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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...

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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 to sell egg unit as revamp continues 19 Dec 2014

Dean Best

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.

HKScan launches animal production advisory body 6 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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.

HKScan earnings decline slows 5 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

HKScan, the Finnish meat processor, has slowed its earnings decline in the face of falling sales and pressure on pricing.

HKScan to invest EUR85m at two plants 13 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

HKScan has announced it is opening two European sites to boost production.

HKScan confirms job losses in Finland 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Finland-based meat group HKScan has finalised the cuts it will make to white-collar and managerial positions in its domestic market.

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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.

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