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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

Simon Harvey | 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.


Simon Harvey | 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.


Andy Coyne | 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.


Andy Coyne | 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.


Simon Harvey | 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. 


Andy Coyne | 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.


Andy Coyne | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Andy Coyne | 4 Jun 2018

Danish Crown has acquired Dutch bacon business Baconspecialist Zandbergen through its subsidiary Tulip Food Company.


Andy Coyne | 1 Jun 2018

The trade union Unite has called on meat giant Danish Crown's UK subsidiary Tulip to "engage" after it was confirmed 150 jobs at one of the company's facilities in Cornwall are to be lost.


Simon Harvey | 27 Apr 2018

Danish Crown-owned Dalehead Foods is seeking to appoint 40 new workers at its meat processing Lincolnshire site in the UK.


Simon Harvey | 28 Mar 2018

Pork producer Danish Crown is expanding its operations in China with the purchase of a majority stake in Shanghai Natural Casing Company.


Simon Harvey | 19 Mar 2018

Danish Crown has purchased DK-Foods for an undisclosed sum, an acquisition the meat giant says will make it Europe's market leader in pepperoni toppings for pizzas.


Simon Harvey | 9 Mar 2018

Danish Crown plans to halt its night shift at a pork abattoir in the city of Ringsted due to the lower-than-expected supply of pigs, with about 140 people expected to lose their jobs.


Andy Coyne | 6 Feb 2018

Pork powerhouse Danish Crown has won permission from the Chinese authorities to export sausages and canned products to the country.


just-food.com | 26 Jan 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


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.



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