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HKScan names Stora Ensa executive Jari Latvanen new CEO

HKScan, the Finnish meat group, has announced the appointment of Jari Latvanen as its new chief executive....

Candyking losses widen on end of contracts in Sweden

Candyking, the Sweden-based confectioner, this morning (27 May) reported growing first-quarter losses after sales tumbled due to the loss of...

Nestle sets new savings target

Nestle has outlined plans for cost savings that are deeper than analysts expected, with the world's largest food group looking to put some o...

Just Mayo maker Hampton Creek 'seeks further funding for expansion'

US eggless mayo maker Hampton Creek is reportedly looking to raise fresh capital to fund expansion plans....

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HKScan names Stora Ensa executive Jari Latvanen new CEO 27 May 2016

Katy Askew

HKScan, the Finnish meat group, has announced the appointment of Jari Latvanen as its new chief executive. 


Candyking losses widen on end of contracts in Sweden 27 May 2016

Dean Best

Candyking, the Sweden-based confectioner, this morning (27 May) reported growing first-quarter losses after sales tumbled due to the loss of contracts in its domestic market.


Vandemoortele family to own 100% of bakery group 27 May 2016

Dean Best

The Vandemoortele family is set to become the sole shareholder in the Belgium-based business-to-business baker after agreeing to buy shares owned in the company by local private-equity group Gimv.


India's Kwality looks to grow consumer-facing dairy business 27 May 2016

Jagdish Kumar

Indian dairy group Kwality is looking to become a business more focused on selling to consumers.


Snyder's-Lance CFO Rick Puckett to retire 27 May 2016

Katy Askew

Snyder's-Lance CFO Rick Puckett will leave the US snack group at the end of the year. 


Brands Direct launches organic cereal brand  27 May 2016

Katy Askew

Brands Direct, the UK private-label supplier, is launching its first branded product - Natur organic muesli. 


Scottish Salmon earnings under pressure 27 May 2016

Katy Askew

The Scottish Salmon Co. has booked a drop in first-quarter earnings, as lower margins and and increased costs offset higher sales at the UK seafood processor. 


Food industry quotes of the week - Wilmar International's new India venture, Danone's push for kids yoghurt Danonino, Tiger Brands cautious on South Africa 27 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Singapore-based agri-food group Wilmar International and two Indian businesses - Adani Enterprises and Ruchi Soya - this week set out plans for a venture to "create one of India's leading FMCG companies". Tiger Brands, the South African consumer goods business, was cautious about consumer sentiment in its domestic market. And Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat co-op, reflected on lower half-year profits. We also spoke to the global marketing director for Danone kids yoghurt brand Danonino and with the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the body driving the cultivation and sourcing of more sustainable soy.


Food industry news of the week - Nestle's latest move on costs, Wilmar's bullishness on India, Danone's push behind Danonino 27 May 2016

Dean Best

Nestle this week set out plans for savings beyond the company's annual programme to monitor costs in a bid to fund efforts to meet its sales target, a goal missed since 2013. Wilmar International launched another venture in India, UK group Premier Foods took control of a powdered foods business and ConAgra Foods sold a flavourings unit. On our interview pages, we spoke to Danone about its marketing of kids yoghurt brand Danonino and to the Round Table on Responsible Soy's on its plans to grow the sourcing of certified soy.


Nestle sets new savings target 26 May 2016

Dean Best

Nestle has outlined plans for cost savings that are deeper than analysts expected, with the world's largest food group looking to put some of the money into supporting its brands.


Just Mayo maker Hampton Creek 'seeks further funding for expansion' 26 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

US eggless mayo maker Hampton Creek is reportedly looking to raise fresh capital to fund expansion plans.


Vion investing in new organic beef plant in the Netherlands 26 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

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


Cargill forms poultry venture with Philippines fast-food chain Jollibee 26 May 2016

John Shepherd

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill is forming a joint venture with the largest Asian foodservice company, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), to build a poultry plant in the Philippines.


Sanderson Farms posts lower H1 sales, profits 26 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Sanderson Farms has reported lower sales and profits for the first half of its financial year.


Mexico's Grupo Bimbo confirms new Canada Bread site closure 26 May 2016

John Shepherd

Canada Bread, a subsidiary of Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo, is to close its bakery in North Bay, in Canada's Ontario province.


LDC expects "uncertain consumption" this year  26 May 2016

Katy Askew

French poultry processor LDC has given warnings about the outlook for consumption and for raw materials in the coming year as it delivered an increase in full-year sales and earnings.


Lactalis Kazakhstan unit FoodMaster gets EBRD backing 26 May 2016

Dean Best

FoodMaster, the Kazakh dairy business owned by Lactalis, has secured financial support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.


Canada's Gay Lea to buy Ontario cheese maker Black River 26 May 2016

John Shepherd

Canadian dairy cooperative Gay Lea Foods is to acquire another slice of the country's dairy market with the purchase of Ontario cheese maker Black River Cheese Company.


Quantum Foods posts H1 profit fall 26 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Quantum Foods has, as expected, posted a fall in profits for the first half of the year on the back of higher costs and currency volatility.


Lindt's Russell Stover launches "snacking" line 26 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Lindt & Sprungli-owned US confectioner Russell Stover has launched its first "snacking" product.


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