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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.

Premier Foods boss Darby confident of AGM vote win

16 Jul 2018

Under-fire Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby has broken his media silence to say he is "quietly confident" of victory in his re-election vote at the UK company's annual general meeting on Wednesday (18 July).

New Products - General Mills to take Nature Valley SKU into more markets; Conagra Brands unveils Power Bowls breakfast range; Danone of the World yogurt range launched in UK; Arla Foods to push sorbet-style Ihana yogurts into UK, Denmark

13 Jul 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.

Premier Foods says biggest investor Nissin to back under-fire CEO

11 Jul 2018

Premier Foods has said the company's largest shareholder, Japan's Nissin Foods Holdings, is to back the UK manufacturer's under-pressure CEO Gavin Darby when he is up for re-election next week.

Activist investor Oasis doubles stake in Premier Foods ahead of vote on CEO's future

10 Jul 2018

Oasis Management, the Hong Kong-based activist investor trying to unseat Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby, has doubled its stake in the UK business.

'Disquiet grows among Premier Foods investors'

9 Jul 2018

Two more major Premier Foods shareholders have reportedly indicated they will vote against the re-election of the UK manufacturer's CEO, Gavin Darby, at the Mr Kipling maker's AGM next week.

Scrutiny will only intensify even if Premier CEO gets re-elected

6 Jul 2018

It would be a surprise Premier Foods' under-fire CEO Gavin Darby is not re-elected at the UK group's AGM on 18 July but activist investor Oasis Management has brought to the fore concerns about the manufacturer's performance. The market will be watching closely if Premier moves forward under its current CEO.

Activist investor Oasis calls on Premier Foods to sell Batchelors brand

5 Jul 2018

Oasis Management, the activist investor which is trying to unseat Premier Foods plc CEO Gavin Darby, has opened a new front in its battle with the UK food company.

Activist investor Oasis calls for Nissin Foods to abstain in Premier Foods CEO re-election vote

4 Jul 2018

Oasis Management, the Hong Kong-based activist investor trying to unseat Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby, is asking the UK manufacturer's largest shareholder, Nissin Foods Holdings, to abstain in his re-election vote.

Premier Foods' war of words with investor Oasis continues ahead of crucial AGM

3 Jul 2018

Premier Foods plc remains locked in a war of words with activist investor Oasis Management, the activist investor trying to unseat the UK manufacturer's CEO Gavin Darby.

Premier Foods comes out fighting in support of under-fire CEO 

2 Jul 2018

The UK's Premier Foods has written to shareholders ahead of a crucial annual general meeting stating its support for under fire CEO Gavin Darby.

Premier Foods shareholder calls for CEO change

22 Jun 2018

The UK's Premier Foods has told the London Stock Exchange that one of its major shareholders, activist investor Oasis Management, is to vote against the re-election of Gavin Darby as CEO.





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