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Premier Foods promotes Hannah Collyer to newly created Corporate Af...

Premier Foods has today announced the promotion of Hannah Collyer to Director of Corporate Affairs and ESG. This is a newly created role, sitting on Premier Foods’s Executive Leadership Team, and reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Alex Whitehouse.

05/05/2021

Sharwood's launches first TV advert in five years

Sharwood’s is heading back to UK TV screens for the first time in over five years. As part of a £1m campaign, the brand will showcase that through Sharwood’s Indian range, consumers can be transported on a taste adventure inspired by modern day India’s culture, traditions, flavours and colours. 

08/03/2021

What’s cooking: 91% of Brits intend to cook as much, or more, over ...

  • People are experimenting more in the kitchen: on average, one third of households have added a dish to their weekly ‘go-to’ evening meals over the last year
  • While the classics have continued to be popular, lighter options such as fish and potatoes, and meat-free dishes such as vegetarian curry, have seen fast growth
  • Health remains a key priority:  81% of people want to eat more healthily over the year ahead


26/02/2021

We've released our Quarter 3 Trading Statement for 13 weeks ended 2...

Headlines:

  • Q3 Group sales up +9.0% and up +12.5% year to date
  • Q3 Branded sales up +12.1% and +16.0% year to date
  • Continuing to outperform the market, gaining volume and value share
  • Online continues to grow strongly, up +90% in Q3
  • Five major brands received advertising investment over Christmas period; more to come in Q4
  • International sales grew +43%; continuing strong trajectory so far this year
  • Further £40m part redemption of Floating Rate Notes due July 2022, saving further £2m p.a. interest costs
  • Net debt/EBITDA now expected to be below 2.0x by year end


19/01/2021

Mr Kipling Launches New 30% Less Sugar Viennese Whirls

Mr Kipling has whipped up a whirlwind by introducing 30% Less Sugar Viennese Whirls which will provide a healthier choice for people looking for more permissible cakes.

13/01/2021

Our Half year results for the 26 weeks ended 26 September 2020

Financial headlines

  • Group revenue up +15.0%; Q2 Group revenue up +8.1%
  • Branded revenue up +18.6%; Q2 branded revenue up +11.0%
  • Trading profit increased +28.7% to £65.8m after increased marketing investment and incremental Covid costs
  • Adjusted profit before tax up +50.2% to £47.7m; adjusted earnings per share up +49.6% to 4.5p
  • Statutory profit before tax increased £35.5m to £50.5m; profit after tax up £31.1m to £43.4m
  • Net debt reduced by £87.9m on pre-IFRS 16 basis to £382.8m; Net debt on post-IFRS basis £403.1m
  • Net debt/EBITDA, reduced to 2.3x compared to 2.7x six months earlier
  • Combined pensions surplus of £516.5m reduced from £1,230.4m at 28 March 2020 due to discount rate decrease

Strategic & operational headlines
  • Exceptional trading throughout H1, delivering strong profit growth and accelerated Net debt reduction
  • Priority of protecting colleagues through COVID-19 pandemic and keeping shelves stocked
  • Growing faster than the market; share gains in all our categories
  • Online performance +112% and ahead of this fast growing channel, increasing market share by 260bps
  • Grocery brands household penetration up over 3%, attracting 1.1 million new consumers
  • Significantly increased consumer marketing investment planned for FY20/21; six major brands on TV
  • Branded revenue growth more than offsets Non-branded revenue declines in B2B out of home volumes
  • Cost savings programme to deliver ahead of £5m target
  • Announced repayment in aggregate of £120m callable Floating rate notes in FY20/21 reducing interest costs by £6m p.a.
  • Credit ratings upgrades received from both S&P and Moody’s
  • Hovis disposal completed 5 November, raising proceeds of £37.3m


10/11/2020

Premier Foods extends Mr Kipling Halloween range

TERRIFYING TREATS WITH ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES 

Premier Foods has expanded its Roald Dahl partnership nationally this Halloween. The two limited-edition products, Grand High Witch’s Chocolate + Vanilla Slices and Formula 86 Chocolate Tarts, are inspired by Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ story. These terrifying treats have been carefully developed to reflect specific elements of the renowned story and bring some joy to the nation celebrating this popular calendar moment. 



23/10/2020

Premier Foods expands its Reduced Sugar Sharwood's range

In our commitment to offer healthier choices, Premier Foods has introduced reduced sugar versions of some of its most popular Sharwood’s stir fry sauces to appeal to health-conscious consumers at a time when many continue to prepare meals at home.  

15/09/2020

Our Q1 Trading Update 2020/21

The Headlines: 

This morning we announced our Q1 Trading Update:
•    Q1 Group sales up +22.5%, Q1 Branded sales up +27.0%
•    Q1 UK sales up +23.0%, Q1 Branded UK sales up +27.9%
•    Outperforming the market in every category
•    Online growth of +115%; ahead of the channel and gaining +2.7ppts share
•    Strong household penetration growth, particularly for Grocery brands
•    Advertising investment increasing from four to six major brands this year 
•    Recently upgraded expectations for the full year unchanged; initial Q2 volumes remain elevated
 

29/07/2020

2019/2020 Annual Report and AGM

We are pleased to advise that our 2019/20 Annual Report was published today together with the notice of the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

07/07/2020