Shareholding
 
The Company was established in 1991 through a flotation (IPO) of the state-owned Irish Sugar Corporation by the Irish Government. 55% of the Company was privatized at 1.46 a share. The Government subsequently sold the balance of its holding in 1992 and 1993.
 
Development

2014

Greencore 2013 Annual Report wins Published accounts Award

Group CEO, Patrick Coveney, wins the Personality of the Year award at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards 

Greencore announces greenfield factory development in Rhode Island, USA

Greencore announces acquisition of food to go facility in Minneapolis, MN and $10m investment in Jacksonville, FL facility

Greencore announces partnership with Munster Rugby Academy.
 

2013

Greencore CEO, Patrick Coveney named London Irish Business Person of the Year by Ireland INC. 

Greencore is recipient of IGD President's Cup.

Greencore gains FTSE 250 listing.

Ned Sullivan steps down as Chairman for Greencore and is replaced by Gary Kennedy.

Disposal of Minsterley facility to Muller Dairies.

2012 

Acquisition of International Cuisine Ltd.

Acquisition of H.C. Schau & Son in US.

Acquisition of Marketfare Foods in the US.

Greencore enters FTSE All Share and Small Cap Indices.

Greencore cease trading on Irish Stock Exchange.

2011

Greencore becomes a founding member of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce.

Greencore announce intention to move primary listing to London Stock Exchange. 

Greencore Group reports results for first time in Sterling.

Acquisition of Uniq Plc, comprising of 4 manufacturing units in Minsterley, Evercreech, Spalding and Northampton.

Mr. Alan Williams appointed Group CFO

Greencore announce cessation of talks with Northern Foods regarding proposed merger.

2010  

Acquisition of On A Roll Sales Inc. in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Greencore announce proposed merger with Northern Foods.

Sale of Continental Convenience Foods to Parcom.

Sale of Greencore Water to Highland Spring.

Sale of Greencore Malt to Axereal.

2009
 

Sale of interests in SugarPartners.

Head office moves from central Dublin location to new site in Santry.

Opening of second facility in North America in Cincinnati.

Sale of Drummonds business. 

2008

Investments at Greencore Malt facility in Buckie to increase capacity to 59,000 tonnes of malt each year.

Greencore North America signs 10-year licensing agreement to manufacture chilled Weight Watchers products for the US market.

Greencore are multiple award winners at the 2008 UK Food Manufacture Awards, including winning the prestigious award for 'Company of the Year'.

Greencore Sandwiches re-branded Greencore Food to Go, to reflect broadened scope of business.

Acquired Home Made Brand Foods in Newburyport, Massachusetts to establish Greencore North America.

Chief Financial Officer Patrick Coveney takes over as Group CEO from David Dilger, retiring in April after 12 years in the role. 

2007
 
Acquired the Ross's brand. 
 
Sushi San, a small manufacturer of sushi in Crosby, Liverpool, acquired. Renamed Greencore Food to Go, Crosby. 
 
An additional water facility acquired in Wales, renamed Greencore Water, Blaen Twyni. 

Acquired Ministry of Cake, a leading supplier of frozen cakes & desserts for foodservice located in Taunton. 

Sold Interchem and the Greencore share in both Odlum's Group and Yeast Products.
 
2006
 
Chilled sauces production concentrated at Bristol with closure of satellite site at Chesterfield.

Last sugar site at Mallow closed and joint venture company, SugarPartners established to handle commercial sales of sugar in Ireland. 

New Related Property business established to develop former sugar sites and other property assets.

Purchased Oldfield's, a new sandwich facility at Bow in London (re-named Greencore Sandwiches, Bow). 

Acquired the Burgess condiments and sauces brand.
 
2005
 
Carlow sugar site closed and sugar processing concentrated at Mallow. Banagher Maltings closed. MBO of UK pizza business.
 
2004
 
Merged Chilled Foods and Ambient & Frozen Foods divisions to become Greencore Convenience Foods and disposed of UK bread activities through the sale of Rathbones Bakeries.

Introduced new Greencore corporate identity.
 
2002
 
Completed the disposal of non-core businesses within the Hazlewood companies as well as Erin Foods and William Rodgers (dried soups and sauces) and Grassland (fertilisers). Raised total proceeds of 126m from disposals during the year.
 
2001
 
Raised proceeds of 104m from disposal of non-core businesses within the Hazlewood Companies, as well as James Daly (fats and margarines) and surplus properties.
 
2001
 
Acquired Hazlewood Foods plc (convenience foods) for 443m together with borrowings acquired of 227m.
 
2000
 
Acquired the Roberts Group Ltd (frozen savouries and desserts) for 30m and William Rodgers (Foods) (dried sauces).
 
1999
 
Acquired W.W. Bellamy (Bakers) Ltd (via Kears), Clarendon Agricare (via Interchem) and the balance of Robertson's Ltd (baked goods).
 
1998
 
Acquired Paul's Malt and Paramount Foods (pizza).
 
1997
 
Acquired balance of Kears.
 
1996
 
Acquired Williams Group (malt and grain).
 
1994
 
Acquired Belgomalt and increased stake in Kears (baked goods) from 30% to 50%.
 
1991
 
Acquired Food Industries (malt, grain) and balance of Odlums.
 
1990
 
Acquired Grassland (fertilisers) and 50% of Odlums (flour).

The origins of our quiche and sandwich business

 


 

 

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