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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.

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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.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 22 Sep 2014

Dean Best

US food groups General Mills and ConAgra Foods were under scrutiny this week with both reporting first-quarter results. WhiteWave Foods, the US natural and organic specialist, struck a deal to buy dairy-free brand So Delicious, while Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen Products made its second acquisition in Europe in a matter of weeks. Meanwhile, we spoke to the CEO of Wise Foods about his plans to grow the US snacks business.


Sales, operating profit up at Quorn Foods 18 Sep 2014

Dean Best

UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods saw sales and operating profit rise in 2013 amid "exceptional" growth in its domestic market.


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.

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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