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Thai Union forms joint venture for "nutritious food" and beverages

6 Oct 2020

Thai Union Group, the seafood processor that owns the John West tuna brand, has formed a joint venture in the country through one of its subsidiaries.

Big Food's stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds

30 Sep 2020

Minerva is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area. Here's our guide of notable VC arms.

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.

Thai Union becomes largest investor in US restaurant chain Red Lobster

1 Sep 2020

Seafood giant Thai Union has put more money into the US restaurant business in which it first invested four years ago.

Thai Union buys control of Russian seafood firm DPR

11 Aug 2020

Thai Union Group, the Thailand-based seafood major, has moved to acquire a majority shareholding in an overseas business.

Thai Union to close domestic plant

11 Aug 2020

Thai Union Group has decided to close one of its manufacturing facilities, with the seafood major citing Covid-19 as a factor.

New products – Meal-kit firm Purple Carrot links up with Conagra on retail launch; Mondelez debuts Cadbury cakes in India; Mullerlight Crunch low-fat yogurts

3 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include a global take on Old El Paso kits from US food group General Mills and a new 'superfood' cereal for kids from Kellogg-owned Kashi.

Investor spotlight on animal protein over "pandemic risk"

3 Jun 2020

The global animal-protein industry is "vulnerable to zoonotic outbreaks and guilty of creating them", new research from an international investor group has claimed.

Blaze hits Thai Union plant in Canada

26 May 2020

Seafood titan Thai Union Group has reported a fire at a processing plant in North America has "significantly affected" operations at the facility.

Covid-19 - Thai Union re-opens Ghana cannery

12 May 2020

Seafood giant Thai Union Group has partially re-opened a cannery closed after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

How could Covid-19 change how we think about food?

11 May 2020

Ben Cooper looks at the possible lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on consumer attitudes to food and on the global food system.

Climate change, aquaculture and healthy diets - Thai Union's Dr Darian McBain on seafood giant's sustainability targets

6 Dec 2019

Ben Cooper speaks to Dr Darian McBain, global director of corporate affairs and sustainability at Thai Union, about attempts to put sustainability at the heart of the business.

Former Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski found guilty of price fixing

4 Dec 2019

The former chief executive of US-based Bumble Bee Foods, Chris Lischewski, has been found guilty of price fixing.

Thai Union launches venture fund, makes first investment

17 Oct 2019

Thai Union Group has become the latest food company to launch a venture fund and has announced the recipient of its first investment.

Europe backs Smart Protein project in plant-based food innovation

4 Oct 2019

An initiative under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 innovation programme will be launched next year to foster development in plant-based foods. 

Thai Union strikes another deal with Alibaba

13 Mar 2019

Thai Union Group has secured another agreement with retail giant Alibaba in China, a market the seafood giant says is key to its growth.

Thai Union's Chicken of the Sea settles major lawsuit

11 Jan 2019

Chicken of the Sea, the US seafood business owned by Thai Union Group, has settled an anti-trust lawsuit involving more than two dozen customers.

Thai Union Group to wind down UK unit Edinburgh Salmon Co.

29 Nov 2018

A UK-based firm owned by Thai Union Group will cease operations by the end of the year, it has revealed.

Thai Union Group mulls sale of UK arm Edinburgh Salmon Co.

28 Sep 2018

Thai Union Group is mulling a sale of its UK subsidiary the Edinburgh Salmon Company amid "heavy" losses and "highly challenging" market conditions.

Thai Union takes 25% stake in Thammachart Seafood Retail

25 Jun 2018

Thai Union Group has entered into an agreement to buy a 25.1% stake in Thammachart Seafood Retail Co., which provides management services for local seafood retailers, for THB37m (US$1.1m).

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.

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.

Thai Union, Actemsa to work with WWF on Brazil fish sourcing

3 Oct 2017

Thai Union Group and Brazilian seafood business Actemsa are to launch a fishery improvement project for the pole-and-line skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna fishery in the southern and south-eastern coastal areas of the Latin American country.

Thai Union outs self as whistleblower in US tuna price-fixing case

11 Sep 2017

Thai Union Group, the Thailand-based seafood supplier, has confirmed it is the whistleblower in the US investigation into claims of price-fixing in the country's tuna sector.

Thai Union books H1 profit increase

7 Aug 2017

Thai Union Group, maker of the John West tuna brand, reported a 4.4% increase in first-half net profit driven by growth in sales, a reduction in income tax expenses, a rise in its Red Lobster investment and gains in foreign exchange.

Thai Union in new push on tuna sustainability

11 Jul 2017

Thai Union Group today (11 July) outlined a series of measures the company believes will lead to "more sustainable" and "socially-responsible" seafood.

Thai Union, Driscoll's strike Alibaba deal

22 Jun 2017

Seafood giant Thai Union Group and US berry grower Driscoll’s are to sell products on Alibaba's Tmall platform, pointing to demand in China for fresh food.

Thai Union Ghana site remains closed after explosion

21 Jun 2017

A Thai Union Group plant in Ghana remains closed amid an investigation into what caused a fatal explosion at the site.

Thai Union books mixed Q1 results in "challenging environment"

8 May 2017

Thai Union Group has booked an improvement in its bottom line in the first quarter of 2017 but the seafood group reported a slump in its operating profits and muted sales growth.

Thai Union net profit stable on cost control

21 Feb 2017

Seafood processor Thai Union said that it was able to maintain "stable" net profit in 2016 thanks to "stringent" cost controls that offset higher prices for salmon and tuna. 

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