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Cranswick swoops into UK poultry again - analysis

Cranswick, the UK meat processor, has its origins in pigs but this week the company struck its second deal in the country's poultry sector i...

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Michelle Russell | 20 May 2013

UK pork group Cranswick has said it is open to making more acquisitions and will continue to chase opportunities for growth in a bid to develop the business further.

Michelle Russell | 20 May 2013

UK pork group Cranswick this morning (20 April) booked an increase in adjusted annual earnings and in sales. Profits exceeded analysts' expectations. Overall, analysts offered a positive review of the results.

Dean Best | 20 May 2013

UK meat processor Cranswick, dairy group Dairy Crest and Marks and Spencer, perhaps the most scrutinised name on the country's high street, are all set to announce annual results next week. In the US, Spam owner Hormel Foods will post its half-year results.

Katy Askew | 5 Mar 2013

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has continued its drive to rapidly expand its footprint with the announcement that it has acquired the remaining Vion meat businesses in the UK. Katy Askew takes a look at how ambitious 2 Sisters hopes to succeed in a market where Vion struggled.

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Katy Askew | 21 May 2014

UK pork processor Cranswick processes one-quarter of pigs reared in the country - and the company has ambitions to increase its throughput further still. As we heard in part one of the just-food interview, Cranswick is driving domestic growth through a focus on innovation. It also has an eye on overseas expansion with strong export growth helping to propel sales expansion. Chief executive Adam Couch spoke to just-food about Cranswick's drive to raise production levels and increase exports.

Katy Askew | 20 May 2014

UK pork processor Cranswick has grown sales over the past year through some significant contract wins and adjustments to its product mix. The company has also successfully negotiated higher prices despite weak economic sentiment and fierce competition between the country's largest retailers. One of the keys to Cranswick's success has been innovation to keep its product portfolio relevant, CEO Adam Couch told just-food in part one of the just-food interview.

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Dean Best | 2 Feb 2017

Cranswick, the UK food group, today (2 February) reported higher third-quarter revenue, helped by "strong" growth in volumes.

Dean Best | 29 Nov 2016

Cranswick, the UK food group, is to open a new factory to expand the production of its olives, antipasti and pizza toppings arm Continental Fine Foods.

Dean Best | 29 Nov 2016

Cranswick today (29 November) booked higher half-year sales and earnings, with lower input prices driving the UK-listed meat processor's "strong" volume growth.

Katy Askew | 16 Nov 2016

UK meat group Cranswick has announced the acquisition of pork processing assets owned by Northern Ireland-based meat group Dunbia. 

Katy Askew | 25 Jul 2016

Cranswick, the UK meat group, reported an 11% rise in revenue for the three months to end-June, boosted by "strong" volume growth and the contribution from acquired businesses. 

Katy Askew | 25 Jul 2016

Convenience food maker Greencore announced today (25 July) that it has acquired The Sandwich Factory Holdings from Cranswick, in a deal valued at GBP15m (US$19.7m). 

Katy Askew and Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

UK voters have spoken: Britain will leave the European Union. With the vote tally now reporting 51.9% of people back leaving commentators are turning to the future with uncertainty. What will Brexit mean for the food sector? 

Katy Askew | 24 May 2016

Higher volumes have enabled UK meat group Cranswick to book a jump in full-year sales and earnings. 

Hannah Abdulla | 13 May 2016

Bodega, the olive business that is part of Cranswick's continental fine foods division, has announced the launch of a grain salad range and a selection platter in the UK.

Katy Askew | 11 Apr 2016

UK meat group Cranswick has acquired integrated poultry company CCL Holdings and its subsidiary Crown Chicken for GBP40m (US$56.5m). 

Katy Askew | 5 Apr 2016

UK meat firm Cranswick said that it continued to see the "positive trend" in sales as it rounded out 2015, with an increase in fourth-quarter sales by both value and volume. 

Dean Best | 1 Apr 2016

Speculation is mounting over the ownership of Dunbia, the UK meat processor, after fresh reports in the UK and Ireland.

Hannah Abdulla | 28 Jan 2016

UK meat processor Cranswick has reported a rise in revenues for the third quarter.

Dean Best | 18 Jan 2016

Cranswick, the UK food processor, has added to its range of branded meat products on sale in its domestic market with the launch of cooked meats brand Welly.

Hannah Abdulla | 30 Nov 2015

Half-year profits at UK meat processor Cranswick have jumped on the back of underlying sales growth, last year's acquisition of poultry group Benson Park and a tighter focus on costs.

Dean Best | 1 Oct 2015

Cranswick, the UK-based meat processor, today (1 October) reported a 10% rise in first-half revenue, with sales accelerating in the second quarter of its financial year.

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.

Dean Best | 26 May 2015

South Africa's Tiger Brands grabbed the headlines this week with news of the over-stating of sales at its Kenyan arm inflating local profits last year. Elsewhere, Ireland's Total Produce lifted its earnings forecast and said it was on the look-out for more M&A. UK meat group Cranswick reported mixed annual results.

Hannah Abdulla | 9 Apr 2015

Pork processor Cranswick has seen a sales increase in the fourth quarter of the year as a result of lower input prices being passed on to customers.

Katy Askew | 29 Jan 2015

Cranswick's third-quarter revenue was "marginally ahead" of last year despite lower pricing in what remained a "competitive" environment.

Hannah Abdulla | 24 Nov 2014

UK pork processor Cranswick reported higher underlying profit but a dip in reported earnings for the first half of the year.

Katy Askew | 23 Oct 2014

UK pork processor Cranswick has expanded its presence in the UK poultry category through the acquisition of premium cooked poultry firm Benson Park.

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Western Australia is strengthening its ties to China via the food industry.

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