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Prospects for protein: The emerging ingredients

Consumer interest in protein is driving the use of different protein ingredients in a range of foods. Jonathan Thomas looks at the ingredien...

What the analysts say: Cranswick FY

UK pork group Cranswick this morning (20 April) booked an increase in adjusted annual earnings and in sales. Profits exceeded analysts' expe...


Prospects for protein: The emerging ingredients

Jonathan Thomas | 31 Oct 2014

Consumer interest in protein is driving the use of different protein ingredients in a range of foods. Jonathan Thomas looks at the ingredients attracting the interest of food manufacturers as they develop more products to meet growing demand.


Focus: 2 Sisters touted as Bernard Matthews bidder

Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 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.


Boparan continues M&A march with Vion buy

Katy Askew | 5 Mar 2013

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has continued its drive to rapidly expand its footprint with the announcement that it has acquired the remaining Vion meat businesses in the UK. Katy Askew takes a look at how ambitious 2 Sisters hopes to succeed in a market where Vion struggled.


Horsemeat saga exacerbates ready meal sales dip

Michelle Russell | 5 Mar 2013

Nearly two months into the horsemeat scandal that has rocked the food industry, UK figures highlighting a sales slowdown in ready meals raise the question of whether this is a temporary blip or a long-term structural decline.

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Food industry results in brief - Vion, DMK

Dean Best | 19 Jun 2015

Challenging conditions in the global dairy sector were again confirmed when both First Milk and DMK reported lower earnings. European meat firm Vion, however, insisted that its results were "improved" on 2014 despite racking up losses in the period. Here are the results in brief for this week.


Vion consolidates production in Germany

Dean Best | 9 Jun 2015

Dutch meat giant Vion has announced changes to its production network in Germany.


Vion appoints another CFO

Dean Best | 25 Feb 2015

Dutch meat group Vion has appointed Joost Sliepenbeek as its new CFO, the fourth man to fill the role in 18 months.


Food industry quotes of the week: Hershey; Post

Hannah Abdulla | 30 Jan 2015

This week, Hershey announced the acquisition of meat jerky brand, Krave. Post also revealed it was to acquire US cereal brand MOM. Elsewhere, Campbell announced a reorganisation of its business and JBS US said it would pump US$75m into its Utah plant. Here is the week in quotes


Vion CEO Herkemij quits meat group

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Jan 2015

Dutch meat processor Vion Food Group has announced the departure of CEO Michiel Herkemij after a little over a year the job.


Vion names ex-Rabobank exec Schat as chairman

Dean Best | 3 Oct 2014

Vion has named former Rabobank director Sipko Schat as its new chairman.


Heck eyes "premium" sausage leadership

Dean Best | 15 Sep 2014

UK sausage maker Heck Foods wants to become the leading producer of upmarket bangers in the country, the private-equity firm that has become a minority investor in the company has said.


Vion invests in Bavaria but jobs to go

Hannah Abdulla | 20 Aug 2014

A restructure at meat processor Vion's Bavarian plants could see jobs go at two of its sites in the long-term.


Further closures planned as Vion restructures

Hannah Abdulla | 16 Jul 2014

Dutch meat processor Vion has announced it will be closing some of its European sites as it embarks on a restructuring programme in a bid to improve profitability.


German sausage makers hit with price-fixing fines

Dean Best | 15 Jul 2014

Twenty-one sausage manufacturers in Germany have been hit with fines worth a total of EUR338m for fixing prices.


Vion divests convenience retail arm

Hannah Abdulla | 20 May 2014

Dutch food group Vion has sold off its convenience retail segment of its business for an undisclosed sum.


2 Sisters posts Q2 loss despite sales increase

Hannah Abdulla | 18 Mar 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%.


Vion strikes deal to sell frozen arm Oerlemans

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Mar 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.


Vion to close Lingen pork site

Katy Askew | 6 Mar 2014

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


Vion CFO resigns amid talk of division

Katy Askew | 24 Feb 2014

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


2 Sisters confirms 230 jobs to go at Coupar Angus

Katy Askew | 24 Jan 2014

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


Vion names Master Blenders exec CEO

Katy Askew | 18 Dec 2013

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


2 Sisters parent sees profit pressure

Katy Askew | 17 Dec 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.


Boparan FY margins dented by protein focus

Katy Askew | 29 Oct 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.


Pork firm Karro Food Group cuts jobs

Dean Best | 22 Oct 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.


Vion to close two German facilities

Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 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.


Karro to double China exports with site clearance

Michelle Russell | 20 Aug 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.


Vion to close Dutch pork plant

Katy Askew | 5 Aug 2013

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


Karro to step up investment on capital injection

Katy Askew | 31 Jul 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.

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