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Cleaning up Tesco will have mixed supplier impact

Tesco issued another profit warning this morning (9 December) that once again highlights the challenging task facing new CEO Dave Lewis. In...

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...

Comment: Price is the word in UK grocery

It hardly even seems to count as news: the German discounters continue to make strides in the UK. The trend has been in evidence for years n...

Growth question hangs over refocused Premier

Premier Foods plc, the UK food group, appears to have a solid strategy in place - but whether it can succeed in eking out top-line growth in...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Premier sets sights overseas 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to hear about the company's plans.


just-food interview part two: Premier CEO Darby 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has strengthened its financial position and is building profitability through a focus on cost reduction. However, the UK company is finding the going tougher as it looks to accelerate its sales growth. Chief executive Gavin Darby spoke to just-food about how Premier is adapting to the changing landscape in UK grocery retail.

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Small UK businesses slam "supply chain bullying" 11 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

UK body The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed to have uncovered "alarming levels" of "widespread unfair dealing" in the supply chain.


Premier backs down over supplier payments 8 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has amended the way it approaches supplier negotiations after coming under fire for allegedly requesting payments from suppliers to continue doing business with the company.


Premier stands firm on supplier payment request 5 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has insisted its suppliers will ultimately benefit from requests for payments, arguing they also stand to gain "as our business grows in the future".


Kerry puts frozen food unit on block - reports 24 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Kerry Group is reportedly gearing up to sell its frozen food unit as it increases focus on the ingredients side of its operations.


Hovis CEO Spooner leaves bread maker 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Bob Spooner, the CEO of UK bread manufacturer Hovis, is to leave the business.

Latest blogs

FMCG veteran Kankiwala joins Hovis as chairman 20 May 2014

Dean Best

UK bread manufacturer Hovis, embarking on life under the majority control of US private-equity firm Gores Group, has named former Unilever, PepsiCo and Burger King executive Nish Kankiwala its new chairman.


AAK wins business amid Premier supplier review 11 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

Premier Foods plc this morning (11 November) announced it has signed a three-year, exclusive, oils and fats collaboration and product co-development deal with food ingredients group AAK.

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