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Encyclopedia > Premier Foods
Premier Foods plc
Type Public
(LSE: PFD)
Founded Flotation on LSE 2004.
Origins 1930's.
Headquarters Flag of the United KingdomSt. Alban's, England, UK
Key people Robert Schofield, CEO, Director
David Kappler, Chairman
Industry Food Manufacturing
Products See brands listing
Employees c20,000
Slogan Home of Britain's
Favourite Foods.
Website www.premierfoods.co.uk

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Premier Foods origins were in the canned food industry. The company began to take its current shape through a series of acquisitions of established businesses, starting in 1986 with the acquisition of some tea and non-confectionery foods businesses from Cadbury Schweppes which were grouped together under the name of Hillsdown Holdings. It was floated on the stock exchange in 2004. Premier's product range includes a wide range of the UK's most successful food brands, with category leading positions in areas such as jams, marmalades, gravy, stock, suet, custard and more. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Cadbury Schweppes plc (Cadbury Trebor Bassett), (NYSE: CSG) is a confectionery and beverage company with its headquarters in London. ...

Contents

Brands

Premier foods largest brands include:

  • Loyd Grossman sauces under licence
  • Lyons cakes and baked goods
  • Marvel milk powder
  • McDougalls flour and cake mixes
  • Mother's Pride bread and baked goods
  • Mr Kipling cakes
  • Nimble bread and baked goods
  • Ormo baked goods
  • Oxo stocks and gravies
  • Paxo stuffing
  • Quorn vegetarian protein
  • Robertson's jams
  • Rombouts coffee
  • Rose's marmalades (under licence)
  • Rowat's pickles
  • Sarson's vinegar
  • Saxa salt
  • Sharwood's Indian, Chinese and SE Asian sauces
  • Smash instant mash potato
  • Sun-pat peanut butter
  • Supreme salt
  • Waistline salad dressings

Ambrosia is a well known brand in the United Kingdom. ... Things called Angel Delight include: Angel Delight — an album by Fairport Convention Angel Delight — a British pudding that comes in strawberry, banana, butterscotch and chocolate flavours. ... Atora is a British brand of shredded suet, which is clarified beef fat. ... Batchelors is a brand of food products, that has a factory in Ashford in Kent. ... Cooked Super Noodles Super Noodles are a dehydrated noodle snack, made by Batchelors in the UK and sold under the McDonnells brand in the Republic of Ireland. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Birds Custard Birds Custard is the brand-name given to (and original version of) a cornflour-based powder that, when mixed with milk, thickens to form a custard-like sauce. ... A canister of onion-flavored Bisto granules Bisto is a well-known brand of instant gravy in the United Kingdom. ... A jar of Branston Pickle Branston is a well known United Kingdom brand of savoury foods. ... Cadbury Schweppes plc (Cadbury Trebor Bassett) is a chocolate and beverage company with its headquarters in London, UK. Jacob Schweppe developed a method to make mineral water in Geneva, Switzerland in 1783. ... Cadbury Schweppes plc (Cadbury Trebor Bassett), (NYSE: CSG) is a confectionery and beverage company with its headquarters in London. ... Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) (also known as Campbells) is undeniably the most well-known producer of canned soups and related products in the United States (and possibly the world). ... Cerebos is a brand of salt and, more recently, other flavourings. ... Crosse & Blackwell is a portfolio of retail food brands sold by the Nestlé Group to Premier International Foods in 2002. ... Map of Uruguay, showing Fray Bentos as well as Montevideo Fray Bentos is a town in western Uruguay, close to the border with Argentina, and about 160 km (100 mi) due north of Buenos Aires. ... Hovis bread on the shelf Hovis is a UK brand of flour and bread, now owned by Premier Foods. ... Loyd Daniel Gilman Grossman, OBE, FSA (born September 16, 1950) is an English-American television presenter and chef who mainly works in the United Kingdom. ... Lyons), see Lyons (disambiguation). ... Mothers Pride is a brand name for a variety of breads produced by British Bakeries, a division of RHM. The company also bake Nimble (reduced calorie) and Hovis branded loaves as well as supermarket own brand ranges. ... Mr. ... The Ormeau Road (Irish: Bóthar Ormeau) is a road in south Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Various types of Oxo cube Oxo is a brand of stock cube manufactured by Campbell Soup UK in England. ... Paxo is a well-known brand of stuffing in the United Kingdom. ... Quorn logo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Saxa is a brand of salt and pepper in the United Kingdom. ... Ready meal Sharwoods Spicy Oriental Chicken The Sharwoods logo Sharwoods square jar Go East advertisement Sharwoods is a British food company established in 1889 and acquired by RHM in 1963. ... Look up Smash in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Smash can be: Smash (instant mashed potato), a brand of instant mashed potato particularly famous in the UK. Smash (album), an album by The Offspring. ... Waistline refers to: the waist on a human body — the narrow point of the abdomen between the ribcage and hips or the waistline on clothing — the line of demarcation between the upper and lower portions of a garment, which notionally corresponds to the natural waist but may vary with fashion...

