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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?

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.

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.

New products - Nestle enters alternative seafood category; Green Giant breadsticks from B&G Foods; Country Archer's Zero Sugar Jerky; Unilever's Hellmann's brand rolls out coleslaw

20 Aug 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Nestle's move into seafood alternatives and a new category for Premier Foods.

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.

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.

Symington's says CEO John Power left in September, with food veteran David Cox set to take over

30 Oct 2019

UK food company Symington's announced today (30 October) that its chief executive John Power departed in September having served in the role for three years.

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 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.

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. 

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 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 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.

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.

Ranjit Singh Boparan quits as 2 Sisters Food Group CEO

28 Feb 2018

Ranjit Singh Boparan has decided to step down as CEO of UK manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group, the company he owns and co-founded 25 years ago.

Boparan creates Fox's Biscuits jobs

6 Feb 2018

Boparan Holdings is creating 74 full-time jobs at its Fox's Biscuits plant in West Yorkshire.

Can Nomad Foods heat up Goodfella's sales?

22 Jan 2018

UK-based, US-listed Nomad Foods - a business with M&A at its very origins – has re-entered the fray after pressure on sales and margins caused the company to focus inwards. The owner of the Iglo and Birds Eye (in the UK) brands has snapped up a clutch of pizza assets from UK group Boparan Holdings. Dean Best reports.

Nomad Foods announces deal to buy pizza assets from Boparan Holdings

17 Jan 2018

UK-based frozen food group Nomad Foods today (17 January) announced it had struck a deal to acquire a clutch of pizza assets - including the Goodfella's and San Marco brands - from Boparan Holdings.

Nomad Foods linked to Goodfella's Pizza acquisition

21 Dec 2017

Nomad Foods, the owner of the Birds Eye brand in the UK, is being linked this morning (21 December) to a GBP200m (US$267.2m) acquisition of pizza brand Goodfella's, which is owned by the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

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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