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World Confectionery Group's Natra takeover bid gets 90% backing

19 Jul 2019

Investors holding more than 90% of the shares in Natra have backed the takeover bid for the Spain-based chocolate supplier.

Natra bidder outlines plan for chocolate maker

26 Jun 2019

The prospective new owners of Natra have given an indication of its plans for the Spain-based supplier of private-label chocolate products.

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%.

Confectionery: Interview: ISM 2014: A-brands central to Natra's growth plans

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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

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.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

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.

ISM 2014: Chocolate group Natra eyes UK growth

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.

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 warns on cocoa costs as margins squeezed

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).

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 H1 earnings climb

28 Aug 2013

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

SPAIN: Natra has eye on Asia with truffle launch

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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

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.

SPAIN: Natra launches stevia-sweetened chocolate spread

4 Jul 2013

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

SPAIN: Chocolate group Natra to manufacture in Canada

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.

SPAIN: Natra pledges 100% certified cocoa sourcing

16 May 2013

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



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