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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Hannah Abdulla | 26 May 2016

Netherlands-based meat group Vion is investing in a new abattoir for the slaughter and processing of organic beef.

Dean Best | 15 Apr 2016

Vion, the Netherlands-based meat processor, returned to profitability in 2015 but saw sales slide amid pressure on pork prices.

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Jul 2015

This week, PepsiCo reported on its second quarter numbers and its conference call detailed its plans to prepare for a tough second half to the year. Elsewhere Hostess Brands' owners insisted they were not looking for an IPO or a sale at present. animal abuse and McCain announced an A$10m investment at a Tasmania plant. Here is the week in quotes.

Dean Best | 9 Jul 2015

Vion Food Group has confirmed the appointment of Greenyard Foods COO Francis Kint as its new chief executive.

Dean Best | 9 Jul 2015

Greenyard Foods said today (9 July) COO Francis Kint was stepping down from the role to Dutch meat group Vion Food Group as chief executive.

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.

Dean Best | 9 Jun 2015

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

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.

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

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.

Dean Best | 3 Oct 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

Dean Best | 15 Jul 2014

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

Hannah Abdulla | 20 May 2014

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

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%.

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.

Katy Askew | 6 Mar 2014

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

Katy Askew | 24 Feb 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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