Lactalis threw down the gauntlet - and blew away any post-Easter cobwebs on consumer goods newsdesks in Europe - in the battle for the ownership of Italian dairy group Parmalat this morning (26 April) with a takeover bid for the entire business.
Huegli, the Swiss food group that makes products from soups to sauces and ready meals to desserts, reported its "best-ever" profits in 2010. The company, however, kicked off 2011 with falling sales, with a marked decline in Germany its biggest international market. In this month's just the answer, Dean Best discussed Huegli's performance in 2010 - and its prospects this year - with CFO Andreas Seibold.
Hügli Holding, the Switzerland-based food group, is embarking on changes to its business structure in a bid to boost its profitability after a year in which margins declined.
Swiss group Hügli has reduced its expectations for 2016 after sales dropped by 1.6% in the first nine months of the year.
Hügli Group has acquired an 80% stake in Dutch foodservice supplier Bresc, in a deal that expands the Swiss company's geographical reach and scales up its foodservice operations.
Hügli Holding, the Swiss food group, today (19 August) revised its expectations for annual sales and EBIT, with the company saying investment will dent its operating profit.
Hügli, the Swiss dry blend convenience food group, reported lower earnings for 2015 despite higher constant currency sales as forex wiped out gains.
Huegli's head of division consumer brands, Matthias Grun, has left his post over what the Swiss food maker called "differing views" on strategy.
Swiss food group Huegli has reported and increase of 3.6% in organic sales for the full year 2014.
Hügli has moved to "strengthen" its natural food business through the acquisition of PrimaVita from Bioherba Group.
Swiss food firm Huegli has recorded profit growth of 38.8% for the full year 2013 at CHF20.8m (US$23.6m).
Swiss food firm Huegli has posted a profit increase of 13.1% at CHF367m (US $410m) for 2013.
Switzerland-based soups and sauces group Huegli saw M&A boost its first-half revenues but the company admitted organic sales were "disappointing".
Swiss food group Hügli has booked a steep decline in 2012 profits, but insisted it has got off to a strong start in the first quarter of 2013.
Switzerland-based food group Huegli reported a 2% drop in sales for 2012, but added that it has recovered from a "slump" in the third-quarter of the year.
Swiss food manufacturer Huegli has said its 2012 profits will not hit its forecasts after a drop in sales in recent months.
Swiss food manufacturer Huegli has blamed higher commodity costs for a plunge in half-year profits.
Swiss food manufacturer Huegli has predicted an increase in profits this year after raw material costs led to a fall in earnings in 2011.
Huegli, the Switzerland-based food maker, saw its underlying sales growth speed up in the second half of the year thanks to its private-label and B2B divisions.
Switzerland-based food manufacturer Huegli has seen half-year profits slump due to climbing raw-material prices and the strength of the Swiss franc.
Swiss food maker Huegli has replaced the head of its industrial foods division.
Swiss food maker Huegli today (14 April) revealed that its revenues in the first quarter of this year had fallen by over 15% due to softer sales in Germany and the impact of currency exchange.
Swiss food manufacturer Huegli has announced that it plans to double the size of its UK head office and on-site production facilities.
Swiss food group Huegli saw recorded a sales fall during 2010, hit by a strong Swiss franc.
Swiss food maker Huegli today (13 August) booked record half-year profits on better sales and tight cost control but warned the strength of the Swiss franc would hit annual turnover.
Swiss private-label manufacturer Huegli has insisted that it expects to drive sales and profits growth as it increases its focus on core activities.
Swiss private-label manufacturer Huegli has reached an agreement to sell its Czech chocolate based spreads business, in a deal that is expected to generate a book profit of around CHF2m (US$1.8m).
Swiss food maker Huegli Holding said today (15 April) that it is targeting sales and profits to accelerate in 2010 after a year when EBIT jumped 17%.
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