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Boparan continues M&A march with Vion buy

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.

Horsemeat saga exacerbates ready meal sales dip

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.

2011 review: M&A activity misses expectations

Dean Best | 22 Dec 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.

Best bits: Greencore pulls plug on Northern

Dean Best | 14 Mar 2011

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

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The just-food interview - Brian Stein, Samworth

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.

Latest News

2 Sisters reduces human antibiotics in poultry

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.

2 Sisters parent Boparan Q2 “stabilised”

Katy Askew | 17 Mar 2015

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

2 Sisters starts consultation on more job cuts

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).

Boparan sees sales, margin pressure

Katy Askew | 18 Dec 2014

Boparan Holdings, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, revealed ongoing pressure on sales and margins during its first quarter.

2 Sisters Food Group posts higher annual losses

Hannah Abdulla | 18 Nov 2014

Boparan Holdings, the owner of UK company 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported annual higher losses after its bottom line was hit with restructuring charges.

Mixed Q3 results at Boparan Holdings

Hannah Abdulla | 16 Jun 2014

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported mixed third-quarter results, with higher underlying operating profit but the cost of closing sites hitting its bottom line.

2 Sisters parent sees profit pressure

Katy Askew | 17 Dec 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.

2 Sisters to cut 200 jobs at Coupar Angus plant

Michelle Russell | 21 Nov 2013

UK food firm 2 Sisters Food Group is to cut around 200 jobs at its Coupar Angus poultry facility in Scotland.

Boparan FY margins dented by protein focus

Katy Askew | 29 Oct 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.

Vion, horsemeat hit Boparan Q3 earnings

Katy Askew | 25 Jun 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.

Unite disappointed at Welsh Country Foods closure

Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 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".

Welsh Country Foods lamb unit to close

Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 2013

Vion-owned Welsh Country Foods is to close its lamb processing business in Anglesey, putting 310 jobs on the line.

2 Sisters owner Boparan records Q2 loss

Michelle Russell | 19 Mar 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.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

Michelle Russell | 11 Mar 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.

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

Dean Best | 11 Mar 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.

2 Sisters acquires Vion UK units

Katy Askew | 4 Mar 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.

2 Sisters' Boparan reports mixed Q1

Michelle Russell | 20 Dec 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.

FY profit at 2 Sisters parent Boparan Holdings

Dean Best | 1 Nov 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.

Boparan sells Christmas pudding asset

Katy Askew | 26 Oct 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.

Boparan mulling sale of Avana Christmas puddings

Katy Askew | 21 Mar 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.

Boparan Holdings cautious on margins

Dean Best | 26 Jan 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.

Greencore reports drop in FY profits

Dean Best | 6 Dec 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.

2 Sisters announces management changes

Katie Smith | 15 Nov 2011

UK-based 2 Sisters Food Group today (15 November) announced two senior appointments.

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