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Greencore boss Patrick Coveney described 2012 as 'a breakthrough year'

Greencore reports ‘breakthrough year’

By Mike Stones

Chilled food manufacturer Greencore has reported “a breakthrough year”, with revenue up 44.5% to £1,161.9M due to acquisitions and “business momentum”, for the full year to September 28 2012.

Greencore gets 'consolation prize'

Greencore gets 'consolation prize'

By Rick Pendrous

The industry views Greencore's plans to take over troubled own-label chilled foods business Uniq in a cash bid valued at £113M as a consolation prize for its failure to get its hands on Northern Foods. The latter was snapped by Ranjit Boparan, owner...

Uniq pulls plug on Minsterley everyday desserts

Uniq pulls plug on Minsterley everyday desserts

By Ben Bouckley

Chilled foods firm Uniq has announced that production of ‘everyday’ desserts will end at Minsterley in the first half of 2012 with the loss of around 350 jobs.

Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney looks set to seal a Uniq deal

Greencore 'one step closer' to Uniq takeover

By Ben Bouckley and Graham Holter

Greencore’s £113m offer for Uniq has been declared ‘unconditional as to acceptances’ after over 90% of shareholders indicated acceptance of the deal.

Greencore announces £113m cash offer for Uniq

Greencore announces £113m cash offer for Uniq

By Ben Bouckley and Anne Bruce

Greencore has announced the terms of a recommended cash offer for Uniq worth £113m, which values the chilled and convenience food firm at 96p per share.

Samworth Brothers enters frame for Uniq

Samworth Brothers enters frame for Uniq

By Graham Holter

Uniq’s troubled desserts division, Minsterley, is likely to derail rumoured bids for the company by either Greencore or possible new suitor Samworth Brothers, say experts.

Eaton demands just desserts for Uniq

Eaton demands just desserts for Uniq

By Ben Bouckley

Uniq ceo Geoff Eaton says retailers cannot continue to demand bespoke desserts for rock-bottom prices, following his firm’s recent review of this arm of its business.

Greencore cool on Uniq rumours

Greencore cool on Uniq rumours

By Ben Bouckley

Greencore has refused to comment on rumours that it has appointed bankers to explore a possible £100m takeover of chilled food group Uniq, while Brookes/Avana may also be on the firm's radar after Premier Foods said it is willing to consider offers...

Trade buyer could carve-up Uniq, M&A experts

Trade buyer could carve-up Uniq, M&A experts

By Ben Bouckley

Food sector M&A experts believe it is more likely that a trade buyer – rather than a private equity player – could bid for convenience food firm Uniq, after its board announced a "number of indications of interest from third parties" in...

Geoff Eaton:

Uniq ceo 'unconstrained' as pension fund seizes sale opportunity

By Ben Bouckley

Uniq’s pension fund has appointed financial advisor Spayne Lindsay to sell its 90.2% holding in the chilled foods firm, which it only acquired from on March 24, while ceo Geoff Eaton told FoodManufacture.co.uk he feels "unconstrained" after...

Uniq ceo Geoff Eaton

A Uniq pension deal

Uniq today received court sanction for its novel 'pension deficit for equity swap', which will see the firm's shares delisted from the main market and relisted on the AIM on April 1.

Eaton: Stronger than expected sales in food-to-go

Uniq Q4: Desserts -1.7%, food-to-go +8.3%

By Elaine Watson

Chilled convenience firm Uniq said Christmas trading was “close to expectations” in the fourth quarter with a weaker performance in desserts (down 1.7%) offset by a strong performance in food-to-go (up 8.3%).

New boss for Uniq

New boss for Uniq

Uniq has appointed Stephen Draisey as md of its UK business.Draisey, 48, has held a number of senior positions during a 17 year career with Bakkavor,...

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