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. Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century, but we don’t let them stand still – we’re constantly innovating in line with our purpose to create the food our nation loves most for modern life. And today you'll find our brands in 95% of British households.

A great British food company

As one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies we’re committed to the UK, employing over 4,000 dedicated colleagues at 15 sites and offices up and down the country. More than 97% of what we sell is made in the UK from quality ingredients, wherever we can sourced sustainably from British suppliers and farmers. We’re also working hard to expand internationally by finding new markets for our brands around the world. 

Our Business
We operate primarily in the ambient food sector which continues to be the largest sector within the total £179.1bn UK grocery market. Our Grocery business is responsible for developing our portfolio of
brands in four key categories: Flavourings & seasonings; Cooking sauces & accompaniments; Quick meals & soups and Ambient desserts. Our Sweet Treats business is responsible for growing our brands in the Ambient cakes category. 

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We also have a growing presence in the home-baking category with brands including our new Paul Hollywood range of mixes.


Expanding internationally
Our International business is expanding rapidly.
We’re finding increasing consumer interest in our
Mr Kipling and Cadbury cake brands and Sharwood's
cooking sauces in a number of markets including
Australia, the USA and the Middle East. And we
continue to focus on building momentum closer
to home in Ireland.

Strategic partnerships
Since we entered into a co-operation agreement
with Nissin Foods in 2016 we've launched Batchelors
Super Noodles in a new pot format using Nissin’s
noodle technology and manufacturing expertise,
taken on distribution of Nissin’s Soba brand of
noodles in the UK and we’re now working with Nissin
to expand international opportunities for our brands
using Nissin’s global network.

In August 2017, we signed a Strategic Global Partnership with Mondelez International for Cadbury cake. This agreement extends the Group's long-standing partnership for at least another five years and covers a total of 46 countries with the potential to use additional brands.

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The Company's results are presented for the 52 weeks ended 1 April 2017. 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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