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Freddo and Oreo cupcakes added to Cadbury range

Premier Foods has expanded its Cadbury cupcake range by taking Oreo and Freddo brands into the format for the first time.

Premier launches Cadbury Cupcake Platter for Easter

Premier Foods has added a Cadbury Easter Cupcakes Platter to its seasonal cake range.

Mr Kipling launches Dragon Slices and Unicorn Fancies

Premier Foods has expanded its Mr Kipling range with the launch of limited-edition Dragon Slices and Unicorn Fancies.

Premier Foods plans NPD amid mixed results

Premier Foods revealed it is planning brand extensions and NPD in its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cake brand ranges in the next two quarters, as it issued its latest trading statement.

Food artist constructs BFG from Mr Kipling cakes

A food artist has constructed a giant sculpture of Roald Dahl’s beloved character, The BFG, entirely from Mr Kipling cakes.

Mr Kipling gets tropical with Flamingo Slices

Premier Foods is tapping the flamingo trend with the launch of limited-edition Mr Kipling Flamingo Slices.

Premier Foods boss facing pressure from shareholder

Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes supplier Premier Foods has said one of its shareholders is to vote against the reappointment of chief executive officer Gavin Darby.

Manufacturers gear up for World Cup with bakery NPD

Bakery manufacturers are preparing for the World Cup to kick off with a host of footie-themed NPD.

Damian McLoughlin to head Premier Foods foodservice

Premier Foods has hired former Unilever sales director Damian McLoughlin to head up its foodservice division.

Premier Foods appoints new marketing director

Premier Foods has promoted Yilmaz Erceyes to the role of UK marketing director. 

Hot cross slices lead Mr Kipling Easter NPD line-up

Mr Kipling has unveiled Easter NPD including Hot Cross Slices and Chocolate Whirls.

Metin Fevzi promoted to Edme managing director

Ingredients supplier Edme has named Metin Fevzi as managing director.

Mark Tyldesley promoted to MD at malt supplier Muntons

Malt producer Muntons has named Mark Tyldesley as managing director.

Premier Foods distributes cake lines to New Zealand

Premier Foods has secured listings for its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes with New Zealand supermarket business Progressive Enterprises.

Premier Foods extends Cadbury Cakes range with Roses bars

Premier Foods is hoping to woo older shoppers with the launch of a range of Cadbury Roses Cake Bars.

Premier Foods unveils Paul Hollywood icings range

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods is to launch a selection of Paul Hollywood icings next month.

Keith Hamill to replace David Beever as Premier Foods chair

Keith Hamill is to replace David Beever as non-executive chairman of Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods.

Muntons appoints new deputy managing director

Malt producer Muntons has hired Mark Tyldesley as the company’s new deputy managing director.

Premier Foods Q1: Cake sales growth offset by grocery brands decline

New gluten-free Mr Kipling products have helped drive growth in Premier Foods’ cake division – although a steep drop in sales of grocery lines has dragged down the company’s overall performance.

Edme appoints Metin Fevzi as operations and technical director

Ingredients supplier Edme has named Metin Fevzi as the company’s new operations and technical director.

McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year and Big School Bake Off finalists unveiled

Finalists have been announced by Premier Foods and Unilever Food Solutions for the McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year and Big School Bake Off competitions, both of which will reach their climax at the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) Main Event on 6 July.

Premier Foods set to drive summer sales with new Mr Kipling cakes

Premier Foods has unveiled four limited-edition Mr Kipling cakes for the summer.

Premier Foods FY results: ‘challenging’ year brings £12m profits slump

Full-year profits at Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods have fallen by almost 10% in what the company described as a challenging year.

Premier Foods secures long-term contract with XPO Logistics

Premier Foods has secured a long-term contract with XPO Logistics that will cover inbound transport, warehousing and outbound distribution to customers throughout the UK.

Gluten-free Mr Kipling cake launched by Premier Foods

Premier Foods-owned Mr Kipling has rolled out a wheat and gluten-free loaf cake range nationally.

Mr Kipling set to launch new Delectable Delights range

Premier Foods-owned Mr Kipling has announced that it is launching the Delectable Delights range as it looks to enter the nibbles and bites sector.

Premier appoints non-exec director

Premier Foods has announced the appointment of Daniel Wosner as a non-executive director of the company, effective 1 March.

New Cadbury Tarts for Premier

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

Food Utopia ends production at Avana Bakeries

Newport-based business Avana Bakeries has shut its doors for good, with the loss of 161 jobs.

Mr Kipling reveals Valentine’s Day packaging

Premier Foods brand Mr Kipling has released a seasonal range of packaging designed by agency BrandOpus to help consumers celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Own-label takes bite out of Mr Kipling mince pie sales

Premier Foods’ branded cakes sales fell in the last quarter of 2016 as mince pies volumes shifted from Mr Kipling to own-label products.

Premier Foods launches Cadbury Mini Rolls Raspberry variant

Premier Foods has added a new variant to the Cadbury Mini Rolls range, with the introduction of the raspberry twin-pack format.

Premier Foods launches two McDougalls pancake mixes

Premier Foods has unveiled two new McDougalls’ pancake mixes ahead of Shrove Tuesday.

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 Foods unveils new Mr Kipling and Cadbury Easter cakes

Premier Foods is expanding its recently launched ‘whole cakes’ range as part of its seasonal Easter line-up.

TV’s Gregg Wallace goes inside Premier Foods’ Carlton mince pie factory

Premier Foods’ Barnsley factory has featured in a Christmas edition of BBC TV show Inside the Factory.

Premier Foods CEO appointed FDF president

Gavin Darby, chief executive of Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods, has been appointed president-elect of the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) from next year, succeeding Dame Fiona Kendrick.

Palmer and Harvey launches Bakedirect bread delivery operation

Wholesaler Palmer and Harvey has expanded its direct van sales operation with the launch of new service Bakedirect to help deliver bread and morning goods across London.

VIDEO: How to make 720 mince pies a minute – and without the ‘air gap’!

Asda innovation development chef Mark Richmond has created a way to remove the ‘air gap’ from his mince pies.

Bakery exports: Bread sales increase 10% year on year

Export sales of bread have grown 10% year on year – in line with the overall increase in overseas sales of UK food and drink.

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Premier to launch Cadbury Choc Tarts following 4.1% cake sales hike in H1

Premier Foods is to extend its Cadbury range with Cadbury Choc Tarts following another strong performance from its cakes division.

Premier CEO Gavin Darby (centre), with Fiona Bruce and IGD president Andy Clarke
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Premier Foods recognised for charitable activities

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has been awarded for its charitable activities by food and drink charity the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

Premier Foods unveils spooky Halloween range

Premier Foods is set to drive sales during the Halloween period by launching several spooky cakes through its Cadbury Cakes and Mr Kipling brands.

Sweet Treats buck overall trend at Premier Foods

A sixth consecutive quarter of growth in its Sweet Treats division, at 6.4%, bucked the overall sales trend at Premier Foods, which reported a 5.4% fall in total group sales in its second quarter.

Premier launches festive lines

Premier Foods has launched new Christmas products through its Mr Kipling and Cadbury’s Cakes brands.

Hovis records £19m loss in second year of trading

UK baking giant Hovis has recorded a £19m loss in its second year of trading since Premier Foods wrote off part if its investment into the company.

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.

Bakery signs up for food and drink apprenticeship scheme

Nottingham-based bakery Butt Foods has joined a food and drink apprenticeship scheme that aims to regenerate the skills in the food and drink sector.

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