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Samworth Brothers is a UK based food manufacturer. Founded by George Samworth in 1896, Samworth Brothers is a private company. The head office for Samworth Brothers is located in Melton Mowbray and Callington, England.

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Dean Best | 30 Sep 2011

Privately-owned Samworth Brothers is one of the UK's largest chilled food producers, owns the Ginsters brand and makes own-label convenience food for the likes of Tesco and Waitrose but it operates away from the public eye. Dean Best spoke to CEO Brian Stein about the company's development and its ambitions.

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John Shepherd | 30 Mar 2017

Alex Knight, the chief executive of Samworth Brothers, has stepped down just over a year after being appointed, the UK food group confirmed today (30 March).


Dean Best | 3 Jan 2017

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group that counts Cornish pasty brand Ginsters in its range, has acquired West Cornwall Pasty Co., a UK food-to-go retail chain specialising in making and selling pasties.


John Shepherd | 14 Oct 2016

UK potato supplier Branston has opened a GBP5m (US$6.1m) prepared potato factory extension at its site in Lincolnshire as part of an initiative with retailer Tesco to reduce food waste.


Dean Best | 26 Aug 2016

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group, has acquired Tesco's former Euphorium bakery plant in Weybridge after the retail giant decided to sell the Euphorium business.


Dean Best | 10 Nov 2015

Samworth Brothers, the UK group behind the Ginsters and Soreen brands, has hired advisor Alex Knight as its chief executive after Lindsey Pownall stepped down for personal reasons.


Dean Best | 2 Oct 2015

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Dean Best | 2 Oct 2015

Philippines group Monde Nissin was this week named as the buyer of Quorn Foods, agreeing a deal that valued the UK meat-free business at GBP550m. ConAgra Foods, under-pressure from changing consumer trends in the US, outlined its plan to revitalise the group, with 1,500 jobs to go as part of the process. And just-food interviewed seafood giant Thai Union Group about its sustainability programmes.


Dean Best | 1 Oct 2015

Samworth Brothers, the UK branded and private-label supplier, has entered the country's sports nutrition market through the acquisition of SCI-MX.


Hannah Abdulla | 4 Sep 2015

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group, has launched its first on-the-go breakfast offering under the Soreen banner.


Hannah Abdulla | 19 Feb 2015

Ginsters, a division of UK food group Samworth Brothers, has launched its first meat snacking line in the country.


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Mar 2014

Ginsters, a division of UK food group Samworth Brothers, has launched a microwaveable snack under sub-brand H+EAT in a bid to attract younger consumers in the country.


Hannah Abdulla | 10 Feb 2014

UK food group Samworth Brothers has acquired fruit and malt loaf brand Soreen for an undisclosed sum from baker McCambridge Group.


Dean Best | 5 Jul 2013

UK food group Samworth Brothers plans to expand own-label unit Brooksby Foods.


Michelle Russell | 22 Nov 2012

UK private-label supplier and Ginsters owner Samworth Brothers plans to open a production facility in Leicester.


Dean Best | 29 Mar 2012

Dutch food group Vion plans to expand its meat processing site in Cookstown in Northern Ireland.


Dean Best | 2 Mar 2012

Brian Stein will step down as CEO of UK own-label manufacturer and Ginsters pasties owner Samworth Brothers at the end of the month.


Sam Webb | 9 Dec 2011

Premier Foods plc is to sell its under-performing Brookes Avana subsidiary to 2 Sisters Food Group for GBP30m (US$46.8m).


Katie Smith | 24 Oct 2011

Samworth Brothers' Ginsters division has teamed up with chef Levi Roots to launch a range of pasties under the Reggae Reggae brand.


Sam Webb | 10 Oct 2011

Two of the UK's largest retailers, Tesco and Sainsbury's, gave an update on their trading this week and the former's new promotional campaign remained a talking point. Another subject of fierce debate was Denmark's new fat tax, which the country's food manufacturers have described as a "bureaucratic nightmare". Click on the links for more.


Dean Best | 10 Oct 2011

Tesco and Sainsbury's trading updates dominated the industry headlines here in the UK but, as the week came to a close, another profit warning from the country's largest food maker, Premier Foods plc, stunned the sector. Elsewhere, Hershey and Ferrero joined forces on logistics, while there was plenty of M&A talk, including a significant deal in the sugar sector.


Dean Best | 8 Oct 2011

An increase in costs has weighed on annual profits at UK private-label supplier and Ginsters owner Samworth Brothers.


Dean Best | 7 Oct 2011

Shares in Premier Foods plc plummeted this morning after the UK's largest food maker issued another profit warning.


Dean Best | 4 Oct 2011

Irish food company Greencore paid too much for Uniq, according to the chief executive of Samworth Brothers, which had been a rival suitor for the UK sandwich-to-desserts firm.


Katie Smith | 14 Sep 2011

UK food maker Samworth Brothers has made two of its Ginsters sandwiches lines permanent editions to the range.


Katie Smith | 12 Sep 2011

UK food maker Samworth Brothers has confirmed that the palm oil used in all its Ginsters pasties, slices and sausage rolls will now come from certified sustainable sources.


Michelle Russell | 8 Aug 2011

UK chilled foods firm Samworth Brothers is to create up to 70 jobs through the opening of a factory in Melton.


Chris Brook-Carter | 17 Jun 2011

Trading at UK food group Uniq has been "in-line with expectations" in the first 21 weeks of the year, the company's board of directors has said.


Dean Best | 3 Jun 2011

Greencore, the Ireland-based own-label group, and Ginsters pasty maker Samworth Brothers are reported to be among the first-round bidders for UK desserts-to-sandwich firm Uniq.

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