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Comment: Premier right to shake-up bread business

UK company Premier Foods had already hinted it had plans to shake-up its bread business and, this week, the Hovis manufacturer underlined it...

Dairy Crest surprises City with St Hubert review

The news that Dairy Crest is mulling the future of St Hubert, its branded spreads business in France, has garnered a mixed reaction from the...

Best bits: Brasil Foods and Premier look to future

The largest food manufacturers in Brazil and the UK can look ahead with more certainty than they could a week ago, Dean Best writes, but dou...

Focus: Greencore still has appetite for M&A

Despite its bid for Northern Foods failing earlier this year, Greencore has not lost its appetite for M&A with the announcement of a bid for...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview part one - Patrick Coveney 22 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

Convenience food group Greencore has experienced an eventful few years. The Ireland-based manufacturer was beaten to the acquisition of the UK's Northern Foods. This year, Greencore was caught up in the horsemeat contamination saga that rocked the European food industry. However, the company has continued to expand in the UK and in the US. In part one of the just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to chief executive Patrick Coveney about the challenges of operating in a difficult UK market.


The just-food interview - Brian Stein, Samworth 30 Sep 2011

Dean Best

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.

Latest News

Greencore US growth offsets UK decline 31 Jul 2013

Katy Askew

Convenience food group Greencore has booked a 2.6% increase in third-quarter sales, with gains in the US offsetting a drop in UK revenue.


Greencore COO Walker to leave 2 May 2013

Dean Best

Greencore COO Di Walker is to leave the convenience food giant later this month - and the company has decided not to replace her.


French dairy firm Candia names Schiratti CEO 12 Mar 2013

Dean Best

French dairy group Candia has named former Bakkavor and Bonduelle executive Giampaolo Schiratti as its new CEO.


Premier Foods COO Eaton leaves company 4 Feb 2013

Michelle Russell

The chief operating officer of Premier Foods plc, Geoff Eaton, has left the company as incoming CEO Gavin Darby takes up his new role.


Greencore propelled by US growth 29 Jan 2013

Katy Askew

Greencore reported a "satisfactory" start to the year today (29 January) as acquisitions in the US offset flat UK revenues.

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