Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney: not used to being on the back foot. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The most pointed criticism directed at Greencore’s board at Wednesday’s extraordinary general meeting to sanction the sale of its US business was that(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney surprised markets on Monday by announcing the sale of its business in the United States. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Shares in Irish food company Greencore fell by almost 9 per cent after the company surprised the markets by announcing the sale of its business in the(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Stockbroker Davy described it as a “value accretive back step” but Greencore’s surprise decision to sell its US assets marks another retreat from the (...)

Greencore CEO  Patrick Coveney: he  pledged in mid-March to spend half his time in the US

Greencore shares have recovered almost half their ground since slumping 30 per cent four days before St Patrick’s Day as the convenience foods group w(...)

 Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney: “We see very, very significant potential for growth returns and economic delivery in the US.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

After almost two weeks on the road visiting Greencore’s businesses in the UK and the US, chief executive Patrick Coveney faced the prospect of being s(...)

Heather Ann McSharry spent £25,500 buying 20,000 shares in Greencore. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Greencore’s chairman Gary Kennedy and fellow non-executive director Heather Ann McSharry bought shares in the convenience foods group on Wednesday, a (...)

Greencore had supplied Starbucks with frozen sandwiches through its plant in Jacksonville, Florida. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/Bloomberg

The loss of a big contract with US coffee giant Starbucks appears to have triggered the recent slump in Greencore shares. The sandwich-maker was fo(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney.

Greencore has hired stockbroker Davy’s senior food analyst, Jack Gorman, as head of investor relations, after the sandwich- and chilled-meals maker e(...)