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Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

5 Mar 2021

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

Cooperl, Fleury Michon to appeal 'ham cartel' fines

17 Jul 2020

Manufacturers in France are to appeal a decision from the country's competition watchdog to hand out fines for price-fixing.

French watchdog fines charcuterie firms amid price-fixing ruling

16 Jul 2020

France's competition authority has handed out fines to 12 firms in the charcuterie sector after ruling they took part in a price-fixing cartel. 

Spanish meat major Campofrio makes belated move into plant-based

24 Jun 2020

Campofrío Food Group, a producer of meat products and prepared meals based in Spain, has announced its first move into a new category.

Ham cartel probe launched by French competition body

22 Oct 2018

The French competition authority has launched an investigation into whether the sale of ham in the country is controlled by a cartel.

Mexico's Sigma Alimentos takes full control of Romania's Caroli Foods Group

4 Sep 2017

Mexican food group Sigma Alimentos has furthered its European expansion plans by taking full control of Romanian meat processing company Caroli Foods Group.

WH Group sells stake in Campofrio

4 Jun 2015

Smithfield-owner WH Group has divested in its entire stake of in Campofrio, with funds to be used to pay down debt.

Food industry results in brief: J&J, Lala, Pinnacle

1 May 2015

A busy week for results as the first-quarter reporting season got into full swing. We heard from global food manufacturers as far afield as Latin American and Russia, with the likes of Sigma Alimentos owner Alfa and Cherkizovo Group updating the markets. Here is just-food's weekly financial round up.

Campofrio factory in Spain damaged by fire

17 Nov 2014

Spanish food group Campofrio's plant in Burgos has suffered "considerable" damage following a fire on Sunday (16 November).

SPAIN: Campofrio "on right track" after H1 sales, EBITDA rise

4 Aug 2014

Spain-based meats group Campofrio has booked a half-year loss but claimed it was on the right track after seeing sales and EBITDA increase year-on-year.

just-food's review of 2013: the trends that shaped 2013 M&A

6 Jan 2014

M&A levels remained relatively subdued in 2013. Growing private-equity interest and something of a shift in capital flows to mature markets have been significant trends shaping the M&A landscape. While gaining routes-to-market in emerging economies has remained key for strategic buyers. Katy Askew examines some of the stand-out deals of the past 12 months.

SPAIN: Campofrio names new CEO ahead of planned takeover

2 Jan 2014

A new chief executive has been appointed at Campofrio days after a deal was struck that is set to see Mexico's Sigma Alimentos and China's Shuanghui International take joint control of the Spanish meat group.

SPAIN: Sigma to share control of Campofrio with Shuanghui

23 Dec 2013

Spain-based meats group Campofrio is to be jointly controlled by Mexican food manufacturer Sigma Alimentos and China's Shuanghui International.

SPAIN: Shuanghui coy over "plans for Campofrio bid"

29 Nov 2013

Chinese pork group Shuanghui International has remained coy over reports it is planning a bid for Spanish meat processor Campofrio.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

18 Nov 2013

All three bidders for Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory tabled revised offers this week - with the takeover target still backing Canada's Saputo. Meanwhile, Mexican food group Sigma has made a move for Spanish meats firm Campofrio. And our latest just-food interview saw Orkla CEO Age Korsvold talk about the Nordic group's plans for FMCG.

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

18 Nov 2013

This week saw a continued focus on M&A, as further evidence of the global trend towards consoidation in the sector emerged. The battle for Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory rumbled on and Mexico's Sigma launched a takeover bid for Spain's Campofrio.

In the spotlight: Sigma looks to Europe with Campofrio bid

15 Nov 2013

Sigma Alimentos, the food arm of Mexican conglomerate Alfa, has launched a bid to acquire Spanish meat processor Campofrio. While Mexico's largest meat processor has been active in M&A in Latin America and the US in recent years, the move would mark the group's first foray into Europe. Katy Askew reports.

SPAIN: Alfa's Sigma eyes Campofrio takeover

14 Nov 2013

Sigma, the food arm of Mexican conglomerate Alfa, has launched a bid to acquire Spanish meat processor Campofrio.

SPAIN: Campofrio sees pace of earnings decline slow

11 Nov 2013

Spanish processed meats group Campofrio emphasised it has seen a progressive improvement in returns throughout the year as it booked a decline in nine-month earnings today (11 November).

SPAIN: Campofrio to open Ólvega pizza facility

29 Oct 2013

Spain-based meats firm Campofrio is to open a frozen pizza manufacturing facility in the south of Spain.

CHINA/SPAIN: Shuanghui to cut stake in Campofrio to avoid bid

27 Sep 2013

Shuanghui International will sell part of the stake in Campofrio it has attained through the acquisition of Smithfield Foods to avoid having to make a mandatory offer for the Spanish meats firm.

CHINA: Shuanghui coy over possibility of Hong Kong listing

13 Jun 2013

China's biggest pork producer, Shuanghui International, has remained coy over the possibility it might list in Hong Kong as a way of fully financing its planned acquisition of US meat processor Smithfield Foods.

SPAIN: Campofrio points to calendar effect in "difficult" Q1

14 May 2013

Spain-based meats firm Campofrio said fewer trading days in this year's first quarter compared to the first three months of 2012 hit sales.

US: Smithfield Foods urged to split in three

8 Mar 2013

A major investor in Smithfield Foods has called on the US meat giant's board to consider splitting the company in three.

SPAIN: Campofrio back in the black as sales gain

1 Mar 2013

Spanish meat group Campofrio returned to profitability in 2012, as sales gains and lower one-off costs boosted the bottom line.

FRANCE: Aoste confirms 68 job cuts in Yssingeaux plant closure

14 Dec 2012

French cold meats firm Aoste, part of Spain's Campofrio Food Group, has said the closure of its Yssingeaux plant in the south of France will result in 68 job cuts.

SPAIN: Campofrio-owned Aoste in talks to close plant

11 Dec 2012

French cold meats firm Aoste, part of Spain's Campofrio Food Group, has entered into talks with union officials over a plan to close a plant in the south of France.

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

12 Nov 2012

A raft of quarterly results hit the just-food newsdesk this week, with the likes of Morrisons, Associatied British Foods and Marks and Spencer all revealing figures for the last three months. Morrisons spoke about its need to strengthen its marketing message and promotional mechanics, while ABF insisted its grocery business after profits fell in the last 12 months. just-food's latest exclusive interviews included chats with executives Spain's Campofrio and Swiss dairy group Emmi.

SPAIN: Inflation, investment hits Campofrio 9M profits

7 Nov 2012

Spanish food group Campofrio said cost inflation hit earnings in the first nine months of the year.

just the answer - Luis Fernandes, Campofrio

5 Nov 2012

Spanish food group Campofrio has experienced a successful year to date as the group's strategy of investing in and building power brands begins to pay off. As part of our SIAL just the answer series, Michelle Russell caught up with Campofrio's director of route-to-market development Luis Fernandes to talk about domestic economic challenges, key focus areas for the company and its strategy for growth.



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