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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Thursday 22 October (free to read)

22 Oct 2020

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

Why might have Ferrero reached into tin for Fox's Biscuits?

9 Oct 2020

In buying a clutch of Fox's Biscuits assets, Ferrero has bought a tired brand in a mature category. Might the Italian giant's move be for another reason?

Update – Ferrero sees "significant scope" to grow Fox's

7 Oct 2020

Ferrero has given a flavour of its confidence in the prospects for the Fox's Biscuits assets the Italy-based sweet-snacks giant has snapped up.

2 Sisters sells clutch of Fox's Biscuits assets to Ferrero

7 Oct 2020

UK manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group this morning (7 October) announced the sale of part of its Fox's Biscuits business to Italian sweet-snacks giant Ferrero.

Bernard Matthews' Suffolk plant sees Covid-19 outbreak

1 Oct 2020

Bernard Matthews, the UK turkey processor owned by the boss of 2 Sisters Food Group, has seen an outbreak of coronavirus at a plant in east England.

Ferrero 'eyeing move for UK biscuit maker Fox's'

30 Sep 2020

The Italy-based confectionery giant, home to brands including Kinder and Nutella, is reported to be working on a possible bid for a UK biscuits business.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

2 Sisters on recruitment drive at UK poultry plant

10 Sep 2020

2 Sisters Food Group, the UK-based poultry products business, is aiming to recruit an additional 100 employees at a UK processing facility.

UK meat, retail sectors sign up to initiative to halve waste and cut emissions

8 Jul 2020

UK meat processors, retailers and trade bodies have signed up to a new initiative to combat food waste and emissions.

More UK plants "suspected" to have Covid-19 outbreaks, union claims

19 Jun 2020

Three UK factories have emerged as sites where multiple staff have tested positive for Covid-19 – but trade union Unite claims there are more sites "suspected" to have outbreaks.

2 Sisters to halt production at Anglesey plant amid Covid-19 infections

18 Jun 2020

2 Sisters Food Group, the UK-based poultry supplier to major supermarkets, has taken the decision to close a processing plant in Wales temporarily due to Covid-19 infections.

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.

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