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Katy Askew | 24 Feb 2016

Real Good Food is a food maker on something of a journey. Since the sale of the Napier Brown sugar business ten months ago, the UK group has been freed from the shackles of a hefty debt burden. The company has completed a number of bolt-on acquisitions, including most recently Chantilly Patisserie. However, Real Good Food was forced to issue a profit warning earlier this month, citing investments and one-off costs. Katy Askew spoke to marketing director Andrew Brown to find out more about the group's strategy. 


Michelle Russell | 18 Sep 2013

Sugar-to-ingredients group The Real Good Food Co. has successfully navigated rather challenging economic conditions and slow growth in Europe over the last few years to create a recipe for success for the firm, building a solid platform for future growth. Executive chairman Pieter Totte talks to Michelle Russell about his confidence in the business for the future, and the group's plans for Europe and the US.

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Dean Best | 6 Dec 2016

Shares in Real Good Food, the UK bakery and ingredients group, tumbled today (6 December) after the company warned pressure from commodity prices meant there was a "risk" its annual earnings could miss market expectations.


Dean Best | 19 Sep 2016

Real Good Food, the UK bakery and ingredients company, has set up a US-based subsidiary in a bid to expand its export business in the Americas.


John Shepherd | 12 Sep 2016

UK bakery and ingredients group Real Good Food is forging ahead in its new financial year boosted by a strong order book, buoyant trading and is set to start dividend payments, CEO Pieter Totté will confirm today (12 September).


Dean Best | 1 Aug 2016

Real Good Food, the UK bakery and ingredients group, has seen "satisfactory" trading in the first three months of its financial year, the company's executive chairman Pieter Totté said today (1 August).


Katy Askew | 19 May 2016

Real Good Food, the UK bakery group, opened its newly constructed Liverpool Development Centre and Academy, which will serve as an "international hub for food manufacturing innovation and cake decoration skills training" for the company.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Apr 2016

UK-based bakery-to-ingredients group Real Good Food Co. has confirmed it is on track to hit profit expectations for the period.


Katy Askew | 10 Feb 2016

Real Good Food has acquired UK frozen dessert maker Chantilly Patisserie for GBP1.8m (US$2.5m). 


Dean Best | 1 Feb 2016

The Real Good Food Co., the UK bakery-to-ingredients group, said today (1 February) annual profits would not meet market expectations.


Dean Best | 10 Dec 2015

Real Good Food Co., the UK bakery-to-desserts business, has bought the ISO2 Nutrition sports supplements brand from the administrators of Cre-8tive Health.


Dean Best | 7 Aug 2015

This week's rundown of the latest financial results include a profit warning from TreeHouse Foods, an increase to profit forecasts at Post Holdings and a clutch of Japanese companies reporting their first-quarter results.


Katy Askew | 22 Jul 2015

UK food group The Real Good Food Co. announced today (22 July) its finance director, Mike McDonough, will leave the business at the end of August.


Katy Askew | 5 Jun 2015

US snack group Diamond Foods this week reported its third-quarter results and issued an upbeat outlook thanks to a strong domestic performance from Kettle. UK firm The Real Good Food Co. indicated it is considering acquisition opportunities following its disposal of sugar arm Napier Brown. Elsewhere, Grupo Nutresa reported a positive start to the year. Here are this week's results in brief.


Katy Askew | 5 Jun 2015

US snack group Diamond Foods this week reported its third-quarter results and issued an upbeat outlook thanks to a strong domestic performance from Kettle. UK firm The Real Good Food Co. indicated it is considering acquisition opportunities following its disposal of sugar arm Napier Brown. Elsewhere, Grupo Nutresa reported a positive start to the year. Here are this week's results in brief.


