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Australia's Gourmet Food Holdings 'attracts suitors'

22 Jan 2021

The crackers-to-salmon supplier is reportedly up for sale and private-equity owner CPE Capital is said to want binding offers to come in next month.

Universal Robina brushes off Griffin's Foods sale talk

6 Nov 2020

Universal Robina Corp. has issued a statement in response to media reports on the future for its New Zealand-based snacks business Griffin's Foods.

Intersnack buys stake in Universal Robina Corp.'s Oceania assets

8 Jul 2019

Intersnack, the Germany-based snacks group, has made an investment in the assets in Australia and New Zealand owned by a major Asia-Pacific peer.

Universal Robina Corp. buys out share of ConAgra joint venture

3 Oct 2018

The Philippines food and beverage company Universal Robina Corp. said it has bought out the 50% share of a joint venture it has with a unit of US-based Conagra Brands.

Calbee pulls out of snacks joint venture with Universal Robina Corp.

27 Sep 2018

Japanese snack maker Calbee has pulled out of a joint venture with food and beverage company Universal Robina Corp. of the Philippines having reviewed the profitability of the business.

Philippines watchdog to probe URC sugar acquisition

29 Aug 2018

Competition officials in the Philippines are looking into Universal Robina Corp.'s acquisition of sugar milling and refining assets from local sugar and energy group Roxas Holdings.

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.

Universal Robina H1 profits fall on home discomfort

7 Aug 2017

Philippines-based group Universal Robina Corp. has posted a fall in first-half profits amid a drop in domestic beverage sales and spending the company has made in Vietnam to revitalise its local business after a product recall last year.

Universal Robina Corp. reports mixed first quarter

11 May 2017

Universal Robina Corp. has said its top-line grew by 8% in the first quarter of 2017 although cost inflation, exchange rates and the lingering impact of a drinks recall in Vietnam weighed on the Philippines-based food and beverage group's profits.

Philippines licence to Conagra's Hunt's goes to Century Pacific Food

2 May 2017

The Philippines licence to Conagra Brands' Hunt's brand has been acquired by local canned food group Century Pacific Food.

Vitasoy, Universal Robina Corp. form plant drinks venture

16 Feb 2017

Hong Kong-based Vitasoy Group and Philippines-headquartered food and beverage group Universal Robina Corp. have set up a venture to market plant-based drinks.

Universal Robina Corp. books higher annual profits

16 Jan 2017

Philippines-based food and beverage group Universal Robina Corp. has booked an increase in annual earnings.

Universal Robina Corp. to buy Australian group Consolidated Snacks

17 Aug 2016

Philippines-based food and beverage group Universal Robina Corp. (URC) said today (17 August) it plans to buy Consolidated Snacks Pty Ltd, the company behind Snack Brands Australia, for AUD600m (US$458m).

Universal Robina Corp. cuts sales, profit forecasts after Vietnam lead scare

12 Aug 2016

Universal Robina Corp., the Philippines-based food and beverage group, has cut its forecasts for annual sales and operating profit after claims of lead in some of the company's drinks products in Vietnam hit its overseas revenues.

Universal Robina trims sales forecast

31 May 2016

Universal Robina Corp., the Philippines-based snacks group, has lowered its forecast for annual sales growth.

Universal Robina Corp. H1 sales, earnings up

11 May 2016

Universal Robina Corp., the Philippines-based food group, saw its sales and profits grow in the first half of its financial year.

Universal Robina eyes M&A in south-east Asia

15 Mar 2016

Universal Robina Corp., the Philippines-based consumer goods group, is looking to buy assets across south-east Asia.

Universal Robina Corp. posts Q1 sales, profit rise

15 Feb 2016

First quarter profits at Filipino food manufacturer Universal Robina Corp. (URC) have been driven by lower commodity prices and better cost management.

Food industry quotes of the week - Fonterra, Lotus Bakeries, Dunbia

18 Dec 2015

This week Fonterra announced it was selling its yoghurt and dairy business in Australia to Parmalat, Chinese fruit groups Golden Wing Mau and Joyvio announced a merger and UK meat group Dunbia confirmed it was mulling options for the business. Belgium's Lotus Bakeries bought UK snacks group Urban Fresh Foods, its second deal in the country in four months and, looking to next year, we analysed the prospects for the BRIC markets in 2016. Here is the week in quotes.

Universal Robina Corp. plans more snacks capacity

16 Dec 2015

Universal Robina Corp. has plans to expand production in Asia, the Philippines-based group has told just-food.

Universal Robina Corp. prepares Asia push for Griffin's

9 Dec 2015

Universal Robina Corp., the Philippines-based consumer goods group, has outlined its strategy to roll out the Griffin's biscuit brand into markets in Asia.

Universal Robina Corp. sees domestic growth slow

17 Aug 2015

Universal Robina Corp., the Philippines-based consumer goods group, saw sales and earnings rise in the first nine months of its financial year - but domestic sales growth slowed in the third quarter.

Briefing: 2015 preview: Asia to see slowing China, buoyant SE Asia

2 Jan 2015

The - relatively speaking - sluggishness of the Chinese economy has been a subject of debate in recent months and the country looks set to see GDP growth slow in 2015, which will only intensify competition in an already tough market. However, the prospects for India look brighter and a number of countries in south-east Asia offer opportunities. Dean Best reports.

PHILIPPINES/NZ: Universal Robina Corp. to buy biscuit firm Griffin's

21 Jul 2014

Philippines-based Universal Robina Corp. is to acquire New Zealand biscuit group Griffin's Foods from private-equity firm Pacific Equity Partners for NZ$700m (US$608.9m).

PHILIPPINES: Input costs hit Universal Robina Corp. profits

12 Aug 2011

Increased commodity costs have led to profits at Philippines-based food group Universal Robina Corp. falling over the first nine months of its fiscal year.

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