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Can a climate label for food work? 12 Dec 2018

A decade ago, a few companies looked to label a product's carbon footprint. The concept never took off. If revisited, just-food asks, would the idea now gain traction?

"We will take plant-based to the next level" - Naturli' Foods CEO Henrik Lund on Danish firm's push into meat-free 15 Jun 2018

Denmark-based Naturli' Foods has become the latest meat-free supplier from Europe to cross the English Channel to try to tap into the UK's growing interest in plant-based food. Dean Best spoke to Naturli' CEO Henrik Lund in London as the company marked its debut in the market.

Arla Foods CFO Natalie Knight weighs prospects for dairy group - the just-food interview, part two 20 Mar 2016

This year looks set to be another challenging one for the dairy sector, amid concerns over the momentum of economies in emerging markets and commodity prices remaining in the doldrums. Natalie Knight, the CFO of European dairy giant Arla Foods, talks to Dean Best about the co-operative's outlook and insists there are opportunities for growth.

Arla CFO Natalie Knight on how dairy giant navigated 2015 - the just-food interview, part one 10 Mar 2016

Arla Foods, the European dairy giant, saw sales and profits slide in 2015, a year that proved challenging for a number of the companies in the sector. However, the Lurpak and Castello owner described its performance as "robust". In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Arla CFO Natalie Knight about the co-operative's results.

SIAL 2014: Interview: Danish Crown eyes growth in international, organics 28 Oct 2014

Danish Crown is grappling with a world meat market marked by the Russian import ban and weaker European demand. In response, the Danish co-operative plans to use its global footprint, on the one hand, while capitalising on growth areas such as increasing consumer interest in organics, on the other. Katy Askew spoke to Henrik Biilmann, MD of Danish Crown's organic arm Friland, to find out more.

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Danish Crown postpones key target plan as UK unit weighs on earnings 23 Nov 2018

Danish Crown has reported a drop in annual earnings, with the company's UK subsidiary weighing on its results, prompting the meat giant to postpone a key strategic target.

Mondelez 'hires advisers to weigh move for Campbell assets' 19 Nov 2018

Mondelez International, the Cadbury and Oreo owner, has again been reported to be interested in two snacks assets outside the US that are up for sale.

Arla initiates further streamlining under cost-savings project 30 Oct 2018

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods is making further changes to its corporate structure under a previously-announced cost-saving project.

Denmark's green proposals feature labels on food's climate impact 11 Oct 2018

Denmark is undertaking a raft of initiatives to achieve its environmental goals by 2030, including a proposal to have labels on food products to identify their impact on climate change.

Arla to build new innovation centre in Denmark as it reveals payout to drought-hit farmers 30 Aug 2018

Danish dairy giant Arla Foods has announced it is to build a new innovation centre in its home market focusing on the potential of whey.

Scandi Standard takes majority stake in organic chicken producer Rokkedahl Foods 28 Aug 2018

Nordic meat group Scandi Standard has taken a majority stake in Denmark-based organic and free-range poultry producer Rokkedahl Foods for an undisclosed sum.

Danish Crown sets out a raft of cost-cutting measures as low pig prices bite 16 Aug 2018

Pork giant Danish Crown has announced a number of cost-saving measures including relocating a number of functions to Poland and putting the construction of its new headquarters on hold.

Danish Crown's abattoir expansion creates 100 local jobs 9 Aug 2018

Danish Crown is adding a new production line to an abattoir in the south of its home country to meet rising demand for fresh pork products from Japan. 

Orkla expands ingredients presence with purchase of Denmark's Igos 5 Jul 2018

Norwegian food group Orkla has reached an agreement with Abdon Group to acquire Denmark's Igos, which manufactures marmalade and fruit fillings for bakeries and confectioners.

Arla appoints Helene Gunnarson as vice-chairman to replace promoted Jan Toft Nørgaard 29 Jun 2018

Arla Foods amba has appointed Heléne Gunnarson as vice-chairman to fill the role left vacant by Jan Toft Nørgaard, who moves up the chain of command to chairman of the European dairy giant.