5 March 2014
2 Sisters Food Group is facing an equal pay claim alleging it has paid female staff lower wages than male counterparts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.