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NETHERLANDS: Wessanen names CFO

9 May 2008

Royal Wessanen today (9 May) named Frans Eelkman Rooda as its CFO.

NETHERLANDS: Revamp pays off for Wessanen

26 Feb 2008

A positive showing from Wessanen’s distribution business in North America has led to healthy profits at the Dutch food group.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen Q3 earnings leap

31 Oct 2007

Dutch food group Royal Wessanen has seen quarterly profits more than double thanks to rising sales in North America and Europe and better cost control.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen gets ethical fund boost

5 Sep 2007

Wessanen has been selected by the sustainable investments fund Triodos Meerwaardefonds (Triodos Values Equity Fund), the Dutch food company has announced.

NETHERLANDS: Europe, US growth buoys Wessanen

1 Aug 2007

Dutch food group Royal Wessanen has posted rising first-half profits despite a drop off in revenues, the company said today (1 August).

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen seals frozen snacks merger

3 Jul 2007

Royal Wessanen and Rabo Capital have completed the merger of their frozen snacks businesses, following consultation with employee representatives.

NETHERLANDS: Divestments bolster Wessanen Q1

9 May 2007

Gains from the sale of its private label operations helped prop up first-quarter earnings at Dutch food group Royal Wessanen. The company said today (9 May) that operating profit rose 13% despite a 6% drop in revenue.

US: Tree of Life signs Amish deal

2 May 2007

US organic foods distributor Tree of Life is to handle a range of Amish pastas, the company has announced.

UPDATE: US: Tree of Life eyes more acquisitions after organic buy

24 Apr 2007

US organic food group Tree of Life is open to further acquisitions after it snapped up Florida-based distributor Organica USA.

US: Tree of Life buys Florida organic distributor

24 Apr 2007

US organic food group Tree of Life has bought Florida-based distributor Organica USA for an undisclosed sum.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen CEO gets second term

19 Apr 2007

Shareholders in Royal Wessanen have approved the re-appointment of Ad Veenhof as president and CEO for a further four years.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen plans frozen snack merger

13 Apr 2007

Dutch food group Wessanen and Rabobank’s Rabo Capital have agreed to merge their own-brand and private-label frozen snack operations.

EU: JPM cleared to buy Dailicer from Royal Wessanen

27 Mar 2007

JP Morgan Chase & Co’s private equity unit One Equity Partners received clearance from the European Commission today (27 March) to acquire the Dailycer breakfast cereal business from Dutch food group Royal Wessanen.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen sales down in 2006

27 Feb 2007

Dutch food group Wessanen has posted full-year revenues of EUR1.59bn (US$2.10bn), down 5% from the previous year at exchange constant rates.

US: Sweet Success links up with Tree of Life

17 Jan 2007

Sweet Success Enterprises, the functional beverages producer, has announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with the natural goods distributor Tree of Life, part of the Royal Wessanen food group.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen to sell private label interests

14 Dec 2006

Dutch food group Royal Wessanen has announced the sale of its Dailycer and Delicia private label businesses to One Equity Partners Europe (OEP) for EUR104m (US$137m).

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen issues first Sustainability Report

19 Sep 2006

The Dutch food combine Royal Wessanen has published its first Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s environmental, social and economic performance in 2005.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen profits rise despite flat sales

15 May 2006

Wessanen has reported a rise in net profits in its first quarter, despite only achieving flat sales growth in the period.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen converts certificates to shares

21 Apr 2006

Dutch food group Royal Wessanen NV has announced that a meeting of holders of certificates has approved the discontinuation of administration of share certificates. Following this decision, all Wessanen certificates will be converted to ordinary shares

US: Nash Finch appoints new CEO

19 Apr 2006

US food distribution group Nash Finch Company has announced the appointment of Alec C. Covington as its new president and chief executive officer. Covington is also to join Nash Finch board of directors.

US: Wessanen North America appoints new Tree of Life CEO

18 Apr 2006

Royal Wessanen announced today (18 April) the appointment of Richard Lane to the post of president and CEO of its Tree of Life activities in North America.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen appoints new CFO

23 Mar 2006

Royal Wessanen has announced the appointment of Han Wagter as its chief financial officer. He will assume his new duties after the Annual General Meeting in April. He will also be proposed a board member at the meeting.

HOLLAND: Wessanen revenues low but hopes high

28 Feb 2006

Dutch health and premium taste food group Wessanen’s revenue for the full 2005 financial year decreased by 10% - mainly caused by strong decreases in the first half of the year.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen on track for year-end goals

9 Nov 2005

Dutch food company Wessanen has said its third-quarter results are in line with its expectations and it is on track to meet its year-end goals.

NETHERLANDS/USA: Ralphs ends supply agreement with Tree of Life

21 Oct 2005

US natural and specialty foods distributor Tree of Life has announced that it has been unable to reach agreement with US grocery retailer Ralphs on the terms of any future business relationship.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen Q2 sales down as US low carb craze fades

31 Aug 2005

Dutch food company Wessanen has announced a falls in sales for the second quarter and first half of 2005, blaming falling low-carb sales in the US and deliberately terminated turnover in a number of its businesses.

NETHERLANDS/ITALY: Wessanen buys Righi

1 Jul 2005

Dutch food group Wessanen has agreed the acquisition of Righi, based in Reggio Emilia in Italy.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen moves into profit in Q1, sales down

11 May 2005

Dutch food group Wessanen moved into profit in the first quarter of 2005, despite a fall in sales.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen to focus Dutch offices in Utrecht

1 Feb 2005

Dutch food group Wessanen has announced that it has completed its plans to concentrate its Dutch offices at one location.

NETHERLANDS: Wessanen sells private label food firm

17 Jan 2005

Dutch food company Wessanen has announced that it has sold Gelderland Frischwarengesellschaft (GFG), part of its private label group, to privately-owned food group Balvers for an undisclosed amount.

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