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2 Sisters Food Group is a UK-based food group with operations in continental Europe. Founded by Ranjit Singh Boparan in 1993, 2 Sisters Food Group is a private company. The head office for 2 Sisters Food Group is located in Birmingham, England.

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Katy Askew | 29 Jan 2015

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to the pressure manufacturers are themselves facing in the current trading environment - and their need to free up cash flow in the balance sheet. But, in a charged political atmosphere, manufacturers should tread carefully, Katy Askew suggests.


Katy Askew | 24 Nov 2014

Kerry Group is reportedly mulling the sale of its frozen food business. The company has seen strong sales and profit momentum at its ingredients unit but endured a lacklustre performance from the consumer foods side of the business. In this context, it makes sense for the Irish company to pare down peripheral and under-performing areas of Kerry Foods. Katy Askew reports.


Katy Askew | 6 Aug 2014

The UK's Food Standards Agency has issued the results of its first set of quarterly campylobacter tests, part of a year-long study into the prevalence of the bacteria in the UK poultry supply. The results reveal that around three-fifths of chicken sold in UK supermarkets are contaminated with the bacteria and the regulator has conceded that more must be done to win over consumer trust. After a personal brush with the issue, having found offal in pre-packed supermarket chicken, Katy Askew would strongly concur.


Dean Best | 24 Jul 2014

The meat supply chain is in the spotlight this week, with allegations in the UK and China of poor and potentially unsafe practices at firms supplying retail and foodservice giants including Tesco and McDonald's. But the entire industry needs to pay attention: consumer interest in what they eat is at its highest-ever level.

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Simon Harvey | 17 Nov 2017

UK Members of Parliament have questioned the processes of the nation's food standards agencies following an enquiry into hygiene and safety at a 2 Sisters Food Group poultry processing plant in the West Midlands.


Simon Harvey | 6 Nov 2017

2 Sisters Food Group plans to restart production this week at its poultry processing plant at West Bromwich in the Midlands, which was temporarily closed in September after an investigation revealed poor hygiene standards. 


Simon Harvey | 26 Oct 2017

The owner of UK poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group, which is under investigation for alleged breaches of hygiene standards, has told a parliamentary committee "mistakes have been made'' and pledged to improve food safety at all the company's plants.


Simon Harvey | 12 Oct 2017

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the owner of UK poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group, has been summoned to appear before a parliamentary enquiry after an undercover investigation revealed poor hygiene standards at its plant in the West Midlands.


Simon Harvey | 9 Oct 2017

The owner of a UK poultry processing firm at the centre of a poor food hygiene investigation is said to be orchestrating a merger between Fox's Biscuits and Burton's Biscuit Co.


Simon Harvey | 6 Oct 2017

The UK's Food Standards Agency has widened its investigation into poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group to encompass 13 plants, including the West Bromwich site in the Midlands that has come under scrutiny over hygiene.


Simon Harvey | 4 Oct 2017

The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, at the centre of a chicken hygiene investigation over date labels, has revealed it has found "other areas of concern'' at its poultry production plant in the West Midlands.


Simon Harvey | 2 Oct 2017

2 Sisters Food Group has suspended operations at its West Bromwich poultry plant in the Midlands due to some "isolated instances of non-compliance'' with its own quality management systems.


Dean Best | 29 Sep 2017

Aldi and Lidl have joined Marks and Spencer in suspending accepting supplies from the 2 Sisters Food Group plant alleged to have broken labelling rules and followed poor sanitary conditions.


Simon Harvey | 29 Sep 2017

An investigation has claimed UK poultry firm 2 Sisters Food Group tampered with labels on its fresh chicken products to alter slaughter dates in a potential health hazard to consumers.


Simon Harvey | 29 Sep 2017

UK supermarket Marks and Spencer said today (29 September) it will not take any more fresh chicken products from the 2 Sisters Food Group poultry plant alleged to have broken labelling rules and followed poor sanitary conditions.


Simon Harvey | 29 Sep 2017

The UK's Food Standards Agency said it found "no evidence of breaches" when it inspected the poultry production plant of 2 Sisters Food Group alleged to have broken labelling rules and followed poor sanitary conditions.


Dean Best | 21 Sep 2017

More than 20 of Tesco's "largest food suppliers" are to publish data on the food waste from their own operations, the retail giant has announced.


Simon Harvey | 21 Aug 2017

2 Sisters Food Group is investing GBP1.4m (US$1.8m) to expand a beef and sheep plant in Wales, a month after completing a multi-million pound upgrade to a chicken processing facility in Scotland.


Simon Harvey | 28 Jul 2017

2 Sisters Food Group's red meat division is losing its procurement director after 22 year of service, as John Dracup chooses greener pastures to pursue his passion for farming.


Simon Harvey | 21 Jul 2017

2 Sisters Food Group is creating 150 jobs at its Coupar Angus facility in Perthshire, Scotland, a month after the UK company announced the closure of its plant in Smethwick in the West Midlands.


Dean Best | 26 Jun 2017

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (26 June) reported rising sales but pressure on profits in what it described as a "tough" third quarter of its financial year.


Dean Best | 26 Jun 2017

Boparan Holdings, the parent of UK supplier 2 Sisters Food Group, has named former Associated British Foods executive Richard Pike as its new CFO.


John Shepherd | 5 Jun 2017

The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group today (5 June) confirmed it is shutting a poultry plant at Smethwick in the West Midlands at the end of this month - but disputed union claims about the impact on jobs.


John Shepherd | 25 May 2017

The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group said today (25 May) it is investing GBP250,000 (US$324,000) to expand production at its Matthew Walker Christmas pudding business in Heanor, Derbyshire.


John Shepherd | 26 Apr 2017

UK food tycoon Ranjit Boparan is set to take a 29.9% stake in local meat retailer Crawshaw, in a deal that will also see his 2 Sisters Food Group supply the business.


John Shepherd | 21 Apr 2017

The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group is investing GBP5m (US$6.3m) at its Five Star Fish subsidiary's plant in the English port town of Grimsby.


Katy Askew | 10 Apr 2017

UK poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group is considering shuttering a processing facility in Smethwick, West Midlands.  


John Shepherd | 6 Apr 2017

UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews is to axe 128 jobs at its Great Witchingham headquarters in Norfolk, eastern England and "cease all-year-round chicken production" at the facility, union leaders claimed today (6 April).

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Dean Best | 13 Oct 2016

Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal.


Katy Askew | 5 Dec 2014

2 Sisters Food Group announced a new "multi million" pound bio-refinery deal with renewable energy experts H2 Energy this week. The plan is set to "transform the energy requirements" at 2 Sisters, the company said.

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