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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.

The prospects for protein: The emerging ingredients

31 Oct 2014

Consumer interest in protein is driving the use of different protein ingredients in a range of foods. Jonathan Thomas looks at the ingredients attracting the interest of food manufacturers as they develop more products to meet growing demand.

Vion names ex-Rabobank exec Schat as chairman

3 Oct 2014

Vion has named former Rabobank director Sipko Schat as its new chairman.

UPDATE: UK: Heck eyes "premium" sausage leadership

15 Sep 2014

UK sausage maker Heck Foods wants to become the leading producer of upmarket bangers in the country, the private-equity firm that has become a minority investor in the company has said.

NETHERLANDS: Vion "multi-million" investment in Bavaria but jobs to go

20 Aug 2014

A restructure at meat processor Vion's Bavarian plants could see jobs go at two of its sites in the long-term.

NETHERLANDS: Further closures planned as Vion restructures

16 Jul 2014

Dutch meat processor Vion has announced it will be closing some of its European sites as it embarks on a restructuring programme in a bid to improve profitability.

GERMANY: Sausage makers hit with EUR338m of price-fixing fines

15 Jul 2014

Twenty-one sausage manufacturers in Germany have been hit with fines worth a total of EUR338m for fixing prices.

NETHERLANDS: Vion divests convenience retail arm

20 May 2014

Dutch food group Vion has sold off its convenience retail segment of its business for an undisclosed sum.





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