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Llanelli Based Business Scoops Prestigious UK Food Industry Award


Prima Foods “Does it with Suet!”

A Llanelli based business has scooped one of the most prestigious awards in the UK food industry by winning Premier Foods “Supplier Excellence Award for Sustainability 2015” award. The food giant Premier Foods, who boast a number of household brands including Mr. Kipling, Bisto, Lloyd Grossman and Ambrosia invited their top 100 suppliers to their supplier conference in early October to set out their plans for the forthcoming year and to celebrate achievements during 2015.

Gavin Derby, CEO reported that Premier Food’s strategy set out at the 2014 Silverstone conference was now beginning to work, despite the challenging conditions of the retail sector; innovation within key brands, a broad manufacturing base and a flexibility to respond to ever changing customer needs in the UK and abroad, were cited as the key drivers behind this success. Mark Hughes, Purchasing & Operations Director at Premier awarded Peter Rice of Prima Foods with the award for their efforts in moving one of their most iconic brands Atora, across to an RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil) approved fully segregated supply source, whilst investing over £500,000 in a new plant to improve process efficiency.