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UK meat firms press for decisive action on post-Brexit trading

9 Dec 2020

Some of the UK's largest meat businesses are urging the UK government to take action in relation to post-Brexit trading.

Ireland's Dawn Meats takes full control of Dunbia JV in UK

29 Jul 2020

Ireland's Dawn Meats has taken full control of the UK joint venture it established with a Northern Ireland-based peer in 2017.

Dunbia, Dawn Meats UK merger green-lighted

2 Oct 2017

Regulators have given the all-clear to a deal that will see the coming together of assets owned by Northern Ireland meat processing giant Dunbia and Republic of Ireland-based Dawn Meats.

UK competition watchdog starts Dawn Meats, Dunbia merger enquiry

10 Aug 2017

A potential joint venture between Northern Ireland's Dunbia meat group and Dawn Meats in the Republic of Ireland is under the scrutiny of the UK government's competition watchdog, which today (10 August) started a merger enquiry.

Dunbia forms venture with Dawn Meats ahead of Brexit "uncertainty"

24 May 2017

Northern Ireland meat group Dunbia said today (24 May) it had agreed to establish a majority-owned joint venture with peer Dawn Meats, based across the border in the Republic of Ireland, to comprise the UK operations of both firms.

Dawn Meats stays mum on Dunbia bid "speculation"

15 Mar 2017

Ireland-based processor Dawn Meats has declined to comment on reports it is considering a takeover offer for fellow meat group Dunbia, which is based across the border in Northern Ireland.

Dawn Meats 'mulling bid for Dunbia'

14 Mar 2017

Dawn Meats, the Ireland-based processor, is reportedly weighing up a takeover offer for fellow meat group Dunbia, based across the border in Northern Ireland.

Cranswick buys Dunbia pork unit

16 Nov 2016

UK meat group Cranswick has announced the acquisition of pork processing assets owned by Northern Ireland-based meat group Dunbia. 

Dunbia says 2 Sisters Food Group "process ongoing"

17 Aug 2016

Meat processing group Dunbia has played down reports talks over a possible deal with the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group have stalled.

2 Sisters rejects claims of Dunbia talks

7 Apr 2016

2 Sisters Food Group has rejected a newspaper report the UK company had confirmed it is in talks over a deal with meat processor Dunbia.

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.

JBS brushes off link to UK meat group Dunbia

25 Jan 2016

JBS has dismissed a report linking the Brazil-based meat giant to a move for UK processor Dunbia.

Dunbia posts profit jump, continues to weigh options for business

6 Jan 2016

Full year profits at meat processor Dunbia have jumped, boosted by new production facilities, as owners continue to weigh up options for the business.

Food industry quotes of the week - Fonterra, Lotus Bakeries, Dunbia

18 Dec 2015

This week Fonterra announced it was selling its yoghurt and dairy business in Australia to Parmalat, Chinese fruit groups Golden Wing Mau and Joyvio announced a merger and UK meat group Dunbia confirmed it was mulling options for the business. Belgium's Lotus Bakeries bought UK snacks group Urban Fresh Foods, its second deal in the country in four months and, looking to next year, we analysed the prospects for the BRIC markets in 2016. Here is the week in quotes.

Food industry news of the week - Bear snacks takeover, Fonterra sells yoghurt unit, General Mills' new forecasts

18 Dec 2015

Belgium's Lotus Bakeries this week struck its second piece acquisition in the UK in four months, with a deal to buy Bear snacks owner Urban Fresh Foods. Our M&A pages also included news Fonterra is selling its Australian yoghurt business to Lactalis's Parmalat and Ornua is offloading US distribution asset DPI. Elsewhere, the Russian central bank said domestic producers had, in most categories, failed to meet the shortfall in production from Moscow's import restrictions on the west.

Meat group Dunbia weighing up options

15 Dec 2015

Dunbia, the UK-based meat processor, is mulling how to "maximise the potential" of the company after attracting interest in the business.

UPDATE: Karro, Dunbia gear up for China pork exports from Northern Ireland

1 Dec 2015

UK processors Karro Food Group and Dunbia have said they are gearing up to start exports of pork products to China.

Northern Ireland cleared for pork exports to China

1 Dec 2015

Northern Ireland pork producers have been provisionally been given the green light to ship to China.

Dunbia, Shannon Meats JV eyes Benelux, Germany

7 May 2015

Irish meat processor Dunbia has announced a joint venture agreement with Dutch beef supplier Shannon Meats to work in the Benelux markets and, in future, Germany.

UK meat group Dunbia invests to back exports

27 Mar 2015

UK meat processor Dunbia is investing in a new boning hall and in production in Northern Ireland to support its export business.

UK: Meat giant Dunbia plans expansion

20 Dec 2013

UK meat giant Dunbia is to spend GBP7.5m (US$12.3m) on a new beef processing site in Wales to service a contract with Sainsbury's.

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