Rumours are circulating about the sale of Premier's  Hartley's jams brand to US group Hain Celestial

Premier's future: rumours continue

By Rick Pendrous

Premier Foods continued to hit the headlines over the past month. Rumours of an impending sale of its Hartley's jams brand to US group Hain Celestial for around £200M followed hot on the heels of the announcement that the food group had sold its...

Could Premier's Histon facility – home of Golden Shred – be the next disposal?

Premier Foods: Which brands will be sold next?

By Mike Stones

Premier Foods’ facilities at Histon and Knighton remain “prime candidates” for sale, after the firm’s disposal of its vinegar and sour pickles business based at Middleton, last week to Mizkan for £41M, according to City analyst Panmure Gordon.

Could Premier offer Bright Foods a route for UK expansion after its Weetabix acquisition?

Premier Foods now a target for China’s Bright Foods?

By Anne Bruce

Premier Foods could be targeted lock, stock and barrel by China's acquisitive Bright Foods, analysts have suggested, after the UK’s largest food manufacturer announced it had found a buyer for its vinegars business today (June 15).

Premier's bread division, which includes Hovis, reported a £230M loss last year

Premier Foods shares hit by bread sales decline

By Dan Colombini

Tumbling bread sales in the UK and an over aggressive acquisition strategy from previous management has significantly contributed to Premier Foods’ share price plummeting more than 90% since its purchase of Hovis in 2005.

In the basket: Premier has secured a new deal with its lenders

Premier Foods secures key bank deal

By Dan Colombini

Premier Foods has confirmed that it has secured a new four-and-half-year re-financing package with its lenders that will allow the firm to continue its recovery after a troubled 2011.

Premier is focusing on its Power Brands and looking to make further disposals

More Premier Foods disposals predicted soon

By Dan Colombini

Premier Foods will be keen to make further disposals ahead of any deal with its lenders, according to city analysts, after Manchester jam manufacturer Duerr’s confirmed it was still considering a bid for Hartley’s jam.

Premier is focusing on its Power Brands ahead of any deal with its banks

Premier Foods declines to comment on bank deal

By Dan Colombini

Premier Foods has refused to comment on speculation that it has agreed a new deal with its lenders after the firm’s share price rose 6.5% to 12p yesterday (28 February).

Premier is relying on Power Brands and strong supplier partnerships to navigate its way out of trouble

Premier Foods trusts in Power Brands and partnerships

By Dan Colombini and Mike Stones

As pressure mounts on troubled food giant Premier Foods, the firm clarified its Power Brand strategy based on stronger supplier partnerships and hired the financial services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to handle crunch talks with its banks.


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