17 December 2013
Boparan Holdings, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, has booked a decline in first-quarter operating profit due to one-off costs associated with factory closures and efforts to integrate Vion's UK operations.
21 November 2013
UK food firm 2 Sisters Food Group is to cut around 200 jobs at its Coupar Angus poultry facility in Scotland.
29 October 2013
An increased focus on proteins, the "transformational" acquisition of Vion's business in the UK and the fallout of the horsemeat scandal have dented full-year earnings at 2 Sisters parent Boparan Holdings.
25 June 2013
The acquisition of Vion's business in the UK, which remains loss-making, as well as the fall-out of the horsemeat saga have hit third-quarter earnings at 2 Sisters Food Group parent Boparan Holdings.
12 April 2013
Unite, the union representing workers at the now closed Vion UK site Welsh Country Foods, has said it is "disappointed" with the way the firm has let the business "slip away".
12 April 2013
Vion-owned Welsh Country Foods is to close its lamb processing business in Anglesey, putting 310 jobs on the line.
8 April 2013
The private-equity owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. are "considering options" for the UK's second-largest biscuit maker, a process that could lead to an eventual sale. Katy Askew takes a look at the players for whom an acquisition of Burton's could hit the sweet spot.
19 March 2013
Boparan Holdings, the parent company of UK firm 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported second-quarter losses of more than GBP7m (US$10.6m) and said it remains cautious about trading conditions.
11 March 2013
Earnings results continued to pour in last week with retailers Carrefour, Delhaize and Waitrose amongst those issuing sales and profit figures. Delhaize told analysts there was work still to be done in the US, while Carrefour insisted it has to invest in order to build on signs of improvement. Elsewhere, Vion was bought by Boparan Holdings, and a BBC investigation uncovered evidence of horse smuggling from Ireland to the UK.
11 March 2013
In a week of results from major retailers, Carrefour cheered the market with improvement in France, upmarket UK grocer Waitrose highlighted its strong year and Belgium's Delhaize insisted its business in the US would improve. Elsewhere across the Atlantic, meat processor Smithfield Foods faced calls from a major investor to consider dividing in three.
5 March 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.
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.
4 March 2013
Boparan Holdings Limited, the holding company for 2 Sisters Food Group, has acquired Vion's poultry and red meat processing businesses in the UK.
20 December 2012
Boparan Holdings, the parent company of UK firm 2 Sisters Food Group, made a net loss in its first quarter due to site closure costs but underlying profits were up.
1 November 2012
Boparan Holdings, the parent company of UK firm 2 Sisters Food Group, has moved into the black in its last financial year when its sales grew ahead of the market.
26 October 2012
Boparan Holdings has agreed to sell its Avana christmas pudding unit to Sargents Bakeries to settle competition concerns over its acquisition of Brookes Avana from Premier Foods.
21 March 2012
UK food group Boparan Holdings is considering selling its Avana Bakeries' Christmas pudding business to assuage competition concerns over its GBP30m acquisition of Brookes Avana from Premier Foods plc.
26 January 2012
UK food manufacturer Boparan Holdings has warned stubbornly high commodity costs and increased competition over Christmas has weighed on its margins in recent weeks.
22 December 2011
A year ago, there was consensus that M&A activity would pick up in 2011. As we look back on the last 12 months, there were some major deals but concern over the economy meant the numbers of deals fell short of expectations. Dean Best reports.
6 December 2011
Irish food group Greencore today (6 December) reported a drop in annual profits as costs linked to its aborted merger with Northern Foods hit the company's bottom line.
15 November 2011
UK-based 2 Sisters Food Group today (15 November) announced two senior appointments.
30 September 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.
12 July 2011
Irish food group Greencore looks set to buy Uniq after tabling a GBP113m (US$178.8m) takeover offer for the UK desserts-to-sandwiches maker.
12 July 2011
Charles Allen, the former chief executive of UK broadcaster ITV, has been named chairman of 2 Sisters Food Group.
11 July 2011
UK-based 2 Sisters Food Group has reported a decrease in annual profits despite seeing turnover rise over the period.
19 May 2011
Northern Foods is considering closing its Leeds office and moving the majority of the staff to a shared service centre in Wakefield.
12 May 2011
Northern Foods has played down claims that executive Ed Hyslop left the business due to changes instigated by new owners Boparan Holdings.
11 May 2011
Senior executives are to leave Northern Foods and the UK food group's new owner Boparan Holdings.
3 May 2011
Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore today (3 May) refused to comment on a report linking the business to a potential bid for Uniq, the UK sandwich and desserts maker.
7 April 2011
The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has decided not to refer Boparan's takeover of Northern Foods to the Competition Commission.