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Latest Interviews

Interview, part 2: Sanderson Farms' CFO 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

The US poultry sector has been under scrutiny in recent quarters, with a number of the largest processors named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices and questions over the use of a key, weekly chicken-price index. Throw in tough market conditions, concerns over the trade priorities of the Trump administration and the rise of meat alternatives and there is much for poultry industry boardrooms to ponder. Dean Best chewed the fat with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell.


Interview: Sanderson Farms on antibiotic-free 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Meat processed without the use of antibiotics has become one of the fastest-growing areas of the sector in the US. Fears over antibiotic resistance in humans, as well as the expanding underlying demand for food perceived to be cleaner or simpler, has driven a number of the country's processors to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One company that is so far refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is poultry processor Sanderson Farms. Dean Best spoke to Sanderson Farms' CFO, Mike Cockrell, to find out more.

Latest News

ABF sees further grocery revival  27 Feb 17

Katy Askew

International growth, higher volumes of Kingsmill and increased cereal sales enabled Associated British Foods to report ongoing improvements at its grocery unit during the first half of its financial year. 


Dawn Farms to create 150 jobs with R&D investment 27 Feb 17

John Shepherd

Ireland-based cooked meats producer Dawn Farms has unveiled plans to invest more than EUR25m (US$26.4m) in its R&D facilities over the next five years with the creation of an additional 150 jobs.


Terrena unveils brands in "major strategy shift" 24 Feb 17

Stuart Todd

French cooperative Terrena has announced what it describes as "a major shift in strategy" with the development of its own brands and a makeover of the Père Dodu poultry brand acquired from Doux in 2016.


Slovakia calls meeting over food quality concerns 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

The leaders of four central European countries are to meet to discuss concerns over the quality of branded food products sold in the region.


Marfrig operating profit flat but FY losses mount 24 Feb 17

Katy Askew

Brazilian meat group Marfrig's net losses deepened during 2016, as higher financial expenses and the lapping of discontinued operations dented the group's performance despite otherwise flat operating profit. 


RCL Foods warns of muted demand as profits fall 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

RCL Foods, the South Africa-based poultry-to-peanut butter business, warned demand would remain "constrained" as it confirmed the fall in half-year profits it forecast earlier in the month.

Latest blogs

Could 3G Capital's next move be in foodservice? 15 Feb 17

Dean Best

Much of the chatter about where 3G Capital could look next has centred on packaged food - but might the private-equity fund be about to extend its foodservice empire?


JBS names board for international spin-off - and one name stands out 31 Jan 17

Dean Best

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant, is in the process of listing of its international business and has this week named a clutch of directors that are set to sit on the spin-off's board.

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