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HKScan new operating model to go live in January

5 Dec 2019

Finnish meat processor HKScan has announced the launch date for the new group-wide operating model which is part of its turnaround programme.

HKScan joins with Hes-Pro to develop plant-based protein products

20 Nov 2019

Nordic meat processor HKScan is teaming up with a local food firm to develop plant-based protein products.  

HKScan CEO Tero Hemmila on managing the Nordic meat group’s turnaround programme while looking for growth – the just-food interview

13 Nov 2019

After years of sales pressure, Nordic meat group HKScan is looking to bounce back. CEO Tero Hemmilä discusses how.

HKScan reveals new strategy centred on profitability and versatility

6 Nov 2019

Nordic meat processor HKScan said today (6 November) its board has approved a new strategy focused on improving profitability. 

HKScan flags possibility of more job losses under restructuring exercise

22 Oct 2019

HKScan is initiating statutory negotiations with employees under the Finnish meat processor's previously announced restructuring exercise.

Apetit announces Esa Maki to replace Juha Vanhainen as CEO

31 May 2019

Apetit, the Finland-based vegetable products supplier, has revealed the replacement for its chief executive officer Juha Vanhainen who will step down from the role on 31 August.

HKScan plans to raise additional capital as job loss numbers confirmed

8 May 2019

Finnish meat processor HKScan plans to issue additional shares to strengthen its financial position after confirming the number of previously flagged job losses.  

HKScan announces leadership changes as Finland job loss numbers confirmed

3 Apr 2019

Finnish meat processor HKScan has announced a new management team as part of its restructuring plans and confirmed job loss numbers in its home market.

Hundreds of job losses announced as HKScan aims to "improve cost efficiency"

6 Feb 2019

Finnish meat processor HKScan has revealed plans to "improve its competitiveness in all its markets" after a disappointing set of fourth-quarter results.

HKScan deepens China ties with Alibaba deal

28 Jan 2019

Finnish meat processor HKScan's plan to expand in China has been boosted by a new agreement with a retailer there.

New products - Symington's takes Mug Shot into soups; Mars Milk Snacks chilled desserts roll out; Hershey's puts namesake bar with Reese's candy; HKScan launches Kariniemen poultry products

12 Oct 2018

This week's most eye-catching product news features sweet gyoza in the UK, a range of Sara Lee frozen desserts in Australia, a "super-hot" lifrom Seabrook Crisps, and meat-free meals from Pinnacle Foods' Gardein.

HKScan confirms 165 lay-offs in cost-savings drive

10 Oct 2018

Nordic meat processor HKScan is to cut 165 staff as part of a review to realise cost savings and return the business to profit. 

Loss-making HKScan hopes to realise EUR40m in savings under efficiency drive

19 Jul 2018

Loss-making Nordic meat processor HKScan is targeting savings of EUR40m (US$46.5m) to be realised in 2020 under its previously-announced rationalisation programme to improve efficiencies and return the business to profit.

HKScan job losses loom amid production review in Finland

25 Jun 2018

Nordic meat processor HKScan is reviewing its production operations in Finland with the potential loss of 211 jobs under what it says is a rationalisation programme to boost profits.

Industrial dispute sees workers walk out at HKScan facility

15 Jun 2018

Nordic meat processor HKScan has become embroiled in an industrial dispute, with 34 employees at one of its Finnish facilities downing tools.

HKScan invests in pig plant in Sweden as part of China export push

4 Jun 2018

Nordic meat processor HKScan is investing almost EUR7m (US$8.2m) in its Kristianstad pig slaughterhouse in Sweden. 

HKScan to start exports to China after JV agreed

27 Feb 2018

HKScan is to start exporting to China following the establishment of a joint venture with a local food business.

Earnings summary - Lotus Bakeries posts "record'' 2017; Pioneer Food turnover drops on commodity prices; Fraser and Neave dairy gains crimped by drinks; Savencia FY sales up on higher prices

9 Feb 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.

Earnings summary - ABF sees FY grocery margin improvement; Bakkavor expects 4.6% uptick in revenues; HKScan predicts EBIT loss

18 Jan 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.

HKScan appoints Mikko Forsell as its new CFO

2 Jan 2018

Nordic food group HKScan has appointed a new CFO in the shape of Mikko Forsell.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

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.

HKScan to expand meals offering after investing in Estonian unit

14 Dec 2017

HKScan, the Nordic food company, has announced plans to invest in the group's Rakvere unit in Estonia which will allow it to launch new products.

Finnish meat processor HKScan expects full-year operating loss

31 Oct 2017

Finish meat processor HKScan revised its full-year forecast for its underlying operating profitability due to higher costs associated with the ramp up of production at a new poultry unit.

HKScan earnings fall on Sweden, Finland

19 Jul 2017

HKScan, the Finnish meat processor, booked lower earnings for the first half of the year on the back of declining sales and margins.

HKScan warns full-year profits to fall

12 Jul 2017

Embattled European meat group HKScan issued a profit warning this morning (12 July) as weakness in Sweden and Finland hit the firm's outlook.

Finnish meat group HKScan confirms job cuts

3 May 2017

HKScan said today (3 May) 160 jobs will be cut from the business after carrying out a review of its operations to try to improve the Finland-based meat supplier's performance.

HKScan holds 2017 targets despite Q1 sales slide

3 May 2017

HKScan, the Finland-based meat group, today (3 May) reported a first-quarter loss - albeit lower than a year earlier - amid a 4% decline in sales.

HKScan plans shake-up and job cuts after "weak" full-year performance

8 Feb 2017

Meat processor HKScan today (8 February) announced plans for job cuts and a review of the group's operating model to "improve profitability and competitiveness" after a "weak" performance led to a sharp drop in operating profit for 2016.

HKScan expands in beef with buy-out of local firm Paimion

20 Jan 2017

Finnish meat processor HKScan is expanding in the domestic beef market through the acquisition of full ownership of Paimion Teurastamo. 

HKScan streamlining Finnish operations

17 Jan 2017

HKScan is looking to streamline operations at two of its Finnish plants, Forossa and Outokumpu, in a move that will lead to job cuts. 

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