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What are the options for incoming 2 Sisters CEO?

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 i...

Can Nomad Foods heat up Goodfella's sales?

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 caus...


Katy Askew | 24 Nov 2014

Kerry Group is reportedly mulling the sale of its frozen food business. The company has seen strong sales and profit momentum at its ingredients unit but endured a lacklustre performance from the consumer foods side of the business. In this context, it makes sense for the Irish company to pare down peripheral and under-performing areas of Kerry Foods. Katy Askew reports.


Katy Askew | 8 Apr 2013

The private-equity owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. are "considering options" for the UK's second-largest biscuit maker, a process that could lead to an eventual sale. Katy Askew takes a look at the players for whom an acquisition of Burton's could hit the sweet spot.


Katy Askew | 5 Mar 2013

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has continued its drive to rapidly expand its footprint with the announcement that it has acquired the remaining Vion meat businesses in the UK. Katy Askew takes a look at how ambitious 2 Sisters hopes to succeed in a market where Vion struggled.


Michelle Russell | 5 Mar 2013

Nearly two months into the horsemeat scandal that has rocked the food industry, UK figures highlighting a sales slowdown in ready meals raise the question of whether this is a temporary blip or a long-term structural decline.

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Dean Best | 30 Sep 2011

Privately-owned Samworth Brothers is one of the UK's largest chilled food producers, owns the Ginsters brand and makes own-label convenience food for the likes of Tesco and Waitrose but it operates away from the public eye. Dean Best spoke to CEO Brian Stein about the company's development and its ambitions.

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Simon Harvey | 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.


Simon Harvey | 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.


Andy Coyne | 10 Apr 2018

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


Dean Best | 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".


just-food.com | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Simon Harvey | 6 Feb 2018

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


Dean Best | 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.


Andy Coyne | 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.


just-food.com | 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.


Simon Harvey | 6 Nov 2017

2 Sisters Food Group plans to restart production this week at its poultry processing plant at West Bromwich in the Midlands, which was temporarily closed in September after an investigation revealed poor hygiene standards. 


Simon Harvey | 9 Oct 2017

The owner of a UK poultry processing firm at the centre of a poor food hygiene investigation is said to be orchestrating a merger between Fox's Biscuits and Burton's Biscuit Co.


Dean Best | 26 Jun 2017

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (26 June) reported rising sales but pressure on profits in what it described as a "tough" third quarter of its financial year.


Dean Best | 26 Jun 2017

Boparan Holdings, the parent of UK supplier 2 Sisters Food Group, has named former Associated British Foods executive Richard Pike as its new CFO.


John Shepherd | 25 May 2017

The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group said today (25 May) it is investing GBP250,000 (US$324,000) to expand production at its Matthew Walker Christmas pudding business in Heanor, Derbyshire.


Dean Best | 23 Mar 2017

Boparan Holdings, the parent company for the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (23 March) reported a second-quarter loss despite growing sales, with the Goodfella's pizza and Fox's biscuits owner pointing to rising costs after the Brexit-sparked decline in sterling.


Dean Best | 23 Feb 2017

The takeover interest lodged in the UK's Fox's Biscuits reportedly came from a group of bondholders, not a rival company.


Dean Best | 20 Jan 2017

Boparan Holdings, the UK-based food business, has revealed there is takeover interest in Fox's Biscuits.


Katy Askew | 15 Dec 2016

Ranjit Singh, the CEO of 2 Sisters Food Group has warned of the "strong headwinds" the UK business expects in 2017, as the parent company of the Fox's biscuits owner reported a 12% rise in first-quarter operating profit.


John Shepherd | 3 Nov 2016

Boparan Holdings Limited, the parent company of the 2 Sisters Food Group, today (3 November) booked a dip in annual sales but narrower losses as it ended the year with improved revenue, operating profitability but a fall in net profit in its fourth quarter.


John Shepherd | 21 Sep 2016

Europe's largest turkey producer, Bernard Matthews, has been acquired by the private investment vehicle of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the chief executive of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group.


John Shepherd | 20 Sep 2016

The UK's pensions regulator has confirmed it is "in contact" with trustees of the Bernard Matthews pension fund over reports Europe's largest turkey producer is about to be sold – with Boparan Holdings-owned 2 Sisters Food Group understood to be one of two potential buyers.


John Shepherd | 20 Sep 2016

A senior UK MP has called for the country's pensions regulator to investigate the "imminent sale" of Europe's largest turkey manufacturer, UK-based Bernard Matthews.



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