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Covid-19 food industry updates – Wednesday 12 August (free to read)

12 Aug 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Danish Crown to halt operations at Ringsted site after Covid outbreak

10 Aug 2020

Denmark-based meat giant Danish Crown has announced it is closing a domestic slaughterhouse for a week after a Covid-19 outbreak amongst employees there.

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free

4 Aug 2020

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.

Danish Crown pulls out of e-commerce deal in China with Alibaba

5 Jun 2020

Danish Crown has discontinued a manufacturing and distribution agreement in China because volumes fell short.

Danish Crown to close domestic plant

26 May 2020

Danish Crown has decided to shut one of its domestic facilities, with the Denmark-based meat co-op wanting to "maintain competitiveness".

Danish Crown halts slaughterhouse after Covid-19 hits customer

18 May 2020

Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat cooperative, has stopped output at a slaughterhouse after an outbreak of Covid-19 among staff at one of the site's customers.

Danish Crown's China plant back in operation

26 Feb 2020

Danish Crown said it had to temporarily close a meat plant in China during the extended Lunar New Year holiday due to the coronavirus outbreak.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Danish Crown strikes China pork supply deal

7 Nov 2019

Denmark-based meat co-op Danish Crown has signed a contract to supply pork to one of China's largest agri-food enterprises.

Danish Crown hires Refresco exec Thomas Ahle as CFO

11 Oct 2019

European meat cooperative Danish Crown has announced a change to its group-wide senior management team.

Tulip Food Co. becomes Danish Crown Foods in brand identity shift

16 Sep 2019

In a move revealed today (16 September), Denmark-based meat giant Danish Crown has announced steps to unify its corporate branding.

Pilgrim's Pride latest UK purchase presents challenges

4 Sep 2019

Pilgrim's Pride, the US meat processor, has acquired another UK-based company. We look at the opportunities the acquisition presents – but also the challenges facing the business.

New products - McCain takes Brew City brand to UK; Nestle launches lower-sugar chocs; Marfrig's plant-based tie-up with Burger King; Del Monte Foods unveils popping boba snack

30 Aug 2019

This week's batch of new products includes McCain eyeing craft beer demand, Nestle again targeting sugar and US-based Beyond Meat trialling a product with KFC.

JBS-controlled Pilgrim's Pride to buy UK meat group Tulip from Danish Crown

28 Aug 2019

Pilgrim's Pride, the US poultry supplier majority-owned by Brazilian meat giant JBS, has struck a deal to buy a meat processor in the UK.

Danish Crown to launch plant-based burgers

7 Aug 2019

Denmark-based co-op Danish Crown has announced its intentions in regards to plant-based meat alternatives.

Danish Crown cuts jobs at domestic site

2 Aug 2019

European meat co-op Danish Crown has confirmed the number of jobs to be reduced at a facility in its home market.

Danish Crown points to China amid changes to German facility

22 Jul 2019

Meat major Danish Crown is cut jobs at a plant in Germany, with the cooperative citing trade with China as a factor.

Danish Crown's Tulip to invest in UK bacon facility

11 Jul 2019

UK meat business Tulip, which is part of Denmark cooperative Danish Crown, has revealed it is investing GBP10m (US$12.5m) in a UK facility.

Danish Crown's Tulip invests in UK plant

3 Apr 2019

Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, is to invest in a site in the country to support the production of "non-pastry, traditional snacks".

Meat group Danish Crown sets climate goals

8 Mar 2019

Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat cooperative, has announced goals to improve its impact on climate, pointing to the need to "win the support of consumers" as a factor.

Danish Crown's UK-based meat business Tulip warns of potential job losses

26 Feb 2019

UK-based meat business Tulip, which is part of Denmark co-operative Danish Crown, could be about to lay off hundreds of workers. 

New products - Mondelez broadens Cadbury range in UK; Intersnack-owned crisp brand McCoy's launches Muchos tortilla chips; Parag Milk Foods expands reach of premium offering Pride of Cows; Pladis expands Go Ahead line with low-calorie options

18 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Post Holdings and Hostess Brands coming together to launch breakfast cereals and a chicken alternative from Naturli' Foods.

Danish Crown postpones key target plan as UK unit weighs on earnings

23 Nov 2018

Danish Crown has reported a drop in annual earnings, with the company's UK subsidiary weighing on its results, prompting the meat giant to postpone a key strategic target.

Danish Crown inks new e-commerce deal with Alibaba in China

6 Nov 2018

Danish Crown has signed a new distribution deal with e-commerce giant Alibaba to supply pork to Chinese consumers from its soon-to-be-completed factory in Shanghai.

Danish Crown targets UK improvement after bringing in Andrew Cracknell as CEO of Tulip

1 Oct 2018

Meat giant Danish Crown has brought in a new CEO for its subsidiary Tulip with a brief to improve earnings at its UK business unit.

Danish Crown sets out a raft of cost-cutting measures as low pig prices bite

16 Aug 2018

Pork giant Danish Crown has announced a number of cost-saving measures including relocating a number of functions to Poland and putting the construction of its new headquarters on hold.

Danish Crown's abattoir expansion creates 100 local jobs

9 Aug 2018

Danish Crown is adding a new production line to an abattoir in the south of its home country to meet rising demand for fresh pork products from Japan. 

CO2 suppliers encouraging 'bidding war' amongst meat producers, says industry body

9 Jul 2018

The organisation that represents Britain's meat industry has accused carbon dioxide (CO2) suppliers of allowing a bidding war to break out between meat producers, desperate for supplies of the gas following a Europe-wide shortage.

Tulip suspends output at Scottish plant amid CO2 shortage

26 Jun 2018

Danish Crown UK subsidiary Tulip has suspended production at an abattoir in Scotland it runs in conjunction with Scottish Pig Producers as Europe's carbon dioxide gas shortage starts to bite.

Danish Crown CEO to take on day-to-day role with UK arm Tulip

6 Jun 2018

Danish Crown CEO Jais Valeur is to also become the executive chairman of Tulip, the meat co-op's UK arm, working with the subsidiary's management on the day-to-day running of the business.





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