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Tulip enters UK charcuterie sector with Castellano buy

12 Nov 2014

Pork processor Danish Crown's UK arm, Tulip, has acquired local charcuterie firm Castellano.

Food industry quotes of the week: Danone, Chiquita, Kellogg

31 Oct 2014

A busy week for third quarter results, with several packaged food giants reporting profit pressure. Danone extended its tie-up with Mengniu in China and Premier Foods discussed international growth. Here is just-food's week in words.

SIAL 2014: Interview: Danish Crown eyes growth in international, organics

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.

Tulip injects GBP8m into sausage, scotch egg plant

15 Oct 2014

Meat processor Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, has announced a GBP8m (US$13m) investment at its Ruskington plant in Lincolnshire.

NEPAL: Danish Crown ships first container to Nepal

22 Aug 2014

Pork manufacturer Danish Crown has announced it has started exports to Nepal.

UK: Danish Crown sets out UK investment

13 Aug 2014

Meat giant Danish Crown has decided to move deboning from a site in Denmark to a plant in the UK.

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

30 May 2014

Hitting headlines this week was the bidding war for Hillshire Brands which saw Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride both go head to head. Elsewhere, Peters Food Group was acquired by R&R Ice Cream, while Nestle and Fonterra issued a statement saying they were scaling back their Latin American partnership. Also this week, Synlait Milk announced it was revising its 2014 earnings outlook and Danish Crown announced 190 jobs would go as it chose to close its Bornholm slaughterhouse.

DENMARK: Danish Crown closes slaughterhouse, 190 jobs cut

28 May 2014

Danish Crown has confirmed the closure of an abattoir in Bornholm with the loss of 190 jobs.

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

19 May 2014

This week we returned from Vietnam after exploring the country's dairy sector. Russia hit the headlines once again as its EU pork ban weighed heavy on Danish Crown's list of woes, and its ongoing battle with Ukrainian confectioner over seized assets continued. Win-wise, Wilmar celebrated after a revised takeover bid for Goodman Fielder was accepted and elsewhere Bon-Bon Buddies secured a UK distribution deal with Italian confectioner Zaini. Here is the week in quotes.

DENMARK: Danish Crown touts global presence after "difficult" H1

13 May 2014

Danish Crown has said its ability to serve markets around the world helped the meat group in a fiscal first half that saw Russia ban imports from the EU and the PEDV virus hit US production.

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

12 May 2014

This week the debate on whether the method of slaughter should be slapped on meat hit headlines in the UK. Elsewhere, Danish Crown's UK meat arm Tulip, Associated British Foods' Allied Bakeries and Murray Goulburn both announced investments into processing facilities. And Mondelez International said it would be zeroing in on its snacking business, with a move to merge its coffee arm with sector specialist DE Master Blenders 1753.

UK: Tulip invests GBP2.3m in new site, 80 jobs created

7 May 2014

Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, has injected GBP2.3m (US$3.9m) into setting up a new production facility in the Midlands to meet "growing consumer demand" for BBQ, slow cooked and pulled meat products.

POLAND: HKScan sells shares in Polish JV in Danish Crown

28 Feb 2014

Nordic meat group HKScan is to sell its half of Polish venture Saturn Nordic Holding to co-shareholder and fellow meat processor Danish Crown.

UK: Tulip eyes Chinese expansion after factory investment

19 Feb 2014

UK pork manufacturer Tulip has set its sights on China after the company invested GBP37m (US$62m) into upgrading its facilities for export markets.

UK: Tulip invests in Cornwall "centre of excellence"

20 Jan 2014

Tulip, the UK arm of Danish Crown, plans to invest GBP490,000 (US$806,000) in developing a "centre of excellence" for gammon and bacon production in Cornwall.

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

20 Jan 2014

This week, we interviewed the boss of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods, which saw sales jump last year, helped by the horsemeat saga. We also spoke to the chair of the National Obesity Forum after its report warned forecasts on UK obesity rates may have under-estimated the problem. Elsewhere, Fonterra was caught up in another recall, Saputo received a boost in its bid to buy Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory and Hain Celestial swooped to acquire UK rice firm Tilda.

DENMARK: Danish Crown restructuring to hit jobs

17 Jan 2014

Danish Crown has said it will restructure its meat processing operations in Denmark in a move that will impact more than 820 jobs.

DENMARK: Danish Crown "maintains" profits as costs spike

22 Nov 2013

Denmark-based meat co-op Danish Crown says it has reported "satisfactory" annual results in a "difficult" market.

Interview: Tulip's evolution from a "meat" to a "food" company

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.

UK: Tulip to make up to 150 job cuts

8 Jul 2013

UK meat processor Tulip is to cut up to 150 jobs across three manufacturing sites after failing to win a contract.

What the analysts say: UK meat group Cranswick reports "positive" FY

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.

DENMARK: Pork firm Danish Crown books "stable" H1

15 May 2013

Denmark-based meat co-op Danish Crown has posted what it called a "stable" first-half performance, with sales and operating profit up but its bottom line hit by an asset disposal.

UK: Danish Crown appoints Thomas as Tulip CEO

27 Feb 2013

Danish Crown has named Adelie Foods chief Chris Thomas as CEO of its UK arm, Tulip.

UK: Meat group Tulip opens pork site

4 Feb 2013

UK meat processor Tulip has opened a new pork processing facility to meet business from key customer Waitrose and with an eye on export markets.

Category crunch: UK pork sector in state of flux

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.

Category crunch: UK pork processors focus on growth

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.

UK: UK signs pork deal with China

18 May 2012

The UK government has today (18 May) announced a GBP50m (US$79m) deal to sell British pork to China, as part of wider plans to boost trade for British food and farming businesses.

UK: Tulip management in "bribe" claim over pay dispute

19 Mar 2012

Unite the union has accused management at UK meat firm Tulip of "bribing" employees in an ongoing dispute over redundancy pay.

UK: Tulip staff to protest in redundancy dispute

12 Mar 2012

Workers at UK meat firm Tulip plan to demonstrate at a plant set for closure over fears they could lose their redundancy pay.

UK: Tulip to close Birkenhead facility

8 Mar 2012

Tulip, the UK arm of meat co-op Danish Crown, has today (8 March) confirmed that it will close its site in Birkenhead on the Wirral.




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