The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) are asking producers of all sizes to back a Careers Passport initiative to accelerate recruitment in all sectors.
Premier Foods reported a 26% increase in its international sales for Q3 2017 – reflecting the ‘strategic benefit’ of its partnerships with Nissin and Mondelez International – but the company’s biggest growth came from non-branded sales, led by mince pies.
South Africa’s Competition Commission is fighting a court ruling preventing victims of a bread pricing cartel suing Waterfall City-based bakery and confectionery business Premier Foods for its role in the scheme.
Premier Foods has revealed 18% growth in trading profit in full-year results for 2013, alongside a new pensions deal and a much-awaited major capital restructuring plan designed to “liberate the firm from its past”.
Premier Foods’ £87.5M joint venture with the US-based Gores Group has drawn a mixed reception from leading City analysts, as the manufacturer confirmed trading profit for the year ended December 31 would be in line with market expectations.
Premier Foods’ executive director and chief financial officer (cfo) Mark Moran is to leave the firm, in what City analyst Panmure Gordon called further evidence that “the revolving door continues to spin”.