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Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 14 August (free to read)

14 Aug 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Greencore factory reports hundreds of Covid-19 cases

13 Aug 2020

Private-label giant Greencore has seen an outbreak of Covid-19 among employees at one of its manufacturing plants in the UK.

UK food-to-go market may not recover for two years, Greencore CEO cautions

28 Jul 2020

Private-label supplier Greencore today (28 July) gave its projection for the recovery of the UK food-to-go market, where sales have come under pressure from Covid-19.

Greencore enters deal for molasses unit, issues Q3 trading update

28 Jul 2020

Greencore has announced this morning (28 July) it plans to sell its molasses business, and also issued a trading update.

Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney on how the UK food-to-go supplier will bounce back - the just-food interview

26 May 2020

UK supplier Greencore, with its major food-to-go business, has seen Covid-19 hammer sales in recent weeks. Chief executive Patrick Coveney believes the company can emerge stronger.

Greencore readies re-starting at paused plant

20 May 2020

Greencore, one of the largest private-label suppliers operating in the UK, is set to open one of the three factories where it halted production last month.

Covid-19 - Greencore says early H2 sales down 40%

19 May 2020

Greencore, the Ireland-based manufacturer that is one of the largest private-label suppliers in the UK, has provided details on how Covid-19 has affected sales in recent weeks.

Will Covid-19 spark change in UK supplier payment terms?

13 May 2020

We look at the records of how the UK's largest grocers – and manufacturers – have been paying their suppliers and wonder if the recent changes to help suppliers will stick around.

Bakkavor, Greencore mum on Adelie Foods takeover link

5 May 2020

Private-label giants Bakkavor and Greencore have refused to be drawn on a report claiming the companies are in talks to possibly buy a UK peer.

Greencore reports Covid-19 case at UK factory

4 May 2020

Greencore, the Ireland-based convenience foods manufacturer, said an employee at a UK plant has tested positive for Covid-19.

As Greencore gets punished, is it time for UK stock market suspension, too?

30 Mar 2020

Greencore's shares tumbled after a coronavirus-affected trading update. Isn't it time manufacturers, particularly those keeping the UK fed, got a helping hand?

Coronavirus - Greencore suspends guidance, puts some workers on leave

30 Mar 2020

Convenience foods producer Greencore is suspending financial guidance amid the uncertainty from coronavirus.

Greencore installs Emma Hynes as CFO ahead of Eoin Tonge's departure

24 Mar 2020

Greencore has announced the appointment of a new CFO as existing finance chief Eoin Tonge is set to leave in May to join retailer Marks and Spencer.

Greencore says too early to predict impact of Covid-19 on results

18 Mar 2020

Ireland-based private-label food manufacturer Greencore has updated the market on the impact the coronavirus outbreak is having on its business.

Greencore CFO Eoin Tonge to join UK retailer M&S

11 Feb 2020

Greencore has announced its finance chief is leaving the Ireland-based convenience food producer in May.

Greencore CEO eyes M&A to expand portfolio

27 Nov 2019

Greencore is eyeing further M&A as the Ireland-based private-label business seeks to expand its food-to-go offering to all meal occasions.

Greencore's newly-installed COO Peter Haden to step down

26 Nov 2019

Greencore said its newly-installed chief operating officer will step down from the Ireland-based private-label manufacturer at the end of the year.

Food industry M&A deal value down markedly YOY, says GlobalData

4 Nov 2019

The value of food-industry M&A deals was almost 54% lower in the first nine months of 2019 year-on-year, according to research and analysis organisation GlobalData.

Greencore consolidates UK presence with Freshtime acquisition

3 Sep 2019

Greencore has acquired a UK-based convenience food business as the private-label manufacturer consolidates its position in the country having exited the US market last year.

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.

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