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2 Sisters Food Group

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2 Sisters' web site notes that: "Headquartered in Birmingham 2 Sisters Food Group was established in 1993 by our Chief Executive, Ranjit Singh, and remains a privately owned company... Today we are a diversified food manufacturer with strong market positions in Poultry, Chilled, Bakery and Frozen categories. We focus on delivering the highest quality product to our customers at the lowest cost. Our UK customers include Aldi, Asda, British Airways, Costa, Harrods, KFC, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose.

"2 Sisters Food Group has 35 manufacturing sites in the UK and Ireland, six in Holland and one in Poland. The group employs around 18,000 people and annual sales are now over £2.1 billion following the acquisition of Northern Foods in April 2011.

"Although we are predominantly a private label manufacturer, we produce a number of branded products including Buxted, Devonshire Red, Fox’s Biscuits, Goodfella’s Pizza, Matthew Walker Christmas puddings and Green Isle vegetables." [1]

They acquired Vion UK in March 2013. [2]

In September 2014 2 Sisters' Group Environment and Sustainability Director Andrew Edlin announced that they had "launched a ground-breaking partnering project with 2degrees, the global collaboration platform for sustainable business, to gather views on its new sustainability plan." [1]

Operations in India

In July 2012 "UK food company 2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed that it is in contact with Indian retail giant Reliance Retail as it considers its options for expansion in the country." [3]

People

  • July 2011, 2 Sisters announced the appointment of Charles L. Allen CBE as its Non-Executive Chairman. [4]
  • May 2012, 2 Sisters announced the appointment of Olivier Goudineau as Managing Director, India.
  • May 2012, 2 Sisters announced the appointment of Andy Stapley as Divisional Director, UK Poultry.
  • May 2012, 2 Sisters announced the appointment of Veepul Patel to the new role of Divisional Director Cakes, following his successful leadership of the recently acquired RF Brookes / Avana cake and chilled desserts business during the business review period. [5]
  • In April 2014 it was reported that "Lochlain Feeley has been given the newly created role of bakery md for the UK manufacturer" [2]
  • April Preston - Group Director of Innovation and NPD, 2 Sisters Food Group

Board

In August 2015 two new board members were added: Susan Murray and Ros Rivaz [3] Accessed April 2014: [6]

Board (2013)

Accessed April 2013: [7]

  • Sir Charles Allen - Chairman
  • Andrew Cripps - Non Executive Director
  • Mark Hunter - Non Executive Director
  • David Gregory - Non Executive Director
  • Ranjit Singh - CEO
  • Steve Henderson - Group Finance Director

Board

"Following the acquisition of Northern Foods in April [2011], Boparan made substantial changes at board level. Non-executive chairman Anthony Hobson resigned, along with non-executive directors David Nish, Orna Ni-Chionna, Tony Illsley and Sandra Turner, and Boparan was appointed non-executive chairman, with ljinder Boparan, Kuldip Kular, Jon Silk and Graham Hunter appointed as directors." [8]

Critical History

Strike Action Against 2 Sisters

Contact

Web: http://www.2sfg.com

Resources and articles

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References

  1. 2 Sisters Food Group About, organizational web page, accessed June 18, 2012.
  2. fwi 2 Sisters Food Group snaps up Vion businesses, organizational web page, accessed April 18, 2013.
  3. Just Food 2 Sisters in talks to supply Reliance, organizational web page, accessed July 23, 2012.
  4. 2 Sisters Food Group 2 Sisters Food Group appoints Charles Allen as Non-Executive Chairman, organizational web page, accessed June 18, 2012.
  5. 2 Sisters Food Group 2 Sisters Food Group builds and strengthens Leadership team, organizational web page, accessed June 21, 2012.
  6. 2 Sisters Food Group People, organizational web page, accessed April 21, 2014.
  7. 2 Sisters Food Group People, organizational web page, accessed April 18, 2013.
  8. Meat Info Former ITV boss heads up 2 Sisters board, organizational web page, accessed June 18, 2012.