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Greencore is an Ireland-based food company. Founded by the Irish Government in 1991 when they privatised Irish Sugar, Greencore is a public company, listed on the London Stock Exchange as GNC. The head office for Greencore is located in Dublin, Ireland.

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Focus: Greencore goal to be national player in US

Greencore, the Ireland-based convenience food group, wants to expand its reach in the US as a national distributor of food-to-go products an...

Greencore's food-to-go focus paying dividends

Prioritising its food-to-go operations in the UK and the US has led Greencore to report higher annual sales and earnings. And the Ireland-ba...


Katy Askew | 29 Jan 2015

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to the pressure manufacturers are themselves facing in the current trading environment - and their need to free up cash flow in the balance sheet. But, in a charged political atmosphere, manufacturers should tread carefully, Katy Askew suggests.


Katy Askew | 25 Nov 2014

Over the last twelve months Irish food group Greencore outperformed the overall food market in UK, its largest market, on the back of its exposure to the faster-growth food-to-go segment and expansion in convenience channels.


Katy Askew | 24 Nov 2014

Kerry Group is reportedly mulling the sale of its frozen food business. The company has seen strong sales and profit momentum at its ingredients unit but endured a lacklustre performance from the consumer foods side of the business. In this context, it makes sense for the Irish company to pare down peripheral and under-performing areas of Kerry Foods. Katy Askew reports.


Dean Best | 5 Jun 2014

Chilled ready meals is big business in the UK and it's a business still in growth. But only just about. Last year's horsemeat contamination scandal hit sales of chilled ready meals in the UK and the industry is looking at how to reignite the category. Innovation in packaging and emphasising provenance are being held up as ways to re-boot the sector. Dean Best reports.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 16 Jan 2014

With consumers assessing whet they eat on health and ethical grounds, UK-based meat-free products manufacturer Quorn Foods has benefited. The business also enjoyed a boost from last year's horsemeat contamination saga. Dean Best met Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan to discuss the company's recent growth.


Michelle Russell | 22 Nov 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.

Latest News

Katy Askew | 14 Nov 2016

Greencore plans to quadruple its sales in the US with the US$748m acquisition of convenience food group Peacock Foods. 


Katy Askew | 14 Nov 2016

Greencore, the food-to-go group, has booked an increase in full-year sales and earnings thanks to "strong momentum" in the US and UK. 


Dean Best | 20 Sep 2016

Greencore, the Ireland-based private-label supplier, has named Eoin Tonge, the head of its grocery business, as its new CFO after Alan Williams decided to join builders merchant Travis Perkins.


John Shepherd | 23 Aug 2016

UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has confirmed it will close a deli plant in the English seaport town of Grimsby at the end of March 2017 with the loss of up to 86 jobs, after losing three private-label contracts from Marks and Spencer.


Katy Askew | 26 Jul 2016

Ireland-based food maker Greencore said today (26 July) the impact of the UK's decision to exit the EU will have a "minimal" short-term impact on its business.


Katy Askew | 25 Jul 2016

Cranswick, the UK meat group, reported an 11% rise in revenue for the three months to end-June, boosted by "strong" volume growth and the contribution from acquired businesses. 


Katy Askew | 25 Jul 2016

Convenience food maker Greencore announced today (25 July) that it has acquired The Sandwich Factory Holdings from Cranswick, in a deal valued at GBP15m (US$19.7m). 


John Shepherd | 24 Jun 2016

UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has briefed employees on proposals to close one of its three plants in the English seaport town of Grimsby with the expected loss of around 200 jobs.


Katy Askew and Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

UK voters have spoken: Britain will leave the European Union. With the vote tally now reporting 51.9% of people back leaving commentators are turning to the future with uncertainty. What will Brexit mean for the food sector? 


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.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 May 2016

Growing demand for on-the-go foods in the US and UK led Greencore to deliver higher sales in the first half of its financial year.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Jan 2016

Ireland-based sandwich maker Greencore has reported a jump in first-quarter revenues, lifted by higher sales in its convenience foods division.


Katy Askew | 5 Jan 2016

Food-to-go manufacturer Greencore plans to more than double the number of people employed at its Hatfield distribution depot after securing a new customer win. 


Hannah Abdulla | 27 Nov 2015

Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.


Dean Best | 27 Nov 2015

The US food sector saw another major takeover this week with Pinnacle Foods agreeing to pay US$975m for free-from group Boulder Brands. The country could soon see another, with Thai Union Group saying there are "serious" buyers lined up for Chicken of the Sea - a business it is willing to sell to secure another US asset, Bumble Bee Foods. And, ahead of the climate change talks in Paris next week, Unilever announced plans for its operations to be "carbon positive" in 15 years.


Hannah Abdulla | 24 Nov 2015

Profits at Ireland-based private-label supplier Greencore have jumped on the back of sales growth led by its food-to-go focus in the UK and US markets.


Dean Best | 28 Jul 2015

Greencore has booked a 6% rise in third-quarter sales, helped by growth in the UK and the US.


Katy Askew | 4 Jun 2015

Greencore is opening a new distribution hub to serve its UK convenience store customers.


Katy Askew | 19 May 2015

Greencore, the Irish food maker, booked an increase in first-half sales and profits thanks to expansion and new customer wins in the UK and US food-to-go markets.


Dean Best | 27 Jan 2015

Greencore has booked a 4% increase in first quarter sales as the private label supplier eked out growth in the UK and reported a solid performance from its US business.


Dean Best | 15 Dec 2014

The takeover battles for Chiquita Brands International and for Hillshire Brands were among the stories that grabbed your interest in 2014.


Dean Best | 9 Dec 2014

The UK government is considering allowing ready meal manufacturers to put the official five-a-day logo on their products.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.


Michelle Russell | 29 Nov 2013

Sachin Tendulkar isn't alone in bidding farewell to colleagues as, today, I enter into my final few hours as news editor for just-food.

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