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Covid-19 food industry updates – Tuesday 11 August (free to read)

11 Aug 2020

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

Another Bakkavor UK facility could be closed

5 Aug 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor has revealed its future plans for a salad factory in southern England.

Bakkavor to close UK facility

5 Aug 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor has made a final decision on the fate of a facility in the English east Midlands following consultation with employees and trade unions.

Covid-19 blamed as Bakkavor considers future of UK site

9 Jun 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor is considering the future of one of its plants in England and is partially blaming Covid-19 for its decision.

Fire halts production at Bakkavor UK plant

26 May 2020

A Bakkavor factory manufacturing garlic bread and doughballs has seen output hit by a fire over the weekend, the UK private-label supplier has confirmed.

Will Covid-19 spark change in UK supplier payment terms?

13 May 2020

We look at the records of how the UK's largest grocers – and manufacturers – have been paying their suppliers and wonder if the recent changes to help suppliers will stick around.

Covid-19 cases confirmed at Bakkavor plant in UK

8 May 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor has issued a statement relating to its employees and the Covid-19 virus.

Bakkavor, Greencore mum on Adelie Foods takeover link

5 May 2020

Private-label giants Bakkavor and Greencore have refused to be drawn on a report claiming the companies are in talks to possibly buy a UK peer.

UK union GMB urges government to convene food factory safety summit

16 Apr 2020

UK trade union GMB, which represents food production workers, has called for action to be taken to ensure the safety of factory staff in the sector.

Covid-19 - Bakkavor again under fire after undercover video

14 Apr 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor is again in the spotlight over its business practices during the Covid-19 crisis after a manager threatened to sack staff who stayed at home.

Coronavirus - UK private-label supplier Bakkavor pulls guidance, suspends dividend payment

2 Apr 2020

Bakkavor, which warned in February the UK food business was seeing a "significant impact" from coronavirus, is now pulling financial guidance.

Bakkavor under fire over sick pay, social distancing

31 Mar 2020

UK private-label food firm Bakkavor is facing criticism over certain business practices during the coronavirus crisis.

Bakkavor feels "significant impact" from coronavirus on international business

27 Feb 2020

UK-based Bakkavor said the coronavirus outbreak in China is having a "significant impact" on the private-label firm's international business.

Bakkavor confirms job cuts at UK salads site

3 Jan 2020

Bakkavor, the UK-based manufacturer of private-label fresh prepared foods, has confirmed it will cut the number of staff at one of its domestic plants.

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.

Bakkavor eyes job cuts at UK salads site

10 Oct 2019

Bakkavor, a UK-based manufacturer of private-label fresh prepared foods, plans to trim the number of staff at one of its domestic factories.

Entering second century, Tesco puts supplier partnerships front and centre

3 Jul 2019

Tesco has recovered from the accounting affair that rocked the retailer. Supplier partnerships is proving central to restoring trust with its stakeholders, Ben Cooper argues.

UK's Bakkavor acquires Blueberry desserts business from local peer Samworth Brothers

16 May 2019

Bakkavor, the UK-based private-label food manufacturer, has acquired a desserts business from local peer Samworth Brothers for an undisclosed sum.

New products - PepsiCo debuts poppable Flavor Shots snacks under Cheetos and Doritos brands; Nestle launches Milkybar Mix Ups; Joe & Seph's enters confectionery with Popcorn Bites

8 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a ketchup under Orkla's Felix brand with no added sugar or sweeteners and US snacks business Blue Diamond launching Almonds & Fruit.

Bakkavor proposes to close Freshcook site with UK jobs on line

1 Mar 2019

More than 100 jobs could be lost at UK-based private-label food manufacturer Bakkavor if proposals go ahead to close a plant.

Bakkavor planning to build a factory a year in China

28 Feb 2019

Bakkavor, the UK-based private-label business, has revealed what it will need to do in China to match capacity to demand.

September adds to M&A deals growth in first nine months of 2018 - data

10 Oct 2018

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge, just-food's index of deals in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced worldwide.

Bakkavor creates 200 UK jobs at bakery sites in north-west England

13 Sep 2018

UK-based private-label business Bakkavor is creating 200 jobs at its bakery division across two sites in the north-west of England amid rising consumer demand.

UK's Bakkavor buys Haydens Bakery from local peer Real Good Food for GBP12m

6 Sep 2018

Private-label heavyweight Bakkavor has acquired the Haydens Bakery business from fellow UK firm Real Good Food for GBP12m (US$15.5m).

UK's Bakkavor sells prepared meal subsidiary Anglia Crown 

3 Jul 2018

Bakkavor, the UK-based private-label giant, has sold local prepared meals unit Anglia Crown to management.

Earnings summary - George Weston food division results hit by FX, restructuring; Pinnacle Foods profits underpinned by tax reform; Land O'Lakes "record'' profits; Hostess Brands hails "strong finish" to 2017

2 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.

Four things to learn from Bakkavor's 2017 results and 2018 outlook

1 Mar 2018

The publication of UK private-label supplier Bakkavor's first set of annual results since it floated on the London Stock Exchange late last year revealed higher revenues and profits. But what about the company's future prospects? Andy Coyne reports.

UK ready meals business Bakkavor begins construction of US bakery 

15 Feb 2018

Bakkavor, the UK-based ready meals giant, has begun construction of a bakery in the US.

Earnings summary - ABF sees FY grocery margin improvement; Bakkavor expects 4.6% uptick in revenues; HKScan predicts EBIT loss

18 Jan 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.

Bakkavor IPO back on table as offering priced at GBP1bn

10 Nov 2017

Bakkavor's initial public offering of shares is back on the table only a week after the UK-based private-label giant pulled the IPO first announced in October.

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