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World Confectionery Group launches takeover bid for Spanish chocolate maker Natra

3 Jan 2019

Natra, the Spanish confectionery business, is the subject of a takeover bid from a European investment firm.

Earnings summary - George Weston food division results hit by FX, restructuring; Pinnacle Foods profits underpinned by tax reform; Land O'Lakes "record'' profits; Hostess Brands hails "strong finish" to 2017

2 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.

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.

Spain chocolate firm Natra books Q1 loss

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.

Natra names Dominique Luna new CEO

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.

Natra books loss on restructuring costs

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.

Natra CEO Juan Dionis Trenor resigns for "personal reasons"

26 Jan 2017

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

Natra sees 9m growth thanks to industrial unit 

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. 

Natra profitability improves on lower costs 

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. 

Natra names Antonio Obieta new chairman

6 Sep 2016

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

Natra returns to profit on lower costs

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. 

Sustainability Watch: UTZ explains why scale key to progress

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.

EMEA recovery aids Natra turnaround

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.

SPAIN: Cocoa price drives Q1 loss at chocolate firm Natra

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.

SPAIN: Natra cuts stake in Natraceutical subsidiary

18 Mar 2014

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

just-food's review of 2013: supply chains and sustainbility

6 Jan 2014

Perhaps the biggest story of the year, with the widest impact on the sector, was the horsemeat contamination saga. However, it was ironic the scandal should occur when food companies are placing increased scrutiny on the sustainability of their supply chains. And this year has seen some notable developments as food companies have sought collectively or individually to address sustainability issues in their supply chains.

SPAIN: Natra to launch Tiger Nut chocolate in South Africa

20 Sep 2013

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

SPAIN: Natra profits rise on refinancing

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.

SPAIN: Mixed results at chocolate firm Natra

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.

SPAIN: Chocolate firm Natra reports Q1 operating profit jump

4 May 2012

Spanish chocolate group Natra has pointed to improved efficiency in parts of the business as it reported an increase in first-quarter underlying profit.

SPAIN: Chocolate firm Natra back in the black

1 Mar 2012

Spanish chocolate group Natra revealed that it returned to profitability in 2011 thanks to a significant one-off gain and a near-5% increase in turnover.

SPAIN: Natra insists consumer chocolate margins will improve

12 May 2011

Chocolate and cocoa products maker Natra has insisted it expects margins from its key business-to-consumer arm to improve during 2011 after rising input costs hit profits during the first quarter of the year.

FRANCE: Natra shelves plans for new French chocolate plant

5 Oct 2010

Spanish chocolate maker Natra has shelved plans to transfer its French production from a plant in St Etienne to a new facility in the city.

SPAIN: Natra Q1 losses narrow

14 May 2010

Natra has reported narrowing first-quarter losses as lower financial costs and an improved performance from its chocolate and natraceuticals businesses provided a boost.

SWITZ/SPAIN: Barry, Natra fail to strike deal

9 Sep 2009

The planned sale of Barry Callebaut's European consumer chocolate business to Spanish group Natra has fallen through, the Swiss chocolate maker said today (9 September).

SPAIN: Natra publishes capital increase prospectus

26 Jun 2009

Spanish private-label chocolate specialist Natra has filed a prospectus with the Spanish Stock Market Regulation Authorities (CNMV) for its planned capital increase of EUR40.5m (US$57m).

SPAIN: Natra plans share issue

12 Jun 2009

Private-label chocolate manufacturer Natra is to issue over EUR42m (US$59m) in shares to fund investment and cut debt.

UPDATE: SWITZ: Eurogran buy “fits” Callebaut strategy

4 Jun 2009

Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut said it acquisition of Eurogran is in line with its strategy to focus on its core business.

SPAIN: Natra ditches plans to halve Natraceutical stake

3 Jun 2009

Spanish food company Natra said it has scrapped its plan to halve its stake in affiliate Natraceutical to 25%.

SWITZ/SPAIN: Callebaut sticks to Natra timetable

13 May 2009

Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut insisted today (13 May) its plan to sell its consumer chocolate division to Spain's Natra remains on track.


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