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Ben Cooper | 28 Sep 2015

When unveiling its new name and corporate identity last week, seafood giant Thai Union Group placed sustainability at the heart of its agenda. Following her appointment as the company's group director of sustainable development, Dr Darian McBain spoke with Ben Cooper about Thai Union's approach to sustainability and aspirations for the future.

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Helen Arnold | 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.


Helen Arnold | 21 Jun 2017

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


John Shepherd | 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.


Katy Askew | 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. 


Dean Best | 9 Jan 2017

Thai Union Group is to establish a subsidiary in China to sell seafood in the country.


John Shepherd | 14 Dec 2016

Greenpeace has welcomed a new commitment to sustainable tuna sourcing by the Thai Union Group – but the campaigners called on the company to make "investments that amount to real change for oceans and workers".


John Shepherd | 14 Dec 2016

Eight of the world's major seafood companies have signed up to a ten-point ocean stewardship plan to try to boost traceability and crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in their supply chains.


Katy Askew | 13 Dec 2016

Thai Union Group, the owner of seafood brands such as John West and Chicken of the Sea, has made a commitment to source 100% of its branded tuna from fisheries certified by the Marine Stewardship Council or taking part in programmes moving them towards MSC certification. 


John Shepherd | 7 Nov 2016

Thai Union Group today (7 November) booked lower third-quarter profits, with the seafood giant pointing to "volatile" raw-material prices.


Katy Askew | 11 Oct 2016

Thai Union Group has made a US$575m "strategic investment" in Red Lobster, a US-based seafood restaurant operator, as the seafood processing giant works to build its "direct-to-consumer" channel.


Dean Best | 4 Oct 2016

Seafood giant Thai Union Group has taken its stake in US subsidiary Tri-Union Frozen Products to 100% after buying out the unit's minority shareholder.


John Shepherd | 13 Sep 2016

Thai Union-owned Chicken of the Sea International has launched a "digital traceability initiative" that allows consumers to trace the source, processing location and fishing method of some of its US seafood brands.


John Shepherd | 8 Aug 2016

Seafood company Thai Union has booked increased first-half sales, boosted by its recent acquisition of German canned seafood processor Rugen Fisch and raw material prices for skipjack and salmon, but the company's profits fell year-on-year.


John Shepherd | 4 Aug 2016

Thai Union-owned Chicken of the Sea has hit back at a campaign by Greenpeace to encourage retailers and foodservice companies in the US to stop selling brands of tuna produced by firms that refuse to "drop opposition to sustainability".


John Shepherd | 3 Aug 2016

Thai Union Group has declined to comment on reports it is in talks to buy into Negocios Industriales Real, one of Ecuador's largest seafood processors.


John Shepherd | 26 Jul 2016

Some of John West's tuna products are being removed from Tesco stores in the UK after the company failed to meet the retailer's sustainability standards.


Katy Askew | 9 May 2016

Thai Union Group reported mixed first quarter results as M&A lifted sales and gross profit but lower gains from currency exchange and challenges in the US weighed on the bottom line. 


Hannah Abdulla | 1 Apr 2016

Thai Union Group has signed a collaboration agreement with the Mahidol University's faculty of science for a new R&D facility.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 Mar 2016

Indian seafood processor Avanti Feeds is to sell a 40% stake in its frozen foods unit to Thai Union Group.


Dean Best | 23 Feb 2016

Thai Union Group, the seafood giant behind brands from John West to Petit Navire, today (23 February) booked "record" sales and net profit for 2015, results the company said it had achieved "against all odds".


Hannah Abdulla | 6 Jan 2016

Seafood company Thai Union Group has partnered with ingredients firm Konjac Innov to launch a range of low-calorie and healthy ready meals.


Hannah Abdulla | 21 Dec 2015

Thai Union Group has announced plans to acquire a majority stake in German canned seafood processor Rugen Fisch.


Dean Best | 16 Dec 2015

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Katy Askew | 10 Dec 2015

Seafood giant Thai Union Group is working to boost employment conditions in its shrimp supply chain by bringing all its shrimp processing operations in-house from the end of December. 


Katy Askew | 4 Dec 2015

Thai Union Group's planned acquisition of US seafood canner Bumble Bee Foods has been terminated with the company believing it will be unlikely to get regulatory clearance for the deal.


Dean Best | 26 Nov 2015

Thai Union Group has said companies have been lined up to buy US asset Chicken of the Sea should the Thai group's move to acquire another canned seafood business in the country, Bumble Bee Foods, goes through.


Richard Siddle | 5 Oct 2015

Thai Union Group, the seafood giant, has been accused by Greenpeace of "horrendous human rights and environmental issues" in its sustainability practices. 


Katy Askew | 21 Sep 2015

Thai Union Frozen Products is bringing its global operating companies under a single new corporate identity.


Dean Best | 19 Dec 2014

Thai Union Frozen Products has struck a deal to buy US canned seafood supplier Bumble Bee Foods from private-equity firm Lion Capital for US$1.51bn.

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Dean Best | 22 Nov 2016

Greenpeace's long-running campaign against UK tuna brand John West, owned by seafood giant Thai Union, is now directing its fire against Sainsbury's.

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