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Comment: Kingsmill "youth" appeal bodes well

In the UK branded bakery space, Associated British Foods-owned Kingsmill has youth appeal. The brand, which is operated by ABF's bakery unit...

On the money: Can Premier build H2 sales momentum?

Premier Foods plc has faced challenging conditions and weak sales in the first six months of the year. However, CEO Gavin Darby believes tha...

Analysis: Premier brings home bread with Hovis JV

Premier Foods plc announced earlier this week that it will establish its bread business as a standalone joint venture, in which US private e...

Premier focused on long-term with CFO appointment

The news that Premier Foods CFO Mark Moran will leave the company has again thrown into the spotlight the financial pressure the Hovis maker...

Latest Interviews

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.


The just-food interview: Premier Foods CEO Darby 24 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc is emerging from the long shadow of its debt burden with a new refinancing package and a clear mandate to grow its categories and brands. But, in the tough UK operating environment, growth is proving hard to come by. Premier CEO Gavin Darby speaks to just-food about balancing the need to invest in Premier's stable of well-known brands - as well as some of the more neglected areas of its business - while also managing a fragile balance sheet.

Latest News

Premier Foods revamp creates three divisions 16 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Premier Foods has decided to divide its business into three units to focus on what CEO Gavin Darby called the "most promising growth opportunities" for the UK food group.


Premier launches Bisto gravy paste 4 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc has announced plans to expand its line of Bisto gravy products in the UK with the launch of Bisto Rich Gravy Pastes.


UPDATE: Premier establishes international unit 22 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc has established an independent business unit that will focus on supporting growth overseas, chief executive Gavin Darby revealed today (22 July).


Premier sales slide but trading profit improves 22 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc booked a drop in first-half underlying sales this morning (22 July) but higher trading profit enabled the group to reaffirm its expectations for that metric.


Premier warns on "power brand" sales 18 Jun 2014

Dean Best

Premier Foods today (18 June) revealed 2014 sales of its "power brands" - including Mr Kipling and Bisto - would miss its forecast after a fall in the second quarter of the year.

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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