Northern Foods

The three variants of Hovis Breakfast Bakes will be made at Fox's Biscuits plant in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

2 Sisters and Premier Foods strike deal

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group has forged a licensing agreement with Premier Foods for the production, distribution, sales and marketing of its Hovis Breakfast Bakes range of breakfast biscuits.

Here are your favourite news articles from last year

Top food manufacturing news of 2011 - in pictures

By Mike Stones

Hatches, matches and dispatches dominated the food manufacturing news in 2011. In the second of our two-part series, we showcase the most five most popular news articles of the year published on FoodManufacture.co.uk.

Holland’s Pies efficiency drive sees jobs cut

Holland’s Pies efficiency drive sees jobs cut

By Ben Bouckley

Holland’s Pies has confirmed that 10 manufacturing staff will leave the Accrington firm as it bids to become “more efficient and competitive in the marketplace”.

Greencore cfo insists business is not for sale

Greencore cfo insists business is not for sale

By Ben Bouckley

Greencore cfo Alan Williams has told FoodManufacture.co.uk that he can "categorically confirm the business is not for sale", following a news report that said the €850m turnover convenience foods group had held talks with private equity firms...

Northern Foods proposes Leeds head office closure

Northern Foods proposes Leeds head office closure

By Ben Bouckley

Northern Foods is proposing to close it Leeds office and move the majority of staff to its ‘shared service centre’ in Wakefield, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learnt, as owner Ranjit Boparan starts restructuring his new acquisition.

Chicken king: Before wooing Northern shareholders, Ranjit Boparan made his money in poultry

Chicken magnate serves up Northern delist

By Ben Bouckley

Midlands businessman Ranjit Boparan today served notice of his intention to delist Northern Foods from the stock exchange as he declared his £342m bid wholly unconditional and edges towards taking the company private.

‘Whither now for Northern Foods?’ ask unions

‘Whither now for Northern Foods?’ ask unions

By Ben Bouckley and Graham Holter

Union leaders have expressed concerns about Ranjit Boparan’s intentions after he completes his £342m takeover of Northern Foods and begins to identify cost savings that could mean office closures or job losses.

Ranjit Boparan: Rasing the Northern stakes

Cash in on my offer: Boparan tells Northern investors

By Ben Bouckley

Ranjit Boparan today urged Northern Foods shareholders to accept his offer for the firm “as soon as possible” after Greencore pulled out of the running, and revealed that he has now acquired, agreed to acquire or has valid acceptances for 48.25% of Northern’s...

Boparan: Sitting pretty in bid for Northern

Greencore calls time on Northern romance

By Ben Bouckley

Greencore said this morning that it does not intend to make a revised offer for Northern Foods to rival Ranjit Boparan’s 73p/share offer, which means the Midlands businessman is one step closer to tying the knot with Northern shareholders by March 16th.

Should Greencore walk away from Northern Foods?

Should Greencore walk away from Northern Foods?

By Elaine Watson

Greencore is still not ruling itself out of the bidding for Northern Foods, but City analysts believe it may be better off walking away now than leveraging itself up to the hilt in order to trump Ranjit Boparan's 73p/share cash offer.