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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...

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...

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 cautious on profits after Q3 sales slide 23 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Premier Foods plc today (23 October) warned its annual trading profits would be "towards the lower end of market expectations" after a challenging third quarter when the UK group's branded sales fell by over 4%.


SIAL 2014: Premier in talks over US manufacturing 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Premier Foods is in discussions over contract manufacturing in the US, one of three focus overseas markets for the UK food group.


Premier, Peter's launch Sharwood's pastries 14 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Premier Foods plc and Peter's Food Service have teamed up to produce a new chilled pastry bake range sold under the Sharwood's brand.


Premier launches Cadbury, Mr Kipling puddings 10 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc hopes to grow in the UK's ambient dessert category by launching sponge pudding products under the Cadbury and Mr Kipling brands.


Kerry, Premier team up on frozen NPD in UK 26 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Kerry Group is to launch frozen Paxo and Sharwood's products in the UK through a tie-up with the brands' owner, Premier Foods.

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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