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US: Sanderson to build poultry complex

30 Mar 2010

US meat giant Sanderson Farms is looking to build a poultry complex in North Carolina.

US: Margin gains boost Sanderson Q1

23 Feb 2010

US chicken processor Sanderson Farms has posted first-quarter profit gains thanks to improved margins and modestly higher sales.

US: Tyson settles “antibiotic free” lawsuit

15 Jan 2010

Tyson Foods has reached an agreement to settle a US consumer lawsuit arising from the meat giant's marketing claim that its chickens were “raised without antibiotics”.

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

11 Dec 2009

The UN climate change conference started this week in Copenhagen and, ahead of the summit, the European food industry body, the CIAA, sought to demonstrate how the sector is helping in the battle against global warming. Elsewhere, on the sustainability agenda, Unilever suspended its future purchasing of palm oil from Indonesian company PT Smart, following Greenpeace claims of deforestation, while the UK's Sustainable Development Commission suggested a cut in fish, meat and dairy consumption was in order to make diets more sustainable.

INSIGHT: Sanderson expects market volatility to continue

8 Dec 2009

US poultry group Sanderson Farms said it expects market price volatility to continue into 2010 as the firm swung into profit this morning (8 December), reversing a year-ago loss.

US: Sanderson swings to FY profit

8 Dec 2009

Sanderson Farms swung into profit today (8 December) on higher poultry prices, reversing a year-ago loss.

US: Sanderson extends stock repurchase

23 Oct 2009

Sanderson Farms has extended its stick repurchase program to 1m shares.

US: Fieldale Farms chief to lead chicken lobbyists

2 Oct 2009

The US National Chicken Council has appointed the president of Fieldale Farms, Thomas Hensley Jr, as its chairman.

INSIGHT: Sanderson sees "gradual" rise in poultry prices

25 Aug 2009

Sanderson Farms expects to see a continued increase in poultry prices next year as the economy improves, the chief of the US poultry group said today (25 August).

US: Poultry sector improvements help Sanderson

25 Aug 2009

US poultry group Sanderson Farms saw an increase in net profit for the first nine months of the year today (25 August), which the company said reflects “improved market conditions”.

US: Sanderson restarts poultry expansion plans

24 Jul 2009

US poultry group Sanderson Farms has kick-started its plans to build a processing complex in North Carolina.

US: Chicken's retail strength boosts Sanderson

28 May 2009

Shares in US poultry group Sanderson Farms rose today (28 May) after the company booked a jump in quarterly profits.

US: Recession boosts chicken sales - study

8 May 2009

The recession is boosting sales of chicken at US retail grocery stores, according to industry executives and analysts.

US: Pilgrim’s Pride appoints VP sales

2 Mar 2009

US chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. today (2 March) announced the appointment of Jerry Wilson as executive vice president of sales and marketing.

US: Sanderson losses widen as restaurant sales drop

26 Feb 2009

Sanderson Farms has seen its losses widen in the first quarter, as its sales to the food sector dropped with consumers increasingly eating at home.

US: Poultry firm Sanderson books FY loss

4 Dec 2008

Rising annual revenue at US poultry group Sanderson Farms has not been enough to stem full-year losses at the company.

US: Analyst optimism boosts Sanderson shares

20 Nov 2008

Shares in US poultry group Sanderson Farms increased 6.7% yesterday (19 November) after the stock was upgraded to “neutral” from “underweight”, according to reports.

US: Sanderson eyeing acquisitions

10 Oct 2008

Sanderson Farms has said that it is considering issuing US$1bn in new stock to fund potential acquisitions.

US: Feed costs eat into Sanderson profits

26 Aug 2008

US chicken producer Sanderson Farms posted a third-quarter loss today (26 August) as feed costs hit profits.

US: Sanderson puts plant construction on hold

26 Jun 2008

Sanderson Farms today (26 June) said that it has placed plans to construct a new poultry processing plant on hold due to the rising price of corn and soybeans.

US: Sanderson payout settles wage dispute

23 Jun 2008

Chicken producer Sanderson Farms said today (23 June) that it will pay US$2.6m in compensation to current and former hourly workers.

US: Tyson files suit against USDA

17 Jun 2008

Tyson Foods has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture in an attempt to defend its right to describe various chicken products as “raised without antibiotics”.

US: Tyson pulls non-antibiotic chicken label

3 Jun 2008

Tyson Foods, the US meat giant, has said it will “voluntarily withdraw” advertising and labels that claim its chicken is made without antibiotics – just weeks after a court ordered them to be scrapped.

US: Sanderson sees sharp profit drop

22 May 2008

US chicken producer Sanderson Farms has reported a sharp drop in quarterly profits as rising feed costs hit margins.

US: Sanderson in share buyback programme

29 Apr 2008

The board of Sanderson Farms, Inc., has approved a plan under which the company can repurchase up to 225,000 shares of its common stock over the next four years.

US: Upbeat Sanderson to build chicken plant

25 Apr 2008

Sanderson Farms has shrugged off the gloom in the US poultry sector with plans to build a processing facility in North Carolina.

US: Tyson slams chicken ad ban

23 Apr 2008

Tyson Foods has slammed a US court ruling that blocks the company from promoting its chicken as made without antibiotics thought to lead to drug resistance in humans.

US: Sanderson eyes up new plant

4 Mar 2008

Sanderson Farms has confirmed it is considering sites in North Carolina for a new processing plant.

US: Poultry price rises help Sanderson

26 Feb 2008

US poultry group Sanderson Farms has reported a first-quarter profit of US$11.6m as a result of improving poultry market prices.

US: Sanderson reports Q3 earnings growth

29 Aug 2007

Chicken and prepared foods group Sanderson Farms has posted rising quarterly profits of US$30.7m on the back of higher prices and improved market conditions.

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