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Sanderson Farms in crisis-management mode as winter storms hit

17 Feb 2021

US meat business Sanderson Farms has issued an update as winter storms hit the states where some of its production facilities are based.

Tyson Foods settles more chicken price-fixing claims

20 Jan 2021

US meat major Tyson Foods has taken action in relation to claims from two groups of plaintiffs who accused it of illegally conspiring to inflate poultry prices.

New price-fixing case brought against major US poultry firms

7 Dec 2020

Major US poultry businesses are facing another legal suit alleging they engaged in price-fixing, this one from a chicken restaurant chain.

Sanderson Farms rejects takeover approach from investor Durational Capital

30 Oct 2020

Sanderson Farms, the third-largest poultry processor in the US, has had an approach from a party interested in taking over the business.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

US chicken giants accused of price fixing in new legal case

7 Sep 2020

A number of US chicken giants have been accused of price fixing in a new legal claim filed in Chicago.

Chlorinated chicken – what's everyone really talking about?

8 Jul 2020

As the UK and US hold discussions over a free trade deal, Ben Cooper digs into what has become the controversial issue of 'chlorinated chicken'. 

Sanderson Farms foodservice poultry orders at two-thirds pre-Covid-19 levels

19 May 2020

US poultry group Sanderson Farms has revealed the current position of its orders through foodservice, the mainstay of the business and which has been hit by Covid-19.

Sanderson Farms cuts output estimate as Covid-19 wrecks havoc on foodservice

3 Apr 2020

Sanderson Farms, the US-based poultry firm, has lowered its production estimate for the year as Covid-19 wrecks havoc on its mainstay foodservice business.

Sanderson Farms acts after employee tests positive for coronavirus

24 Mar 2020

US chicken business Sanderson Farms has outlined the action it has taken after one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus - Sanderson Farms introduces strict guidelines for employees 

17 Mar 2020

US chicken giant Sanderson Farms has announced the measures it is taking in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sustainability body Ceres calls on food companies to take action over water resources

1 Nov 2019

A new report from US-based sustainability advocacy organisation Ceres has revealed how big food companies are faring in relation to their use of water resources.

Sanderson Farms to limit use of antibiotics in chicken operations

30 Nov 2018

US chicken business Sanderson Farms has made an announcement regarding the use of antibiotics medically important for humans for disease prevention in its live poultry operations.

Earnings summary - Arca Continental's sales surge; Grupo Nutresa ahead on strong overseas sales; Profits sag at bread giant Bimbo; BRF books FY loss, back in red in Q4

23 Feb 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.

Sanderson Farms investor vote on drugs use narrows

22 Feb 2018

US poultry processor Sanderson Farms now faces a situation where nearly half of its investors want it to stop giving antibiotics to healthy chickens.

US Foods, Sysco allege poultry price-fixing in lawsuits

1 Feb 2018

A clutch of US-based poultry processors, including Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride, are the subject of more lawsuits alleging collusion on price.

US antibiotic-free chicken market over-supplied, claims resolute Sanderson Farms

18 Jan 2018

There is too much antibiotic-free chicken on the market in the US, Sanderson Farms has claimed, as the poultry processor faces fresh pressure to change the way it uses the drugs.

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.

just-food in 2017 - our most-read interviews this year

20 Dec 2017

just-food again secured time with some major industry names in 2017 and our interviews with C-suite executives from companies including Sanderson Farms, Nestle and Danone gave you food for thought.

US chicken producer Sanderson Farms faces pressure over use of antibiotics

15 Dec 2017

An investor coalition is pressuring US chicken business Sanderson Fams to commit to not using antibiotics in the production process.

Sanderson Farms to double capital spending after "record'' annual sales

15 Dec 2017

US poultry company Sanderson Farms plans to more than double capital expenditure next year as it invests in new plants and equipment to ramp up production.

Sanderson Farms' revenue up a third on "strong" fresh chicken prices

24 Aug 2017

US poultry company Sanderson Farms said revenue rose by almost a third in the three months through July due to "relatively strong'' prices for fresh chickens sold to retail customers.

Sanderson Farms exports boost H1 earnings

25 May 2017

US poultry processor Sanderson Farms today (25 May) booked increased first-half sales and income, boosted by higher volume and retail grocery sales and "an improving export environment".

Sanderson Farms sets out longer tie-up with House of Raeford Farms

17 Apr 2017

Sanderson Farms has announced a fresh agreement on the processing of chickens for US poultry peer House of Raeford Farms.

Sanderson Farms eyes new poultry plant in Texas

16 Mar 2017

US poultry supplier Sanderson Farms is looking at setting up a new production facility in Texas and has earmarked two alternative locations for the site.

Sanderson Farms profits take flight on dark meat

23 Feb 2017

Sanderson Farms, the US poultry processor, has reported higher first-quarter earnings amid a rise in sales driven by better prices for dark meat.

Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell on US poultry prices, benchmarking, Trump and Mexico - the just-food interview, part two

22 Feb 2017

The US poultry sector has been under scrutiny in recent quarters, with a number of the largest processors named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices and questions over the use of a key, weekly chicken-price index. Throw in tough market conditions, concerns over the trade priorities of the Trump administration and the rise of meat alternatives and there is much for poultry industry boardrooms to ponder. Dean Best chewed the fat with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell.

"We haven't had a customer ask for antibiotic-free" - The just-food interview with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell, part one

22 Feb 2017

Fears over resistance in humans, as well as demand for "cleaner" or "simpler" food, has driven meat firms to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is Sanderson Farms.

Sanderson Farms opens poultry processing and wastewater treatment facility

13 Jan 2017

US poultry processor Sanderson Farms has opened a US$155m processing and wastewater treatment facility at its site in St Pauls, North Carolina.

Sanderson Farms sets up poultry price "formula" as Georgia suspends chicken price index

23 Dec 2016

US poultry group Sanderson Farms said it has agreed a new pricing formula with its customers after the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced the indefinite suspension of the Georgia Dock weekly chicken-price index.




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