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UK: Northern, Boparan executives set to leave

11 May 2011

Senior executives are to leave Northern Foods and the UK food group's new owner Boparan Holdings.

IRELAND/UK: Greencore coy over Uniq rumours

3 May 2011

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore today (3 May) refused to comment on a report linking the business to a potential bid for Uniq, the UK sandwich and desserts maker.

UK/IRELAND: Regulators clear Boparan's takeover of Northern Foods

7 Apr 2011

The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has decided not to refer Boparan's takeover of Northern Foods to the Competition Commission.

UK: Northern embarks on fresh Goodfella's push

6 Apr 2011

Northern Foods is embarking on a fresh marketing strategy for its Goodfella's pizza brand after a "disappointing" recent period for the brand.

UK: Boparan secures backing of Northern shareholders

24 Mar 2011

UK poultry-to-fish group Boparan Holdings has won the level of support from Northern Foods shareholders that it needed to pursue its takeover of the Fox's biscuits maker.

UK: Boparan gains further support for Northern takeover

17 Mar 2011

UK poultry-to-fish supplier Boparan Holdings has secured more support from investors in Northern Foods for its move to buy the Goodfella's pizza maker.

Best bits: Greencore pulls plug on Northern; Quorn Foods is born

14 Mar 2011

So, what now lies ahead for Greencore, the Ireland-based convenience food group?

In the spotlight: Boparan outfoxes Greencore in bid for Northern

11 Mar 2011

Ranjit Boparan looks set to seal control of Northern Foods next week, having trumped the merger offer made by Irish food group Greencore late last year. Ben Cooper reports.

UK: Boparan builds Northern stake

10 Mar 2011

Boparan Holdings is preparing to raise its stake in Northern Foods to almost 50% as the UK poultry-to-fish group continues its pursuit to acquire the maker of Goodfella's pizza.

UPDATE: IRELAND/UK: Northern pension trustees block Greencore bid

9 Mar 2011

Greencore's plan to table a revised bid for Northern Foods was scuppered after the Irish company failed to secure the backing of the trustees of its UK takeover target's pension fund.

IRELAND: Greencore gives up on Northern Foods bid

9 Mar 2011

Greencore has pulled out of the race to buy UK rival Northern Foods, the Ireland-based convenience food maker announced this morning (9 March).

UPDATE: IRELAND: Greencore coy over Northern as it mulls options

3 Mar 2011

Greencore has remained coy about its intentions for Northern Foods, insisting only that it is considering its options after rival suitor Boparan Holdings revealed it had secured a third of the UK food company.

UK: Boparan extends Northern Foods offer deadline

3 Mar 2011

UK poultry-to-fish company Boparan Holdings has extended the deadline for shareholders in takeover target Northern Foods to accept or reject its GBP342m (US$556.6m) bid for the business.

Best bits: US food manufacturers look to lift product costs

28 Feb 2011

For US food manufacturers struggling with rising raw-material costs - and fearful of the impact that slapping a higher price on their products could have on sales volumes - the words last week of the chief executive of one of the country's largest retailers would have provided some reassurance.

IRELAND/UK: Greencore "in talks with PE firms over fresh Northern bid"

18 Feb 2011

Irish food group Greencore has reportedly held talks with private-equity firms over a possible takeover bid for UK rival Northern Foods.

UK: Greencore "still considering" new Northern Foods bid

15 Feb 2011

Greencore revealed today (15 February) that it is still considering whether it would up its offer for Northern Foods, after its plan to merge with the UK food group was trumped by Boparan Holdings.

UK: Northern investors get detail of Boparan offer

9 Feb 2011

Northern Foods has posted the full terms and conditions of Boparan Holdings' offer to its shareholders today (9 February).

UK/IRELAND: Northern Foods postpones shareholder meeting

31 Jan 2011

Northern Foods has postponed today's (28 January) shareholder meeting to vote on a proposed merger with Greencore following a request from the Irish food group.

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week

28 Jan 2011

After months of speculation, this week Sara Lee finally decided upon its future - and it involves a split of the business. Uncertainty continues to surround the future of the UK's Northern Foods, while local rival Premier Foods took a step to cut its debt pile with a key disposal. Elsewhere, cocoa prices soared after Cote d'Ivoire's president-elect called for an export ban and France's food makers, facing commodity pressure, called on Nicolas Sarkozy to help.

UK: Boparan ups Northern stake to put pressure on Greencore

25 Jan 2011

Ranjit Boparan, owner of UK poultry and fish group Boparan Holdings, has increased his stake in Fox's biscuits maker Northern Foods.

UPDATE: IRELAND: Northern deal can yield savings - Greencore

24 Jan 2011

Greencore today (24 January) repeated its belief that a merger with Northern Foods could create annual savings of GBP40m and shed more light on how the deal will cut costs.

Comment: Greencore merger still best bet for Northern

24 Jan 2011

Following the takeover bid from Boparan Holdings, shareholders in Northern Foods could be forgiven for feeling confused but, writes Dean Best, a merger with Greencore still appears to be the best option for the UK food group.

IRELAND: Greencore mulls options after Northern accepts Boparan bid

24 Jan 2011

Irish food group Greencore today (24 January) admitted it is weighing up its options over its next move in the battle for Northern Foods after the UK manufacturer accepted a rival bid from poultry and fish group Boparan Holdings.

Best bits: Uncertainty over Northern; Premier sells Quorn; Wal-Mart's health kick

24 Jan 2011

It had gone 7pm on Friday night when, at last, UK poultry and fish supplier Boparan Holdings showed its hand in the battle to buy Northern Foods.

UPDATE 2: UK: Boparan tables GBP342m bid for Northern Foods

21 Jan 2011

UK poultry and fish group Boparan Holdings has decided to table a takeover bid for Northern Foods, the maker of Goodfella's pizza and Fox's biscuits planning to merge with Ireland's Greencore.

UPDATE: UK: Boparan given extra time to table Northern bid

21 Jan 2011

Boparan Holdings, the UK poultry and fish supplier, has been given more time to declare whether it will bid for Northern Foods.

UK: Boparan "agrees Northern pensions deal" as bid deadline nears

21 Jan 2011

Ranjit Boparan, the food tycoon rumoured to be ready to move for Northern Foods, has reportedly struck a deal with the UK group's pension trustees, ahead of today's deadline for a takeover bid.

UK: Boparan bid for Northern "likely" - analyst

17 Jan 2011

A bid for UK food group Northern Foods from poultry-to-fish supplier Boparan Holdings is "more likely than not", one leading analyst has claimed today (17 January).

IRELAND: Greencore Q1 sales rise 7%

14 Jan 2011

Greencore, the Ireland-based convenience food group, said today (14 January) that its first-quarter sales rose more than 7% as the business benefited from "favourable" market trends.

UK: No Boparan offer yet, says Northern Foods

13 Jan 2011

Boparan Holdings has yet to make a takeover bid for Northern Foods, which said today (13 January) it was co-operating with the poultry-to-fish group but still wanted to merge with Ireland's Greencore.

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