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Ben Cooper | 13 May 2015

Last year was record-breaking for the UTZ sustainable farming programme and certification scheme. Being able to provide companies with a scalable way to source certified sustainable commodities has been critical to its progress, as UTZ markets director Daan de Vries explained to Ben Cooper.

Dean Best | 10 Feb 2014

Spain-based chocolate supplier Natra generates the bulk of its business through supplying own-label products to retailers. However, the company is looking to significantly increase its work with brand-owners, as EMEA sales director Ferran Infante told Dean Best at the ISM confectionery trade show last month.

Latest News | 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.

Helen Arnold | 15 May 2017

Spanish private-label chocolate manufacturer and cocoa supplier Natra swung to a loss of EUR2m in the first quarter of the year, with its EBITDA lower and sales flat.

Dean Best | 8 Mar 2017

Natra, the Spain-based confectioner, has hired Dominique Luna Tuleda, an executive at European soft drins group Refresco, as its new CEO.

John Shepherd | 7 Mar 2017

Spain-based confectioner Natra has booked a loss of EUR12.2m (US$13m) for 2016 compared to a profit of EUR4.5m in 2015 as a result of impairments, financial items and lower sales.

John Shepherd | 26 Jan 2017

The CEO of Spain-based confectioner Natra, Juan Dionis Trenor, has resigned for personal reasons, the company has announced.

Katy Askew | 18 Nov 2016

Natra has shrugged off a decline in sales at its consumer-facing business and booked higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year thanks to a strong performance from the Spain-based confectioner's industrial unit. 

Katy Askew | 27 Sep 2016

Spanish chocolate group Natra reported that operating profit rose by almost one-third in the first six months of the year thanks to lower production costs and operating expenses. 

Dean Best | 6 Sep 2016

Natra, the Spain-based chocolate maker, has appointed Antonio Obieta Vilallonga as the new chairman of its board of directors.

Katy Askew | 23 Jun 2016

Spanish private-label chocolate group Natra revealed this morning (22 June) it returned to profit in the first quarter of this year on stable sales and lower operating costs. 

Katy Askew | 5 Nov 2014

A stronger performance from its Europe, Middle East and Asia business enabled Spanish chocolate maker Natra slow its losses in the third quarter, with higher sales helping to offset increased input costs.

Dean Best | 29 Apr 2014

Spain-based chocolate supplier Natra has reported a first-quarter loss of EUR2.3m, with the company pointing to rising cocoa prices.

Katy Askew | 18 Mar 2014

Spanish chocolate group Natra has reduced its stake in natraceuticals subsidiary Natraceutical to less than 50%.

Dean Best | 3 Feb 2014

Justin King announcing he was checking out of Sainsbury's after a decade in charge of the UK grocer led this week's industry headlines. Staying in the UK, Premier Foods sold control of its bread arm to US private-equity firm Gores Group, while Chobani vowed to go to the country's Supreme Court after another negative ruling in its labelling battle with Fage. And just-food filed reports both from India's annual Food and Grocery Forum and the global confectionery trade show ISM in Germany.

Dean Best | 3 Feb 2014

Sainsbury's ebullient boss Justin King this week announced his decision to quit after a decade in charge of the UK grocer. Premier Foods ceded control of its bread arm, although some in the City believe more action is needed to improve the UK group's balance sheet. And Chobani refuses to throw in the towel in its UK legal battle with Total yoghurt owner Fage.

Dean Best | 28 Jan 2014

Spain-based chocolate group Natra is eyeing a jump in UK sales after opening a dedicated office for the country in London.

Katy Askew | 30 Oct 2013

Spanish chocolate group Natra warned that a "sudden rise" in cocoa prices has hit margins when it delivered its third-quarter results today (30 October).

Dean Best | 20 Sep 2013

Spain-based chocolate manufacturer Natra is to launch its Tiger Nut brand in South Africa.

Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2013

Spanish chocolate and natraceuticals firm Natra has booked an increase in first-half earnings, boosted by a focus on cost savings.

Michelle Russell | 23 Jul 2013

Spanish chocolate and natraceuticals firm Natra has expanded its range of Belgian truffles with a product it hopes will appeal to the Asian market.

Dean Best | 8 Jul 2013

The story of the week centred around China's probe into the alleged fixing of infant formula prices in China, an investigation that has taken in the likes of Nestle and Danone. Elsewhere, consumer goods giant PZ Cussons has decided to move further into food with its acquisition of Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden. And our latest executive interviews included Australian free-from business Freedom Foods Group and UK baker Finsbury Food Group.

Michelle Russell | 4 Jul 2013

Spanish chocolate and natraceuticals firm Natra has expanded its product line with the launch of a chocolate spread containing stevia.

Michelle Russell | 20 May 2013

Spanish chocolate and natraceuticals firm Natra is to set up chocolate production in Canada in a bid to double sales in North America over the next three years.

Michelle Russell | 16 May 2013

Spanish chocolate and natraceuticals firm Natra has committed to sourcing 100% certified cocoa by 2020.

Katy Askew | 30 Apr 2013

Spanish chocolate and natraceuticals firm Natra has booked an increase in first-quarter profits, boosted by sales gains and lower financial costs.

Dean Best | 15 Apr 2013

3G Capital, the private-equity firm soon to own Heinz, last week turned to another investment - Burger King - for the US food giant's new CEO. In the UK, R&R Ice Cream, Europe's largest own-label ice cream supplier bought a local rival it said would boost its branded stable. Europe was shook by more horsemeat revelations. Meanwhile, we interviewed Sainsbury's on multichannel, Canada's Dare Foods and took a look at the possible suitors for Burton's Biscuit Co.

Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2013

Spanish chocolate group Natra has opened a commercial office in Hong Kong as part of its strategic plan to increase its presence in the Asia-Pacific markets.

Michelle Russell | 28 Feb 2013

Spanish chocolate group Natra has recorded a drop in full-year net profit, hurt by a gain recorded by its Natraceutical division last year, but saw its operating income increase.

Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 2012

Spanish chocolate group Natra has returned to profitability in the first nine months of the year.

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