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Wessanen sees sales and earnings gains

24 Oct 2014

Dutch food group Wessanen booked higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year this morning (24 October).

NETHERLANDS: Brands boost Wessanen Q1

25 Apr 2014

Dutch food group Wessanen has reported higher underlying first-quarter profits, helped by improved sales from its brands and by last summer's acquisition of organic and Fairtrade firm France Alter Eco.

FRANCE: Fund Qualium in talks to buy biscuit maker Poult

22 Apr 2014

Private-equity group LBO France is in exclusive talks to sell French market leader for private-label biscuits, Biscuit Poult, to investment fund Qualium Investissement.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

17 Apr 2014

Tesco was in the spotlight this week after the publication of its annual results confirmed what a challenging year the UK's largest retailer endured. Another UK grocer under scrutiny is The Co-operative Group, which reported banking-induced losses, but revealed it is re-sizing its food retail estate to give it more focus. Elsewhere, China's WH Group, of which Smithfield Foods is now a part, announced plans to list in Hong Kong and US group Post Holdings made another M&A move, with a deal to buy egg-to-dairy supplier Michael Foods.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen sells snacks unit Izico to PE firm Egeria

16 Apr 2014

Dutch food group Wessanen has announced the sale of Benelux snacks unit Izico to local private-equity firm Egeria in a deal worth EUR68m.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen offloads wholesale business

26 Feb 2014

Wessanen has sold its organic wholesale business Natudis, Kroon and Hagor to Dutch wholesaler Vroegop Ruhe & Co.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen loss narrows on lower costs

21 Feb 2014

Wessanen reduced its net losses in fiscal 2013 thanks to lower operating costs and a reduction in financing expenses.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

27 Jan 2014

Mondelez International last week announced Nelson Peltz is set to join the company's board. The activist shareholder's investment fund disclosed the US billionaire has turned his focus away from campaigning Mondelez to merge with PepsiCo - and encourage the cola and crisps group to split in two.

NETHERLANDS: Investor blocks Wessanen governance changes

24 Jan 2014

A senior director at Wessanen has left the business after the Dutch food group's largest shareholder did not back his appointment as the company's new sole chairman in a rejigged executive structure.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen to sell off frozen snacks arm Izico

21 Jan 2014

Dutch food firm Wessanen has announced it is to sell frozen snacks unit Izico.

UPDATE: NETHERLANDS: Izico sale part of our focus on health, Wessanen says

21 Jan 2014

Wessanen has said it is committed to driving the growth of its natural and organic food offering in Europe after announcing it plans to sell its Izico frozen snacks business.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen promotes Barnouin to CEO

27 Nov 2013

Wessanen, the Dutch food group behind brands including Kallø rice cakes and Whole Earth peanut butter, is looking to appoint Christophe Barnouin as its CEO.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen CEO Merckens to step down

5 Nov 2013

Piet Hein Merckens, the CEO of Wessanen, the Dutch food group behind brands including Kallø rice cakes and Whole Earth peanut butter, is to step down from his role.

NETHERLANDS: Grocery shines as Wessanen books Q3 loss

25 Oct 2013

Wessanen, the Dutch food group behind brands including Kallø rice cakes and Whole Earth peanut butter, has reported a fall in third-quarter profits amid losses from US drinks arm ABC.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen confirms Q2 profit hit

25 Jul 2013

Wessanen today (25 July) confirmed a weak performance from its US drinks division ABC had hit second-quarter results, with the Dutch food group booking a EUR1.2m loss.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen warns on profit pressure

17 Jul 2013

Dutch organic food group Wessanen has warned of declining second-quarter profits, with a sharp drop in demand hitting US subsidiary ABC.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen acquires organic firm France Alter Eco

26 Apr 2013

Dutch organic food group Wessanen has signed a sales and purchase agreement to acquire French-based organic and fairtrade food firm France Alter Eco.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen makes "significant" progress in Q1

26 Apr 2013

Dutch organic food group Wessanen said it made "significant progress" in the first-quarter, recording increases in earnings and sales.

NETHERLANDS: Annual losses widen at Wessanen

22 Feb 2013

Dutch organic food group Wessanen has widened its net loss in fiscal 2012 due to impairments and restructuring charges.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

3 Dec 2012

ConAgra Foods' deal to buy US private-label group Ralcorp Holdings last week added some spice to a pedestrian year for M&A. Staying with acquisitions in the US, Hostess Brands said it had received more than 100 bids for its assets. In Europe, Dutch retailer Ahold said it would up its cost cuts, with a focus on sourcing and promos. And in the UK, leading grocers signed up to a new code of special offers.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen jobs to go in revamp

30 Nov 2012

Around 300 jobs within Wessanen's European operations are set to go after the Dutch food group set out plans to lower costs and improve profits.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen CEO outlines brighter future

25 Oct 2012

Dutch organic food group Wessanen will become "leaner, fitter and more profitable", its chief executive pledged today (25 October).

UPDATE: NETHERLANDS: Wessanen expects continued impact of price/mix gains

25 Jul 2012

Wessanen has indicated it expects to continue to see the benefits from pricing action it has already taken during the rest of the year.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen Q2 profit dips

25 Jul 2012

Dutch organic food specialist Wessanen has seen its second-quarter profits slide as a result of lower sales volumes and higher marketing spend.

UPDATE: NETHERLANDS: Wessanen preparing for frozen food exit

23 Jul 2012

Wessanen has confirmed it is preparing for the sale of its frozen food businesses through the move to take full ownership of Favory Convenience Food.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen takes control of frozen food firm Favory

23 Jul 2012

Dutch food group Wessanen has taken full control of frozen food maker Favory Convenience Food.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

9 Jul 2012

Premier Foods plc this week announced another asset sale with the disposal of its ethnic flour business Elephant Atta to Associated British Foods.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen investor Delta Partners nominates board member

6 Jul 2012

Wessanen investor Delta Partners has recommended the appointment of Rudy Kluiber to the supervisory board of the Dutch food group.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen upbeat despite fall in profits

27 Apr 2012

Dutch food group Wessanen has insisted it is becoming a "stronger" company after reporting lower first-quarter profits amid higher IT and marketing costs.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen shares drop on higher FY loss

23 Feb 2012

Shares in Dutch food group Wessanen fell 7.59% today (23 February) after the group booked a widening net loss for 2011.







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