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New products – PepsiCo debuts low-carb Hilo Life almond flour chips; Nestle's cocoa fruit chocolate bar Incoa; Danone launches baby formula in measured tabs

19 Mar 2021

This week's batch of new products includes measured baby-formula tabs from Danone and the UK's Premier Foods entering baking spreads in conjunction with Kerry Group.

Premier Foods trials D2C platform with Plantastic range

19 Jan 2021

Premier Foods has outlined its digital plans in a third-quarter trading update after inking a distribution deal in the US.

Premier Foods inks Mr Kipling cakes deal in US with Weston Foods

19 Jan 2021

Premier Foods, one of the UK's largest food manufacturers, has sealed a distribution deal overseas for one of its cake brands.

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Premier Foods no longer a 'zombie' as debt cuts open doors to M&A

11 Nov 2020

Premier Foods has made some significant progress in reducing its debt, leaving the door ajar for potential future M&A. Simon Harvey looks at the landscape ahead.

UK bakery business Hovis sold to PE firm Endless

6 Nov 2020

UK bread maker Hovis has ended months of speculation by revealing this morning (6 November) the winning bidder for the business.

Hovis 'in advanced talks to sell to PE firm Endless'

5 Nov 2020

Hovis is reportedly negotiating a deal with a private investor to acquire the bread maker, pushing Italy's Newlat down the pecking order.

Newlat wants exclusive Hovis talks

4 Nov 2020

Newlat, the Italy-based food manufacturer, today (4 November) provided an update on its interest in UK bakery business Hovis.

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.

New products – Saputo adds US to Cathedral City roster; Premier Foods debuts Sharwood's reduced-sugar sachets; Nestle's NAT Bears cereal in UK; Good Good Krunchy Keto Bars hit US

18 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products includes faux meatballs from Beyond Meat in the US and plant-based additions to Symington's Naked pot meal range in the UK.

'Interest lodged in UK bread maker Hovis'

14 Sep 2020

Around half a dozen potential suitors have reportedly registered their interest in Hovis, the UK bakery business controlled by private-equity firm The Gores Group.

Activist investor Oasis rejects Premier Foods stake sale talk

1 Sep 2020

An activist shareholder in Premier Foods has denied it is planning to sell its stake in the UK manufacturer.

New products - Nestle enters alternative seafood category; Green Giant breadsticks from B&G Foods; Country Archer's Zero Sugar Jerky; Unilever's Hellmann's brand rolls out coleslaw

20 Aug 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Nestle's move into seafood alternatives and a new category for Premier Foods.

Premier Foods not shaken by UK obesity plans

29 Jul 2020

Premier Foods has reported first-quarter results and responded to the UK government's measures to cut obesity levels.

Premier Foods' progress – five things to learn from FY results and management outlook

24 Jun 2020

In another eventful year, UK manufacturer Premier Foods managed to grow its revenue and underlying earnings. What lies ahead for what seems now to be a more robust business?

Hovis owners remain tight-lipped over sale talk

10 Jun 2020

Speculation about the future of UK bread brand Hovis, partly owned by Premier Foods, has arisen in a UK news story.

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.

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