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2017 - the year in food industry M&A

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector du...

Seachill a good catch for UK meat firm Hilton

Hilton Food Group's acquisition of Seachill, announced last week, confirmed the UK meat processor's interest in the local seafood group, whi...


Dean Best | 9 Sep 2014

Shares in Hilton Food Group, the UK meat supplier, took a hit today (9 September) after the company issued a note of caution about its near-term outlook. However, in the main, City analysts believe in Hilton's fundamentals.


Katy Askew | 10 Jan 2014

Hilton Food Group today (10 January) confirmed its full-year performance is "in-line" with expectations following a fiscal year that positions the UK meat group for future growth through new business wins and geographical expansion.


Michelle Russell | 5 Mar 2013

Nearly two months into the horsemeat scandal that has rocked the food industry, UK figures highlighting a sales slowdown in ready meals raise the question of whether this is a temporary blip or a long-term structural decline.


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

Dean Best | 9 Apr 2017

Hilton Food Group, the UK-based meat packer, has built what one firm of City brokers describes as "a high-quality business" through international expansion and, in most of its markets, supplying only one customer. Dean Best spoke to Hilton CEO Robert Watson and CFO Nigel Majewski after the company reported a year of rising annual sales and earnings to discuss their strategy for the business and its plans for further growth.

Latest News

Dean Best | 29 Mar 2018

The UK's Hilton Food Group is looking to build on its acquisition last year of domestic seafood business Seachill and use its new asset to secure deals to supply fish to its retail customers overseas, CEO Robert Watson has told just-food.


just-food.com | 29 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Andy Coyne | 26 Feb 2018

UK meat packing business Hilton Food Group has restructured its agreement with Australia's largest grocer, Woolworths, and will take over the running of two of the retailer's plants.


Andy Coyne | 18 Dec 2017

The Saucy Fish Co. has expanded its reach into France and Denmark after securing listings with retailers in those countries.


Andy Coyne | 8 Nov 2017

UK meatpacker Hilton Food Group has said its performance over the last four months has been in line with board expectations.


Andy Coyne | 18 Oct 2017

Hilton Food Group, the UK meatpacking company which supplies major retailers, has made a lateral acquisition by buying seafood business Icelandic Food Group, which trades as Seachill, for GBP80.8m (US$106.3m).


Andy Coyne | 16 Oct 2017

UK meat packing business Hilton Food Group is to build a plant in New Zealand in its latest project with Woolworths, Australia's largest grocer.


Dean Best | 21 Sep 2017

More than 20 of Tesco's "largest food suppliers" are to publish data on the food waste from their own operations, the retail giant has announced.


Andy Coyne | 12 Sep 2017

UK meat packing business Hilton Food Group has indicated that it would be keen to team up with major retailers in new markets on the back of the success of existing partnerships.


Andy Coyne | 12 Sep 2017

UK meat packing business Hilton Food Group has recorded an increase in both revenue and operating profit in its half year results.


Andy Coyne | 24 Aug 2017

Hilton Food Group, the UK retail meat packing business, has signed a long-term supply agreement with Tesco to produce fresh food for the UK retailer's operations in central Europe.


Dean Best | 2 Aug 2017

UK meat processor Hilton Food Group is in negotiations with The Icelandic Group to buy its local seafood business Icelandic Seachill.


Katy Askew | 20 Jul 2017

UK meat packer Hilton Food Group reported higher first-half sales thanks to increased volumes and currency exchange headwinds.


Dean Best | 24 May 2017

UK meat processor Hilton Food Group has acquired a 50% stake in Foods Connected, a local software firm that claims to help companies in the food sector become more efficient and reduce costs.


Katy Askew | 30 Mar 2017

Hilton Food Group, the UK meat packer, this morning (30 March) booked higher annual sales and earnings.


Katy Askew | 12 Jan 2017

UK meat packer Hilton Food Group said today (12 January) that its full-year performance came in "slightly ahead" of the board's expectations. 


Katy Askew | 4 Jan 2017

UK meat packer Hilton Food Group has extended its cooperation with Portugese retailer Sonae Modelo Continente through the formation of a joint venture that will supply packaged meat to the group's supermarkets in the country. 


Katy Askew | 6 Dec 2016

UK-based meat processor Hilton Food Group has announced plans to expand its capacity in Australia with the opening of a new meat processing facility in Queensland. 


Katy Askew | 3 Nov 2016

Hilton Food Group today (3 November) reported growth in local turnover in most of the UK meat packer's markets.


Katy Askew | 13 Sep 2016

UK-based meat processor Hilton Food Group plans to extend the roll out of its new pizza products to additional European markets. 


Katy Askew | 13 Sep 2016

Hilton Food Group, a specialist meat company operating in Europe and Australia, reported a more than one-quarter increase in operating profit this morning (13 September), benefiting from higher sales volumes. 


Helen Arnold | 21 Jul 2016

UK-based specialist meat-packing business Hilton Food Group reports it has "made good progress in line with expectations" in a number of its markets, in the second quarter of the year.


Katy Askew | 6 Jul 2016

UK meat processor Hilton Food Group has entered into a cooperation agreement with Portuguese retailer Modelo Continente Hipermercados ("Sonae"). 



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