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Katy Askew | 14 Feb 2017

Nordic meat firm Atria has said it expects price competition to continue to be a focus for 2017 as it booked flat sales for 2016.

John Shepherd | 27 Oct 2016

Finnish meat processor Atria has booked a fall in third-quarter in operating profit amid a spike in costs from M&A and expansion but said the moves would help the business make progress.

Katy Askew | 12 Oct 2016

Finnish meat group Atria has indicated it will start exporting pork to China after receiving official confirmation it has been awarded an export licence by Chinese regulators. 

John Shepherd | 21 Jul 2016

Finland-based meat processor Atria has reported a slight increase in pre-tax profits in interim half-year results released today (21 July).

Dean Best | 27 Jun 2016

Atria, the Finland-based meat processor, has announced plans to invest in the Swedish poultry business Lagerbergs it acquired in April.

John Shepherd | 24 Jun 2016

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has launched an investigation into meat processor Atria concerning the sale of cold cuts to retail customers.

Katy Askew | 9 Jun 2016

Finland-based food group Atria is acquiring a 70% stake in Kaivon Liha Kaunismaa, a Finnish beef processor. 

John Shepherd | 6 Jun 2016

Finland-based food group Atria is to push ahead with a EUR36m (US$40.8m) modernisation project at its Nurmo pig cutting plant after completing talks with its workforce.

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Apr 2016

Atria, the Finland-based food group, has announced the sale of a pig farm in northern Estonia.

Katy Askew | 28 Apr 2016

Nordic poultry group Atria booked lower net losses for the first-quarter of 2016 on the back of "good" productivity. 

Hannah Abdulla | 11 Mar 2016

Atria, the Finland-based meat processor, is to buy Swedish poultry group Lagerbergs. after a sale of the company to Scandi Standard was blocked by the competition watchdog earlier in the year.

Hannah Abdulla | 11 Feb 2016

"Intense competition" and a weaker rouble have hit full year sales and dented profits at European meat processor Atria.

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Oct 2015

Finnish meat processor Atria has reported a fall in sales and profit for the third quarter of the year.

Katy Askew | 20 Oct 2015

Atria is investing in increasing the efficiency of its chicken production plant in Sahalahti, Finland, in a move that will result in the loss of 19 man-years. 

Katy Askew | 21 Sep 2015

Finnish poultry producer Atria has detailed plans to cut around 35 jobs in Sweden as part of a cost-cutting drive in the market.

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Sep 2015

Finnish poultry processor Atria is embarking on an "efficiency" drive at its Sahalahti plant in Finland that is set to see the reduction of 25-man years at the site.

Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 2015

The results announced this week included improving sales and profits at Yakult, better earnings but lower sales at US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride and growth at Mexican dairy processor Grupo Lala.

Katy Askew | 6 May 2015

Atria is acquiring Aalbaek Specialiteter, Denmark's largest manufacturer of organic cold cuts.

Katy Askew | 1 May 2015

A busy week for results as the first-quarter reporting season got into full swing. We heard from global food manufacturers as far afield as Latin American and Russia, with the likes of Sigma Alimentos owner Alfa and Cherkizovo Group updating the markets. Here is just-food's weekly financial round up.

Hannah Abdulla | 12 Feb 2015

Atria has reported an increase in sales and profit for 2014.

Hannah Abdulla | 9 Jan 2015

Finnish meat processor Atria is investing EUR36m (US$43m) in expanding and modernising its pig cutting plant in the western town of Nurmo.

Katy Askew | 16 Dec 2014

Arla Foods expects a competition investigation into its proposed acquisition of Atria's specialty cheese business, Falbygdens, will not block the deal.

Katy Askew | 16 Dec 2014

The Swedish Competition Authority has highlighted concerns over the proposed acquisition of Atria's specialty cheese business, Falbygdens, by Arla Foods.

Dean Best | 13 Nov 2014

Finland-based meat products group Atria, which was expecting its annual underlying operating profit to fall, today (13 November) forecast its EBIT would match that generated in 2013.

Dean Best | 30 Oct 2014

Finland-based meat products group Atria has reported a fall in underlying operating profit for the first nine months of 2014, hit by issues in its domestic business and in Russia.

Hannah Abdulla | 20 Oct 2014

Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.

Katy Askew | 16 Oct 2014

Arla Foods has stuck a deal to acquire Swedish cheese group Falbygdens Ost from Finnish food manufacturer Atria for an undisclosed sum.

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Sep 2014

This week Tesco found itself under more scrutiny after it overstated expected profits for the first half of the year by GBP250m. Fonterra and Diamond Foods both reported a slump in annual profits but were optimistic about their prospects. Elsewhere Fyffes, Chiquita and Cutrale and Safra continued to go at each other as the former two announced a revised deal for shareholders if they were to merge. Here is the week in quotes.

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Dean Best | 27 Jun 2014

Moscow's decision to ban EU shipments of pork products entering Russia is "clearly disproportionate, discriminatory and not based on science", Brussels said today (30 June) as it detailed why it had asked the WTO to intervene.

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