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Dr Oetker is an international food processing company. Founded by August Oetker in 1891, Dr Oetker is a private company. The head office for Dr Oetker is located in Bielefeld, Germany.

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Analysis: Poland's growth in gluten-free sales

It has been markets in western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, where gluten-free has taken hold but the sector is building in cou...

Oetker wants bigger slice of N American pizza

Dr Oetker has taken over McCain Foods' North American pizza operations. But, with competition fierce and with growth in the sector hard to c...


Katy Askew | 15 Jun 2012

Frozen pizza is a convenient meal with family appeal that offers good value for money. In the current economic environment, one could be forgiven for making the assumption that the pizza business would be booming. However, branded pizza manufacturers have, for the most part, witnessed declining sales over the past year. Katy Humphries reports.


just-food.com | 21 Jan 2011

Wal-Mart, as it often does, this week shook up the US grocery sector with its plans to make a swathe of its private-label products healthier. Elsewhere, speculation of changes within the food-ingredients space continued with Cargill named as a potential bidder for Tate & Lyle. And, a year since Kraft Foods succeeded in getting Cadbury's board to back its plans to buy the UK confectioner, the US group faced rumours that management at Green & Black's wanted to buy the organic chocolate business.


Dean Best | 15 Nov 2010

A message to our US readers: as you eat your lunch today, consider that, according to some estimates, one in three sandwiches made in the US will now be made with bread made by Grupo Bimbo.


Dean Best | 11 Nov 2010

In April, speaking to just-food after Emmi announced plans to buy Swiss cheese maker Fromalp, the dairy giant's CFO Reto Conrad hinted that the company would make more acquisitions in Europe this year.

Latest Interviews

Mini Pant Zachariah | 23 Mar 2018

German giant Dr Oetker is looking to grow the sales its business in India generates five-fold in just three years. Oliver Mirza, the managing director and chief executive, of Dr Oetker's business in the country spoke to just-food about the company's goal.

Latest News

just-food.com | 28 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Arla Foods' organic fruit yogurts debut roll out in Germany, a collaboration between Germany's Dr Oetker and UK-based Quorn in pizza, and Nestle introducing the Maggi noodles brand to yogurt dips in India, along with a new snack brand in the UK and Ireland.


Andy Coyne | 10 Sep 2018

German food group Dr Oetker has announced it is acquiring US cake decorating and baking brand Wilton.


Andy Coyne | 5 Sep 2018

German food group Dr Oetker has launched a frozen ready meals delivery service in its home market.


Andy Coyne | 13 Jul 2018

German food group Dr Oetker has taken over Egyptian bakery business Tag El Melouk.


Andy Coyne | 1 May 2018

German food group Dr Oetker is to create more than 100 jobs at a facility in Canada just four months after announcing it was shuttering a factory in the country.


just-food.com | 27 Apr 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.


Simon Harvey | 26 Feb 2018

Germany-based food conglomerate Dr Oetker is forming a 50-50 joint venture with Bavarian dairy producer Molkerei Gropper.


Andy Coyne | 20 Feb 2018

Germany-based food heavyweight Dr Oetker has acquired a minority stake in local cake maker InterNestor for an unspecified sum.


Simon Harvey | 30 Jan 2018

German food group Dr Oetker plans to close its leased pizza manufacturing plant in New Brunswick, Canada, due to a "challenging'' operating environment.


Dean Best | 5 Sep 2017

Dr Oetker, the Germany-based food group, has outlined changes to its executive board that will take effect from 1 November.


Katy Askew | 2 Jun 2017

German food group Dr Oetker is expanding its presence in the Mexican market, through the acquisition of baking company Grupo Rexal.


Helen Arnold | 18 May 2017

Germany-based food company Dr Oetker India has announced plans to make a move on the cereal market in India by manufacturing its own muesli products in the country.


John Shepherd | 26 Apr 2017

German food giant Dr Oetker has reported a "very respectable" performance for 2016 - a period that saw the company "make a number of strategically important moves for the future", despite "challenging conditions".


John Shepherd | 5 Apr 2017

Germany-based food group Dr Oetker has unveiled plans to expand the reach of the group's foodservice products in India and increase domestic sales from the category.


Dean Best | 13 Dec 2016

Dr Oetker, the Germany-based food group, is set to see Richard Oetker, who represents the Ristorante pizza owner on the executive team of holding company Dr August Oetker KG, step down from his role.


Dean Best | 29 Nov 2016

Dr Oetker is looking to grow its sales in India more than six-fold by 2020 on the back of the growth of categories in which the Germany-based food giant already operates in the country, range expansion and entering new sectors.


John Shepherd | 16 Nov 2016

Dr Oetker has launched its rebranded Ristorante pizza in the US under the new name Virtuoso.


Dean Best | 8 Feb 2016

Dr Oetker, the German food group, is setting up a new plant in India, where it has been looking to expand production for over five years.


Katy Askew | 28 Sep 2015

Dr. Oetker has announced plans to rebrand its McCain pizzas in Canada.


Dean Best | 5 Aug 2015

German food group Dr Oetker has settled its dispute over price with Real, one of a clutch of manufacturers to have struck agreements following clashes with the local retailer.


Dean Best | 17 Jul 2015

Fonterra this week announced plans to cut over 500 jobs as it adjusts to a slump in prices of dairy commodities, caused in part by falling demand in China. And Mead Johnson this week lowered its forecast for annual profits, with the slowdown in China's economy a factor.


Dean Best | 15 Jul 2015

German food group Dr Oetker is locked in a dispute over price with local retailer Real, which has resulted in some of the manufacturer's products no longer being on sale.


Katy Askew | 1 May 2015

Mondelez International reported on its first-quarter results this week (1 May) and the group was eager to emphasise its performance in China, which was stronger than many multinational peers. Nestle is a company facing its own challenges in China and we analysed how the appointment of CFO Wan Ling Martello to head up its Asia unit can boost the group's outlook in the market. Elsewhere, we spoke to Gardein founder and CEO Yves Potvin as well as learning about Muller Wiseman's plans to launch a liquid milk brand in the UK. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.



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