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Atria jobs at risk in meat plant modernisation

9 Jan 2015

Finnish meat processor Atria is investing EUR36m (US$43m) in expanding and modernising its pig cutting plant in the western town of Nurmo.

UPDATE: Arla confident on Atria deal despite competition probe

16 Dec 2014

Arla Foods expects a competition investigation into its proposed acquisition of Atria's specialty cheese business, Falbygdens, will not block the deal.

Arla's move for Atria unit stirs competition concern

16 Dec 2014

The Swedish Competition Authority has highlighted concerns over the proposed acquisition of Atria's specialty cheese business, Falbygdens, by Arla Foods.

Comment: Russia's Danone, PepsiCo criticism points to more challenges

1 Dec 2014

For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments from Moscow would suggest that the going could get tougher for multinationals who operate local subsidiaries in the country as well, Katy Askew suggests.

Atria lifts profit forecast after cost boost

13 Nov 2014

Finland-based meat products group Atria, which was expecting its annual underlying operating profit to fall, today (13 November) forecast its EBIT would match that generated in 2013.

Atria 9M underlying EBIT down but upturn in Q3

30 Oct 2014

Finland-based meat products group Atria has reported a fall in underlying operating profit for the first nine months of 2014, hit by issues in its domestic business and in Russia.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

20 Oct 2014

Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.

Arla acquires Atria cheese unit Falbygdens Ost

16 Oct 2014

Arla Foods has stuck a deal to acquire Swedish cheese group Falbygdens Ost from Finnish food manufacturer Atria for an undisclosed sum.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

29 Sep 2014

This week Tesco found itself under more scrutiny after it overstated expected profits for the first half of the year by GBP250m. Fonterra and Diamond Foods both reported a slump in annual profits but were optimistic about their prospects. Elsewhere Fyffes, Chiquita and Cutrale and Safra continued to go at each other as the former two announced a revised deal for shareholders if they were to merge. Here is the week in quotes.

Meat firm Atria to flog Swedish cheese business

25 Sep 2014

Finnish meat firm Atria is to sell its cheese business in Sweden.

FINLAND: Atria sales rise but Finland, Russia woes persist

24 Jul 2014

Atria booked an increase in first-half sales but confirmed the issues in Finland and Russia that prompted a profit warning in April are continuing to weigh on profits.

Comment: Trade restrictions hitting Russian outlook

9 Jul 2014

In a period of escalating international tensions, Russia is turning to the use of trade restrictions as a political weapon. This adds a layer of risk to food manufacturers exporting goods to the previously promising BRIC market and potentially has some profound consequences for the consumer outlook in the country, Katy Askew suggests.

FINLAND: Atria axes 48 more jobs at Jyvaskyla after contract loss

22 May 2014

Finnish meat producer Atria has announced further job cuts at its Jyvaskyla production plants.

FINLAND: Atria reports "difficult" Q1

6 May 2014

Meat group Atria today (6 May) booked a first-quarter operating loss and reiterated the profit warning it issued last month.

FINLAND: Atria to axe 59 jobs in meat plant restructure

24 Apr 2014

Finnish food firm Atria has indicated 59 jobs are at risk as its Jyvaskyla plant is restructured.

FINLAND: Atria issues another profit warning

14 Apr 2014

Finnish food group Atria has issued its second profit warning in four months, pointing to an over-supply of pork and "tougher" competition.

FINLAND: Atria eyes efficiency gains

24 Feb 2014

Finnish meat group Atria has launched a programme to boost efficiency at its Jyväskylä beef and pork production facility.

FINLAND: Atria ends loss-making 2013 with Q4 profit rise

13 Feb 2014

Finnish meat group Atria has reported a loss of EUR4m for 2013 but closed the year with a fourth-quarter profit increase amid lower costs.

FINLAND: Atria profits plunge on Russia exit

4 Nov 2013

Finland-based meat firm Atria Group has booked a drop in earnings during the first nine-months of the year and warned that exit costs associated with its withdrawal from Russia will hit the full-year result.

RUSSIA: Atria to end primary pork production

21 Oct 2013

Finland-based food group Atria has said it will end primary pork production in Russia.

FINLAND: Atria returns to H1 profit

25 Jul 2013

Finnish meat processor Atria returned to profit in its first half as sales increased in each of its divisions.

US: Atria purchases Saarioinen operations

11 Jul 2013

Finnish meat processor Atria has signed a deal to buy the slaughtering, meat cutting and meat procurement operations of local food group Saarioinen.

FINLAND: Atria Q1 profit climbs, ups FY outlook

30 Apr 2013

Finnish meat processor Atria has booked an increase in first-quarter earnings and upped its profit forecast for the full year.

NORWAY: Arla exec Aberg to lead Orkla's snacks business

8 Apr 2013

Norwegian conglomerate Orkla has appointed Arla Foods executive, Christer Åberg, as CEO of its confectionery and snacks business.

FINLAND: Meat firm Atria sees H1 profits sizzle

26 Jul 2012

Finnish meat processor Atria has reported improved financial results in the first half of 2012 on the back of a new strategy.

FINLAND: Atria lowers FY profit and sales forecast

15 Oct 2010

Finnish meat products group Atria has lowered its forecast for the remainder of the year.

RUSSIA: Authorities ban meat, dairy imports from 14 Finnish facilities

16 Jul 2010

Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight has introduced a temporary ban on dairy and meat imports from 14 Finnish facilities.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

23 Apr 2010

Tuesday (20 April) saw a bullish Tesco and Associated British Foods present its latest numbers to the market, although elsewhere, Supervalu Inc's financial results were less robust. Meanwhile, Nestle admitted to challenges in Russia, and just-food heard about the promise of Africa for investors. Here is a selection of who said what about the top stories in the food sector this week.

FINLAND: Food strikes hitting Atria, Valio

21 Apr 2010

Finnish food group Atria said a three-day strike by the food industry in Finland is having a “significant” financial impact on its business.

SWEDEN: Atria to close meats facility

22 Mar 2010

Atria, the Finland-based food group, said today (22 March) it would stop producing "consumer packed meat" for the Swedish market.


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