About us

At a glance

 

We LOVE food at Premier Foods. We love how it brings people together and provides moments of pleasure in a busy world. And so do our consumers. They treasure our food so much that you'll find our brands in an amazing 95% of British households.

 

Committed to our purpose

Our purpose is to create the food our nation loves most for modern life. And we’ve been doing it for a long time - many of our much-loved brands have been part of UK life for more than a century. But we don’t let them stand still - we’re constantly innovating to give modern consumers what they look for today: great tasting, convenient food.

 

A responsible business

We have around 4,000 dedicated colleagues, all sharing the same obsession for our great food, most of which is created in the UK. We use quality ingredients, sourced sustainably from local suppliers wherever we can.

 

Bringing our food to you

You can find our food in supermarkets, convenience stores, online and at wholesale distributors. We’re excited about our expansion overseas to territories looking for quality British food who find the heritage of our brands appealing.

We hope you enjoy finding out more about us!

 

Company Overview

At our 13 locations across the country, around 4,000 dedicated colleagues work tirelessly to prepare food to the highest quality and safety standards, partnering with our suppliers and customers to ensure we deliver food our consumers love.

 

2015/16

Revenue

Trading Profit

Colleagues

£771.7m

£131.0m

Around
4,000

2014/15: £767.4m 2014/15: £131.0m  
2013/14: £803.3m 2013/14: £139.9m  
 

Strategic Business Units

We’re organised into three Strategic Business Units (SBUs) to create the focus needed to drive future growth: Grocery, Sweet Treats and International.

 

Grocery

The Grocery SBU is responsible for developing our portfolio of leading brands in four key categories:
- Flavourings & seasonings
- Cooking sauces & accompaniments
- Quick meals & soups
- Ambient desserts

 

2015/16

Revenue

Branded Mix

Colleagues

£548.6m

92%

Around 1,600

 
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Sweet Treats

The Sweet Treats SBU is responsible for growing the nation’s leading cake brands: Mr Kipling, Cadbury and Lyons, and developing the ambient cake category to compete in the broader Sweet Treats market.

 

2015/16

Revenue

Branded mix

Colleagues

£223.1m

80%

Around 2,200

 
 

International

Our International SBU is focused on developing new markets for our brands around the world. Currently under 5% of our sales are outside the UK so we see many opportunities for expansion. While the business unit is in the early stages of development, its financial results are incorporated with those of the Grocery SBU. Over the year a new International team has been put in place and this increased investment has resulted in sales growth of 18% on a constant currency basis.

Ireland

Building momentum through brand building and new product development.

Strategic markets

Developing long-term relationships for key brands in three target markets: Australia, America and the Middle East.

Other markets

Co-operation agreement with Nissin to leverage their international scale and accelerate distribution into key markets.


The Company's results are presented for the 52 weeks ended 2 April 2016. The above figures report comparative pro forma results, are presented for the 52 weeks ended 4 April 2015 and are unaudited. The Company’s results are presented on an underlying basis which excludes the results of previously completed disposals and joint ventures and are presented to illustrate the trading performance of the Company on a like-for-like basis.

Did you know?

Our Mr Kipling brand is the largest in the cake category and is currently worth over £160 million.

Consumer thoughts

"I absolutely love Mr Kiplings French Fancies. They are just so yummy. Everything is better with one of them." Source: goingonanadventure.co.uk

Brands people love

You'll find one of our much loved brands in 96% of British households.

Our brands

100 years of history

When were Mr. Kipling cakes invented? Where does the name Bisto come from?

Our heritage

Playing our part

Caring for the environment, and building trust in our supply chain.

Our part

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