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Katy Askew | 5 Mar 2013

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has continued its drive to rapidly expand its footprint with the announcement that it has acquired the remaining Vion meat businesses in the UK. Katy Askew takes a look at how ambitious 2 Sisters hopes to succeed in a market where Vion struggled.

Michelle Russell | 5 Mar 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.

Dean Best | 14 Mar 2011

So, what now lies ahead for Greencore, the Ireland-based convenience food group?

Ben Cooper | 11 Mar 2011

Ranjit Boparan looks set to seal control of Northern Foods next week, having trumped the merger offer made by Irish food group Greencore late last year. Ben Cooper reports.

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Dean Best | 30 Sep 2011

Privately-owned Samworth Brothers is one of the UK's largest chilled food producers, owns the Ginsters brand and makes own-label convenience food for the likes of Tesco and Waitrose but it operates away from the public eye. Dean Best spoke to CEO Brian Stein about the company's development and its ambitions.

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John Shepherd | 21 Sep 2016

Europe's largest turkey producer, Bernard Matthews, has been acquired by the private investment vehicle of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the chief executive of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group.

John Shepherd | 20 Sep 2016

The UK's pensions regulator has confirmed it is "in contact" with trustees of the Bernard Matthews pension fund over reports Europe's largest turkey producer is about to be sold – with Boparan Holdings-owned 2 Sisters Food Group understood to be one of two potential buyers.

John Shepherd | 20 Sep 2016

A senior UK MP has called for the country's pensions regulator to investigate the "imminent sale" of Europe's largest turkey manufacturer, UK-based Bernard Matthews.

John Shepherd | 19 Sep 2016

The UK's biggest trade union, Unite, today (19 September) called for urgent talks with the management of Europe's largest turkey manufacturer, UK-based Bernard Matthews, after the union said a second potential buyer for the company had emerged.

John Shepherd | 19 Sep 2016

The majority owner of Europe's largest turkey manufacturer, Bernard Matthews, has declined to comment on reports that an announcement of the sale of the business to Boparan Holdings-owned 2 Sisters Food Group is imminent.

Katy Askew | 12 Sep 2016

Fresh uncertainty has been raised over the future of Bernard Matthews, with reports suggesting that the company's owners could be preparing to transfer the company's pension liability to the Pension Protection Fund. 

Dean Best | 17 Aug 2016

2 Sisters Food Group, the UK manufacturer, has opened talks with employees at a domestic pizza facility after losing a contract to make own-label products.

John Shepherd | 25 Jul 2016

The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group said today (25 July) that it had appointed Nick Townend as the company's first manufacturing support director.

John Shepherd | 21 Jul 2016

The owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. have declined to comment on reports that the firm has been approached by Cadbury owner Mondelez International in a move to buy back the license to produce biscuits under the Cadbury brand. 

John Shepherd | 21 Jun 2016

Boparan Holdings, the company behind the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (21 June) reported a rise in sales and operating profit for the third quarter of its financial year.

John Shepherd | 15 Jun 2016

Marks and Spencer has moved three private-label contracts from UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill with 2 Sisters Food Group, Greencore and Bakkavor each attaining one of the deals.

Dean Best | 16 Mar 2016

Boparan Holdings, the company behind the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, this morning (16 March) reported a rise in underlying sales and improved profitability for the second quarter of its financial year.

Katy Askew | 7 Mar 2016

Burton's Biscuit Co. is reportedly closing in on a GBP330m takeover of Boparan Holdings-owned biscuit brand Fox's in a deal that could see the company sell off its Cadbury licence. 

Dean Best | 17 Feb 2016

Boparan Holdings has reportedly started talks with fellow UK group Burton's Biscuit Co. over the possible sale of Fox's Biscuits.

Dean Best | 8 Jan 2016

General Mills this week announced another acquisition, following up its move for Brazilian yoghurt maker before Christmas with a deal for US meat snacks firm Epic Provisions. Ahead of the holiday period, speculation emerged UK company 2 Sisters Food Group was seeing what interest there is in the market for its biscuits unit Fox's, although the talk was cooled this week. Elsewhere, Danone said it would end production at two plants in Russia, PepsiCo was upbeat about the prospects for Doritos in India and the US reacted to the release of the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Katy Askew | 4 Jan 2016

The prospect of a sale of UK biscuit brand Fox's by owner Boparan Holdings has been played down by sources familiar with the matter. 

Katy Askew | 4 Jan 2016

Boparan Holdings, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, is reportedly considering selling off its Fox's biscuit unit. 

Katy Askew | 15 Dec 2015

Boparan Holdings said it has continued to make progress on its strategy of building a "better before bigger" business as it posted a further decline in sales and profit at 2 Sisters Food Group. 

Katy Askew | 27 Oct 2015

Boparan Holdings, the owner of UK-focused food company 2 Sisters Food Group, has unveiled a "substantial" and "targeted" investment drive that will see the company spend GBP205m (US$314.6m) in driving improvements at its poultry and meal solutions units. 

Katy Askew | 27 Oct 2015

Boparan Holdings, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, booked lower sales and earnings for the full year on the back of price deflation headwinds. 

Katy Askew | 30 Apr 2015

2 Sisters Food Group, the UK food arm of Boparan Holdings, has announced plans to remove antibiotics defined by the World Health Organization as the "highest priority" and "critically important" to human health from poultry production.

Katy Askew | 17 Mar 2015

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, said it “stabilised” its business despite “another challenging quarter”.

Katy Askew | 23 Feb 2015

2 Sisters Food Group started consultations with the union representing workers at its Llangefni poultry site this morning (23 February).

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