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On the money: How Greencore is outperforming

Over the last twelve months Irish food group Greencore outperformed the overall food market in UK, its largest market, on the back of its ex...

Deal or no deal: Frozen sale makes sense for Kerry

Kerry Group is reportedly mulling the sale of its frozen food business. The company has seen strong sales and profit momentum at its ingredi...

Packaging, provenance touted as ready meal drivers

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...

What the analysts say - Greencore full-year

Greencore this morning (26 November) revealed an increase in annual earnings and sales. The convenience food group said it enters its new fi...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview - Quorn Foods - part one 16 Jan 2014

Dean Best

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.


The just-food interview part one - Patrick Coveney 22 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

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

2014's most-read news stories on just-food 15 Dec 2014

Dean Best

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


UK mulls adding "five-a-day" mark to ready meals 9 Dec 2014

Dean Best

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


Food industry news of week: Bisco Misr, Kerry 1 Dec 2014

Dean Best

The bidding for Egyptian snacks group Bisco Misr intensified, there was speculation over Kerry Group's frozen ready-meal business and Danone sold its dairy business in Indonesia.


Food industry quotes of week: Asda, Greencore 1 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The much-awaited campylobacter tests on supermarket chicken in the UK were published this week. On the mergers and acquisitions side, Abraaj raised its bid yet again for Bisco Misr. Conversely, Danone was reported to be mulling a sale of its shares in the Yakult business and Kerry Group was reportedly looking to offload its frozen ready-meals arm in the UK. Meanwhile, Ireland's Greencore published some strong annual results. Here is the week in quotes.


UPDATE: Greencore eyes US$1bn US business 25 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Greencore is increasing the capacity of its US food-to-go business and expanding its reach to the west coast of the country as it works to build a US$1bn business in the market.

Latest blogs

And so I bid farewell 29 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

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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