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Greencore is an Ireland-based food company. Founded by the Irish Government in 1991 when they privatised Irish Sugar, Greencore is a public company, listed on the London Stock Exchange as GNC. The head office for Greencore is located in Dublin, Ireland.

Latest Insights

October matches 2018 high for food M&A - data

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Greencore's "singular focus" after US exit

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 busine...


Andy Coyne | 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.


Martin Deboo | 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.


Katy Askew | 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. 


Hannah Abdulla | 24 Nov 2015

Prioritising its food-to-go operations in the UK and the US has led Greencore to report higher annual sales and earnings. And the Ireland-based private-label supplier is looking to further build that side of its business in the year ahead.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.

Latest News

just-food.com | 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.


Dean Best | 18 Dec 2018

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Dean Best | 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.


Andy Coyne | 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.


Andy Coyne | 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.


Andy Coyne | 1 May 2018

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


Andy Coyne | 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.


just-food.com | 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.


Andy Coyne | 29 Jan 2018

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


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

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Dean Best | 21 Dec 2017

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Andy Coyne | 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.


Andy Coyne | 7 Nov 2017

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


Dean Best | 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.


Andy Coyne | 24 Aug 2017

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


Helen Arnold | 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.


Helen Arnold | 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.


John Shepherd | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Katy Askew | 14 Nov 2016

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


Katy Askew | 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. 

Latest blogs

Andy Coyne | 23 May 2018

Interesting news crossed our desk this morning about former Greencore Group US head Chris Kirke becoming the new president of Northern Ireland-based poultry and prepared food group Moy Park.


Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.



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