13 May 2013
Uk food group Premier Foods has added a line of seasoning shakers to its range of products under culinary brand Oxo.
23 April 2013
Premier Foods plc has identified three further ways to lower costs that the UK food group said will "reduce complexity" within its business.
18 March 2013
Kerry Foods has added to its Bisto ready meals range in the UK and is set to launch its first ever consumer advertising campaign for the brand.
29 January 2013
The surprise news the Premier Foods plc chief executive Michael Clarke has resigned sent shares in the food group down sharply yesterday (28 January). However, the company appears confident that Clarke's replacement, Gavin Darby, is the right man to lead the next phase of Premier's turnaround. Katy Askew reports.
17 January 2013
Premier Foods today (17 January) said its trading was "in line" with market expectations. This albeit subdued update will likely comfort investors, given the growing pressure UK branded food manufacturers are coming under from weak consumer sentiment.
17 January 2013
Premier Foods has indicated that its fourth-quarter sales were "in line" with expectations, despite "challenging" trading conditions in the period.
18 December 2012
Premier Foods, which owns brands including Ambrosia custard and Bisto gravy, has restructured its grocery operations and set up two business units.
4 October 2012
Premier Foods announced yesterday (4 October) that it will divide its grocery and bread businesses as it looks to drive growth of its "power brands". While the company will retain the benefits of any crossover between bread and grocery, a greater focus in each division could help Premier maintain its momentum, Katy Askew suggests.
5 September 2012
Premier Foods has poached executives from UK snack manufacturer United Biscuits and retail giant Sainsbury's to bolster the marketing team behind its "power brands".
19 July 2012
Unilever is repackaging its Knorr stock pot line in response to changing consumer trends.
11 July 2012
Premier Foods plc has launched its Bisto brand into the UK stock pot category, with a product that will take on Unilever's Knorr.
15 June 2012
Premier Foods plc has sold its vinegar and sour pickles business, including the Sarson's and Haywards brands, to Japanese food group Mizkan.
25 April 2012
UK food giant Premier Foods said it hopes to see margin improvements as it heads through the remainder of the year after booking an increase in first-quarter sales this morning (25 April)
25 April 2012
Premier Foods plc has booked an increase in first-quarter sales, boosted by the performance of its 'power brands'.
19 March 2012
The new management team at Premier Foods can certainly talk the talk. During the firm's full-year conference call with analysts this morning (19 March) we heard much that was designed to inspire confidence in the company's turnaround plans. However, as always, the devil is in the detail and some of the details of the company's current situation leave some cause for concern, Katy Askew suggests.
15 March 2012
News this week that Premier Foods plc has secured a debt refinancing deal that could secure its future has followed a year of turbulence and uncertainty over the direction of the UK food giant. However, as Michelle Russell writes, the City remains unsure about the company's future.
12 March 2012
Premier Foods plc has secured a deal to refinance its debts that could secure the future of the Hovis maker, it announced today (12 March).
30 January 2012
Major UK food manufacturer Premier Foods plc has doubled its marketing spend to more than GBP50m (US$78.3m) in a bid to drive growth.
10 October 2011
Premier Foods plc is set to divest a number of brands following its latest profit warning.
7 October 2011
The City weighed up the future for Premier Foods plc after the UK's largest food maker published another profit warning today (7 October).
27 June 2011
Premier Foods is looking to enter that hallowed space enjoyed by a number of recently revitalised British heritage brands, revealing plans to update its portfolio.
14 March 2011
UK food group Premier Foods plc has launched its Bisto and Oxo gravy and stock brands as a concentrated pastes.
18 February 2011
Premier Foods plc has confirmed that it plans to introduce automated technology at its Hovis bakery in the UK town of Avonmouth, with job losses expected.
16 February 2011
After a challenging 12 to 18 months, Premier Foods plc's management would have been heartened to have seen the UK food group's shares jump after the publication of its 2010 results but, writes Dean Best, some significant tests remain.
4 January 2011
The number of grocery products on promotion at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Ocado fell during December as the volume of promotions throughout the year made it difficult for the UK retailers to increase the level in the run-up to Christmas.
22 December 2010
Premier Foods plc is to launch a "multi-million pound" television advertising campaign for its Quorn brand in the UK.
8 December 2010
The management merry-go-round at the UK's largest food group, Premier Foods plc, continued today (8 December) with the company announcing the creation of yet another new role.
8 December 2010
The executive shake-up at Premier Foods plc has continued, with the UK's largest food group creating a new role of group marketing director.
3 December 2010
Premier Foods plc, the UK's largest food maker, has revealed it is in "advanced" talks with two suitors interested in buying its meat-free business, which includes the Quorn brand.
27 September 2010
UK grocery retailer Waitrose will match the prices rival Tesco puts on 1,000 branded products.