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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...

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...

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

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.


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.

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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