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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.

Latest News

Premier Foods hails "improving" sales trends 23 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc saw "improving" branded sales trends throughout the fourth quarter of 2014, news that lifted the Mr Kipling maker's shares in early trade today (23 January).


Hovis CFO Michael Kennedy exits 20 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Hovis has announced CFO Michael Kennedy has left the UK bread maker as the company seeks to meet its "ambitious growth targets".


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".

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.

Company research

Premier Foods plc (PFD) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Premier Foods plc (PFD) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analy

Premier Foods plc (Premier Foods) is the largest food manufacturers in the UK. It manufacturers and supplies branded and non-branded food products to retail, wholesale, and food services markets. The...

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Premier Foods plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Premier Foods plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnershi

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Bread & Rolls in the United Kingdom

Bread & Rolls in the United Kingdom

Bread & Rolls in the United Kingdom industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to...

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