History

Premier Foods was formerly a subsidiary of Hillsdown Holdings plc which was bought in 1999 by the private equity company Hicks, Muse Tate and Furst which after buying a number of brands from Nestle in 2002 sold off the bulk of the Premier Brands division in 2004. The former Premier Biscuits or Horizon Biscuit Company merged with Burtons Biscuits also owned by Hicks Muse Tate & Furst to become Burtons Foods. Nestlé S.A. or Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. (SWX:NESN), headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, is the worlds biggest food and beverage company. ...


Turnover for the year to 31 December 2004 was £896.8 million. Profits were £8.7 million before tax and £6.2 million after tax. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In February 2005 Premier Foods acquired from Kraft Foods their ambient desserts businesses including Bird's custard and Angel Delight. Kraft Foods Inc. ...


In June 2005 Quorn was purchased and this was followed in October by the acquisition of Cauldron, consolidating the two leading brands in the meat-free category. Quorn logo. ...


In October 2005 Premier Foods announced that it was selling Typhoo Tea to India's Apeejay Surrendra Group for $140 million. Typhoo is a brand of tea in the United Kingdom. ...

Branston Beans Advert
Branston Beans Advert

In October 2005, Premier Foods Plc launched Branston Baked Beans. The marketing and promotion of this product was aimed squarely at challenging Heinz's dominance of the UK baked bean market. This marketing included an advert, featuring a Branston Bean Tin explaining how Branston Beans are very "saucy." Promotional activities included a 'Great British Bean Poll' where members of the public across the country were invited to blind taste both 'the brand leader' (assumed to be Heinz) and Branston. 76% of participants picked Branston over the brand leader. Heinz was subsequently obliged to re-evaluate its advertising strategy in the face of this aggressive activity, although in public Heinz spokespeople dismissed the challenge as a 'non-starter'. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in October 28: Richard Smalley 26: Emil Kyulev 24: José Azcona del Hoyo 24: Rosa Parks 23: Stella Obasanjo 22: Liam Lawlor 22: Shirley Horn 20: Endon Mahmood 17: Ba Jin 10: Milton Obote 7: Charles...


In 2006 Premier Foods acquired Campbells' UK and Ireland businesses for £460 million. Brands included in the deal were Oxo, Batchelors, Homepride and Fray Bentos. Subsequently the proposed closure, in December 2007, of the King's Lynn depot where Fray Bentos pies are made, was announced.[1] Various types of Oxo cube Oxo is a brand of stock cube manufactured by Campbell Soup UK in England. ... Batchelors is a brand of food products, that has a factory in Ashford in Kent. ... Kings Lynn is a town and port in the English county of Norfolk. ...


In March 2007 Premier Foods completed the takeover of its rival RHM for £1.2 billion, making it the largest food company in the UK.


July 2007 Premier foods announced it is to close the following RHM sites:


Droylsden. Makers of Robertsons golden shred since 1890 and Sharwoods brands. Middlewich. Makers of Bisto and Salts Wythenshawe. Sharwoods Poppudums and paxo Ledbury. Makers of Specialist jams Reading. Foodservices.


All to be relocated to Premiers own sites, with the loss of approximately 2000 jobs.


See Also

Baked beans are proper shit, no-one ever eats them. ...

References

  1. ^ Premier Foods to close two factories with loss of 450 jobs. The Independent (2007). Retrieved on January 20, 2007.

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External links

  • Official site
  • Yahoo profile

  Results from FactBites:
 
Premier Foods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (396 words)
Premier Foods plc is a British-based food manufacturer headquartered in St Albans.
Premier Foods was formerly a subsidiary of Hillsdown Holdings plc which was bought in 1999 by the private equity company Hicks, Muse Tate and Furst which after buying a number of brands from Nestle in 2002 sold off the bulk of the Premier Brands division in 2004.
In December 2006 Premier Foods launched a takeover for its rival RHM for £1.2 Billion.
Welcome to Premier Foods - The People's Company (499 words)
Premier Foods is South Africa’s largest 100% fl-owned and operated FMCG company, and is custodian of some of South Africa’s best known food brands, including Iwisa Maize Meal, Blue Ribbon Bread, Snowflake Flour and Premier Rice.
Premier Foods Social Community initiatives are extensive as we continue to promote our “People’s Brands” in the communities, in order to make South African an even more successful nation.
They are Premier’s staff, customers, consumers, shareholders, partners and the Government of South Africa; to whom Premier Foods has pledged its support in eradicating poverty and hunger throughout the country.
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