Who we are

We are a company of food lovers and tastemakers, who create food that will be loved today and tomorrow.

We are proud to be British, employing over 4,000 people operating from 13 manufacturing and office sites across the UK. We supply a range of customers including retailers, wholesalers, convenience stores and foodservice customers with our iconic products which feature in millions of homes. 

We make the majority of the food we produce in the UK. Wherever we can, we source sustainably from British suppliers and farmers, such as orchards and dairy farms, to help us create our well-loved products. In fact, we have worked with 40% of our suppliers for 10 years or more.

A group enjoying a meal
Ambrosia raspberry porridge

A leading food business


We operate primarily in the ambient food sector, which is one of the largest sectors within the total UK grocery market. We feature in key grocery categories of: Flavourings & Seasonings; Quick Meals, Snacks & Soups; Ambient Desserts and Cooking Sauces & Accompaniments. Within Sweet Treats we operate in the Ambient Cakes category.

In addition, we have a non-branded food business which manufactures products such as cakes and desserts on behalf of many UK food retailers.

Premier Foods AR24 table


Food for all occasions

Our brands are leaders in their categories with high household penetration and bought by 90% of UK households. We also have a growing international business, with many of our brands enjoyed by consumers across the world.

Expanding our global presence

We are driving growth in our international business through the deployment of our branded growth model. Our largest international businesses are in Australia, North America and Ireland, with our focus on Mr Kipling, Sharwood’s cooking sauces and The Spice Tailor.


UK market

We are proud to be a British business and our seven manufacturing sites across the UK make 92% of the food we produce. Our brands are leaders in their categories and bought by 90% of UK households.

Map showing various factory sites


Irish market

Sales in Ireland, like the UK, are broad based and present in Flavourings & Seasonings, Ambient Desserts, Cooking Sauces, and Cake. Nissin noodles are also popular.

Nissin - Soba tub


Australian market

We are the branded market leader in the Australian proprietary cake market for Mr Kipling. Following the acquisition of The Spice Tailor, our reach in the Australian ethnic cooking sauces market has also been significantly enhanced and presents further opportunity for growth.

Various Mr Kipling cake boxes


North American market

Mr Kipling is stocked in thousands of stores across the United States and Canada. Sharwood’s and The Spice Tailor are also growing in both countries.

Sharwood's jar and cooked meal


European market

We have a presence in a number of European countries including Germany and the Netherlands. We continue to deliver distribution gains for The Spice Tailor and Sharwood’s across many of our European markets.

Various Spice Tailor boxes on shelves