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Dr Oetker is an international food processing company. Founded by August Oetker in 1891, Dr Oetker is a private company. The head office for Dr Oetker is located in Bielefeld, Germany.

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Analysis: Poland's growth in gluten-free sales

It has been markets in western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, where gluten-free has taken hold but the sector is building in cou...

Oetker wants bigger slice of N American pizza

Dr Oetker has taken over McCain Foods' North American pizza operations. But, with competition fierce and with growth in the sector hard to c...


Katy Askew | 15 Jun 2012

Frozen pizza is a convenient meal with family appeal that offers good value for money. In the current economic environment, one could be forgiven for making the assumption that the pizza business would be booming. However, branded pizza manufacturers have, for the most part, witnessed declining sales over the past year. Katy Humphries reports.


just-food.com | 21 Jan 2011

Wal-Mart, as it often does, this week shook up the US grocery sector with its plans to make a swathe of its private-label products healthier. Elsewhere, speculation of changes within the food-ingredients space continued with Cargill named as a potential bidder for Tate & Lyle. And, a year since Kraft Foods succeeded in getting Cadbury's board to back its plans to buy the UK confectioner, the US group faced rumours that management at Green & Black's wanted to buy the organic chocolate business.


Dean Best | 15 Nov 2010

A message to our US readers: as you eat your lunch today, consider that, according to some estimates, one in three sandwiches made in the US will now be made with bread made by Grupo Bimbo.


Dean Best | 11 Nov 2010

In April, speaking to just-food after Emmi announced plans to buy Swiss cheese maker Fromalp, the dairy giant's CFO Reto Conrad hinted that the company would make more acquisitions in Europe this year.

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Helen Arnold | 18 May 2017

Germany-based food company Dr Oetker India has announced plans to make a move on the cereal market in India by manufacturing its own muesli products in the country.


John Shepherd | 26 Apr 2017

German food giant Dr Oetker has reported a "very respectable" performance for 2016 - a period that saw the company "make a number of strategically important moves for the future", despite "challenging conditions".


John Shepherd | 5 Apr 2017

Germany-based food group Dr Oetker has unveiled plans to expand the reach of the group's foodservice products in India and increase domestic sales from the category.


Dean Best | 13 Dec 2016

Dr Oetker, the Germany-based food group, is set to see Richard Oetker, who represents the Ristorante pizza owner on the executive team of holding company Dr August Oetker KG, step down from his role.


Dean Best | 29 Nov 2016

Dr Oetker is looking to grow its sales in India more than six-fold by 2020 on the back of the growth of categories in which the Germany-based food giant already operates in the country, range expansion and entering new sectors.


John Shepherd | 16 Nov 2016

Dr Oetker has launched its rebranded Ristorante pizza in the US under the new name Virtuoso.


Dean Best | 8 Feb 2016

Dr Oetker, the German food group, is setting up a new plant in India, where it has been looking to expand production for over five years.


Katy Askew | 28 Sep 2015

Dr. Oetker has announced plans to rebrand its McCain pizzas in Canada.


Dean Best | 5 Aug 2015

German food group Dr Oetker has settled its dispute over price with Real, one of a clutch of manufacturers to have struck agreements following clashes with the local retailer.


Dean Best | 17 Jul 2015

Fonterra this week announced plans to cut over 500 jobs as it adjusts to a slump in prices of dairy commodities, caused in part by falling demand in China. And Mead Johnson this week lowered its forecast for annual profits, with the slowdown in China's economy a factor.


Dean Best | 15 Jul 2015

German food group Dr Oetker is locked in a dispute over price with local retailer Real, which has resulted in some of the manufacturer's products no longer being on sale.


Katy Askew | 1 May 2015

Mondelez International reported on its first-quarter results this week (1 May) and the group was eager to emphasise its performance in China, which was stronger than many multinational peers. Nestle is a company facing its own challenges in China and we analysed how the appointment of CFO Wan Ling Martello to head up its Asia unit can boost the group's outlook in the market. Elsewhere, we spoke to Gardein founder and CEO Yves Potvin as well as learning about Muller Wiseman's plans to launch a liquid milk brand in the UK. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.


Dean Best | 28 Apr 2015

Dr Oetker generated "rather average" revenue and earnings in 2014, the head of the German food giant said today (28 April).


Hannah Abdulla | 27 Apr 2015

Dr Oetker has announced the acquisition of Romanian baked goods brand Alex Desserts from Alex & Comp.


Dean Best | 13 Mar 2015

We spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan this week to discuss the takeover talk surrounding the UK meat-free business and his plans for 2015. Elsewhere, Russia admitted it could ease its ban on food imports from the EU, while it was revealed in New Zealand there had been threats to poison infant formula.


Katy Askew | 12 Mar 2015

German food group Dr Oetker has completed the acquisition of Mexican confectioner D'Gari following approval from the local competition regulator.


Dean Best | 6 Mar 2015

This week, the spotlight on the relationships between suppliers and retailers turned to Australia, where a new code of conduct is to be set up. Meanwhile, Spain's anti-trust watchdog fined 11 dairy companies over alleged price collusion. A series of M&A deals this week included Dr Oetker's move for European frozen cake maker Coppenrath & Wiese. And our latest management briefing analysed the opportunities for packaged food manufacturers in the US foodservice market.


Hannah Abdulla | 5 Mar 2015

German food giant Dr Oetker has announced the acquisition of local frozen cake maker Coppenrath & Wiese for an undisclosed sum.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Aug 2014

This week, Russia eased off on its Western import ban, announcing a list of products it would allow into the country. Elsewhere, the takeover battle for Chiquita Brands International took a new twist when juice maker Cutrale Group called on the produce giant's shareholders to vote against its planned merger with Fyffes. Meanwhile, German food giant Dr Oetker struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' North American pizza business.


Dean Best | 21 Aug 2014

Dr Oetker has struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' pizza operations in North America.


Hannah Abdulla | 30 Jul 2014

Dr Oetker has had its wrist slapped by the UK advertising watchdog after the body found an ad in which it compared its Chicago Town pizza with Domino's was "misleading".


Dean Best | 16 Jul 2014

Dr Oetker is to build a facility at a plant in Germany to develop "processing technology" for its pizza business.


Hannah Abdulla | 27 May 2014

Food manufacturer Dr Oetker Canada has officially opened the company's new frozen pizza production facility in London, Ontario, designed to serve the North America markets.


Dean Best | 14 Apr 2014

Food retailers eyeing India would have been surprised to hear the BJP political party, tipped to lead the country's next government, publish a tough stance on foreign investment in its retail sector. Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke hinted the food giant could be looking at further disposals and Wal-Mart said more affordable organic groceries would be available in the US after a tie-up with the recently-revived Wild Oats brand.

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