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POLAND: HKScan sells shares in Polish JV in Danish Crown

28 February 2014

Nordic meat group HKScan is to sell its half of Polish venture Saturn Nordic Holding to co-shareholder and fellow meat processor Danish Crown.

UK: Tulip eyes Chinese expansion after factory investment

19 February 2014

UK pork manufacturer Tulip has set its sights on China after the company invested GBP37m (US$62m) into upgrading its facilities for export markets.

UK: Tulip invests in Cornwall "centre of excellence"

20 January 2014

Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, plans to invest GBP490,000 (US$806,000) in developing a "centre of excellence" for gammon and bacon production in Cornwall.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

20 January 2014

This week, we interviewed the boss of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods, which saw sales jump last year, helped by the horsemeat saga. We also spoke to the chair of the National Obesity Forum after its report warned forecasts on UK obesity rates may have under-estimated the problem. Elsewhere, Fonterra was caught up in another recall, Saputo received a boost in its bid to buy Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory and Hain Celestial swooped to acquire UK rice firm Tilda.

DENMARK: Danish Crown restructuring to hit jobs

17 January 2014

Danish Crown has said it will restructure its meat processing operations in Denmark in a move that will impact more than 820 jobs.

DENMARK: Danish Crown "maintains" profits as costs spike

22 November 2013

Denmark-based meat co-op Danish Crown says it has reported "satisfactory" annual results in a "difficult" market.

Interview: Tulip's evolution from a "meat" to a "food" company

6 November 2013

Tulip, the UK arm of pork giant Danish Crown, is most associated closely with its bacon products. However, over the past three years the group has evolved into a more broad-based food company. Jonathan Barbet, commercial manager at Tulip UK, talks to just-food about this development, the benefits that it brings and where Tulip sees future growth.

UK: Tulip to make up to 150 job cuts

8 July 2013

UK meat processor Tulip is to cut up to 150 jobs across three manufacturing sites after failing to win a contract.

What the analysts say: UK meat group Cranswick reports "positive" FY

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.

DENMARK: Pork firm Danish Crown books "stable" H1

15 May 2013

Denmark-based meat co-op Danish Crown has posted what it called a "stable" first-half performance, with sales and operating profit up but its bottom line hit by an asset disposal.

UK: Danish Crown appoints Thomas as Tulip CEO

27 February 2013

Danish Crown has named Adelie Foods chief Chris Thomas as CEO of its UK arm, Tulip.

UK: Meat group Tulip opens pork site

4 February 2013

UK meat processor Tulip has opened a new pork processing facility to meet business from key customer Waitrose and with an eye on export markets.

Category crunch: UK pork sector in state of flux

5 December 2012

The UK pork sector hit the headlines when Dutch food group Vion announced plans to exit the market. The sudden withdrawal of a major player highlights the challenges pork processors are grappling with, including rising input costs and tough pricing negotiations. Nevertheless, as the sector embarks on a process of consolidation and capacity is taken out of the category, the balance of power could be shifting down the pork supply chain. In part one of our two part Category Crunch, Katy Askew examines some of the issues facing the sector.

Category crunch: UK pork processors focus on growth

5 December 2012

The UK pork sector is in a state of flux. Pig meat prices have been forced up by a number of factors - ranging from higher input costs to constricting supply and pending European animal welfare regulations. Cost increases are therefore being passed down the chain as retailers look to balance the need to secure supply against the pressure of operating in a constrained consumer environment. In part two of our Category Crunch, Katy Askew looks at the different strategies that pork processors are employing to grow revenues.

UK: UK signs pork deal with China

18 May 2012

The UK government has today (18 May) announced a GBP50m (US$79m) deal to sell British pork to China, as part of wider plans to boost trade for British food and farming businesses.

UK: Tulip management in "bribe" claim over pay dispute

19 March 2012

Unite the union has accused management at UK meat firm Tulip of "bribing" employees in an ongoing dispute over redundancy pay.

UK: Tulip staff to protest in redundancy dispute

12 March 2012

Workers at UK meat firm Tulip plan to demonstrate at a plant set for closure over fears they could lose their redundancy pay.

UK: Tulip to close Birkenhead facility

8 March 2012

Tulip, the UK arm of meat co-op Danish Crown, has today (8 March) confirmed that it will close its site in Birkenhead on the Wirral.

UK: Tulip may close Birkenhead site

16 January 2012

Tulip, the UK arm of meat co-op Danish Crown, today (16 January) announced it may close its site in Birkenhead on the Wirral.

UK: Tulip adds Parkam Foods to portfolio

28 November 2011

Danish Crown's UK arm Tulip has acquired four meat companies from chilled meat producer Parkam Food Group.

UK: Tulip to increase capacity at two UK sites

14 November 2011

Danish Crown's UK arm Tulip has confirmed that it plans to expand production capacity at two of its facilities.

DENMARK: Danish firms criticise 'fat tax'

7 October 2011

Denmark's food manufacturers have criticised the country's new fat tax, pointing to the financial impact of the levy and questioning whether it will encourage people to eat more healthily.

UK: Danish Crown's Tulip to launch branded sausages

26 September 2011

Danish Crown's Tulip arm has entered the branded sausage category in the UK.

US: Danish Crown to expand production

1 September 2011

Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown, plans to expand its manufacturing capacity in the US to meet demand for its products.

DENMARK: Danish Crown warns input costs could dampen profits

12 May 2011

Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown has warned that rising commodity costs could weigh on profits during the second half of its fiscal year.

DENMARK: Overseas ops, efficiency drive boost Danish Crown FY

30 November 2010

Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat processor, has published its "best-ever" annual results, fuelled by growth in its overseas markets.

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