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Latest Interviews

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 buys US own-label peer B. Robert's Foods 12 Jan 2015

Dean Best

UK-based private-label group Bakkavor has snapped up US fresh prepared food supplier B. Robert's Foods.


Bakkavor cites market share gains as profits rise 13 Nov 2014

Dean Best

UK own-label fresh food group Bakkavor has reported higher profits for the first nine months of the year, with the company's share gains continuing in the third quarter.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 18 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Five months ago, Chiquita Brands International announced plans to merge with fellow banana supplier Fyffes. The deal was set to close by the end of the year. However, this week, an unsolicited takeover bid came in for Chiquita, which promptly rejected the offer. However, the suitors have indicated they may not go away easily. Elsewhere, our coverage of Russia's food embargo continued, we looked in-depth at the opportunities for growth in Japan in our latest management briefing and, in a new M&A column, we suggested Raisio sell up to private equity.


We are "outperforming" market, says Bakkavor 14 Aug 2014

Dean Best

UK own-label supplier Bakkavor said today (14 August) it was growing its market share and had "outperformed" the fresh prepared food market after reporting higher sales and profits.


Bakkavor investors may sell stakes 11 Aug 2014

Dean Best

UK-based own-label supplier Bakkavor is in the process of hiring banking advisers to sell stakes in the business owned by a number of investors.

Company research

Bakkavor Holdings Ltd: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Report

Bakkavor Holdings Ltd: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Pro

Synopsis Canadean's "Bakkavor Holdings Ltd: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a...

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Meal Kits Market in United Kingdom to 2016

Meal Kits Market in United Kingdom to 2016

Synopsis The report presents detailed data on consumption trends in the Meal Kits category in United Kingdom, analyzing consumption volumes and values at segment level. It also provides indispensable...

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Meal Kits Market in United Kingdom to 2016

Meal Kits Market in United Kingdom to 2016

The report presents detailed data on consumption trends in the Meal Kits category in United Kingdom, analyzing consumption volumes and values at segment level. It also provides indispensable data on d...

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