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Danish Crown profits slide in "tough" market

25 May 2016

Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat co-operative, has reported a fall in half-year earnings, with new chief executive Jais Valeur pointing to pressure on retail prices.

Danish Crown's Tulip kicks off recruitment drive at King's Lynn site

12 May 2016

Danish Crown's UK arm Tulip has announced it is creating 100 jobs at its King Lynn site in Norfolk.

Danish Crown VP Flemming Enevoldsen exits amid UK dispute

12 Apr 2016

Danish Crown has announced the departure of the executive in charge of the meat co-operative's operations in the UK, citing a "disagreement" over strategy.

Dunbia deal speculation gathers pace

1 Apr 2016

Speculation is mounting over the ownership of Dunbia, the UK meat processor, after fresh reports in the UK and Ireland.

Danish Crown to axe 121 jobs at Tulip Bromborough plant

2 Mar 2016

Danish Crown has announced it is to axe 121 jobs at a Tulip site in the UK.

Food industry quotes of the week - Campbell Soup Co. on GMOs, General Mills buys Epic, US dietary guidelines

8 Jan 2016

This week, in the US, Campbell Soup Co. announced it would back proposed plans for blanket GMO labelling in the country, while General Mills announced its second acquisition in recent weeks, this time of meat snacks firm Epic Provisions. The industry also reacted to the release of the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Elsewhere, Ukraine hit back on a product embargo enforced by Russia, Danish Crown said jobs could be lost in the UK and we spoke to Urban Fresh Foods about its sale to Lotus Bakeries.

Food industry news of the week - Epic Provisions, Fox's, Danone in Russia

8 Jan 2016

General Mills this week announced another acquisition, following up its move for Brazilian yoghurt maker before Christmas with a deal for US meat snacks firm Epic Provisions. Ahead of the holiday period, speculation emerged UK company 2 Sisters Food Group was seeing what interest there is in the market for its biscuits unit Fox's, although the talk was cooled this week. Elsewhere, Danone said it would end production at two plants in Russia, PepsiCo was upbeat about the prospects for Doritos in India and the US reacted to the release of the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Tulip production switch puts 430 UK jobs "at risk"

6 Jan 2016

Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, has confirmed 430 jobs are at risk at its cooked meat operations in Bodmin. 

Hormel Foods switches UK Skippy distributor

6 Jan 2016

Hormel Foods has indicated it has "bold growth plans" for peanut butter brand Skippy in the UK as the US group announced a change of distributor for the product in the country.

Food industry quotes of the week - Boulder Brands sale, Unilever on carbon

27 Nov 2015

Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.

Danish Crown FY profit rises despite Europe challenges

25 Nov 2015

Danish Crown has delivered an increase in annual profits for the year despite challenges in the European pork market.

Tonnies strikes deal for Tican assets

11 Nov 2015

Tican has agreed to sell the shares of its pig slaughtering and meat processing business to German food company Tonnies.

Food industry news of the week – TreeHouse, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz 

6 Nov 2015

TreeHouse Foods confirmed that it will acquire ConAgra's private brands business for US$2.7bn. Kellogg revealed further declines at its US cereal business. The Kraft Heinz Co. reported its first results as a combined group – and detailed further job cuts. Here are the highlights from just-food this week. 

Danish Crown pulls plug on Tican merger

2 Nov 2015

Danish Crown has called off its merger with Tican, it announced today (2 November).

Arla exec Jais Valeur named Danish Crown CEO

1 Oct 2015

Arla Foods executive vice president Jais Valeur has been appointed as the new chief executive of Danish meat co-operative Danish Crown.

Danish Crown to restore jobs at Ringsted abbatoir

13 Aug 2015

Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat co-operative, has announced job cuts at a domestic abbatoir will not be as severe as it first announced.

Danish Crown, Tican deal to hit local competition - EU

17 Jul 2015

A merger between Danish meat co-operatives Danish Crown and Tican could hit local competition, the European Commission has warned.

Food industry results in brief - Sanderson Farms, Barilla

29 May 2015

US poultry group Sanderson Farms posted higher half-year sales and profits, although there was some concern on Wall Street about the near-term outlook for the business. Barilla announced its results for 2014, which included an increase in revenue and earnings.

Danish Crown to buy control of Swedish plant

27 May 2015

Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown is to acquire a majority stake in Swedish slaughterhouse Dalsjöfors Slakteri.

Tulip targets discounters, independents with Plumrose brand

28 Apr 2015

Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, aims to grow its presence in discount, independent and wholesale channels through its Plumrose canned meat and meals range.

Danish Crown, Westfleisch form JV

24 Mar 2015

Danish Crown and Westfleisch are forming West Crown, a joint venture for the boning and sale of sow meat.

Food industry quotes of the week; Nestle, Danone, Premier Foods

20 Mar 2015

Last week, just-food was live at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference, where some of the largest industry names including Nestle, Strauss and Danone provided business updates. Elsewhere, Mars confirmed plans to invest in a Snickers production plant in India. Rumours were also rife General Mills was looking to offload its Green Giant business. Here is the week in quotes.

Danish Crown to restructure Ringsted plant

17 Mar 2015

Danish Crown has announced plans to cut capacity at a facility in Denmark, a move that is likely to affect 280 staff.

Food industry news of the week: yoghurt cartel, US ports

27 Feb 2015

France's competition watchdog this week confirmed an announcement on its three-year long probe into allegations of a price fixing in the country's yoghurt sector is imminent. Elsewhere, US companies affected by the dispute on West Coast ports said the backlog would take weeks to clear.

Danish Crown, Tican aim to merge Denmark's largest meat cooperatives

25 Feb 2015

Danish Crown and Tican, two of Denmark's largest slaughterhouse co-operatives, have proposed merging their operations.

Tulip targets retail with Grillstock range

28 Jan 2015

Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, hopes to grow its Grillstock brand in UK retail through the launch of a number of new BBQ meat products.

Tulip launches low-salt bacon offering in UK

26 Jan 2015

Danish Crown's UK arm, Tulip, has launched a low-salt version of its Danepak bacon in the country.

Tulip plans shift changes, 78 jobs at risk

12 Jan 2015

Tulip, the UK arm of pork processor Danish Crown, is looking to change shift patterns at its plant in Tipton.

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.

"Robust" Danish Crown shows flat profit

19 Nov 2014

Danish Crown said that it put in a "robust" full-year performance in the face of challenging market conditions, including the Russian import ban and its fallout.

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