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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.

UK food industry commits to halving food waste

25 Sep 2018

Some 90 UK food industry organisations - including producers, manufacturers and retailers - have committed to halving food waste.

New Products - Gluten-free Genius Foods launches plant-based wraps; Campbell adds sweet potato drink to its V8 range; Struik launches Bunlimited hot dog meal kit in UK; Premier Foods expands Oxo portfolio

23 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes Bao Bun kits from London-based School of Wok.

New Products - Mondelez launches Joyfills biscuits; Unilever's Hellmann's links up with Tabasco; Kind rolls out granola bars for children; Nestle unveils A+ milk in Sri Lanka

3 Aug 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

What are the latest talking points among grocery e-commerce executives?

24 Jul 2018

From shoppable recipes, to online marketplace stores and voice technology, Ben Sillitoe looks at the opportunities, challenges and emerging trends for food manufacturers developing online strategies.

Premier Foods boss sees off revolt but still faces slog

23 Jul 2018

Premier Foods chief executive Gavin Darby saw off a shareholder revolt this week, winning the vote on his re-election to the role. But any relief over that result will likely be short-lived as the UK manufacturer continues to face the challenge of eking out sales growth from legacy brands in low-growth categories and paying down debts and a hefty pension deficit.

Premier Foods CEO Darby survives vote to replace him at fiery AGM

18 Jul 2018

Gavin Darby, the CEO of the UK's Premier Foods, has survived an attempt to unseat him by activist investors.

Premier Foods 'may look to offload assets'

18 Jul 2018

Ahead of its crucial AGM vote today which will determine the future of its CEO Gavin Darby, the UK's Premier Foods has suggested it is open to selling assets.

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