7 June 2013
Belgian food group PinguinLutosa has changed its name following the disposal of its potato business Lutosa last year.
29 May 2013
McCain Foods will have to offload the Lutosa retail brand in Europe after the EU looked into the impact of the Canadian giant's acquisition of the business from rival PinguinLutosa.
29 May 2013
Belgian food group PinguinLutosa returned to profit in its last financial year, boosted by acquisitions and a strong performance from its frozen vegetable division.
13 May 2013
US breakfast cereal group Post Holdings kicks off a relatively quieter week of results with its half-year numbers on Monday. On Tuesday, meat giants Marfig and JBS will report on how it fared in the first three months of the year - as will Wal-Mart on Thursday. The week also includes an international conference in the Netherlands looking at the sustainable cultivation of soy.
28 January 2013
PinguinLutosa has reported a strong rise in sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year, benefiting from the knock-on effect of acquisitions and higher volumes.
19 December 2012
There were, despite continued economic uncertainty in many Western markets and concerns over slowing growth in the East, signs that M&A activity rebounded in the food sector this year. However, a look at just-food's M&A coverage this year shows there have been few big-ticket, transformational deals.
19 November 2012
Belgian food group PinguinLutosa has reported a profit for the first half of its current financial year as it prepares for business without potato division Lutosa.
12 November 2012
A raft of quarterly results hit the just-food newsdesk this week, with the likes of Morrisons, Associatied British Foods and Marks and Spencer all revealing figures for the last three months. Morrisons spoke about its need to strengthen its marketing message and promotional mechanics, while ABF insisted its grocery business after profits fell in the last 12 months. just-food's latest exclusive interviews included chats with executives Spain's Campofrio and Swiss dairy group Emmi.
12 November 2012
In a week of trading updates and financial results, we spoke to Associated British Foods finance chief John Bason about the UK group's grocery business, heard how retailer Morrisons plans to revitalise its sales and why Mondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld believes its operations in Brazil and Russia can bounce back after a challenging quarter.
5 November 2012
PinguinLutosa COO Herwig Dejonghe has admitted he did not see why the company had to sell potato business Lutosa to McCain Foods - but has expressed confidence about the European food group's future.
5 November 2012
European food group PinguinLutosa has undergone a period of significant change in recent years, with two notable acquisitions. And that transformation has continued but this time with a deal to sell one part of its business, Lutosa, to McCain Foods. COO Herwig Dejonghe speaks to just-food about the changes and his thoughts for the future of the frozen and canned food group.
24 October 2012
As SIAL enters into its fourth day in Paris, just-food brings you a few highlights of what you can expect from the event attending by companies and executives from across the food manufacturing and retailing sectors.
19 October 2012
McCain Foods has signed a deal to buy the potato division of Belgian vegetable supplier PinguinLutosa.
10 October 2012
Former Sara Lee executive Marleen Vaesen will become chief executive of Belgium-based produce group PinguinLutosa.
4 September 2012
Belgian vegetable supplier PinguinLutosa has received takeover offers for its potato division.
14 August 2012
Tesco is starting to regain ground on its rivals in the UK, industry analysts Kantar Worldpanel claimed today (14 August) as they issued their latest sales data on the country's grocery sector.
6 August 2012
Much of the talk for manufacturers on the release of their first-half and second-quarter results last week was focused on weakness in Europe and the knock-on effect from the impact of the US drought on corn prices. Elsewhere, Haribo said it would not appeal a decision by Germany's competition watchdog over a fine for sharing sales information with rivals, and the CEO of Fresh Del Monte insisted the company is looking at building a business that focuses not just on produce and not just on the developed markets of the West.
6 August 2012
Concerns over commodity costs, particularly corn, continued last week, with the US meat sector calling for government help. Meanwhile, the first-half results continued to roll in, with Kellogg claiming it is making good progress in Europe after a challenging few months. Elsewhere, we looked at Fresh Del Monte's plans to diversify its operations and published our latest briefing on how manufacturers and retailers are using social media.
30 July 2012
Vegetable supplier PinguinLutosa is looking to bring its production costs in the UK in line with those from its operations in Europe
26 July 2012
Two significant acquisitions in the last year boosted first-quarter sales at Belgium-based frozen and canned food group PinguinLutosa.
16 May 2012
Leading European vegetable processor PinguinLutosa has booked a full-year net loss on the back of one-off costs and sales declines in its frozen vegetable division.
28 October 2011
Belgian food group PinguinLutosa has reported an increase in sales over the first nine months of 2011, boosted by recent acquisitions.
19 August 2011
Belgian frozen food group PinguinLutosa has blamed high raw material prices on its disappointing first half results.
20 July 2011
Belgium-based frozen foods group PinguinLutosa has shaken up its senior management to a run a business expanded by acquisitions.
27 April 2011
Belgium-based frozen foods group PinguinLutosa has posted a rise in first-quarter sales as the company succeeded in passing on higher potato prices.
23 March 2011
Rising raw-material costs made a dent in the annual profits of Belgium-based vegetable processor PinguinLutosa in 2010, the company has revealed.
18 March 2011
It seems one of the biggest M&A stories in the food industry in recent months is reaching the final chapter, with the news today (18 March) that General Mills is in exclusive talks to buy into French dairy business Yoplait. The potential investment capped a week in which just-food covered the IFE food-industry exhibition in London, PepsiCo set up a venture to sell dips worldwide with Israel's Strauss Group and Kraft Foods, Unilever and Dr Oetker were fined for anti-competitive behaviour in Germany. Click on the headlines to find out more.
18 March 2011
The announcement today that General Mills has entered exclusive talks to buy a stake in French dairy business Yoplait will end one of the most fiercely-contested takeover battles in the food industry in the last 12 months. This week, just-food also spent time exploring the new products on offer at IFE and heard about the strategies driving the UK grocery operators. Here's the best of what was said on just-food this week:
14 March 2011
Private-equity group Gimv has agreed to sell canned produce maker Scana Noliko to Belgium-based vegetable processor PinguinLutosa.
25 January 2011
Chinese food group American Lorain Corp. is to distribute french fries for Belgian frozen food group PinguinLutosa and for Dutch potato processor Farm-Frites in China.