Dutch meat giant Vion plans to quit UK

Dutch meat giant Vion plans to quit UK

The meat processor has announced it wants to leave the UK, a market where it has had problems in recent months.

Best bits: Vion UK exit set to strengthen rivals

26 November 2012

Vion's plans to exit the UK could strengthen the hand of the meat giant's local rivals Cranswick and Hilton Food Group, operating in a market with over-capacity and facing high feed and pig costs.

NETHERLANDS: Meat giant Vion wants to quit UK

19 November 2012

Dutch meat supplier Vion has announced it wants to quit the UK, a market it has said suffers from over-capacity and "extremely challenging" trading conditions.

UPDATE: UK: Vion plant bidder Graf criticises bid rejection

16 October 2012

One of the bidders for Vion's Hall's of Broxburn site said the Dutch food group has been "far from honest" throughout the sale process after its offer was rejected.

UK: Vion reaffirms Hall's site closure

16 October 2012

Dutch meat group Vion has reaffimed that its Hall's of Broxburn processing facility will close, with none of the bids received having provided a "viable alternative".

UK: Vion prepares to begin phased Hall's closure, talks continue

5 October 2012

Dutch meat group Vion has said that it will shutter its Hall's of Broxburn processing facility in February in a phased process that will commence this month, unless a suitable buyer is found.

UK: Vion turns down government lifeline for Hall's

17 September 2012

Dutch food group Vion has turned down an offer of funding from the Scottish government to avoid the closure of its Hall's of Broxburn plant and save jobs at the site.

UK: "No alternative" to Broxburn closure - Vion

6 July 2012

Dutch food group Vion has insisted it has no choice but to close its loss-making Broxburn meat plant in the UK.

UK: Vion plans to close Broxburn meat plant

5 July 2012

Dutch food group Vion plans to close its meat plant in the Scottish town of Broxburn, unions officials have said.

NETHERLANDS: Vion unveils raft of European job cuts

19 June 2012

Struggling Dutch meat firm Vion has announced a raft of job cuts across its European operations.

NETHERLANDS: Economy, price increases hit Vion FY profits

28 May 2012

Dutch meat giant Vion said economic conditions and increased prices for raw materials hit the firm's profits last year.

UK: Vion workers prepare to "intensify" industrial action

4 April 2012

Dutch meat giant Vion said it continues to be "disappointed" at the prospect of further strikes at a site in the UK.

UK: Vion to expand meat site in Northern Ireland

29 March 2012

Dutch food group Vion plans to expand its meat processing site in Cookstown in Northern Ireland.

UK: Vion loses Sainsbury's chicken contract

12 March 2012

Dutch meat giant Vion has lost a contract to supply poultry to UK retailer Sainsbury's after the supermarket operator conducted a review of its chicken supply base.

UPDATE: UK: Vion "disappointed" at plans for more strikes

5 March 2012

Dutch meat giant Vion today (5 March) expressed its disappointment at the prospect of fresh strikes at a site in the UK.

UK: Vion staff prepare for strike action over pay dispute

5 March 2012

Workers at UK meat firm Vion are set to participate in further industrial action as part of an ongoing dispute over pay.

UK: Morrisons acquires meat facility from Vion

1 February 2012

UK retailer Morrisons today (1 February) announced an agreement to acquire a meat processing facility from the UK division of Dutch food group Vion.

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