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Head Office Address:
Rank Hovis
The Lord Rank Centre
Lincoln Road
High Wycombe
HP12 3QS
No. of Manufacturing Sites: 12
Tel. 01494 428000

About Us

Hovis, a division of Premier Foods, is the largest integrated baker and flour miller in the UK with a turnover of £688 million.

It operates principally in the wrapped bread market with brands such as Hovis, Granary and Mother's Pride.

In addition, Hovis manufacture own label bread and morning goods, frozen part-baked products for retailers and a wide range of bulk flours and branded and own label bagged flours.

Overall Premier Foods has a 24.7%* share of the UK's branded plant bread and supplies around 25% of the total UK free flour market.

*Kantar Worldpanel, 52 w/e 28 Nov 2010. IRI Total Grocery Outlets, 52 w/e 27 Nov 2010 vs previous year, value share. Pre-packed bread only

Location and distribution

Hovis operates 13 bakeries in the UK and Northern Ireland at the following locations:

  • Avonmouth
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Eastleigh
  • Erith
  • Forest Gate
  • Glasgow
  • Greenford
  • Leicester
  • Mitcham
  • Nottingham
  • Wigan

Other sites include distribution depots and a head office and food technology centre in High Wycombe.


Hovis can be found in the cupboards of 75% of British households and is worth £471 million**.

The Hovis bread range includes:

  • Hovis Wholemeal
  • Hovis Farmhouse Wholemeal
  • Hovis Soft White
  • Hovis Farmhouse White
  • Hovis Best of Both
  • Hovis Hearty Oats
  • Hovis Seed Sensations Rich & Roasted
  • Hovis Seed Sensations Light & Nutty
  • Hovis Granary
  • Hovis Wholemeal Granary
  • Hovis Original Wheatgerm
  • Hovis Nimble White
  • Hovis Nimble Wholemeal
  • Hovis Nimble Malted Wholegrain

For more information visit the Hovis website at:

** IRI: Total Grocery Outlets, 52 w/e data to 17 April 2010

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