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Coronavirus live news - Covid-19 and the global food sector, Tuesday 26 May (free to read)

26 May 2020

just-food's coronavirus live feed is your one-stop shop for news on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting the world's packaged food sector.

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.

Premier Foods to merge pension funds as strategic review concludes

20 Apr 2020

Premier Foods has completed a long-awaited strategic review which will involve the amalgamation of the UK food group's pension funds.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Premier Foods makes Duncan Leggett permanent CFO as review nears conclusion

10 Dec 2019

Premier Foods has made Duncan Leggett its permanent finance chief as the UK business nears the completion of a strategic review.

Is Premier Foods leaning toward maintaining the status quo?

13 Nov 2019

Premier Foods is nearing completion of a long-awaited strategic review. Simon Harvey takes a look at the latest developments, including a new management team and its earnings.

Premier Foods seeks "sharper" focus with three executive changes

12 Nov 2019

Premier Foods is making three changes to its executive management team to ''deliver sharper consumer, customer and operational focus''.

New guard at Premier Foods but same old battles to win

3 Sep 2019

Premier Foods removed some uncertainty last week after installing a new chairman and permanent CEO. Simon Harvey looks at the road ahead.

Premier Foods finally gets new CEO in form of Alex Whitehouse, but CFO Alastair Murray to depart

30 Aug 2019

After more than six months without a permanent chief executive, UK-based Premier Foods has finally made an appointment, although the CFO is set to leave.

Brexit weighs on Premier Foods' Irish sales

17 Jul 2019

The run-up to Brexit has affected the sales of Premier Foods in Ireland, the UK manufacturer has said.

New products - PepisCo adds to Walkers Crisps range with Oven Baked with Veg; Mars launches M&M's Block to UK; Premier takes Loyd Grossman into food-to-go with Pasta Italia Pots

5 Jul 2019

This week's batch of new products includes US confectionery giant Mars launching Skittles Dips in the UK and Nestle debuting Edible Cookie Dough in the US.

Premier Foods chair Keith Hamill to step down

30 May 2019

Premier Foods, the UK manufacturer behind Bisto gravy and Mr Kipling cakes, today (30 May) announced change on its board of directors.

Premier Foods 'mulls sale of Mr Kipling cake brand' as business review continues

28 May 2019

UK-based Premier Foods is reportedly exploring a sale of its Mr Kipling cake brand, months after abandoning plans to dispose of its Ambrosia custard line.

Premier Foods reveals plant-based range plan, posts FY loss

14 May 2019

The UK's Premier Foods has revealed plans for 2019, which include taking the company's product range in a new direction.

Premier Foods 'expected to explore break-up'

18 Apr 2019

Premier Foods has reportedly hired bankers at an advisory firm to explore what might amount to asset disposals.

'Former Weetabix CEO Giles Turrell contacted over vacant Premier Foods top job'

8 Apr 2019

The vacancy at the top of Premier Foods has been the subject of a media report in the UK that has named one well-known executive as having been approached to lead the company.

What change could be on the way at Premier Foods?

1 Mar 2019

Analysts who follow Premier Foods are attempting to interpret what the UK manufacturer's "review of strategic options", announced this week, means for the future of the business.

Premier Foods reviewing strategy as Oasis man joins board in shake-up

28 Feb 2019

The UK's Premier Foods has announced a board shake-up that involves a representative of the activist investment company which tried to oust its chief executive last year.

Premier Foods calls off Ambrosia sale

15 Feb 2019

UK manufacturer Premier Foods has issued an update on the planned sale of its Ambrosia brand, which it put on the block last November.

US activist investor Paulson ups stake in UK's Premier Foods

1 Feb 2019

A US-based investor previously critical of the way the UK's Premier Foods has been run has upped its stake in the company to 11.9%.

Premier Foods CFO Alastair Murray named acting CEO

17 Jan 2019

Premier Foods, the UK company behind Mr Kipling cakes and Lloyd Grossman sauces, has named who will become its acting CEO next month.

With Brexit looming, what trends will drive UK food in 2019?

2 Jan 2019

The food industry trends that experts believe we will see in the UK in 2019 reflect concerns across a number of issues, writes Andy Coyne.

UK local authorities told to prepare for Brexit food issues

3 Dec 2018

Local authorities have been given advice on what they should do to prepare for Brexit by an organisation made up of food experts and environmental health specialists.

Nestle admits stockpiling products and warns of 'very severe' consequences of 'no-deal' Brexit

27 Nov 2018

European food giant Nestle has told a hearing of UK politicians about the action it is taking ahead of Brexit next March.

Dairy Crest, Kerry and Muller linked with possible Ambrosia deal

26 Nov 2018

Major dairy companies have been linked with interest in possibly making bids for Premier Foods' up-for-sale Ambrosia custard brand.

How Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby is leaving to mixed reaction

15 Nov 2018

Gavin Darby has proved a controversial chief executive and some in the investment community will cheer his exit from Premier Foods. Others will argue progress was made at the UK firm during his tenure.

Premier Foods admits to Brexit-linked stockpiling

14 Nov 2018

The UK's Premier Foods, behind brands such as Oxo stock cubes and Mr Kipling cakes, has revealed that it has taken action to prepare for a 'no-deal' Brexit.

UK's Premier Foods to sell Ambrosia custard brand

13 Nov 2018

Premier Foods, the UK manufacturer, has revealed this morning (13 November) it plans to sell one of its best-known brands.

Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby to step down

13 Nov 2018

Gavin Darby, the chief executive of Premier Foods, is to step down from the helm of the UK manufacturer after almost six years in the job.

New Products - Danone launches another organic yogurt range in France; Nestle unveils gluten-free snack bar Yes!; Mars to introduce M&M's chocolate bars; Barilla debuts legume pastas

28 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Arla Foods' organic fruit yogurts debut roll out in Germany, a collaboration between Germany's Dr Oetker and UK-based Quorn in pizza, and Nestle introducing the Maggi noodles brand to yogurt dips in India, along with a new snack brand in the UK and Ireland.





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