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Value-added innovation key for Ebro FoodsCAGE 2014: Ebro Foods urges for "meaningful" NPD

21 March 2014

Market-specific launches are key to the success of a new product, Ebro Foods told an audience at this year's CAGE conference in London.

SPAIN: 2013 "positive" for Ebro despite lower profits

27 February 2014

Spain-based food group Ebro Foods described 2013 as "very positive" for the business even as its profits came in lower year-on-year.

SPAIN: Ebro to pay compensation for fixing sugar prices

3 January 2014

Ebro Foods is to pay over EUR4m (US$5.4m) to manufacturers including Nestle for fixing the price of sugar in Spain in the 1990s.

GERMANY: Ebro sells German pasta business to Newlat

17 December 2013

Spanish rice-to-pasta firm Ebro Foods is to sell its German pasta business to Italian rival Newlat Group.

SPAIN: Ebro warns on FY profits

1 November 2013

Ebro Foods, the Spanish rice-to-pasta group, has warned of an expected decline in full-year profits.

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

28 October 2013

This week we published an exclusive two-part interview with Unilever CEO Paul Polman who spoke to just-food about the firm's low-growth food arm, the slowdown in emerging markets and its much talked about spreads business. Elsewhere, we reported from a Marks and Spencer food briefing, during which CEO Marc Bolland was pushed on the group's position on launching a full online grocery presence.

CANADA/SPAIN: Ebro to buy Canada Bread's pasta arm

24 October 2013

Spain's Ebro Foods is to buy the pasta business of Canada Bread, the Canadian group that could be set for a change in ownership.

SPAIN: Ebro Foods records mixed H1

29 July 2013

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has reported mixed half-year results, with operating profit and sales lower but its bottom line boosted by a one-off item.

SPAIN: Ebro Foods denies interest in Glencore pasta business

11 July 2013

Ebro Foods said it has no interest in acquiring Dakota Growers Pasta from Glencore Xstrata following reports linking the Spanish company to the US business.

SPAIN: Ebro reaffirms strategy as Q1 profits rise

26 April 2013

Spanish food group Ebro Foods said today (26 April) that its strategy of "pursuing long-term sustainability" was paying off as it booked a 2% increase in first-quarter net profit.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

2 April 2013

Dairy featured heavily in our headlines last week. We interviewed Fonterra's CFO about the New Zealand giant's half-year results and plans for emerging markets. Swiss peer Emmi published its annual figures and we spoke to its international boss about its plans outside its domestic market. Meanwhile, in the UK, Greek yoghurt producer Fage won its court battle with rival Chobani over how the US firm labels its products here.

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

2 April 2013

Last week, just-food grilled a number of top executives on their growth plans and strategy for the future. Fonterra CFO Jonathan Mason told how the New Zealand dairy giant is exploiting increased demand for dairy in emerging markets. The head of Emmi's international business talked about international sales targets. And Divine Chocolate's commercial director told us about how it is facing pressure on Fairtrade specialists.

Interview: Ebro Foods keeps sharp eye on growth and diversification

26 March 2013

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has been busy transforming itself. Over the last year the pasta and rice producer has evolved into a truly international company that now spans 25 countries and four continents. No longer a sugar and dairy group, Ebro has expanded into new categories and is leveraging these to build on its ambitions for global growth. Manuel Gonzalez de Luna, Ebro's director of investor relations spoke to just-food at this year's Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London on the group's plans to ramp up international expansion and diversity its portfolio.

INDIA: Olam sells basmati rice business to Ebro Foods

13 March 2013

Singapore agribusiness giant Olam International has sold its basmati rice milling business in India to Ebro Foods.

SPAIN: Ebro Foods records FY profit increase

1 March 2013

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has booked an increase in full-year earnings, boosted by marketing and innovation initiatives implemented last year.

