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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Friday 30 October (free to read)

30 Oct 2020

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

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.

'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.

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