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New products – General Mills takes Pillsbury into ready-to-eat cookies; Russia's Cherkizovo in meat snack launch; Kind's frozen breakfast Smoothie Bowls 

11 Mar 2021

This week's selection of new products includes goat-milk variants of Hochdorf's Bimbosan infant nutrition range and Kraft Heinz unveiling desserts.

Hochdorf completes asset disposals with sale of German cooking oil business

22 Dec 2020

Switzerland's Hochdorf has sold off another asset in Germany, thereby completing disposals that fall outside of its core business of infant formula and dairy ingredients.

Hochdorf consolidates Bimbosan infant-formula production into former ingredients site

23 Sep 2020

Hochdorf is consolidating infant-formula production in Switzerland, with plans to sell what will become a redundant site.

Hochdorf names Danone executive Geza Somogyi new COO

25 Jun 2020

Switzerland-based infant-formula supplier Hochdorf has appointed an executive from Danone as its new COO.

Hochdorf appoints Nanette Haubensak as new finance chief to replace Juergen Brandt

26 May 2020

Hochdorf has appointed a new finance chief to replace Jürgen Brandt, who will leave the business following a handover period.

Hochdorf to "liquidate" ill-fitting subsidiaries

6 May 2020

Hochdorf plans to terminate a number of subsidiaries that do not fit with the Swiss firm's newly-launched strategy to focus on infant formula and dairy ingredients.

Hochdorf refocusing continues with factory disposal

26 Feb 2020

Swiss group Hochdorf, reshaping its business to focus on baby food and dairy ingredients, is selling its stake in a factory in Germany.

Hochdorf announces board shake-up

18 Feb 2020

Loss-making Swiss dairy and infant-formula group Hochdorf has revealed its board of directors is to be recomposed at the next annual general meeting.

Hochdorf sells Pharmalys share holding

9 Dec 2019

Swiss dairy and infant-formula maker Hochdorf has sold its stake in Pharmalys following a business review launched in May.

Hochdorf brings in new CFO Jurgen Brandt as Marcel Gavillet moves to other role

15 Nov 2019

Hochdorf has brought in a new finance chief of the under-pressure Swiss dairy and infant-formula producer, with existing CFO Marcel Gavillet to move to another role.

Further woe for Hochdorf as senior executive Frank Hoogland quits

1 Oct 2019

Embattled Swiss dairy and infant formula group Hochdorf has suffered another blow with the news a senior executive is quitting the company.

Hochdorf interim CEO takes charge of troubled Pharmalys arm

27 Aug 2019

Swiss dairy and infant formula group Hochdorf has made a move to shore up its troubled subsidiary Pharmalys Laboratories.

Hochdorf warns it is "in the grip of a serious crisis"

20 Aug 2019

Swiss dairy and infant formula group Hochdorf has updated the market on its turnaround plans following the release of poor half-year results.

Hochdorf to focus on infant formula but mulls options for Pharmalys JV

8 Jul 2019

Hochdorf said it plans to focus its operations on the baby food market after the Swiss infant formula and dairy producer launched a business review in May.

Hochdorf launches business review amid warning on first-half outlook

13 May 2019

Hochdorf has launched an assessment of its business strategy as the Swiss infant-formula maker faces challenges in integrating recently-acquired subsidiaries.

Investor nominee Bernhard Merki named Hochdorf chairman

15 Apr 2019

Bernhard Merki has been elected as the board chairman of Hochdorf, the favoured candidate put forward by one of the Swiss food firm's largest shareholders.

Hochdorf rejects board proposals to chagrin of investor ZMP

14 Mar 2019

Hochdorf is proposing the re-election of five board members ahead of next month's annual general meeting to the chagrin of one of its largest shareholders.

Hochdorf lowers guidance for second time in four months

10 Dec 2018

Switzerland-based dairy ingredients and infant-formula supplier Hochdorf has once again revised key financial forecasts.

Switzerland's Hochdorf takes control of local milk distributor Thur Milch Ring

21 Nov 2018

Switzerland-based dairy ingredients and infant-formula supplier Hochdorf has upped its investment in a local milk distribution company, giving it a controlling interest.

Hochdorf lowers guidance following new production line delays

30 Aug 2018

Switzerland-based dairy ingredients and infant-formula supplier Hochdorf has downgraded its forecast for the second half of the year.

Hochdorf sells plant in Lithuania

19 Jun 2018

Switzerland-based dairy ingredients and infant-formula supplier Hochdorf has offloaded a milk-protein plant in Lithuania.

Hochdorf to buy Swiss baby food peer Bimbosan

24 May 2018

Swiss dairy and infant formula supplier Hochdorf is to acquire peer Bimbosan, which specialises in nutritional food for children.

Earnings summary - France's LDC sees FY sales rise; Lamb Weston reports 9M income hike; Hochdorf expects "transitional" 2018 after M&A-fuelled 2017; Mixed fortunes for Century Pacific in a "challenging" 2017

6 Apr 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.

Food companies set to benefit as China loosens belt on import tariffs

24 Nov 2017

China is to reduce tariffs on consumer goods, including food and infant formula, the country's Ministry of Finance has announced.

Hochdorf buys Snapz owner Zifru

1 Nov 2017

Swiss dairy and infant formula supplier Hochdorf has acquired German dried fruits and vegetable firm Zifru Trockenprodukte and its Snapz organic snacks brand for an undisclosed sum.

Hochdorf H1 profits up, trims FY sales target

17 Aug 2017

Hochdorf today (17 August) reported M&A-driven improvement in half-year sales and profits - but the Switzerland-based dairy and infant formula supplier lowered its target for annual sales amid pressure on volumes in the first half and on the prospect of "demanding" trading conditions.

Hochdorf elects Dr Daniel Suter as chairman

9 May 2017

Swiss dairy and infant nutrition group Hochdorf has elected Dr Daniel Suter as its new chairman.

Hochdorf 2016 sales flat amid low milk prices

26 Jan 2017

Swiss dairy and infant nutrition group Hochdorf said today (26 January) it maintained its level of sales in 2016 in line with the prior year's performance "despite difficult market and milk price conditions".

Hochdorf to expand "premium baby food" production

25 Nov 2016

Swiss dairy and infant nutrition group Hochdorf has confirmed plans to invest CHF90m (US$88.5m) in a major expansion of its site in the town of Sulgen for the production of "premium baby food".

Hochdorf expands in Africa with Pharmalys acquisition

25 Oct 2016

Swiss dairy and infant nutrition group Hochdorf has signed a contract to acquire a controlling stake in local African formula manufacturer Pharmalys Laboratories.


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