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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.

What are the options for incoming 2 Sisters CEO Ronald Kers?

24 May 2018

After 25 years at the helm of 2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK's largest food companies, multi-millionaire founder Ranjit Singh Boparan is stepping aside. Having recently faced a recent hygiene scandal, which dug holes in its finances, he has hired Ronald Kers as CEO. Simon Harvey looks at the challenges ahead for the former Müller executive.

2 Sisters Food Group hires former Muller UK chief Ronald Kers CEO

17 May 2018

UK manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has appointed Ronald Kers, the former boss of dairy giant Müller, as its new chief executive.

UK's 2 Sisters announces plastic reduction initiative

10 Apr 2018

UK manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has launched an initiative to use less and recycle more plastic at its businesses.

Future of UK supplier Five Star Fish at risk

28 Mar 2018

The future of UK seafood supplier Five Star Fish, part of local manufacturing giant 2 Sisters Food Group, is up in the air after the company admitted its business was "not sustainable in its current form for the long-term".

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees subdued organic growth after Q3 result; Nomad Foods FY profits surge on debt repricing; Boparan Q2 sales rise despite ''tough conditions'' hitting profits; Produce Investments back in black in H1

22 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.








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