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New products - Samworth takes Ginsters into frozen; Unilever rolls out Big Night In sauces under Hellmann's brand; India's Marico debuts organic Coco Soul range 

12 Apr 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a range of sauces from Unilever under its Hellmann's brand and the entrance into the organic foods market by India's Marico.

New products - Kraft Heinz links up with restaurant on Twisted Ranch dressings; Dean Foods adds to DairyPure range; Mondelez adds new lines to Dairylea; Mars launches Skittles in India

29 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Upfield Foods making Flora 100% vegan and Weetabix making a push in UK foodservice.

Samworth Brothers gets OK for bakery subsidiary's expansion

15 Mar 2019

UK food group Samworth Brothers has won permission to extend one of its facilities in the English Midlands.

Samworth Brothers to close Kensey Foods operation with 650 jobs at risk

23 Jan 2019

UK food group Samworth Brothers is to close a Cornwall facility with 650 jobs likely to be affected by the decision.

Samworth's move for 2 Sisters sandwich unit gets green light

2 Jan 2019

The UK's competition watchdog has handed down its verdict on Samworth Brothers' move to buy a sandwich business from local peer 2 Sisters Food Group.

UK watchdog probes sale of 2 Sisters' Manton Wood unit to Samworth Brothers

23 Nov 2018

The UK's competition watchdog is inviting feedback from any concerned parties over the planned sale of a sandwich business in the country.

2 Sisters notches up another business disposal in Manton Wood

1 Nov 2018

UK manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group is selling off another asset, adding to a number of other recent disposals.

Samworth Brothers in talks over UK bakery closure

8 May 2018

UK branded and own-label supplier Samworth Brothers hasconfirmed it is consultation with staff at one of its bakeries about the facility's likely closure.

Unilever unveils Prep Co. healthy pot snack range; Samworth Brothers launches lower-calorie Ginsters slices; The Collective unveils kefir drinks range; Nestle introduces ruby chocolate KitKat to the UK

12 Apr 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.

UK sports nutrition deep-dive part two - what does the future hold? 

11 Apr 2018

In part two of our look at the UK sports nutrition category, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the opportunities in the market and at threats to its continued growth.

UK sports nutrition deep-dive part one - what's fuelling the growth?

11 Apr 2018

In part one of a two part feature, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the drivers behind the rapid growth of the UK sports nutrition market.

UK's Samworth Brothers to merge two bakeries

15 Jan 2018

UK branded and own-label supplier Samworth Brothers is to merge two bakeries in the south west of England.

Samworth Brothers brings in Kerry man Flor Healy as CEO

12 Jan 2018

Flor Healy, until recently CEO at Kerry Group's consumer foods arm, has taken up the chief executive role at UK chilled and ambient foods business Samworth Brothers.

Samworth Brothers secures more listings for new brand My Healthy Kitchen

9 May 2017

A new range of ready meals from Samworth Brothers targeting health-conscious consumers in the UK has just been listed in Ocado, and next week will hit the shelves in Waitrose stores nationwide.

Samworth Brothers chief Alex Knight steps down

30 Mar 2017

Alex Knight, the chief executive of Samworth Brothers, has stepped down just over a year after being appointed, the UK food group confirmed today (30 March).

Samworth Brothers buys UK retail chain West Cornwall Pasty Co.

3 Jan 2017

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group that counts Cornish pasty brand Ginsters in its range, has acquired West Cornwall Pasty Co., a UK food-to-go retail chain specialising in making and selling pasties.

Tesco and Branston in potato plant expansion to cut food waste

14 Oct 2016

UK potato supplier Branston has opened a GBP5m (US$6.1m) prepared potato factory extension at its site in Lincolnshire as part of an initiative with retailer Tesco to reduce food waste.

Samworth Brothers buys Tesco's former Euphorium bakery plant in UK

26 Aug 2016

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group, has acquired Tesco's former Euphorium bakery plant in Weybridge after the retail giant decided to sell the Euphorium business.

Samworth Brothers names Alex Knight chief executive

10 Nov 2015

Samworth Brothers, the UK group behind the Ginsters and Soreen brands, has hired advisor Alex Knight as its chief executive after Lindsey Pownall stepped down for personal reasons.

Food industry news of the week - Quorn, Mondelez, Kellogg

2 Oct 2015

Quorn Foods' sale to Monde Nissin was the stand-out story this week got you clicking. News of a potential transaction also caught your interest, with speculation Mondelez International may be looking to offload its European cheese and grocery business.

Food industry quotes of the week - Quorn, ConAgra, Thai Union Group

2 Oct 2015

Philippines group Monde Nissin was this week named as the buyer of Quorn Foods, agreeing a deal that valued the UK meat-free business at GBP550m. ConAgra Foods, under-pressure from changing consumer trends in the US, outlined its plan to revitalise the group, with 1,500 jobs to go as part of the process. And just-food interviewed seafood giant Thai Union Group about its sustainability programmes.

Samworth Brothers enters sports nutrition through SCI-MX buy

1 Oct 2015

Samworth Brothers, the UK branded and private-label supplier, has entered the country's sports nutrition market through the acquisition of SCI-MX.

Soreen makes on-the-go breakfast debut

4 Sep 2015

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group, has launched its first on-the-go breakfast offering under the Soreen banner.

Ginsters introduces meat snacking range

19 Feb 2015

Ginsters, a division of UK food group Samworth Brothers, has launched its first meat snacking line in the country.

UK: Samworth Brothers to invest in Brooksby Foods unit

5 Jul 2013

UK food group Samworth Brothers plans to expand own-label unit Brooksby Foods.

UK: Vion to expand meat site in Northern Ireland

29 Mar 2012

Dutch food group Vion plans to expand its meat processing site in Cookstown in Northern Ireland.

UK: Stein to retire as Samworth Brothers CEO

2 Mar 2012

Brian Stein will step down as CEO of UK own-label manufacturer and Ginsters pasties owner Samworth Brothers at the end of the month.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

10 Oct 2011

Two of the UK's largest retailers, Tesco and Sainsbury's, gave an update on their trading this week and the former's new promotional campaign remained a talking point. Another subject of fierce debate was Denmark's new fat tax, which the country's food manufacturers have described as a "bureaucratic nightmare". Click on the links for more.

UK: Higher costs weigh on profits at Samworth Brothers

8 Oct 2011

An increase in costs has weighed on annual profits at UK private-label supplier and Ginsters owner Samworth Brothers.

UK: Samworth Brothers moves to sustainable palm oil

12 Sep 2011

UK food maker Samworth Brothers has confirmed that the palm oil used in all its Ginsters pasties, slices and sausage rolls will now come from certified sustainable sources.


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