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Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 10 July (free to read)

10 Jul 2020

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

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free

8 Jul 2020

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

Covid-19 - Output halted at meat group Vion plant

26 May 2020

Dutch meat supplier Vion has seen output at one of its domestic sites halted – and all staff sent home for a fortnight's quarantine – after dozens of workers tested positive.

New products - Mars launches vegan Dolmio; Kellogg adds to MorningStar Farms' Incogmeato plant-based range; Germany's Frosta debuts Fish from the Field vegan line-up

14 Feb 2020

This week's batch of new products includes a vegan bolognese sauce from Mars' Dolmio brand and additions by Kellogg to its Incogmeato plant-based range.

Vion changes production at German plant

21 Nov 2019

Vion Food Group, the Netherlands-based meat major, has announced another change to its manufacturing network.

Vion Food Group to convert beef facility to plant-based

31 Oct 2019

Vion Food Group plans to convert an existing production facility into a dedicated site for plant-based products. 

Vion to make move into plant-based meat alternatives

9 Oct 2019

Netherlands-based meat business Vion Food Group is to establish an arm manufacturing plant-based protein products.

Dutch meat group Vion to close domestic factory

17 Jul 2019

Netherlands-based meat business Vion Food group has announced that it is to close a domestic facility and move production to other locations.

Vion Food Group pumps EUR35m into Netherlands site in plant consolidation

5 Mar 2019

Netherlands-based meat business Vion Food Group is investing in a plant in the south of the country as part of a consolidation process.

Vion appoints John Morssink to CFO role as Joost Sliepenbeek departs

17 Sep 2018

Vion Food Group has appointed John Morssink as chief financial officer of the Dutch meat business effective from the start of November as Joost Sliepenbeek leaves the company for a CFO position at retailer Action.

Vion to shutter new EUR20m abattoir to fix ''teething problems''

29 May 2018

Dutch meat business Vion Food Group plans to temporarily suspend operations at its new EUR20m (US$23.4m) beef abattoir in the north of the Netherlands as it seeks to fix ''teething problems''.

Vion announces Ronald Lotgerink as new CEO

9 Apr 2018

Dutch meat giant Vion has revealed that Ronald Lotgerink is to leave local peer Zwanenberg Food Group to become its new CEO.

Vion CEO Francis Kint to leave to lead Ter Beke

26 Mar 2018

Francis Kint, the CEO of Vion, is to leave the Dutch meat giant to take the helm at Belgium-based food group Ter Beke.

Vion abattoir operations underway at new Netherlands site after EUR20m investment

2 Mar 2018

Vion Food Group has started operations at a new beef abattoir in Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands having invested EUR20m (US$24.5m) in the site.

Vion plans to buy out Germany's meat and sausage producer Otto Nocker

31 Jul 2017

Vion Food Group plans to purchase German meat and sausage producer Otto Nocker as the company seeks to move up the value chain.

Meat group Vion books FY sales, profit growth

7 Apr 2017

Netherlands-based meat processor Vion today (7 April) reported higher annual sales and earnings.

Vion to close "loss-making" slaughterhouse in Germany

10 Mar 2017

Netherlands-based meat producer Vion has announced plans to close its slaughterhouse in Zeven, in Germany's Lower Saxony region.

Vion, Albert Heijn launch trial pork origin labelling scheme

28 Nov 2016

Netherlands-based meat processor Vion has teamed up with the country's Southern Agriculture and Horticulture Organization (ZLTO) and retailer Albert Heijn to support a Dutch pilot origin labelling scheme for pork products.

Vion plans investments to boost China exports

30 Sep 2016

Netherlands-based meat processor Vion Food Group is in talks aimed at raising additional investment for an expansion of exports to China and "exploiting opportunities" in the wider international meat market.

Vion investing in new organic beef plant in the Netherlands

26 May 2016

Netherlands-based meat group Vion is investing in a new abattoir for the slaughter and processing of organic beef.

Vion sees pork pressure continuing after 2015 sales hit

15 Apr 2016

Vion, the Netherlands-based meat processor, returned to profitability in 2015 but saw sales slide amid pressure on pork prices.

Food industry quotes of the week: PepsiCo, Hostess, McCain

10 Jul 2015

This week, PepsiCo reported on its second quarter numbers and its conference call detailed its plans to prepare for a tough second half to the year. Elsewhere Hostess Brands' owners insisted they were not looking for an IPO or a sale at present. animal abuse and McCain announced an A$10m investment at a Tasmania plant. Here is the week in quotes.

UPDATE: Vion confirms CEO appointment

9 Jul 2015

Vion Food Group has confirmed the appointment of Greenyard Foods COO Francis Kint as its new chief executive.

Greenyard Foods COO Kint to join Vion as CEO

9 Jul 2015

Greenyard Foods said today (9 July) COO Francis Kint was stepping down from the role to Dutch meat group Vion Food Group as chief executive.

Food industry results in brief - Vion, DMK, First Milk

19 Jun 2015

Challenging conditions in the global dairy sector were again confirmed when both First Milk and DMK reported lower earnings. European meat firm Vion, however, insisted that its results were "improved" on 2014 despite racking up losses in the period. Here are the results in brief for this week.

Vion consolidates production in Germany

9 Jun 2015

Dutch meat giant Vion has announced changes to its production network in Germany.

Vion appoints another CFO

25 Feb 2015

Dutch meat group Vion has appointed Joost Sliepenbeek as its new CFO, the fourth man to fill the role in 18 months.

Food industry quotes of the week; Hershey; Post; British Heart Foundation

30 Jan 2015

This week, Hershey announced the acquisition of meat jerky brand, Krave. Post also revealed it was to acquire US cereal brand MOM. Elsewhere, Campbell announced a reorganisation of its business and JBS US said it would pump US$75m into its Utah plant. Here is the week in quotes

Vion CEO Herkemij quits meat group

26 Jan 2015

Dutch meat processor Vion Food Group has announced the departure of CEO Michiel Herkemij after a little over a year the job.

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