Premier Foods plc
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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.
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.
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 has announced CFO Michael Kennedy has left the UK bread maker as the company seeks to meet its "ambitious growth targets".
UK body The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed to have uncovered "alarming levels" of "widespread unfair dealing" in the supply chain.
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 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".
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.
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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