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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Friday 4 December (free to read)

4 Dec 2020

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

Greencore CEO's confidence grows amid capital raise despite near-term uncertainty

27 Nov 2020

Patrick Coveney, the UK private-label manufacturer's chief executive, speaks to just-food about the company's near-term outlook and a move to raise capital through a share issue.

Greencore plans share issue after FY profits tumble

23 Nov 2020

The UK-listed private-label manufacturer today (23 November) announced plans to raise cash by issuing new shares in the business, citing the "ongoing uncertainty" caused by Covid.

Food groups urge UK government to do more to save tropical forests

5 Oct 2020

Major food groups have joined forces with large UK retailers and agri-food businesses to urge the country's government to do more to help tackle a key environmental problem.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

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

The questions you must ask when cutting SKUs

1 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has prompted manufacturers to step up reviews of SKU counts. What should manufacturers be considering as they try to tailor ranges to the volatile trading environment?

Greencore shuts Covid-hit Northampton plant amid wider community outbreak

21 Aug 2020

Ireland-based private-label supplier Greencore has opted to close one of its factories in the English Midlands due to a coronavirus outbreak.

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.

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