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Samworth Brothers is a UK based food manufacturer. Founded by George Samworth in 1896, Samworth Brothers is a private company. The head office for Samworth Brothers is located in Melton Mowbray and Callington, England.

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Hannah Abdulla | 19 Feb 2014

UK food group Samworth Brothers supplies own-label products and brands to the country's retailers - although private-label accounts for the majority of sales. However, in a surprise deal, Samworth has moved to buy the fruit and malt loaf brand Soreen. Hannah Abdulla looks into the move.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 30 Sep 2011

Privately-owned Samworth Brothers is one of the UK's largest chilled food producers, owns the Ginsters brand and makes own-label convenience food for the likes of Tesco and Waitrose but it operates away from the public eye. Dean Best spoke to CEO Brian Stein about the company's development and its ambitions.

Latest News

Dean Best | 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.

Simon Harvey | 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.

Simon Harvey | 1 Nov 2018

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

Andy Coyne | 8 May 2018

UK branded and own-label supplier Samworth Brothers has confirmed it is consultation with staff at one of its bakeries about the facility's likely closure. | 12 Apr 2018

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Andy Coyne | 15 Jan 2018

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

Andy Coyne | 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.

Helen Arnold | 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.

John Shepherd | 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).

Dean Best | 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.

John Shepherd | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Hannah Abdulla | 4 Sep 2015

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

Hannah Abdulla | 19 Feb 2015

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

Hannah Abdulla | 31 Mar 2014

Ginsters, a division of UK food group Samworth Brothers, has launched a microwaveable snack under sub-brand H+EAT in a bid to attract younger consumers in the country.

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Feb 2014

UK food group Samworth Brothers has acquired fruit and malt loaf brand Soreen for an undisclosed sum from baker McCambridge Group.

Dean Best | 5 Jul 2013

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

Michelle Russell | 22 Nov 2012

UK private-label supplier and Ginsters owner Samworth Brothers plans to open a production facility in Leicester.

Dean Best | 29 Mar 2012

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

Dean Best | 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.

Sam Webb | 9 Dec 2011

Premier Foods plc is to sell its under-performing Brookes Avana subsidiary to 2 Sisters Food Group for GBP30m (US$46.8m).

Katie Smith | 24 Oct 2011

Samworth Brothers' Ginsters division has teamed up with chef Levi Roots to launch a range of pasties under the Reggae Reggae brand.

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