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Premier Foods has acquired the remaining 51% stake in Knighton Foods, the Staffordshire-based dry powder food products firm, for a nominal sum.
26-May-2016


Premier Foods is to create 80 jobs at its bakery in Barnsley over the next two years.
06-Jul-2015


Premier Foods is forming a £16m joint venture with Specialty Powders, in order to manufacture powdered beverages and desserts at Knighton in Staffordshire.
19-Jun-2014


Premier Foods is to invest £20m in the expansion of its cakes factory in Barnsley this year.
14-Jan-2014


Premier Foods has sold its sweet pickles and table sauce business to Mizkan of Japan for £92m, with the transfer of 356 staff at its factory in Bury St Edmunds.
31-Oct-2012


Premier Foods is to sell its sweet spreads and jellies business to The Hain Celestial Group for £200m, including a factory at Histon near Cambridge.
23-Aug-2012


Premier Foods is to sell the Sarson's vinegar and Haywards pickle brands to Mizkan of Japan for £41m, including a factory in Manchester.
18-Jun-2012


Premier Foods is planning to expand the 130-strong workforce at its food distribution centre on the Swift Valley Industrial Estate in Rugby with 70 new jobs.
17-Jan-2012


Premier Foods has sold Brookes Avana, the manufacturer of ready meals, pizzas and cakes with more than 2,000 staff in Newport and Leicester, to 2 Sisters Food Group for £30m.
12-Dec-2011


Premier Foods is to invest £25m in the development of a new production line at its Ambrosia creamery in Lifton, Devon.
12-Sep-2011


Premier Foods has sold its canning plants in Wisbech and Long Sutton to Liverpool-based Princes for £182m, with the transfer of more than 1,000 staff.
26-Jul-2011


Premier Foods is to sell its East Anglian canned grocery business, which has 1,600 staff in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, to Princes for £182m.
08-Feb-2011


Premier Foods is to sell its Quorn meat-free foods business to private equity firm Exponent for about £200m.
24-Jan-2011


Premier Foods has agreed to sell Martine Specialites, its French frozen patisserie business with 385 staff, to Cerea Capital and Banexi Capital Partenaires for £45m.
21-Jan-2009


Premier Foods is planning to set up a new 30,000 sq ft office at Forty Spring Gardens in Manchester in 2009, with the creation of 240 finance, administration and IT jobs.
27-Nov-2008


Premier Foods is to create 40 new jobs at its four distribution centres in Wisbech, including vacancies for shift managers, controllers and forklift truck operators.
22-Aug-2008


Premier Foods is to invest £35m in the development of a new fermentation unit at its Marlow Foods meat substitutes factory in Billingham over the next two years.
11-Jul-2007


Premier Foods has sold MBM Produce, its Norfolk-based fresh produce division, to a management team operating under the name of Abbanoy Produce.
03-Apr-2007


Premier Foods is planning to expand three factories in Wisbech, Worksop and Long Sutton, but sites in King's Lynn and Ashford will close with the possible loss of up to 400 jobs.
22-Jan-2007


Premier Foods is planning to acquire RHM for £1.2bn, in order to create the country's largest food production group with 40 factories and 18,000 staff.
05-Dec-2006


Premier Foods is planning to set up a £11m chilled foods factory in Methwold, Norfolk, by early next year, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
16-Aug-2006


Premier Foods has agreed to acquire the UK and Irish operations of Campbell Soup for £460m, including brands such as Oxo, Batchelors, Homepride and Fray Bentos.
13-Jul-2006


Premier Foods has acquired Cauldron Foods, the Bristol-based meat-free products manufacturer with 215 staff, from Rayner & Co for £27m.
02-Nov-2005


Premier Foods is to sell Jonker Fris, the Dutch canned fruit and vegetable supplier with gross assets of £17m, to NPM Capital.
17-Oct-2005


Premier Foods has sold its Typhoo Tea business to Apeejay Tea of India for £80m, and Apeejay will establish a UK headquarters at the factory in Moreton, Wirral.
14-Oct-2005


Premier Foods is planning to invest £2m at its recently-acquired Marlow Foods meat alternatives business, including marketing initiatives and new product development.
07-Sep-2005


Premier Foods is to acquire Marlow Foods, the manufacturer of Quorn substitute meat products, from Montagu Private Equity for £172m.
07-Jun-2005


Premier Foods is to acquire Bird's Custard, Angel Delight and associated brands from Kraft Foods for £70m, and production will be integrated into its Knighton factory in Staffordshire.
10-Dec-2004


Premier Foods is creating 40 new jobs at its Branston Pickle factory in Bury St Edmunds.
12-Mar-2004


Premier Foods has announced plans for the £3m relocation of Branston Pickle production from Derbyshire to Bury St Edmunds, with the creation of 60 new jobs.
09-Sep-2003