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New Cadbury Tarts for Premier

Premier Foods is launching a range of indulgent Choc Tarts this month under the Cadbury Cakes brand. 

Premier Foods launches McDougalls wholesaler baking competition

Premier Foods has announced it will launch the first-ever McDougalls Wholesaler Baking Team of the Year competition following the success of a similar competition in primary schools for the past two years.

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods set to raise prices

Premier Foods, owner of a raft of household brands including Mr Kipling, is preparing to increase the price retailers pay for its products.

Premier Foods joins supplier scheme

Premier Foods has become the latest member of the Soil Association’s Food for Life Supplier Scheme.

Premier chairman steps down

Premier Foods has announced that David Beever will step down as chairman of the company in 2017.

Premier Foods extends variants for Mr Kipling

Premier Foods is set to extend its on-the-go variants for Mr Kipling as part of its efforts to widen the brand’s appeal.

New Hovis Best of Both Mix

The new Hovis Best of Both Mix from Premier Foods is for those “who enjoy the taste of white bread, but want the benefits of wholemeal bread”, according to Premier Foods. 

Mr Kipling launches limited edition Fancies

Mr Kipling, the cake producer, is aiming to attract new shoppers with the launch of two limited-edition versions of its Fancies.

McCormick was a ‘phantom bid’ says Premier

Gavin Darby, chief executive of Premier Foods, has said a firm bid from the American spice firm never happened. 

Premier Foods reports £86.1m profits

Premier Foods, the manufacturer of Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes, has reported a 3.5% rise in pre-tax profits to £86.1m for the year to the start of April.

Major shareholder accuses Premier Foods of ‘arrogance’

A major shareholder has accused Premier Foods of “arrogance” in its handling of US suitor McCormick.

New McDougalls sponge mixes from Premier

Premier Foods has redeveloped its McDougalls Sponge Mix and Reduced Fat Sponge Mix, and they now both contain 30% less fat.

Premier Foods enters into Nissin deal

Premier Foods has officially entered into its previously-announced relationship agreement with Japanese instant noodle firm Nissin.

McCormick drops bid for Premier Foods

US spice brand McCormick has walked away from talks to buy Mr Kipling-maker Premier Foods after examining its books.

Mr Kipling revives ‘exceedingly good’ descriptor

Mr Kipling is returning to its “exceedingly good” strapline with a new £2.5m marketing campaign.

Premier holds talks with McCormick

Premier Foods has revealed it has had “detailed” and “constructive” discussions with takeover suitor McCormick.

Premier rejects third takeover bid

Premier Foods has rejected a fresh offer from US spice brand McCormick, which valued the company at 65p per share.

McCormick issues third offer for Premier

US spice brand McCormick has upped its offer on Premier Foods to 65p a share.

Gavin Darby, chief executive at Premier Foods
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Premier Foods under fire for takeover rejection

Premier Foods has been criticised by shareholders for its handling of a takeover offer from US spice brand, McCormick.

Premier Foods sells 17.27% stake

Nissin, a Japanese instant noodle firm, has committed to buy a 17.27% stake in Premier Foods.

Premier Foods’ shares jump after takeover rejection

Shares in Premier Foods jumped to a high of 54.05p yesterday, after the company announced it had rejected a takeover bid by US spice brand McCormick.

Premier Foods writes off Hovis stake

Premier Foods, the manufacturer of Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes, has revealed it is to write off its £8m investment in Hovis.

Premier Foods appoints new international managing director

Premier Foods has announced the appointment of Jette Andersen as managing director of its International Business Unit.

Sandwiches and baguettes in top ten dishes, says Premier Foods

New research for the St Albans-based food group by M&C Allegra found that the bread-based meals ranked 9th for dishes enjoyed out of home in 2015.

City analyst upbeat over Premier’s latest results

A leading City analyst has described the turnaround in revenue at Premier Food as “no mean feat” given the challenging FMCG climate.

Premier Foods is to launch a range of baking mixes with Paul Hollywood
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Premier Foods announces Paul Hollywood baking mix range

St Albans-based Premier Foods has announced it will launch a range of baking mixes with Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood.

Premier Foods has reported modest growth in its Sweet Treats division
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Premier Foods shows growth in sweet division

St Albans-based Premier Foods has announced slow growth for its Sweet Treats division, with a 0.8% growth from £93.1m to £93.8m for the 26 weeks to 3 October 2015.

Costa reports strong sales growth

Whitbread-owned coffee brand Costa has posted UK like-for-like sales growth of 4.4% for the six months to August 27 2015.

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Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods continues to make gains in cake sector
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Premier Foods claims cake share gains, despite slight sales fall

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has reported market share gains in cake and ambient desserts amid a slight decrease in sales in its last quarter. 

Cake sales boost Premier, says analysts

Analysts have praised a ‘good uplift’ in the cake category at Premier Foods, while warning of potential delistings depending on actions of Tesco.

The company own brands such as Mr Kipling
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Premier defends ‘pay and stay’ practice

Premier Foods has denied claims it has been ‘blackmailing’ companies into investing money – to stay as its suppliers.

Social media reaction to Premier Foods’ supplier payment row

As usual the internet, particularly social media, has been quick to react in the light of the criticism of Premier Foods.

The festive éclair will raise money for Text Santa
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PAUL UK gets involved in ITV charity drive

Paul UK, the artisan bakery, has created a Christmas éclair to be sold in aid of ITV’s Text Santa charity campaign.

Premier Foods criticised over controversial supplier payments

Premier Foods, the company behind Mr Kipling cakes, has hit the headlines for asking suppliers to hand over money – or risk losing contracts.

Prime Minister meets food bosses at job summit

Leading food companies and the major supermarkets met with the Prime Minister yesterday to discuss improving the employability skills of the young unemployed. 

Hovis marketing director leaves as brand sets for future

Hovis bakery has announced the departure of marketing director Matt Hunt.

Premier Foods profits welcomed, sales decline a worry

Premier Foods’ hike in first-half profits has been welcomed by a leading City analyst.

Premier Foods to meet unions over Hovis developments

The senior management of Premier Foods is to meet with union bosses to discuss Hovis workers affected by the partial sale of the bread brand. 

Premier Foods launches new Hovis joint venture

Premier Foods this morning revealed it had separated its bread business into a joint venture with The Gores Group.

Premier Foods: limited evidence of turnaround

There is “limited evidence” of a turnaround at Premier Foods, despite its focus on Power Brands, according to a City analyst.

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