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2 Sisters Food Group is a UK-based food group with operations in continental Europe. Founded by Ranjit Singh Boparan in 1993, 2 Sisters Food Group is a private company. The head office for 2 Sisters Food Group is located in Birmingham, England.

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Katy Askew | 29 Jan 2015

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to the pressure manufacturers are themselves facing in the current trading environment - and their need to free up cash flow in the balance sheet. But, in a charged political atmosphere, manufacturers should tread carefully, Katy Askew suggests.


Katy Askew | 24 Nov 2014

Kerry Group is reportedly mulling the sale of its frozen food business. The company has seen strong sales and profit momentum at its ingredients unit but endured a lacklustre performance from the consumer foods side of the business. In this context, it makes sense for the Irish company to pare down peripheral and under-performing areas of Kerry Foods. Katy Askew reports.


Katy Askew | 6 Aug 2014

The UK's Food Standards Agency has issued the results of its first set of quarterly campylobacter tests, part of a year-long study into the prevalence of the bacteria in the UK poultry supply. The results reveal that around three-fifths of chicken sold in UK supermarkets are contaminated with the bacteria and the regulator has conceded that more must be done to win over consumer trust. After a personal brush with the issue, having found offal in pre-packed supermarket chicken, Katy Askew would strongly concur.


Dean Best | 24 Jul 2014

The meat supply chain is in the spotlight this week, with allegations in the UK and China of poor and potentially unsafe practices at firms supplying retail and foodservice giants including Tesco and McDonald's. But the entire industry needs to pay attention: consumer interest in what they eat is at its highest-ever level.

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John Shepherd | 26 Apr 2017

UK food tycoon Ranjit Boparan is set to take a 29.9% stake in local meat retailer Crawshaw, in a deal that will also see his 2 Sisters Food Group supply the business.


John Shepherd | 21 Apr 2017

The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group is investing GBP5m (US$6.3m) at its Five Star Fish subsidiary's plant in the English port town of Grimsby.


Katy Askew | 10 Apr 2017

UK poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group is considering shuttering a processing facility in Smethwick, West Midlands.  


John Shepherd | 6 Apr 2017

UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews is to axe 128 jobs at its Great Witchingham headquarters in Norfolk, eastern England and "cease all-year-round chicken production" at the facility, union leaders claimed today (6 April).


Dean Best | 23 Mar 2017

Boparan Holdings, the parent company for the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (23 March) reported a second-quarter loss despite growing sales, with the Goodfella's pizza and Fox's biscuits owner pointing to rising costs after the Brexit-sparked decline in sterling.


Dean Best | 8 Feb 2017

UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews could be set to cut 150 jobs in a bid to make the business "fit for future growth".


Dean Best | 20 Jan 2017

Boparan Holdings, the UK-based food business, has revealed there is takeover interest in Fox's Biscuits.


John Shepherd | 19 Jan 2017

The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group said today (18 January) "no decisions" have been taken over potential job losses at its Nottingham unit, The Pizza Factory, after the loss of a two retail contracts in six months.


John Shepherd | 13 Jan 2017

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared last year's acquisition of turkey processor Bernard Matthews by the private investment vehicle of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the CEO of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group.


John Shepherd | 6 Jan 2017

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to create an additional 100 jobs at its operation in Derby, in the UK, which produces a range of cooked chicken for retail customers.


John Shepherd | 6 Jan 2017

UK-based 2 Sisters Food Group is in talks with staff at its Nottingham unit, The Pizza Factory, after losing a contract from Aldi – the second agreement with a major retailer to come an end in the last five months.


Katy Askew | 20 Dec 2016

UK retailer Marks and Spencer is investigating a poultry supplier, Hook2Sisters, after an animal rights organisation published "disturbing" images of conditions on two poultry farms. 


Katy Askew | 15 Dec 2016

Ranjit Singh, the CEO of 2 Sisters Food Group has warned of the "strong headwinds" the UK business expects in 2017, as the parent company of the Fox's biscuits owner reported a 12% rise in first-quarter operating profit.


John Shepherd | 3 Nov 2016

Boparan Holdings Limited, the parent company of the 2 Sisters Food Group, today (3 November) booked a dip in annual sales but narrower losses as it ended the year with improved revenue, operating profitability but a fall in net profit in its fourth quarter.


John Shepherd | 2 Nov 2016

2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed the start of talks that could lead to the closure of the retail packing operation at its Merthyr Tydfil meat processing site in Wales in January.


John Shepherd | 19 Oct 2016

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into the acquisition of turkey processor Bernard Matthews by the private investment vehicle of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the CEO of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group.


John Shepherd | 21 Sep 2016

The UK's Pension Protection Fund (PPF) said today (21 June) it is set to start assessing the pension scheme of turkey producer Bernard Matthews, which was acquired last night by the private investment vehicle of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the chief executive of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group.


John Shepherd | 21 Sep 2016

Europe's largest turkey producer, Bernard Matthews, has been acquired by the private investment vehicle of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the chief executive of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group.


John Shepherd | 20 Sep 2016

The UK's pensions regulator has confirmed it is "in contact" with trustees of the Bernard Matthews pension fund over reports Europe's largest turkey producer is about to be sold – with Boparan Holdings-owned 2 Sisters Food Group understood to be one of two potential buyers.


John Shepherd | 20 Sep 2016

A senior UK MP has called for the country's pensions regulator to investigate the "imminent sale" of Europe's largest turkey manufacturer, UK-based Bernard Matthews.


John Shepherd | 19 Sep 2016

The UK's biggest trade union, Unite, today (19 September) called for urgent talks with the management of Europe's largest turkey manufacturer, UK-based Bernard Matthews, after the union said a second potential buyer for the company had emerged.


John Shepherd | 19 Sep 2016

The majority owner of Europe's largest turkey manufacturer, Bernard Matthews, has declined to comment on reports that an announcement of the sale of the business to Boparan Holdings-owned 2 Sisters Food Group is imminent.


Katy Askew | 12 Sep 2016

Fresh uncertainty has been raised over the future of Bernard Matthews, with reports suggesting that the company's owners could be preparing to transfer the company's pension liability to the Pension Protection Fund. 


John Shepherd | 23 Aug 2016

UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has confirmed it will close a deli plant in the English seaport town of Grimsby at the end of March 2017 with the loss of up to 86 jobs, after losing three private-label contracts from Marks and Spencer.

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Dean Best | 13 Oct 2016

Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal.


Katy Askew | 5 Dec 2014

2 Sisters Food Group announced a new "multi million" pound bio-refinery deal with renewable energy experts H2 Energy this week. The plan is set to "transform the energy requirements" at 2 Sisters, the company said.

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