Greencore enjoys rise

Greencore has seen a strong performance in its Convenience Foods division for the three months to 24 December, 2010. It recorded continuing business revenue of E208.7m, up 7.6% on the comparable 2009/10 period. It said the performance of its two key categories food to go and prepared meals remained strong.

Sweet news

Strong sales of biscuits and Christmas puddings have aided Northern Foods’ performance for the 13 weeks to 1 January 2011. Like-for-like sales in the firm’s bakery arm were up 5%, with exceptional demand for the Heston Blumenthal ’Hidden Orange Christmas Pudding’, according to the firm.

Uniq’s strong quarter

Uniq announced strong sales in its food to go business up 8.3% for the fourth quarter of 2010 which it said was largely driven by successful innovation and range development in its sandwich business.

World bakery sales up

The global bakery and cereals market grew by 3% between 2004 and 2009, according to a new report by Datamonitor. It said the bread and rolls category led the global bakery and cereals market, accounting for a share of 52.1%, and named Kraft Foods, Kellogg Company and Grupo Bimbo as the leading players in the market.