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.
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.
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.
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.
13 March 2013
Singapore agribusiness giant Olam International has sold its basmati rice milling business in India to Ebro Foods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 February 2013
Spanish food group Ebro Foods has acquired a stake in Italian rice producer Riso Scotti.
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.
21 November 2012
Spain's Del Pino family has sold its 3.4% share in Ebro Foods for EUR69m (US$88.3m).
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.
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.
25 July 2012
The integration of businesses acquired last year has boosted half-year profits at Ebro Foods, the Spanish food company has said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 March 2012
Spanish food group Ebro Foods has registered a slight increase in EBITA for 2011 on the back of a lift in sales.
29 February 2012
Spanish food maker Deoleo, the company behind the Bertolli olive oil brand, today (29 February) said a "period of instability" had ended at the business after it recorded a profit for 2011.
22 December 2011
New World Pasta, a subsidiary of Spanish food company Ebro Foods, is set to acquire two brands from sales and marketing firm Strom Products.
1 November 2011
Spanish food company Ebro Foods has reported mixed results for the first nine months of 2011, with sales increasing but its pasta operations hitting earnings.
14 September 2011
Spanish food manufacturer Ebro Foods has signed a joint distribution deal with Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corp.
6 September 2011
Ebro Foods will sell four of its major brands and license out another as part of its acquisition of the rice business of fellow Spanish food maker Deoleo.
28 July 2011
Spanish food manufacturer Ebro Foods reported has mixed first-half numbers with underlying net profit up but sales staying flat and the company's EBITDA falling.
12 July 2011
Lactalis has named company veteran Yves Guérin as CEO of new Italian acquisition Parmalat.
7 June 2011
Ebro Foods' failure to win over SunRice shareholders in its pursuit of the Australian rice firm will be a blow to the Spanish company but, Dean Best writes, more M&A targets are likely to be in the pipeline.