Katy Askew | 1 May 2015

Mondelez International reported on its first-quarter results this week (1 May) and the group was eager to emphasise its performance in China, which was stronger than many multinational peers. Nestle is a company facing its own challenges in China and we analysed how the appointment of CFO Wan Ling Martello to head up its Asia unit can boost the group's outlook in the market. Elsewhere, we spoke to Gardein founder and CEO Yves Potvin as well as learning about Muller Wiseman's plans to launch a liquid milk brand in the UK. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.


Katy Askew | 1 May 2015

Mondelez International reported on its first-quarter results this week (1 May) and the group was eager to emphasise its performance in China, which was stronger than many multinational peers. Nestle is a company facing its own challenges in China and we analysed how the appointment of CFO Wan Ling Martello to head up its Asia unit can boost the group's outlook in the market. Elsewhere, we spoke to Gardein founder and CEO Yves Potvin as well as learning about Muller Wiseman's plans to launch a liquid milk brand in the UK. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.


Dean Best | 29 Apr 2015

France-based sugar refiner Tereos has said its move to buy UK distributor Napier Brown would boost its position in a "strategic" market.


Dean Best | 29 Apr 2015

France-based sugar refiner Tereos has said its move to buy UK distributor Napier Brown would boost its position in a "strategic" market.


Dean Best | 29 Apr 2015

France-based sugar refiner Tereos has struck a deal to buy Napier Brown, the sugar arm of UK group The Real Good Food Co.


Dean Best | 29 Apr 2015

France-based sugar refiner Tereos has struck a deal to buy Napier Brown, the sugar arm of UK group The Real Good Food Co.


Dean Best | 2 Apr 2015

The week before Easter saw Aryzta surprise the market with news of its plan to buy 49% of French frozen food retailer Picard. M&A speculation surrounded Mondelez International, which was reported to be considering the sale of its rights to the cream cheese brand Philadelphia. Mondelez had a bad end to the week after being charged with manipulating wheat prices.


Hannah Abdulla | 2 Apr 2015

This week, bakery business Aryzta announced it was in talks to invest in French frozen food retailer Picard while the M&A rumour mill span with reports Mondelez International is considering selling its rights to the Philadelphia brand. Elsewhere, The Real Good Food Co. said it was exploring options for its under-performing sugar business Napier Brown.


Hannah Abdulla | 2 Apr 2015

This week, bakery business Aryzta announced it was in talks to invest in French frozen food retailer Picard while the M&A rumour mill span with reports Mondelez International is considering selling its rights to the Philadelphia brand. Elsewhere, The Real Good Food Co. said it was exploring options for its under-performing sugar business Napier Brown.


Hannah Abdulla | 1 Apr 2015

Real Good Food Co. has said it is "examining options" for its poorly performing sugar business Napier Brown.


Katy Askew | 24 Sep 2014

The Real Good Food Co. will take its complaint against Associated British Foods' sugar business, British Sugar, to Brussels after the UK's competition authority declined to investigate the row.


Katy Askew | 24 Sep 2014

The UK's competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority, will not launch an investigation into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour lodged against the sugar arm of Associated British Foods by The Real Good Food Co.


Dean Best | 1 Aug 2014

The Real Good Food Co. today (1 August) claimed parts of the UK group's business had made "significant progress" in its last financial year - despite its row with British Sugar pushing it into the red.


Dean Best | 1 May 2014

The Real Good Food Co. today (1 May) warned its pricing row with British Sugar has seen its earnings tumble in its most recent financial year.


Katy Askew | 24 Feb 2014

The Consumer Analyst Group of New York annual conference was held in Florida this week and, as ever, produced some notable comments as the great and the good of the US food sector detailed - and sometimes defended - their strategies. Danone issued its full-year numbers and shed some light on how it plans to mitigate surging dairy prices in 2014. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart - the world's largest retailer - offered a sober assessment on the outlook for consumer sentiment in the coming year. Here is just-food's week in words.

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Michelle Russell | 12 Sep 2013

It has been less than three months since UK sugar-to-ingredients group The Real Good Food Co. published its full-year earnings results and the company appears equally as confident on its year ahead.

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