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Michelle Russell | 20 May 2013

UK pork group Cranswick this morning (20 April) booked an increase in adjusted annual earnings and in sales. Profits exceeded analysts' expectations. Overall, analysts offered a positive review of the results.

Katy Askew | 5 Dec 2012

The UK pork sector hit the headlines when Dutch food group Vion announced plans to exit the market. The sudden withdrawal of a major player highlights the challenges pork processors are grappling with, including rising input costs and tough pricing negotiations. Nevertheless, as the sector embarks on a process of consolidation and capacity is taken out of the category, the balance of power could be shifting down the pork supply chain. In part one of our two part Category Crunch, Katy Askew examines some of the issues facing the sector.

Katy Askew | 5 Dec 2012

The UK pork sector is in a state of flux. Pig meat prices have been forced up by a number of factors - ranging from higher input costs to constricting supply and pending European animal welfare regulations. Cost increases are therefore being passed down the chain as retailers look to balance the need to secure supply against the pressure of operating in a constrained consumer environment. In part two of our Category Crunch, Katy Askew looks at the different strategies that pork processors are employing to grow revenues.

Latest Interviews

Katy Askew | 28 Oct 2014

Danish Crown is grappling with a world meat market marked by the Russian import ban and weaker European demand. In response, the Danish co-operative plans to use its global footprint, on the one hand, while capitalising on growth areas such as increasing consumer interest in organics, on the other. Katy Askew spoke to Henrik Biilmann, MD of Danish Crown's organic arm Friland, to find out more.

Katy Askew | 6 Nov 2013

Tulip, the UK arm of pork giant Danish Crown, is most associated closely with its bacon products. However, over the past three years the group has evolved into a more broad-based food company. Jonathan Barbet, commercial manager at Tulip UK, talks to just-food about this development, the benefits that it brings and where Tulip sees future growth.

Latest News

Andy Coyne | 14 Dec 2017

The acquisition of UK pig producer Easey Holdings by Tulip, a British subsidiary of Denmark meat giant Danish Crown, has been approved by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Andy Coyne | 22 Nov 2017

Danish Crown has acquired a majority stake in the South African foodservice business Overberg Food Distributors. 

Andy Coyne | 11 Oct 2017

Pork processor and meat products group Danish Crown has won the arbitration case that resulted from its cancelled merger with fellow Danish pork specialist Tican in 2015.

Andy Coyne | 11 Oct 2017

Denmark's Danish Crown has revealed it is making major changes to its South East Asia operations with a new head office in Vietnam and the closure of its base in Singapore.

Andy Coyne | 13 Sep 2017

The UK's competition authority is to investigate food company Danish Crown's acquisition of pig producer Easey Holdings via its UK subsidiary Tulip.

Simon Harvey | 11 Sep 2017

UK food company Tulip, a subsidiary of the Danish Crown group, has acquired local pig producer Easey Holdings.

Andy Coyne | 22 Aug 2017

Pork giant Danish Crown has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tmall, one of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba's business-to-consumer marketplaces.

Andy Coyne | 21 Jul 2017

Danish Crown has announced some 118 jobs in the UK are at risk due to changing production schedules at the King's Lynn, Norfolk, factory of its subsidiary Tulip.

Helen Arnold | 19 Jun 2017

Danish pork giant Danish Crown is to create 260 new jobs at two of its domestic slaughterhouses.

John Shepherd | 6 Jun 2017

Danish Crown has acquired local pate maker Tjæreborg Leverpostej for an undisclosed sum.

John Shepherd | 30 May 2017

Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown has booked a slight fall in first-half earnings but said revenue was at a record high, as a result of "good market conditions and a strong sales performance" boosted by Asian demand for pork.

John Shepherd | 24 May 2017

Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown has said a one-day strike at one of its slaughterhouses in the country has been called off.

John Shepherd | 4 May 2017

A new agreement allowing Denmark to export cooked pork products to China could be worth up to DKK250m (US$36.6m) annually in sales to the Danish meat industry, Copenhagen has announced.

John Shepherd | 2 May 2017

Denmark-based meat cooperative Danish Crown today (2 May) unveiled an incentives package aimed at encouraging farmers to invest in producing more pigs to keep up with demand in export markets.

Dean Best | 14 Mar 2017

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant, has moved to expand its business in the US through the acquisition of bacon and deli meats business Plumrose USA from Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat cooperative.

Dean Best | 14 Mar 2017

Danish Crown has decided to sell Plumrose USA as the US bacon-to-deli meats business does not fit the Denmark-based meat cooperative bid to grow on the back of investment in northern Europe and Asia.

John Shepherd | 3 Mar 2017

The UK arm of Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown has acquired UK foodservice company Leivers Brothers for an undisclosed sum.

Katy Askew | 3 Mar 2017

Commenting on topics as diverse as sugar reduction, job cuts and M&A, here is a summary of the food industry's week in its own words. 

John Shepherd | 27 Feb 2017

Tulip, the UK subsidiary of Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown, has warned more than 100 jobs could be axed at its Redruth site as a result of changes to shift patterns.

Katy Askew | 11 Jan 2017

Danish Crown has acquired German beef processor Teterower Fleisch in a move that the company said will make it the fifth-largest beef processor in Germany and a "major player" in the northern European market for organic beef. 

John Shepherd | 16 Dec 2016

A new government-industry "food partnership" initiative has been launched aimed at boosting exports from the Danish food sector by more than DEK30bn (US$4.2bn).

John Shepherd | 23 Nov 2016

Danish Crown has booked a fall in annual profits after what the meat cooperative described as a year of "special challenges".

Katy Askew | 10 Nov 2016

Danish Crown aims to consolidate is position in Denmark, Sweden, the UK and Poland to become the "market-leading" pork group in northern Europe.

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