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.
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.
27 February 2013
Danish Crown has named Adelie Foods chief Chris Thomas as CEO of its UK arm, Tulip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19 March 2012
Unite the union has accused management at UK meat firm Tulip of "bribing" employees in an ongoing dispute over redundancy pay.
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.
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.
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.
28 November 2011
Danish Crown's UK arm Tulip has acquired four meat companies from chilled meat producer Parkam Food Group.
14 November 2011
Danish Crown's UK arm Tulip has confirmed that it plans to expand production capacity at two of its facilities.
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.
26 September 2011
Danish Crown's Tulip arm has entered the branded sausage category in the UK.
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.
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.
30 November 2010
Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat processor, has published its "best-ever" annual results, fuelled by growth in its overseas markets.