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Greencore promotes Peter Haden to COO as first-half profits surge

21 May 2019

Ireland-based food group Greencore has announced the appointment of a chief operating officer along with its first-half results.

New products - Sophie's Kitchen makes UK debut with Sainsbury's listing; Danone links up with Diageo in US for Baileys Coffee Creamers; Greencore among suppliers for new M&S vegan range, Danone rolls out Silk Oat Yeah milk drink line in US

4 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a Keto diet product range from the US-based brand SlimFast and a Quorn Foods-produced vegan sausage roll from UK baker Greggs.

They said what? The most-read interviews on just-food in 2018

18 Dec 2018

Our most-read interviews featured giants of the industry like Nestle, PepsiCo and Danone, as well as SMEs focusing on some of the fast-growing trends shaping the sector.

Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney on navigating new wave of M&A and uncertainty of Brexit - the just-food interview, part two

14 Nov 2018

Greencore's exit from the US leaves the Ireland-based own-label supplier to focus on the UK. Speaking to Dean Best, CEO Patrick Coveney surveys a market he sees as in flux.

Greencore ready for more M&A in UK

14 Nov 2018

Greencore, the Ireland-based private-label supplier, is planning to be "an active consolidator" in what CEO Patrick Coveney believes will be an uptick in M&A in the UK own-label sector.

Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney on leaving US market and focusing on UK - the just-food interview, part one

13 Nov 2018

In the first of a two-part interview, Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney talks to Dean Best about the private-label manufacturer's decision to quit the US and focus on the UK market.

October matches 2018 high for food M&A - data

2 Nov 2018

As food companies look to M&A to gain an edge, just-food's index of deals in the international packaged food sector outlines the volume of deals being announced each month.

Greencore switches to "singular focus" after US exit - analysis

15 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne looks at the ramifications of Greencore's decision to quit the US after a decade of trying to build a successful own-label business in the market.

Greencore's American dream over with sale of US arm

15 Oct 2018

Irish convenience food group Greencore is to sell its US operation to an affiliate of Hearthside Food Solutions for US$1.07bn.

Greencore planning to cease ready meal manufacturing at UK plant

31 Jul 2018

Irish convenience food group Greencore is proposing to phase out the manufacturing of longer-life ready meals at its plant at Kiveton, Sheffield, in northern England.

Sainsbury's-Asda merger – Ireland 'launches food sector risk assessment'

1 May 2018

The Irish government is said to be instigating a risk assessment of its food industry following the news UK supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda are to merge.

Greencore warning vindicates market doubts about US foray - analysis

15 Mar 2018

Ireland's Greencore has disappointed investors and analysts alike with a profit warning, a US factory closure and a shake-up of its US leadership team. Andy Coyne looks at the issues it is facing.

Greencore reveals major shake-up of US operations

13 Mar 2018

Irish convenience food group Greencore has revealed plans to restructure its US operations just four months after doing the same in the UK.

Earnings summary - Dairy Crest 9M sales up; Huegli weighed down by German sales; Greencore sales surge; J&J Snack Foods Q1 profits rise

31 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.

Sale of business sees Greencore exit UK cakes and desserts category

29 Jan 2018

Irish food group Greencore has sold its UK cakes and desserts business to Bright Blue Foods for an undisclosed sum.

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.

just-food in 2017 - our most-read news this year

21 Dec 2017

The news stories that got you clicking over the last 12 months.

Greencore "disappointed" by level of exceptional charges

28 Nov 2017

Irish convenience food group Greencore, which has extensive operations in the US, has hailed its progress during a year of transformation but has expressed disappointment with pre-tax exceptional charges of GBP78.2m (US$103.9) which had a negative impact on its profits.

EXCLUSIVE: Jobs at risk as Greencore confirms UK restructure

7 Nov 2017

Irish food group Greencore has confirmed rumours that it is restructuring its UK operations.

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.

Greencore announces US changes as company seeks to reassure investors

24 Aug 2017

Greencore Group is to "refocus" its plant in Jacksonville, Florida, replacing frozen products with fresh.

Greencore Q3 sales up, reveals date of UK plant closure

27 Jul 2017

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore has reported a 77% increase in sales but revealed the date for a factory closure in the UK.

Greencore buys UK food-to-go factory from Tasties of Chester

28 Jun 2017

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore has acquired a factory from UK firm Tasties of Chester, the makers of the Street Eats brand, for an undisclosed sum.

Greencore preparing to close UK desserts facility

24 May 2017

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore has started talks aimed at shutting down its chilled desserts production plant at Evercreech in the UK next year.

Greencore claims "strong" H1 sales, profit growth

23 May 2017

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore today (23 May) touted "strong" growth in sales and profits during the first half of its financial year.

Will co-manufacturing grow among Europe's food makers? - column

2 Feb 2017

Co-manufacturing is a common way of doing business in the US food sector but the practice is less prevalent in Europe. In his debut column for just-food, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo wonders whether interest in co-manufacturing will start to grow among Europe's food majors.

Greencore continues to ride growth in UK food-to-go

31 Jan 2017

Greencore, the Ireland-based private-label supplier and co-manufacturer, today (31 January) reported a 9% rise in first-quarter like-for-like sales amid "strong growth" from its UK food-to-go business and expansion in the US.

How Greencore is aiming to be a national player in the US – analysis 

17 Nov 2016

Greencore, the Ireland-based convenience food group, wants to expand its reach in the US as a national distributor of food-to-go products and has long invested in M&A, as well as the development of manufacturing and distribution structures that extend its regional range. Greencore's move to buy US group Peacock Foods this week was a step-change in this agenda. Katy Askew reports. 

Greencore expands in US with US$748m Peacock acquisition 

14 Nov 2016

Greencore plans to quadruple its sales in the US with the US$748m acquisition of convenience food group Peacock Foods. 

Greencore FY sales, operating earnings up

14 Nov 2016

Greencore, the food-to-go group, has booked an increase in full-year sales and earnings thanks to "strong momentum" in the US and UK. 

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