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2 Sisters has reported a Q2 loss due to higher costsUK: 2 Sisters posts Q2 loss despite sales increase

18 March 2014

Boporan Holdings Ltd, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, has posted a net loss for the second quarter of 2014 despite like-for-like sales growth of 3.9%.

NETHERLANDS: Vion strikes deal to sell frozen arm Oerlemans

10 March 2014

Dutch meat group Vion has announced it is to sell frozen food arm Oerlemans Foods to investment company H2 Equity Partners for an undisclosed sum.

GERMANY: Vion to close Lingen pork site

6 March 2014

Dutch meat group Vion plans to close its loss-making pig slaughter and cutting plant in Lingen, Germany.

NETHERLANDS: Vion CFO resigns amid talk of division

24 February 2014

Vion CFO Kenaad Tewarie has quit the Dutch meat group after just six months at the firm.

UK: 2 Sisters confirms 230 jobs to go at Coupar Angus

24 January 2014

2 Sisters Food Group has finalised plans to cut about a third of the workforce at its Coupar Angus poultry facility in Scotland.

NETHERLANDS: Vion names Master Blenders exec CEO

18 December 2013

Vion Food Group has announced the appointment of Douwe Egberts Master Blenders chief Michiel Herkemij to the post of CEO.

UK: 2 Sisters parent sees profit pressure as sales jump

17 December 2013

Boparan Holdings, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, has booked a decline in first-quarter operating profit due to one-off costs associated with factory closures and efforts to integrate Vion's UK operations.

UK: Boparan FY margins dented by protein focus

29 October 2013

An increased focus on proteins, the "transformational" acquisition of Vion's business in the UK and the fallout of the horsemeat scandal have dented full-year earnings at 2 Sisters parent Boparan Holdings.

UK: Pork firm Karro Food Group cuts jobs

22 October 2013

UK-based pork processor Karro Food Group has decided to stop part of the operations at a site in Somerset, with the loss of over 90 jobs.

GERMANY: Vion to close two slaughter facilities

2 September 2013

Vion is to close two of its facilities in Germany as part of a restructuring programme by the firm, putting around 113 jobs at risk.

UK/CHINA: Karro to double China exports with site accreditation

20 August 2013

UK pork firm Karro Food Group said it plans to double its exports to China over the next two years once it receives clearance for its site in Northern Ireland.

NETHERLANDS: Vion to close pork plant

5 August 2013

Vion has announced plans to close a pork production site in the Netherlands, as it works to further consolidate output.

UK: Karro to step up investment after capital injection

31 July 2013

UK pork firm Karro Food Group plans to use an injection of capital from investment firm GE Capital to support growth in the UK and overseas.

UK: Karro Food Group puts Somerset site under review

23 July 2013

Karro Food Group is proposing to cut slaughter and butchery operations at its Wiveliscombe facility in Somerset, putting 113 jobs at risk.

UK: ABP unveils plans for Debbie & Andrew's

9 July 2013

Irish food processor ABP Food Group has revealed an investment plan for premium sausage brand Debbie & Andrew's to include additional product lines and a new advertising campaign.

UK: Former Vion unit Snowbird sold in MBO

5 July 2013

UK cooked and frozen meat products manufacturer Snowbird Foods is to be sold in a management buy-out.

UK: Vion, horsemeat hit Boparan Q3 earnings

25 June 2013

The acquisition of Vion's business in the UK, which remains loss-making, as well as the fall-out of the horsemeat saga have hit third-quarter earnings at 2 Sisters Food Group parent Boparan Holdings.

Deal or no deal: 2 Sisters touted prime Bernard Matthews bidder

20 June 2013

Bernard Matthews Farms has admitted it may look for outside investment and 2 Sisters Food Group is reportedly considering a bid for the business. Industry watchers believe the UK food giant is the prime candidate to acquire the poultry processor. Michelle Russell reports.

What the analysts say: UK meat group Cranswick reports "positive" FY

20 May 2013

UK pork group Cranswick this morning (20 April) booked an increase in adjusted annual earnings and in sales. Profits exceeded analysts' expectations. Overall, analysts offered a positive review of the results.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

29 April 2013

just-food spoke with ABF CEO George Weston this week following the release of the firm's first-half figures. The chief executive spoke about the performance of and prospects for the firm's food operations. Elsewhere, Ocado dismissed reports of a potential takeover by Morrisons, while Nestle defended a trademark lawsuit it has filed against Petra Foods over the Singapore firm's Delfi Take-It chocolate bar.

NETHERLANDS: Vion to divide food, ingredients businesses

25 April 2013

Dutch food group Vion has announced plans to separate its food and ingredients operations into two distinct operating units.

FRANCE: Doux receives UK interest for Brittany plant

18 April 2013

French poultry processor Groupe Doux has received an offer from a UK firm for the purchase of its Pleucadeuc plant in Brittany.

UPDATE: UK: Unite "disappointed" at Welsh Country Foods closure

12 April 2013

Unite, the union representing workers at the now closed Vion UK site Welsh Country Foods, has said it is "disappointed" with the way the firm has let the business "slip away".

UK: Vion's Welsh Country Foods lamb unit to close

12 April 2013

Vion-owned Welsh Country Foods is to close its lamb processing business in Anglesey, putting 310 jobs on the line.

Deal or no deal: The likely suspects to acquire Burton's Biscuit Co.

8 April 2013

The private-equity owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. are "considering options" for the UK's second-largest biscuit maker, a process that could lead to an eventual sale. Katy Askew takes a look at the players for whom an acquisition of Burton's could hit the sweet spot.

IFE: Scotland's Browns mulls new markets following Hall's buy

22 March 2013

Scotland's largest food manufacturer Browns Food Group aims to expand from its regional base and grow distribution in fresh markets on the back of its recent acquisition of the Hall's brand from Vion.

UPDATE: UK: Unite welcomes Vion MBO for Welsh Country Foods

13 March 2013

Unite, the union representing workers at Vion's Welsh Country Foods, has welcomed the firm's interest in a potential management buyout of the lamb processing unit.

UK: Vion eyes MBO for Welsh Country Foods unit

13 March 2013

Dutch food group Vion has said it is evaluating plans for a management buyout of its Welsh Country Foods lamb processing business.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

11 March 2013

Earnings results continued to pour in last week with retailers Carrefour, Delhaize and Waitrose amongst those issuing sales and profit figures. Delhaize told analysts there was work still to be done in the US, while Carrefour insisted it has to invest in order to build on signs of improvement. Elsewhere, Vion was bought by Boparan Holdings, and a BBC investigation uncovered evidence of horse smuggling from Ireland to the UK.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

11 March 2013

In a week of results from major retailers, Carrefour cheered the market with improvement in France, upmarket UK grocer Waitrose highlighted its strong year and Belgium's Delhaize insisted its business in the US would improve. Elsewhere across the Atlantic, meat processor Smithfield Foods faced calls from a major investor to consider dividing in three.

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