Greencore has published its full year financial results

Greencore posts £2.3bn sales growth in full-year results

By Gwen Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has revealed sales growth of 56.5% over the past year to £2.3bn in its full-year results, boosted by a rise in US sales following the acquisition of US firm Peacock Foods at the end of last year.

Sonny Perdue pictured with his boss US President Donald Trump


US farm boss says US/UK ‘in dating phase’ over trade

By Mike Stones

The US and the UK are currently in “the dating phase” over agreeing a trade deal, which should not take long, US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has exclusively told the Food Manufacture Group.

The US market is a big oportunity for GM-free products

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GM-free food is big US export opportunity for manufacturers

By Matt Atherton

Exporting food free from genetic-modification (GM) to the US is a big opportunity for UK food manufacturers, according to Northern Ireland-based prepared vegetable supplier Mash Direct.

Bell looked at the top US food flavour trends for 2017

US food flavour trends for 2017

By Gwen Ridler

Food flavouring producer Bell Flavors & Fragrances has released its top trends for 2017, which focus heavily on ethnic foods.

Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney said the Peacock Foods acquisition will transform the firm’s US business

Greencore to acquire $1bn US firm Peacock Foods

By Michael Stones

Greencore has revealed plans to acquire the US convenience food manufacturer Peacock Foods, which is valued at £594.3M ($747.5M) and has revenues of $1bn, alongside full-year results today (November 14).

Manufacturers and retailers in the frozen ready meals category are pioneering the path back to value: Marakon

The path back to value in prepared meals

By Christine Delivanis and Jack Rendle

Category commoditisation destroys value, yet in many grocery categories, the dynamic seems entrenched and value chain participants are either perplexed or defeatist. But some manufacturers and retailers in the frozen ready meals category (FRM) are working...

Uncle Ben's is one of Mars's billion dollar brands

Mars invests millions in Norfolk sauces site

By Nicholas Robinson

Mars Food will expand its Norfolk King’s Lynn facility in a multi-million pound investment plan, following a £1.1bn trade partnership deal between the UK and the US.

Greencore’s plans for its US ‘food-to-go’ sales to reach up to $1bn over the next five years are on track, said Patrick Coveney

Greencore targets $0.5bn to $1bn US sales by 2019

By Rick Pendrous

Greencore’s plans to grow its ‘food-to-go’ sales in the US to a business worth between $0.5M and $1bn over the next five years are on track, according to its ceo Patrick Coveney.

Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney said the business had realigned resources behind a food to go led strategy

Greencore shrugs off horsegate in full year results

By Michael Stones

Greencore’s full-year results reveal both the resilience of the convenience foods sector, after the horsemeat scandal, and the potential for earnings per share growth next year, according to City analyst Panmure Gordon.

Researchers develop way to prevent stainless steel fouling

Reduce food industry fouling

US researchers claim to have developed a way to modify stainless steel surfaces that dramatically reduces fouling during food processing and improves efficiency.

When's a calorie not a calorie? When it comes from an almond

Almonds have 20% fewer calories than thought

By Mike Stones

The calorific value of almonds is 20% less than previously thought, leading to gross overestimations of their energy value, according to new US research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN).

Greencore's ceo Patrick Coveney welcomed

Greencore ‘off critical list’ in US after buying Schau

By Mike Stones

Chilled food manufacturer Greencore’s US business is “off the critical list” after its acquisition today (June 27) of US sandwich and sushi manufacturer HC Schau & Son, according to City analyst Investec Securities.

Sweet opportunity? More expectant British parents are commissioning gender reveal cakes

British bakers rise to baby gender cake opportunity

By Mike Stones

Trendy parents-to-be could open a new niche market for British bakers by commissioning cakes for so-called gender reveal parties, held to reveal the sex of their unborn baby to family and friends. 

The firm is looking to expand in the US

Greencore faces US challenge with Marketfare deal

By Dan Colombini

Anglo-Irish chilled foods manufacturer Greencore faces a tough challenge in the US convenience foods market, according to city analysts, after the firm announced the purchase of Arizona-based food-to-go firm Marketfare yesterday (April 17).

Flour prices up 15-20% as harvest approaches, says Premier Foods

Flour prices up 15-20% as harvest approaches, says Premier Foods

By Elaine Watson

Flour prices could head further north this summer, driven by a combination of lower-than-anticipated corn planting in the US, reduced wheat production forecasts in Russia and Canada and lower yields in Europe, Premier Foods is predicting.

Raise the BRC flag

Raise the BRC flag

British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards are gaining significant traction in China and the US. "We are certifying more sites in the US now...

Trade talk

Trade talk

Time to raise the standards of evidence

Fuelling change

Fuelling change

The burgeoning growth in biofuels production around the world has prompted a debate on the economics, and ethics, of turning over agricultural land to non-food uses. Mike Spear reports

Brit cereals go Statesside

Brit cereals go Statesside

By Sarah Britton

Dorset Cereals' fresh approach to breakfast foods has caught the attention of the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA). The group awarded the firm an...

Beauty and the feast

Beauty and the feast

Eating yourself beautiful? It seems an unlikely proposition, and yet one that some big food firms think offers huge potential opportunities. Kathy Watson reports


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