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| 14 Jan 2013
Last week, a number of the challenges facing food manufacturers and retailers were once again thrown into sharp relief. The industry continued to grapple with the cyclical difficulties of a down global economy and weak consumer sentiment. However, a number of structural issues that, in some respects, represent the greater threat are also becoming increasingly evident.
| 7 Nov 2011
There's been a sense of boldness from the world of food this past week, with companies making interesting moves into new products, acquisitions and territories.
| 11 Oct 2013
Scandinavian meat group HKScan plans to focus on product development and brand building in order to grow the proportion of sales it generates from added value products. Katy Askew spoke to Magnus Sjohlm, VP of business development, at this year's Anuga to find out more about the company's new-found focus on NPD.
| 26 Sep 2013
Scandinavian meat-to-convenience foods group HKScan has downgraded its operating profit forecast for 2013 today. While the company has delivered on the turnaround plan it unveiled last year, it said export pressures and a shift in its product mix would hit EBIT. Nevertheless, CEO Hannu Kottonen insists HKScan will continue to drive operational improvements in the coming 12 months.
| 5 Aug 2015
HKScan plans to build a new poultry production plant in western Finland and shut its existing facility in Eura, a town on that part of the country.
| 2 Jul 2015
HKScan has announced the acquisition of a 50% share in meat slaughterhouse Paimon Teurastmo from owner Kaivon Liha Kaunismaa Oy.
| 11 May 2015
TreeHouse Foods first quarter sales surged – but the US food group cut its forecast for annual earnings. Inventure Foods revealed the devastating impact of the listeria recall. Meanwhile, Petra Foods commented on the slowdown in the Indonesian economy and weaker consumer sentiment. Here is just-food's weekly results round-up.
| 28 Apr 2015
Nordic meat producer HKScan has introduced a range of halal chicken products in the UK market.
| 15 Apr 2015
Finland-based meat processor HKScan has outlined plans for sales offices in China and Hong Kong.
| 11 Feb 2015
HKScan, the European meat group, said it made "excellent progress" in its strategic transformation throughout 2014, a year of strengthening profits.
| 28 Jan 2015
Finland-based meat processor HKScan has confirmed its latest restructuring measures in Denmark will lead to the loss of 88 jobs.
| 23 Jan 2015
Unilever revealed its 2014 results this week and revealed its food sales fell last year, prompting CEO Paul Polman to admitted the Flora and Becel maker had lagged the change in how consumers viewed spreads. Elsewhere, Lifeway Foods CEO, Julie Smolyansky, insisted the business is not for sale.
| 19 Jan 2015
European meat group HKScan is preparing to start exporting pork to China following approval from Chinese regulators who inspected its Forssa production site in Finland last August.
| 9 Jan 2015
This week, Chobani refuted claims its CEO Hamdi Ulukaya is being pushed out of his position. Elsewhere, Tesco outlined a new strategy expected to have a profound impact on the companies that supply the retailer. Findus acquired Nestle's Spanish frozen food business La Cocinera and HKScan announced it was axing 95 jobs across two of its sites in Denmark. Here is the week in quotes
| 7 Jan 2015
Finland-based meat processor HKScan is continuing the wide-ranging efforts to reshape its business with the sale of Swedish slaughterhouse Bertil Erikssons Slakteri.
| 5 Jan 2015
Meat processor HKScan has announced plans to restructure two of its plants in Denmark - a move it expects to lead to up to 95 staff lose their jobs.
| 19 Dec 2014
Finland-based meat processor HKScan is to offload an egg business in Estonia and the bulk of a hatchery unit in Finland, the latest moves to "simplify" its operations.
| 6 Nov 2014
HKScan has announced it has taken up a 24% share in Svenska Kottforetagen AB, an industry organisation formed of a network of Swedish slaughtering company.
| 5 Nov 2014
HKScan, the Finnish meat processor, has slowed its earnings decline in the face of falling sales and pressure on pricing.
| 13 Oct 2014
HKScan has announced it is opening two European sites to boost production.
| 1 Oct 2014
Finland-based meat group HKScan has finalised the cuts it will make to white-collar and managerial positions in its domestic market.
| 6 Aug 2014
The sale of HKScan's shares in a venture in Poland helped grow the Finland-based meat processor's first-half profits but the company saw revenues fall in the six months to the end of June.
| 6 Aug 2014
HKScan has announced it is to make job cuts as it plans to restructure its domestic business.
| 16 Jun 2014
Weaker-than-expected demand has led Finland-based meat group HKScan to warn its underlying operating profit will not reach the level it had hoped in 2014.
| 7 May 2014
HKScan has booked a drop in first-quarter operating earnings as cost savings failed to offset weak demand and price pressure.
| 24 Apr 2014
Over 20 Swedish food companies have signed a commitment to only use "responsible" soy by the end of next year.
| 22 Apr 2014
HKScan, the Finnish meat group, intends to strengthen its group-level branded portfolio in order to drive top-line growth and lower its costs.
| 3 Apr 2014
Finland-based meat supplier HKScan has become a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy.
| 23 Jan 2015
Russia has insisted it has no plans to lift the EU ban on food imports, its deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, told an audience at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (21 January).
| 27 Jun 2014
Moscow's decision to ban EU shipments of pork products entering Russia is "clearly disproportionate, discriminatory and not based on science", Brussels said today (30 June) as it detailed why it had asked the WTO to intervene.
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