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Origin Enterprises has appointed a new CFOIRELAND: Origin Enterprises appoints new CFO

3 April 2014

Origin Enterprises has announced the appointment of Imelda Hurley as chief financial officer.

US: Greencore to consolidate US production in new site

18 March 2014

Greencore is investing in a new sandwich manufacturing facility to serve the north-east of the US, a move that will see production end at two other sites.

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

3 March 2014

Tesco's bid to try again to revitalise its UK sales grabbed the headlines this week and we looked at the retailer's moves to build a multichannel business. just-food also reported from the Gulfood trade fair in Dubai, where we met a series of senior executives including Mondelez International's regional boss. Our interview pages this week also featured the boss of gluten-free firm Dr Schär's UK arm and the CFO of Scandinavian dairy giant Arla Foods.

IRELAND/US: Greencore buys c-store supplier Lettieri's

25 February 2014

Ireland-based private-label group Greencore has moved to expand its business in the US with the acquisition of food-to-go supplier Lettieri's.

UK: Greencore Q1 sales boosted by small-store success

28 January 2014

Greencore's first-quarter 2014 sales have been lifted by its success in smaller-format stores.

The just-food interview - Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan - part one

16 January 2014

It is 12 months since the horsemeat contamination saga shook Europe's food sector. This week, the media has been reflecting on what happened, the lessons that have (or not, some argue) been learnt and the sales impact on parts of the industry. While some saw sales suffer - Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney outlined the impact on the ready-meals giant in an interview with just-food last November - others benefited from the scandal. UK-based meat-free products manufacturer Quorn Foods is one such company.

just-food's review of 2013: the year's most-read interviews

19 December 2013

2013 was a bumper year for senior executive interviews on just-food and your top ten most-read pieces included our meetings with the CEOs of Nestle, Unilever and Greencore.

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

2 December 2013

The battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory continued this week, with the latest twist coming from Australian dairy co-op Murray Goulburn, which increased its offer for the company.

What the analysts say - Greencore full-year earnings grow

26 November 2013

Greencore this morning (26 November) revealed an increase in annual earnings and sales. The convenience food group said it enters its new financial year with "good momentum", despite operating in a "weak" consumer environment. Analysts offered a relatively optimistic review of the results.

IRELAND: Greencore FY sales, earnings climb

26 November 2013

Convenience food group Greencore has booked an increase in full-year earnings and said it enters the new year with "good momentum".

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

25 November 2013

Last week saw the latest in our series of just-food interviews, with Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney talking horsemeat, the ups and downs of M&A attempts and expansion in the US. The last five days also saw Burton's Biscuit Co. sold and more underwhelming results in the US with Campbell Soup Co.'s profit warning.

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

25 November 2013

Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan made another investment in the UK with the acquisition of Burton's Biscuit Co. In Australia, grocery retailing giants Woolworths and Coles signed up to a code of conduct governing their relationship with suppliers. And we ran our latest just-food interview, with Patrick Coveney, CEO of private-label convenience food group Greencore.

The just-food interview part one - Patrick Coveney, Greencore

22 November 2013

Convenience food group Greencore has experienced an eventful few years. The Ireland-based manufacturer was beaten to the acquisition of the UK's Northern Foods. This year, Greencore was caught up in the horsemeat contamination saga that rocked the European food industry. However, the company has continued to expand in the UK and in the US. In part one of the just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to chief executive Patrick Coveney about the challenges of operating in a difficult UK market.

IRELAND: Greencore US growth offsets UK decline

31 July 2013

Convenience food group Greencore has booked a 2.6% increase in third-quarter sales, with gains in the US offsetting a drop in UK revenue.

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

28 May 2013

Campbell Soup Co. became the third major multinational to invest in the buoyant organic baby food sector in a month with a deal to buy US firm Plum Organics. Danone is another of the three food giants to do business in organic baby food - and this week it continued its investment in faster-growing categories and markets with a fresh attempt to crack China's booming yoghurt sector.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

28 May 2013

Plum Organics this week joined Happy Family and Ella's Kitchen as three organic baby food brands set to have new, multinational owners. Campbell Soup Co. is to buy Plum, joining Danone and Hain Celestial as three food majors that have looked to invest in the growing category in just a month.

US: Greencore eyes "attractive" US revenue growth

22 May 2013

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore said it sees "attractive" levels of revenue being generated by its US operations as it continues to scale-up the business.

On the money: Greencore confident on EPS despite tough UK trading

21 May 2013

Greencore has insisted it remains "confident" of meeting City expectations of higher earnings despite the prospect of "tough" UK trading conditions for the remainder of the year.

UK: Greencore H1 profit up, warns on "tough" UK market

21 May 2013

Convenience food group Greencore has booked an increase in first-half earnings but warned about "tough" UK market conditions for the remainder of the year.

What the analysts say: Greencore reports "solid" H1 results

21 May 2013

Convenience food group Greencore this morning (21 May) booked an increase in first-half earnings but warned about "tough" UK market conditions for the remainder of the year. Analysts offered an overall positive view of the results, despite the cautious outlook by the group.

The week ahead - M&S, Dairy Crest FYs, Hormel Foods H1s

20 May 2013

UK meat processor Cranswick, dairy group Dairy Crest and Marks and Spencer, perhaps the most scrutinised name on the country's high street, are all set to announce annual results next week. In the US, Spam owner Hormel Foods will post its half-year results.

IRELAND: Greencore COO Walker to leave

2 May 2013

Greencore COO Di Walker is to leave the convenience food giant later this month - and the company has decided not to replace her.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

2 April 2013

Dairy featured heavily in our headlines last week. We interviewed Fonterra's CFO about the New Zealand giant's half-year results and plans for emerging markets. Swiss peer Emmi published its annual figures and we spoke to its international boss about its plans outside its domestic market. Meanwhile, in the UK, Greek yoghurt producer Fage won its court battle with rival Chobani over how the US firm labels its products here.

US: Greencore drives US growth with capacity expansion

26 March 2013

Greencore has announced plans to expand production in the US as it looks to step up growth in the market.

UK: Greencore agrees pay deal, ends dispute

5 March 2013

Convenience food group Greencore has agreed a pay deal with UK workers at its cake facility in Hull, putting an end to a long-running dispute at the site.

Comment: Horsemeat saga exacerbates ready meal sales decline

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.

HORSEMEAT: UK FSA publishes first test results

15 February 2013

Results from the first set of UK tests on beef products for horsemeat have in the main cleared the country's retailers.

HORSEMEAT: Asda finds horse DNA in Greencore chilled sauce

15 February 2013

Asda has recalled fresh sauce manufactured by private-label giant Greencore after finding horse DNA in the line - the first product outside the frozen aisle to become embroiled in the contamination scandal.

IRELAND: Glanbia CEO Moloney handed Greencore board seat

8 February 2013

John Moloney, managing director at Glanbia, is to also take a seat on the board of fellow Irish food group Greencore.

IRELAND: Greencore propelled by US growth

29 January 2013

Greencore reported a "satisfactory" start to the year today (29 January) as acquisitions in the US offset flat UK revenues.

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