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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.

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Greencore warning confirms market doubts over US

Ireland's Greencore has disappointed investors and analysts alike with a profit warning, a US factory closure and a shake-up of its US leade...

Will co-manufacturing grow in European food?

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 f...


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.


Katy Askew | 29 Jan 2015

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to the pressure manufacturers are themselves facing in the current trading environment - and their need to free up cash flow in the balance sheet. But, in a charged political atmosphere, manufacturers should tread carefully, Katy Askew suggests.


Katy Askew | 25 Nov 2014

Over the last twelve months Irish food group Greencore outperformed the overall food market in UK, its largest market, on the back of its exposure to the faster-growth food-to-go segment and expansion in convenience channels.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 16 Jan 2014

With consumers assessing whet they eat on health and ethical grounds, UK-based meat-free products manufacturer Quorn Foods has benefited. The business also enjoyed a boost from last year's horsemeat contamination saga. Dean Best met Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan to discuss the company's recent growth.


Michelle Russell | 22 Nov 2013

Convenience food group Greencore has experienced an eventful few years. The Ireland-based manufacturer was beaten to the acquisition of the UK's Northern Foods. This year, Greencore was caught up in the horsemeat contamination saga that rocked the European food industry. However, the company has continued to expand in the UK and in the US. In part one of the just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to chief executive Patrick Coveney about the challenges of operating in a difficult UK market.

Latest News

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

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.


Dean Best | 21 Dec 2017

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


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. 


Dean Best | 20 Sep 2016

Greencore, the Ireland-based private-label supplier, has named Eoin Tonge, the head of its grocery business, as its new CFO after Alan Williams decided to join builders merchant Travis Perkins.


John Shepherd | 23 Aug 2016

UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has confirmed it will close a deli plant in the English seaport town of Grimsby at the end of March 2017 with the loss of up to 86 jobs, after losing three private-label contracts from Marks and Spencer.


Katy Askew | 26 Jul 2016

Ireland-based food maker Greencore said today (26 July) the impact of the UK's decision to exit the EU will have a "minimal" short-term impact on its business.


Katy Askew | 25 Jul 2016

Cranswick, the UK meat group, reported an 11% rise in revenue for the three months to end-June, boosted by "strong" volume growth and the contribution from acquired businesses. 

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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