atlantic, meat processor Smithfield Foods faced calls from a major investor to consider dividing in three.
5 March 2013
Boparan Holdings, the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has continued its drive to rapidly expand its footprint with the announcement that it has acquired the remaining Vion meat businesses in the UK. Katy Askew takes a look at how ambitious 2 Sisters hopes to succeed in a market where Vion struggled.
4 March 2013
Boparan Holdings Limited, the holding company for 2 Sisters Food Group, has acquired Vion's poultry and red meat processing businesses in the UK.
4 March 2013
UK firm 2 Sisters Food Group is adamant possible industrial action at its Solway Foods sandwich plant will not affect supplies to its customers.
4 March 2013
Staff at 2 Sisters Food Group's Solway Foods Nottinghamshire facility in the UK are being balloted on industrial action over a pay dispute.