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Wessanen pulls Kallo Pop Crisps in UK

28 Jan 2019

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based manufacturer, has axed a line from its Kallø range of products on sale in the UK.

The most-read news on just-food in 2018

20 Dec 2018

The news stories that caught your eye in 2018 included a number of M&A deals, CEOs departing and emerging brands entering new markets.

Wessanen lowers sales forecast again amid pressure in two markets

19 Oct 2018

Wessanen is looking to for improvements in key markets after lower third-quarter revenue led the Netherlands-based food manufacturer to revise its forecast for annual sales.

Wessanen buys dairy-alternative firm Abbot Kinney's in all-Dutch deal

10 Sep 2018

Dutch healthy food group Wessanen has acquired local plant-based dairy alternative company Abbot Kinney's for an undisclosed sum.

Intense competition in France sees Wessanen lower 2018 forecasts

20 Jul 2018

Dutch food group Wessanen has lowered two key forecasts for 2018, blaming increased competition in its largest market - France.

Earnings summary - Kraft Heinz FY sales fall; Campbell H1 sales drop on volumes in 'challenging' US; Danone boosted by WhiteWave synergies; J.M. Smucker Q3 food sales fall

16 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.

The Black Farmer protein-enhanced eggs; Valio ice cream range; Candy Kittens' vegan-friendly sweets; Fuel10K enters new categories

26 Jan 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Wessanen plant-based desserts; Asda vegan products; Aldi vegan range in US; Kind protein bars

19 Jan 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

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.

Nestle Galak Passatempo bar; Kallo's protein lentil cakes; My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream bits; Cook's Pantry sauces

14 Dec 2017

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Wessanen claims UK first with Kallo

24 Oct 2017

Wessanen, the Dutch food group, has launched what it says is the first organic stock pots in the UK.

Wessanen growth supported by shift to branded sales

25 Jul 2017

European health foods group Wessanen booked a jump in first-half sales and profits this morning (25 July) thanks to the continued growth of its branded sales.

Does sustainability sell in the UK?

13 Jul 2017

Consumer concern has long been a reason for food companies to take sustainability seriously. But what is the relationship between consumers and food sustainability in the UK?

Wessanen signs Kallo deal with UK's NHS

4 Jul 2017

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, has signed a new deal with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) for its Kallo single-serve snacks to be sold in all 250 NHS Trust cafes and shops.

Wessanen adds to Mrs Crimble's range in UK

25 Apr 2017

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, has added to the range of Mrs Crimble's snacks it markets in the UK.

Wessanen sees Q1 growth on brands, acquisitions

21 Apr 2017

European health food manufacturer Wessanen booked a jump in first-quarter sales this morning (21 April), with growth supported by an increase in sales of its brands. 

Wessanen eyeing growth in European organic market - interview from Biofach 2017

21 Feb 2017

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, enjoyed a solid 2016 and last week forecast stronger growth in sales and operating margins this year. The organic sector is one of Wessanen's key markets and, talking to just-food at last week's Biofach trade show in Germany, executive VP for marketing Klaus Arntz set out where the company sees its growth in the category.

Wessanen growth forecasts fail to lift shares

15 Feb 2017

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, today (15 February) forecast stronger sales growth and improved operating margins for 2017.

Wessanen UK CEO Patrick Cairns leaves for Charlie Bigham's

10 Feb 2017

Patrick Cairns, CEO of the UK arm of Netherlands-based food group Wessanen, has left to become CEO of UK-based ready meals producer Charlie Bigham's. 

Warburtons, Genius, Wessanen form UK gluten-free trade body

9 Jan 2017

Companies including Warburtons, Genius Foods and Mrs Crimble's owner Wessanen have set up a gluten-free industry association in the UK to work on standards and improve consumer confidence.

Wessanen looks to unlock Spanish market with Biogran buy - analysis

8 Dec 2016

Dutch food group Wessanen has made another acquisition as it continues to focus on expansion in the European "sustainable" foods market. Wessanen is expanding its presence in Spain through the purchase of Biogran, a "leader" in the Spanish rice cake and cereals. Wessanen's management believes the deal will open the door for further growth in a promising market. Katy Askew reports. 

Wessanen to buy Spanish organic firm Biogran

5 Dec 2016

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, is to acquire Spanish organic food manufacturer Biogran from local private-equity firm Nazca Capital.

Wessanen earnings accelerate as branded sales grow

25 Oct 2016

Health food maker Wessanen reported higher earnings this morning (25 October), as an increase in branded sales strengthened operating margins. 

What are the next major markets for gluten-free? UAE leads growing Gulf interest

20 Oct 2016

The Gulf is emerging as one to watch for the gluten-free sector. In just-food's series of spotlights on the next five markets manufacturers should target, John Shepherd looks at the gluten-free market is developing in the region.

What are the next major markets for gluten-free? - France the "sleeping giant" of the sector

6 Oct 2016

Over the past decade, gluten-free has established itself as a significant category in markets in North America, western Europe and Australasia. Gluten-free specialists have become sizeable businesses, with some building notable international operations and some attracting takeover interest from larger rivals. In a series of articles, just-food's John Shepherd puts forward five markets seen as the next for gluten-free manufacturers  - and conventional business interested in gluten-free

Wessanen sees demand grow for "sustainable, healthy" foods

26 Jul 2016

European natural food group Wessanen grew sales and earnings in the first half of the year, with sales of its own brands accelerating in the second quarter as the group benefited from growing demand for its offering of "sustainable, healthy" foods. 

How Wessanen plans to grow Mrs Crimble's – interview

13 Jul 2016

European natural and organic food group Wessanen entered into an agreement to acquire UK gluten-free baker Mrs Crimble's last week. Patrick Cairns, CEO of Wessanen's UK arm, speaks to just-food about the group's plans to accelerate growth at the business. 

Wessanen acquires UK gluten-free baker Mrs Crimble's 

4 Jul 2016

Wessanen has acquired UK gluten-free bakery group Mrs Crimble's for an undisclosed sum. 

Wessanen Q1 underlying sales, profits up

26 Apr 2016

Wessanen has today (26 April) booked higher underlying first-quarter sales and profits, with the Dutch food and beverage group reporting "double-digit" growth from its core brands.

What are the implications of Brexit for UK food manufacturing?

22 Feb 2016

The UK could vote on its membership of the EU in little more than four months but little attention has been paid to what impact an exit could have on the country's largest manufacturing sector. Ben Cooper weighs up the issue, speaking to executives from across the industry.

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