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Covid-19 and the food industry in 2021 – daily updates, Wednesday 10 March (free to read)

10 Mar 2021

As we enter 2021, just-food continues to provide daily updates on how Covid-19 is still affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market taking shape.

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

5 Mar 2021

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

Two Hilton workers die from Covid after outbreak at UK seafood plant

3 Mar 2021

A number of employees of UK-based Hilton Food Group have died after contracting Covid-19, it has been revealed.

Food groups urge UK government to do more to save tropical forests

5 Oct 2020

Major food groups have joined forces with large UK retailers and agri-food businesses to urge the country's government to do more to help tackle a key environmental problem.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Hilton Food Group "well-placed" to weather recession, Covid-19 escalation

17 Sep 2020

Hilton Food Group said it is well-placed to weather the escalation in the coronavirus crisis and a possible recession.

UK meat, retail sectors sign up to initiative to halve waste and cut emissions

8 Jul 2020

UK meat processors, retailers and trade bodies have signed up to a new initiative to combat food waste and emissions.

UK meat packer Hilton Food Group to enter Belgium

7 Apr 2020

Hilton Food Group, the UK-based meat processor, is to add to its roster of markets in continental Europe.

Hilton Food Group results delayed but all facilities remain open

25 Mar 2020

UK-based Hilton Food Group is unable to publish its annual results as planned because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Seachill MD Simon Smith named new Young's Seafood CEO

24 Jul 2019

UK-based Young's Seafood has recruited the managing director of a local peer as its new CEO, it has announced.

Hilton Food Group to use Seachill expertise to aid seafood push in New Zealand 

21 May 2019

UK meat packer Hilton Food Group is planning to sell non-meat products in New Zealand, using the experience of a subsidiary business.

Hilton Food Group hails Seachill, weighs up Dalco Food push

27 Mar 2019

UK-based meat, vegetarian and seafood products supplier Hilton Food Group has hailed the performance of one recently-acquired asset and is weighing up the next steps for another.

Hilton Food Group to buy sous-vide manufacturer HFR Food Solutions

8 Feb 2019

Hilton Food Group, the UK-based meat and seafood supplier, is set to add again to its operations through M&A.

October matches 2018 high for food M&A - data

2 Nov 2018

As food companies look to M&A to gain an edge, just-food's index of deals in the international packaged food sector outlines the volume of deals being announced each month.

UK meat group Hilton invests in Dutch veggie firm Dalco Food

18 Oct 2018

Hilton Food Group, the UK-based meat processor, has become the latest company in the sector to invest in a vegetarian business.

Seachill growth leads to new jobs at UK site

21 Sep 2018

UK-based seafood business Seachill, a subsidiary of food manufacturer Hilton Food Group, is creating 120 jobs at its plant in the north-east fishing town of Grimsby.

Executive shake-up sees Philip Heffer named new Hilton Food Group CEO

23 May 2018

UK meatpacking and seafood processor Hilton Food Group has carried out an extensive executive re-shuffling exercise that sees chief operating officer Philip Heffer become CEO.

Hilton Food Group eyes international fish expansion

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.

Earnings summary - Nestle lowers annual sales figures in earnings restatement; JBS FY profits more than double even as sales falter; 2017 a mixed bag for Vion; Avangardco sales hit by bird flu but annual loss narrows

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.

Hilton Food Group to run Woolworths plants in Australia as part of new deal

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.

Hilton Foods Group's The Saucy Fish Co. enters new European markets

18 Dec 2017

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

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.

Hilton Food Group making "good progress" despite European market challenges

8 Nov 2017

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

Seachill seen as good catch for UK meatpacker Hilton - analysis

23 Oct 2017

Hilton Food Group's acquisition of Seachill, announced last week, confirmed the UK meat processor's interest in the local seafood group, which raised a few eyebrows in the industry when a deal was first mooted back in August. Andy Coyne analyses why Hilton has moved for the owner of The Saucy Fish Co. and diversified into a new sector.

UK meatpacker Hilton moves into seafood with acquisition of Seachill

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).

UK meat packer Hilton Food Group signs NZ deal

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.

Suppliers to Tesco to issue data on food waste

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.

Hilton Food Group eyes further international expansion

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.

Strong growth in Western Europe and Australia boosts UK's Hilton Food Group

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.

Hilton Food Group to build Polish fresh food factory following Tesco deal

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.



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