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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.

Bakkavor pulls plug on IPO plans

3 Nov 2017

UK-based private-label giant Bakkavor has torn up plans to float in London, pointing to the "current volatility" in the market for IPOs.

Bakkavor announces intention to float

10 Oct 2017

UK ready meals firm Bakkavor has announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange.

UK ready meals firm Bakkavor 'to name new chairman ahead of IPO'

3 Oct 2017

Reports in the UK press suggests ready meal firm Bakkavor is to name former Hamleys toy store boss Simon Burke as its new chairman ahead of a planned float that could value the London company at GBP1.5bn (US$2bn).

Bakkavor eyes extension to UK desserts site

29 Sep 2017

Private-label supplier Bakkavor has applied to extend a desserts facility in central England.

Suppliers to Tesco to issue data on food waste

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.

Bakkavor IPO talk returns

24 Jul 2017

Bakkavor, a supplier of pizzas and ready-made meals to some of the UK's biggest supermarkets, is reportedly considering an initial public offering of shares that could value the company at GBP1bn (US$1.3bn).

Bakkavor creating jobs at two UK plants

26 Apr 2017

UK-based private-label supplier Bakkavor is adding jobs at two domestic plants supplying retailer Marks and Spencer.

Bakkavor recruits for Bourne Prepared Produce business

18 Apr 2017

UK-based private-label supplier Bakkavor is creating 100 jobs at its Bourne Prepared Produce business in Lincolnshire.

UK's Bakkavor set to close Welcome Foods business

3 Mar 2017

UK-based private-label supplier Bakkavor said today (3 March) it is proposing to close its Welcome Foods ingredients business in Nottinghamshire and is starting talks with all 300 staff employed at the site.

UK's Bakkavor plays down IPO "speculation"

16 Jan 2017

UK-based private-label supplier Bakkavor has declined to comment on reports it is preparing to float the company.

Bakkavor steps up UK recruitment to meet growing demand

1 Dec 2016

Bakkavor is stepping up a year-long recruitment push to meet what the UK-based private-label supplier said is continued "increasing demand" for its range of products.

Like-for-like sales edge ahead for Bakkavor

10 Nov 2016

UK-based private-label supplier Bakkavor has reported a slight rise in like-for-like sales for the third quarter of the year underpinned by growth in both its domestic and international operations.

Bakkavor recruits to meet growing soups, sauces demand

5 Sep 2016

Bakkavor, the UK-based private-label supplier, is looking to employ 40 staff in domestic, full-time roles to meet "growing demand" for its soups and sauces.

Icelandic Seachill to close UK deli plant over lost M&S business

23 Aug 2016

UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has confirmed it will close a deli plant in the English seaport town of Grimsby at the end of March 2017 with the loss of up to 86 jobs, after losing three private-label contracts from Marks and Spencer.

Bakkavor like-for-like sales growth ticks up

11 Aug 2016

Bakkavor, the UK-based private-label supplier, has reported an acceleration in its like-for-like sales in the second quarter, which supported increasing half-year sales and profits.

Bakkavor sells Belgian prepared food business Vaco 

6 Jul 2016

UK fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor Group has announced the sale of its Belgian fresh prepared food business, Vaco, to Culinor Food Group.

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