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Comment: Danone, PepsiCo caught in Russia backlash

For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments...

Focus: Trade restrictions hitting Russian outlook

In a period of escalating international tensions, Russia is turning to the use of trade restrictions as a political weapon. This adds a laye...

Latest Interviews

ANUGA 2013: HKScan focused on driving brands 11 Oct 2013

Katy Askew

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.


CEO: "Low performance" HKScan's greatest challenge 26 Sep 2013

Katy Askew

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.

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HKScan confirms scale of job cuts in Denmark 28 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Finland-based meat processor HKScan has confirmed its latest restructuring measures in Denmark will lead to the loss of 88 jobs.


Food industry quotes of week: Unilever, Lifeway 23 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

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.


HKScan to export pork to China 19 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

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.


Food industry quotes of week: Tesco, Chobani 9 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

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


HKScan sells Swedish slaughterhouse 7 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Finland-based meat processor HKScan is continuing the wide-ranging efforts to reshape its business with the sale of Swedish slaughterhouse Bertil Erikssons Slakteri.

Latest blogs

Russia: "no plans" to lift food ban 23 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

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).


Brussels hits out at Russia's ongoing ban on EU pork imports 27 Jun 2014

Dean Best

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.

Company research

HKScan Corporation : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

HKScan Corporation : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profi

Canadean's "HKScan Corporation : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a...

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HKScan Estonia AS in Packaged Food (Estonia)

HKScan Estonia AS in Packaged Food (Estonia)

As a further step in an ongoing process to clarify and streamline its legal structure, HKScan Oyj on 2 June 2014 merged its two Estonian subsidiaries, Rakvere Lihakombinaat AS and Tallegg AS, to form...

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Chilled Processed Food in Estonia

Chilled Processed Food in Estonia

Chilled processed meat and chilled fish/seafood remain hugely popular among Estonians. These product types, which are seen as a good source of protein and considered to healthier than canned/preserved...

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