For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments...
UK pork group Cranswick this morning (20 April) booked an increase in adjusted annual earnings and in sales. Profits exceeded analysts' expe...
| 5 Dec 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.
| 5 Dec 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.
| 28 Oct 2014
Danish Crown is grappling with a world meat market marked by the Russian import ban and weaker European demand. In response, the Danish co-operative plans to use its global footprint, on the one hand, while capitalising on growth areas such as increasing consumer interest in organics, on the other. Katy Askew spoke to Henrik Biilmann, MD of Danish Crown's organic arm Friland, to find out more.
| 6 Nov 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.
| 27 Nov 2015
Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.
| 25 Nov 2015
Danish Crown has delivered an increase in annual profits for the year despite challenges in the European pork market.
| 11 Nov 2015
Tican has agreed to sell the shares of its pig slaughtering and meat processing business to German food company Tonnies.
| 6 Nov 2015
TreeHouse Foods confirmed that it will acquire ConAgra's private brands business for US$2.7bn. Kellogg revealed further declines at its US cereal business. The Kraft Heinz Co. reported its first results as a combined group – and detailed further job cuts. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.
| 2 Nov 2015
Danish Crown has called off its merger with Tican, it announced today (2 November).
| 1 Oct 2015
Arla Foods executive vice president Jais Valeur has been appointed as the new chief executive of Danish meat co-operative Danish Crown.
| 13 Aug 2015
Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat co-operative, has announced job cuts at a domestic abbatoir will not be as severe as it first announced.
| 17 Jul 2015
A merger between Danish meat co-operatives Danish Crown and Tican could hit local competition, the European Commission has warned.
| 29 May 2015
US poultry group Sanderson Farms posted higher half-year sales and profits, although there was some concern on Wall Street about the near-term outlook for the business. Barilla announced its results for 2014, which included an increase in revenue and earnings.
| 27 May 2015
Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown is to acquire a majority stake in Swedish slaughterhouse Dalsjöfors Slakteri.
| 28 Apr 2015
Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, aims to grow its presence in discount, independent and wholesale channels through its Plumrose canned meat and meals range.
| 24 Mar 2015
Danish Crown and Westfleisch are forming West Crown, a joint venture for the boning and sale of sow meat.
| 20 Mar 2015
Last week, just-food was live at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference, where some of the largest industry names including Nestle, Strauss and Danone provided business updates. Elsewhere, Mars confirmed plans to invest in a Snickers production plant in India. Rumours were also rife General Mills was looking to offload its Green Giant business. Here is the week in quotes.
| 17 Mar 2015
Danish Crown has announced plans to cut capacity at a facility in Denmark, a move that is likely to affect 280 staff.
| 27 Feb 2015
France's competition watchdog this week confirmed an announcement on its three-year long probe into allegations of a price fixing in the country's yoghurt sector is imminent. Elsewhere, US companies affected by the dispute on West Coast ports said the backlog would take weeks to clear.
| 25 Feb 2015
Danish Crown and Tican, two of Denmark's largest slaughterhouse co-operatives, have proposed merging their operations.
| 28 Jan 2015
Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, hopes to grow its Grillstock brand in UK retail through the launch of a number of new BBQ meat products.
| 26 Jan 2015
Danish Crown's UK arm, Tulip, has launched a low-salt version of its Danepak bacon in the country.
| 12 Jan 2015
Tulip, the UK arm of pork processor Danish Crown, is looking to change shift patterns at its plant in Tipton.
| 19 Nov 2014
Danish Crown said that it put in a "robust" full-year performance in the face of challenging market conditions, including the Russian import ban and its fallout.
| 12 Nov 2014
Pork processor Danish Crown's UK arm, Tulip, has acquired local charcuterie firm Castellano.
| 31 Oct 2014
A busy week for third quarter results, with several packaged food giants reporting profit pressure. Danone extended its tie-up with Mengniu in China and Premier Foods discussed international growth. Here is just-food's week in words.
| 15 Oct 2014
Meat processor Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, has announced a GBP8m (US$13m) investment at its Ruskington plant in Lincolnshire.
| 22 Aug 2014
Pork manufacturer Danish Crown has announced it has started exports to Nepal.
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