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

25 February 2013

The financial results continued to roll in last week with Danone adamant it will return to growth in Europe despite the macro-economic environment and the new CEO of Premier Foods plc outlining his focus for the company. The horsemeat saga also rumbled on with Nestle and Birds Eye being forced to pull ready meals in Europe. Elsewhere, Ebro Foods revealed plans for the brands it bought as part of the Riso Scotti deal.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

25 February 2013

Last week ended as it started: with a household brand caught up in the horsemeat contamination scandal. On Monday, Nestle said it had pulled Buitoni products in Spain and Italy after positive tests and, on Friday, Birds Eye said it had recalled ready meals across Europe after similar results. Over in the US, leading executives from some of the largest packaged food companies were at CAGNY to discuss their prospects for the year ahead.

SPAIN: Ebro to take Riso Scotti products into new markets

20 February 2013

Ebro Foods plans to launch the products of Italian rice producer Riso Scotti, in which it has bought a 25% stake, into new markets, including the US.

SPAIN/ITALY: Ebro buys share in Italy's Riso Scotti

18 February 2013

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has acquired a stake in Italian rice producer Riso Scotti.

The ten most-read interviews on just-food in 2012

18 December 2012

just-food's interviews with senior executives in the international food sector provide exclusive insight into how the leading lights in the industry deal with the challenges and embrace the opportunities in front of them. This year, the most-read interviews on just-food included one-on-ones with companies from General Mills and Heinz to Russian retail giant Magnit to the UK government minister responsible for food policy.

SPAIN: Del Pino sells Ebro Foods stake

21 November 2012

Spain's Del Pino family has sold its 3.4% share in Ebro Foods for EUR69m (US$88.3m).

SPAIN: M&A drives Ebro Foods 9M profit

2 November 2012

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has recorded an increase in profit in the first nine months of the year driven by the integration of businesses acquired last year and innovation.

US: Ebro launches rice, pasta meals

27 July 2012

Spanish food group Ebro Foods' US arm Riviana Foods has added range of microwaveable rice and pasta meals to its frozen food line.

SPAIN: M&A boosts Ebro H1 profits

25 July 2012

The integration of businesses acquired last year has boosted half-year profits at Ebro Foods, the Spanish food company has said.

SPAIN: Rice earnings boost Ebro Q1 profits

26 April 2012

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has recorded an increase in profits for the first quarter of the year as higher earnings from rice offset lower a decline in its pasta division.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

16 April 2012

After a relaxing Easter break, news of another piece of M&A in the UK food sector emerged with a potential management buy-out at cake maker Lees Foods. Later in the week, another UK manufacturer, Adelie Food Holdings, made the headlines with news of its sale to an Indian buyer. Embattled retailers Carrefour and US grocer Supervalu Inc providing trading updates to the market. And, our pages carried an exclusive interview with the chairman and CEO of Spanish food manufacturer Ebro Foods. Click on the headlines for more.

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

16 April 2012

Carrefour's first-quarter and Supervalu's full-year results kept the just-food news desk busy this week, despite a shorter week following the Easter break. Carrefour's CFO in particular sounded an upbeat note on the firm's earnings call, despite its struggles in France. Supervalu chief executive Craig Herkert was equally optimistic, informing analysts of the firm's expectations for "another year of solid progress". Elsewhere, just-food spoke exclusively to Ebro Foods's chairman and CEO Antonio Hernandez Callejas who talked about the firm's growth plans and its battle with rising raw material costs.

The just-food interview - Ebro Foods chairman and CEO Antonio Hernandez Callejas

12 April 2012

Ebro Foods, the Spanish food group, has changed dramatically in just a decade. No longer in the two categories that defined the business in 2000 - sugar and dairy - the company has expanded into new categories and geographies and, speaking to Michelle Russell, chairman and CEO Antonio Hernandez Callejas says that will continue.

CAGE: Ebro outlines geographic, M&A expansion plans

22 March 2012

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has said it will continue to invest in new concepts and products, making acquisitions and expanding its geographical reach.

SPAIN: Co-op Arrossaires del Delta de l'Ebre ratifies purchase of Ebro's Nomen brand

6 March 2012

The general assembly of Catalan cooperative Arrossaires del Delta de l'Ebre has approved the purchase of the Nomen brand from Spanish food group Ebro Foods.

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