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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...
| 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.
| 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.
| 26 Nov 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 28 Jul 2015
Greencore has booked a 6% rise in third-quarter sales, helped by growth in the UK and the US.
| 4 Jun 2015
Greencore is opening a new distribution hub to serve its UK convenience store customers.
| 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.
| 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.
| 15 Dec 2014
The takeover battles for Chiquita Brands International and for Hillshire Brands were among the stories that grabbed your interest in 2014.
| 9 Dec 2014
The UK government is considering allowing ready meal manufacturers to put the official five-a-day logo on their products.
| 1 Dec 2014
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.
| 1 Dec 2014
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.
| 25 Nov 2014
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.
| 25 Nov 2014
Greencore, the Ireland-based convenience food group, has said it will step up investments in the coming year after booking higher earnings for the 12 months to 26 September.
| 29 Jul 2014
Greencore has said it is confident it can deliver annual earnings in line with market expectations after posting higher sales for the third quarter of its financial year.
| 20 May 2014
Greencore's drive into the food-to-go sector in the US and UK lifted the group's first-half sales.
| 3 Apr 2014
Origin Enterprises has announced the appointment of Imelda Hurley as chief financial officer.
| 18 Mar 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.
| 3 Mar 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.
| 25 Feb 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.
| 28 Jan 2014
Greencore's first-quarter 2014 sales have been lifted by its success in smaller-format stores.
| 19 Dec 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.
| 2 Dec 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.
| 26 Nov 2013
Convenience food group Greencore has booked an increase in full-year earnings and said it enters the new year with "good momentum".
| 25 Nov 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.
| 25 Nov 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.
| 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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