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Horsemeat saga exacerbates ready meal sales dip

Nearly two months into the horsemeat scandal that has rocked the food industry, UK figures highlighting a sales slowdown in ready meals rais...

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Europe's food retail industry is set for further consolidation, analysts said this week, while speculation continued to grow over the owners...

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The just-food interview - Bakkavor 8 Apr 2010

Dean Best

Bakkavor, one of the UK's largest own-label food manufacturers, has had a tumultuous 12 months. The company even warned last year about the future of the business as a going concern after it missed a deadline to pay creditors. However, Bakkavor's management is keen to look forward and, speaking to Dean Best in this month's just-food interview, CEO Agust Gudmundsson and CFO Richard Howes maintain a quiet optimism about the company's future.

Latest News

Bakkavor sells stake in Italian asset 8 May 2014

Katy Askew

Bakkavor has moved to lower its stake in non-core operations in Italy as it increases its focus on the core markets of the UK, US and Asia.

Bakkavor upbeat after mixed 2013 results 14 Feb 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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.

Bakkavor sells South African unit Spring Valley 15 Jan 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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

Bakkavor offloads Czech ready meals business 20 Dec 2013

Dean Best

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.

Bakkavor admits safety breach after incident 21 Oct 2013

Michelle Russell

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

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