RHM is a leading UK food manufacturer, with annual sales of over £1.5bn and over 15,000 employees at approximately 50 locations in the UK and France.
For the year ended 29 April 2006, RHM reported sales of £1,559m and profit of £174m.
The RHM Group is organised into four divisions:
1. Bread Bakeries operates principally in the wrapped bread market, under brands such as Hovis, Granary, Mother’s Pride and Nimble. It has 15 bakeries and 11 mills, which supply around one third of the UK’s bread, delivering to 9,000 supermarkets and independents. It makes over 850 other varieties of goods, including crumpets, croissants and muffins. For the year ended 29 April 2006, the division reported sales of £786m and profit of £81.4m.
2. Cakes division, the largest manufacturer of cakes by sales for UK and Irish markets. RHM’s cakes are sold under the Mr Kipling, Cadbury’s and Lyons brands. For the year ended 29 April 2006, the division reported sales of £241m and profit of £13.7m.
3. Culinary Brands, such as Bisto, Paxo, Sharwoods, Saxa, McDougalls and Robertson’s. For the year ended 29 April 2006, the division reported sales of £271m and profit of £69.4m.
4. The Customer Partnerships division maintains strategic partnerships with large customers requiring a bespoke service, including Marks & Spencer and Pizza Hut. It also operates specialist distribution businesses that supply a selected range of RHM’s products into the Irish markets and frozen products to the UK supermarket chains. For the year ended 29 April 2006, the division reported sales of £262m and profit of £29.4.