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Coronavirus live news - Covid-19 and the global food sector, Thursday 4 June (free to read)

4 Jun 2020

just-food's coronavirus live feed is your one-stop shop for news on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting the world's packaged food sector.

New products - Hormel's Applegate Farms debuts Well Carved blended meat and veg line; The Meatless Farm makes first foray into frozen; Lantmannen shifts Americana brand into retail

11 May 2020

This week's new product launches that caught the eye include vegan cheese from Norseland, a vegan pie from Holland's Pies and a high-fibre loaf from Hovis.

2 Sisters confirms Covid-19 cases at Devon plant

7 May 2020

2 Sisters Food Group, the UK-based poultry processor, has confirmed infections of Covid-19 at one of its plants.

Coronavirus - 2 Sisters CEO in video appeal for workers to "feed the nation"

30 Mar 2020

2 Sisters Food Group has created a video featuring chief executive Ronald Kers appealing for workers to fill "several hundred" roles linked to the Covid-19 crisis.

Coronavirus - 2 Sisters hiring "several hundred" workers amid unprecedented demand

26 Mar 2020

2 Sisters Food Group is hiring extra workers across its business units to cope with the upsurge in demand from coronavirus.

2 Sisters installs former Co-op boss Richard Pennycook as new chairman

15 Jan 2020

2 Sisters Food Group has installed the former boss of The Co-op supermarket chain as chairman of the UK poultry business.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

2 Sisters owner 'returns to poultry operations as sale talk around Fox's Biscuits builds'

11 Nov 2019

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, has reportedly taken over the UK-based firm's key poultry operations.

Valeo Foods emerges as buyer for Matthew Walker Christmas puddings from 2 Sisters

10 Oct 2019

2 Sisters Food Group has found a buyer for its Christmas puddings operation after putting the business up for sale earlier this year.

2 Sisters eyes closure of "loss-making" plant

7 Oct 2019

UK food manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has set out plans to close a "heavily loss-making" plant in northern England.

PE firm Qualium in "talks" on Biscuit International

5 Sep 2019

The owner of Biscuit International, the European biscuits supplier, is holding talks over the business, which has been linked to a possible merger with a peer in the UK.

Towerbrook Capital 'plotting acquisitions of two biscuit firms'

3 Sep 2019

A UK-based private-equity firm is reportedly eyeing the merger of two biscuit manufacturers - one based in its home market and another in France.

2 Sisters confirms closure of Essex poultry processing site

8 Jul 2019

2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed it will shut a poultry processing facility in the east of England, affecting more than 400 jobs.

UK biscuits category deep-dive, part one - crunch time

30 May 2019

In the first part of a two-part feature, Andy Coyne examines the state of play in the UK sweet biscuits category after a challenging 2018. 

2 Sisters confirms Matthew Walker sale plans as another plant closure looms

21 May 2019

2 Sisters Food Group confirmed the UK-based poultry processor is conducting a sale of its Christmas pudding business, along with the planned closure of a poultry plant.

2 Sisters 'eyes disposal of Christmas pudding operation Matthew Walker'

7 May 2019

2 Sisters Food Group is reportedly eyeing yet another business disposal in the form of a Christmas pudding maker.

More than 200 UK jobs at risk as 2 Sisters Food Group reviews Fox's Biscuits operations

21 Mar 2019

Jobs are at risk at Fox's Biscuits, the UK firm owned by 2 Sisters Food Group, as the parent company reviews manufacturing operations.

2 Sisters completes Donegal Catch disposal to ex-Largo Foods chief

12 Mar 2019

UK food company 2 Sisters Food Group has completed the sale of its Irish seafood business Donegal Catch. 

New products - General Mills' Häagen-Dazs ice-cream brand expands into gelato; Lactalis takes Siggi's skyr yogurts to UK; Unilever's Magnum vegan roll out in US

8 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a new Japanese noodle kit range from the Tazaki Foods-owned Yutaka brand and Pladis taking the Godiva chocolate brand into biscuits.

Samworth's move for 2 Sisters sandwich unit gets green light

2 Jan 2019

The UK's competition watchdog has handed down its verdict on Samworth Brothers' move to buy a sandwich business from local peer 2 Sisters Food Group.

UK watchdog probes sale of 2 Sisters' Manton Wood unit to Samworth Brothers

23 Nov 2018

The UK's competition watchdog is inviting feedback from any concerned parties over the planned sale of a sandwich business in the country.

2 Sisters notches up another business disposal in Manton Wood

1 Nov 2018

UK manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group is selling off another asset, adding to a number of other recent disposals.

2 Sisters expands Cavaghan & Gray plant after winning M&S contract

28 Aug 2018

UK-based 2 Sisters Food Group is investing GBP7m (US$9m) in a prepared meals factory in the north-west of England after winning a "major contract" with retailer Marks and Spencer.

2 Sisters to merge units as CEO sets out plans

13 Aug 2018

2 Sisters Food Group is to merge two of its poultry units under new plans set out by recently-installed CEO Ronald Kers, who took the reins at the UK manufacturer at the start of the month.

Ireland's Kepak buys 2 Sisters red-meat business

30 Jul 2018

Ireland-based meat company Kepak Group has snapped up the red-meat assets of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group.

2 Sisters keeps open last of three plants set to close

16 Jul 2018

2 Sisters Food Group has decided to keep open one of the three chicken-processing factories in the UK it had slated for closure five months ago.

2 Sisters names Craig Tomkinson as CFO to replace departing Richard Pike

25 Jun 2018

UK manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has named Craig Tomkinson as group chief financial officer to replace Richard Pike who is leaving.

Another batch of new jobs as 2 Sisters reshapes poultry arm

12 Jun 2018

2 Sisters Food Group, which is in the middle of revamping its poultry business, is to create 300 jobs at its site in Devon, south-west England.

2 Sisters Food Group silent on Holland's Pies sale "rumour"

11 Jun 2018

2 Sisters Food Group has refused to be drawn on a report it is preparing the ground to sell Holland's Pies, a claim the UK food giant described as "rumour and speculation".

Nomad Foods snaps up UK frozen-food brand Aunt Bessie's for EUR240m

4 Jun 2018

Nomad Foods is paying EUR240m (US$281.6m) for fellow frozen food manufacturer Aunt Bessie's as the UK firm's acquisition trail continues.

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