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just-food.com | 22 Nov 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.


Simon Harvey | 28 Jul 2017

The disinvestment of Podravka's beverage business continued to weigh on the Croatian food producer's financial results in the first half of the year.


Dean Best | 1 May 2017

Podravka saw its profits slide 70% in the first quarter of the year, with the Croatia-based food and drinks group citing a range of factors, including the financial pressure on regional retailer Agrokor.


Dean Best | 24 Apr 2017

Croatian food business Podravka has struck a deal with Arabian Supplies for the Qatari distributor to handle its products in the country.


Dean Best | 2 Mar 2017

Podravka has named Marin Pucar, a former executive at the Croatia-based food group, to the role of president of its management board.


Katy Askew | 21 Feb 2017

Podravka, the Croatia-based consumer goods group, had revealed an aim to "double" its revenue by 2021 as it booked higher sales and earnings for 2016.


Dean Best | 16 Feb 2017

Croatia-based food group Podravka has opened a factory in Tanzania, its first plant in Africa.


Katy Askew | 3 Nov 2016

Podravka, the Croatian food and pharma company, has seen sales grow in the first nine months of the year, lifted by its food business. 


John Shepherd | 14 Oct 2016

Croatian food and pharmaceuticals company Podravka has said its newly-launched Food Solution division is to target new international business and "make a breakthrough" in the horeca channel.


Dean Best | 16 May 2016

The Croatian government has deemed its stakes in eight domestic companies, including food group Podravka, as no longer strategic to the country.


Katy Askew | 3 May 2016

Croatia-based Podravka Group said first-quarter sales grew by almost one-third thanks to its acquisition of Slovenia's Žito. 


Dean Best | 16 Feb 2016

Croatia-based food-to-pharma group Podravka has reported a near-8% rise in sales for 2015, with its food division, including the newly-acquired Slovenian pasta-to-confectionery group Zito, offsetting lower sales in pharmaceuticals.


Katy Askew | 28 Oct 2015

Podravka, the Croatia-based food-to-pharma company booked a 60% jump in net profit for the first nine months of the year thanks to increased sales and the lapping of one-time expenses that hampered profits at its food business last year.


Helen Arnold | 7 Oct 2015

Croatia-based food group Podravka has announced plans to buy up the remaining shares in Slovenian pasta-to-confectionery group Zito, only six months after striking a deal to buy a 51% majority stake in the company.


Dean Best | 24 Apr 2015

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.


Dean Best | 21 Apr 2015

Croatia-based food group Podravka has struck a deal to buy over 51% of Slovenian confectionery-to-pasta firm Zito for EUR33m.


Hannah Abdulla | 2 Apr 2015

This week, bakery business Aryzta announced it was in talks to invest in French frozen food retailer Picard while the M&A rumour mill span with reports Mondelez International is considering selling its rights to the Philadelphia brand. Elsewhere, The Real Good Food Co. said it was exploring options for its under-performing sugar business Napier Brown.


Dean Best | 30 Mar 2015

The consortium of investors looking to sell a majority stake in Slovenian food group Zito is still in talks with two bidders, one of the shareholders told just-food today (30 March).


Dean Best | 30 Mar 2015

Croatia-based food group Podravka is reportedly set to acquire control of Zito, Slovenia's largest food manufacturer, in a deal said to be worth EUR60-65m.


Hannah Abdulla | 27 Feb 2015

This week, Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy advised the market to expect a number of M&A deals from the Irish group in 2015. We caught up with the CEO of Australian dairy Bega Cheese, who talked about last year's much talked about takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. Elsewhere, Podravka and Billy Sims China-Food Group advised of developments in China, and Mondelez International announced the closure of a plant in Ireland.


Dean Best | 26 Feb 2015

Croatian food-to-pharma group Podravka is looking to start selling products in China through new local offices by the third quarter of the year.


Dean Best | 23 Feb 2015

Croatian food-to-pharma group Podravka has reported a jump in annual profits despite a fall in sales from its food and drinks division.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 Feb 2015

Croatia-based food group Podravka has opened an office in Dubai to manage its operations in the Middle East and north Africa.


Dean Best | 11 Feb 2015

Croatia-based food group Podravka has reportedly tabled an offer for Slovenian peer Zito, a majority stake in which is up for sale.


Hannah Abdulla | 22 Jan 2015

Three companies bidding for Slovenian food producer Zito have been invited to perform due diligence, according to local newspaper Delo Daily.


Hannah Abdulla | 16 Jan 2015

UK dairy co-operative First Milk was this week forced to come out and calm fears over its financial position after announcing it would delay payments to farmers. Staying in the UK, Morrisons announced chief executive Dalton Philips would leave as the UK grocer battles to reignite sales. And Brazil-based food giant Marfrig revealed its CEO had resigned from the business.


Dean Best | 15 Jan 2015

Croatia-based food group Podravka is looking at acquisitions as part of plans to generate two-thirds of its sales from international markets.


Dean Best | 16 Dec 2014

Croatia-based food group Podravka is to shut a plant in Poland.


Hannah Abdulla | 6 Nov 2014

Croatian food firm Franck is reported to be the latest bidder for Slovenian food company Zito.

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