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Julian Ryall | 4 Nov 2014

Like many Japanese food majors, soy sauce and seasonings group Kikkoman Corp. is battling an ageing domestic population. However, through innovation, Kikkoman is looking to meet changing consumer demand at home, while looking to expand further overseas. Julian Ryall met Kikkoman president and CEO Noriaki Horikiri to discuss the company's plans.


Julian Ryall | 17 Jan 2012

Japanese soy sauce maker Kikkoman claims to have been the first to produce the seasoning back in the 17th century. However, with growth hard to come by in a domestic market in the doldrums, Kikkoman has had to look overseas for growth. Julian Ryall met Kikkoman chairman Yuzaburo Mogi to find out how the company is adapting to meet demand in Japan and internationally.

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Dean Best | 7 Feb 2017

Kikkoman, the Japan-based condiments and seasonings group, has reported an improved nine-month bottom line but lower operating earnings and net sales in a mixed set of figures.


Katy Askew | 2 Nov 2016

Japanese food group Kikkoman Corp. saw its sales come under pressure in the first six months of its financial year in a "somewhat stagnant" global economy due to the strengthening of the yen. 


Dean Best | 7 Oct 2016

Vegetarian Express, a supplier of plant-based ingredients and distributor of food brands to the UK foodservice sector, has sold a controlling stake in the business to private-equity firm Bridges Ventures.


Dean Best | 2 Aug 2016

Kikkoman, the Japanese food group, has reported a fall in first-quarter sales, dented by a decline in revenue in its home market.


Hannah Abdulla | 5 Feb 2016

Japanese food maker Kikkoman has announced increased sales and profits for the first nine months of its financial year, citing positive sales in both its domestic and overseas markets.


Hannah Abdulla | 6 Nov 2015

An increase in soy sauce and soy milk beverages sales, together with a rise in sales of its food division, have contributed to a lift in half-year profits for Kikkoman.


Dean Best | 7 Aug 2015

This week's rundown of the latest financial results include a profit warning from TreeHouse Foods, an increase to profit forecasts at Post Holdings and a clutch of Japanese companies reporting their first-quarter results.


Dean Best | 26 Nov 2014

Italian tomato products group Mutti is to enter the UK next year through a deal with local importer RH Amar.


Dean Best | 7 Nov 2014

United Biscuits is set for a new owner - Turkey's Yildiz Holding. The UK-based snacks maker announced this week brands including McVitie's and BN would join Godiva chocolate in the Yildiz portfolio. The M&A spotlight was firmly on the UK last week, with German giant Müller striking a deal to buy Dairy Crest's liquid milk assets - competition approval pending.


Dean Best | 7 Nov 2014

United Biscuits is set for a new owner - Turkey's Yildiz Holding. The UK-based snacks maker announced this week brands including McVitie's and BN would join Godiva chocolate in the Yildiz portfolio. The M&A spotlight was firmly on the UK last week, with German giant Müller striking a deal to buy Dairy Crest's liquid milk assets - competition approval pending.


Dean Best | 6 Nov 2014

Kikkoman, the Japan-based soy sauce and seasoning group, has lifted its forecast for annual sales after reporting a 6% increase in half-year revenues.


Dean Best | 4 Nov 2013

Soy sauce group Kikkoman has upped its forecasts for annual sales and operating profit after posting higher half-year revenue and earnings.


Dean Best | 14 Aug 2013

Sinagpore-based Del Monte Pacific has booked an increase in first-half profits, helped by revenues in the Philippines, its largest market for branded sales.


Michelle Russell | 2 Aug 2013

Japanese soy sauce maker Kikkoman Corp. has recorded an increase in first-quarter earnings and upped its full-year profit and sales guidance.


Michelle Russell | 2 Aug 2013

Japanese soy sauce maker Kikkoman Corp. has recorded an increase in first-quarter earnings and upped its full-year profit and sales guidance.


Dean Best | 31 Jul 2013

Grupo Herdez, the Mexico-based company, has booked higher half-year profits thanks to a "strong" organic performance and the acquisition of frozen yoghurt business Nutrisa.


Dean Best | 11 Jun 2013

Shares in Singapore-based Del Monte Pacific have started trading in the Philippines, the second listing for the food and drinks group.


Dean Best | 11 Jun 2013

Shares in Singapore-based Del Monte Pacific have started trading in the Philippines, the second listing for the food and drinks group.


Michelle Russell | 1 May 2012

Japanese soy sauce maker Kikkoman Corp. has booked an increase in full-year profits and announced a share repurchase of up to JPY5bn (US$62.6m).


Michelle Russell | 1 May 2012

Japanese soy sauce maker Kikkoman Corp. has booked an increase in full-year profits and announced a share repurchase of up to JPY5bn (US$62.6m).


Michelle Russell | 3 Feb 2012

Japanese soy sauce maker Kikkoman Corp. has lowered its full-year earnings forecast, despite profit growth returning in the third quarter of its financial year.


Michelle Russell | 3 Feb 2012

Japanese soy sauce maker Kikkoman Corp. has lowered its full-year earnings forecast, despite profit growth returning in the third quarter of its financial year.


Dean Best | 23 Jan 2012

Executives at Müller and Robert Wiseman Dairies espoused the benefits of the German yoghurt maker's decision to buy the UK milk supplier, a deal that divided analysts. Industry watchers also scrutinised the latest trading updates from Premier Foods plc, the UK's largest food manufacturer and Carrefour, the French retail giant, while Kraft Foods chief Irene Rosenfeld said the US group's 2011 results means it is one of the industry's better performers - on the day job cuts of 1,600 were announced.


Dean Best | 23 Jan 2012

Müller's decision to bid for UK milk supplier Robert Wiseman Dairies was the first major M&A move of 2012 and sparked plenty of debate, with industry watchers arguing the German yoghurt maker will face challenges in a fiercely competitive industry. Strikes at Unilever, job cuts at Kraft Foods and US dairy processor Dean Foods and continued gloom over the prospects of retail giant Carrefour also attracted headlines this week.


Julian Ryall | 17 Jan 2012

Japanese soy sauce giant Kikkoman has announced plans to set up its first representative office in India, the start of a campaign to encourage local people to incorporate its products in local cuisine.


Dean Best | 13 May 2011

Japanese soy sauce maker Kikkoman Corp. has booked falling annual profits as sales dipped and costs rose.


Dean Best | 13 May 2011

Japanese soy sauce maker Kikkoman Corp. has booked falling annual profits as sales dipped and costs rose.


just-food.com | 3 Feb 2011

Japanese soy sauce maker Kikkoman Corp.has recorded a drop in nine-month profits, hurt by an increase in the cost of raw materials and the impact of a weak US dollar and Euro.

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