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Bakkavor has suffered a loss of $23m in net profit during Q4UK: Bakkavor upbeat after mixed 2013 results

14 February 2014

Bakkavor today (14 February) claimed it had "outperformed" the UK fresh food market in 2013, a year when sales rose, impairment charges weighed on operating profit and its bottom line was boosted by proceeds from disposals.

SOUTH AFRICA: Spring Valley sale sees Bakkavor's exit from country

15 January 2014

UK fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has announced its exit from South Africa with the sale of its Spring Valley Foods business.

CZECH: Bakkavor offloads ready meals business

20 December 2013

Bakkavor has sold its Czech ready meals unit Heli Food Fresh as the UK-based own-label group looks to focus on markets that offer it the best chance for growth.

UK: Bakkavor admits safety breach after employee incident

21 October 2013

UK-based private-label supplier Bakkavor has admitted breaching health and safety after being fined over an employee incident at its facility in Harrow.

UK: Bakkavor salad, veg arm Wingland Foods to expand

14 October 2013

Bakkavor has said its UK salad and prepare vegetables arm Wingland Foods is to expand production, creating up to 200 jobs.

UK: Profits up at potato firm Produce Investments

27 September 2013

Produce Investments, the UK potato firm that supplies companies including Tesco and Marks and Spencer, has reported higher annual profits.

UK: Bakkavor H1 earnings soar on disposals

15 August 2013

UK chilled foods supplier Bakkavor saw its earnings soar in the first half, boosted by the disposal of its French and Spanish businesses.

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

20 May 2013

After UK organic baby food firm Ella's Kitchen was snapped up by a US buyer a fortnight ago, last week a peer across the pond revealed it agreed to sell to Danone, representing the Aptamil and Cow & Gate owner's move into the category.

UK: Bakkavor returns to profit in Q1

16 May 2013

Chilled foods supplier Bakkavor said it made a "good start" to 2013 as it moved to a profit in the first quarter.

CANADA: Bakkavor closes plant two years after launch

15 May 2013

Chilled foods supplier Bakkavor has closed its plant in Canada just two years after the opening of the site marked the UK-based firm's entry into the country's grocery market.

CHINA: Bakkavor opens Chinese factory and farm

18 April 2013

Chilled prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has officially opened a food processing factory and farm in China as it works to ramp up capacity in the region.

FRANCE: Dairy firm Candia names Schiratti CEO

12 March 2013

French dairy group Candia has named former Bakkavor and Bonduelle executive Giampaolo Schiratti as its new CEO.

Comment: Horsemeat saga exacerbates ready meal sales decline

5 March 2013

Nearly two months into the horsemeat scandal that has rocked the food industry, UK figures highlighting a sales slowdown in ready meals raise the question of whether this is a temporary blip or a long-term structural decline.

UK: Danish Crown appoints Thomas as Tulip CEO

27 February 2013

Danish Crown has named Adelie Foods chief Chris Thomas as CEO of its UK arm, Tulip.

UK: Bakkavor earnings rise as sales edge up

21 February 2013

Bakkavor has booked an increase in earnings during 2012 as the group was able to extend its "market leading positions" in the chilled and convenience sectors.

UK: Bakkavor sells French, Spanish units to Agrial

23 November 2012

UK-based chilled foods group Bakkavor has sold its businesses in France and Spain to French co-op Agrial.

UK: Bakkavor returns to Q3 profit

8 November 2012

UK own-label firm Bakkavor has returned to profit in the third quarter of the year.

FRANCE/SPAIN: Bakkavor plans to sell assets to French co-op Agrial

1 November 2012

UK-based chilled foods group Bakkavor plans to sell its businesses in France and Spain to French co-op Agrial.

UK: Bakkavor claims "solid progress" in H1

13 August 2012

UK own-label firm Bakkavor has reported an "improvement" in its revenue and margins in a set of mixed half-year numbers.

UK: Bakkavor produces Taste of India Tesco range

21 May 2012

UK own-label manufacturer Bakkavor has produced a range of chilled Indian ready-meals for Tesco.

UK: Bakkavor makes Q1 loss

15 May 2012

UK own-label manufacturer Bakkavor has booked a net loss in the first quarter of the year, hurt by raw material inflation and a "challenging" trading environment.

UK: Bakkavor in talks for debt-to-equity conversion

26 April 2012

UK own-label manufacturer Bakkavor is in talks with its lenders to negotiate an early conversion of outstanding bank debts into equity and to reorganise its corporate structure.

UK: Bakkavör shutters English Village Salads

1 March 2012

Bakkavör has announced that it will close its English Village Salads business at the end of the month, with the loss of around 140 jobs.

UK: Bakkavor's EVS launches consultation on future

2 December 2011

Bakkavor subsidiary English Village Salads (EVS) has launched a consultation on the future of the UK business following "a sustained period of reduced demand".

In the spotlight: Hain Celestial swoops for Daniels to rouse UK business

27 October 2011

Hain Celestial, the US food maker, is hoping its acquisition of UK chilled foods firm Daniels Group will galvanise its existing business on this side of the Atlantic. The company sees the deal benefiting its operations in Europe and in the US but it is in the UK where it is most likely to be hoping for the greatest impact. Dean Best reports.

Focus: Greencore becomes a takeover target

26 October 2011

It's been quite a year for own-label supplier Greencore. A plan to merge with UK rival Northern Foods was gazumped by poultry magnate Ranjit Boparan. Greencore then licked its wounds and acquired UK desserts and sandwich maker Uniq. Now, however, the company is the subject of a takeover approach. Dean Best reports.

UK: Bakkavor creates 60 jobs at Caledonian Produce site

13 October 2011

UK own-label manufacturer Bakkavor has expanded its Caledonian Produce site in Scotland, creating 60 jobs.

UK: Tesco unveils New York inspired soup range

10 October 2011

UK retail giant Tesco has launched a range of soups in its UK stores.

UK: Potato firm Produce Investments ready for M&A

29 September 2011

UK potato producer Produce Investments has indicated it is ready to acquire new businesses after seeing sales increase in its first year as a listed company.

FRANCE: Bakkavor sells fish spreads arm to Alfesca

9 September 2011

UK-based own-label supplier Bakkavor has confirmed the sale of a fish spreads in France to seafood specialist Alfesca.

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