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Latest Interviews

Interview: Hilton Food Group CEO 9 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Hilton Food Group, the UK-based meat packer, has built what one firm of City brokers describes as "a high-quality business" through international expansion and, in most of its markets, supplying only one customer. Dean Best spoke to Hilton CEO Robert Watson and CFO Nigel Majewski after the company reported a year of rising annual sales and earnings to discuss their strategy for the business and its plans for further growth.


Interview, part 2: Sanderson Farms' CFO 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

The US poultry sector has been under scrutiny in recent quarters, with a number of the largest processors named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices and questions over the use of a key, weekly chicken-price index. Throw in tough market conditions, concerns over the trade priorities of the Trump administration and the rise of meat alternatives and there is much for poultry industry boardrooms to ponder. Dean Best chewed the fat with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell.

Latest News

EU warning on China food certification changes 27 Jun 17

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has warned China is planning to introduce what Brussels calls "unjustifiable food certification requirements" for imports into the country.


Scandi Standard acquires Ireland's Manor Farm 27 Jun 17

Katy Askew

Nordic poultry group Scandi Standard has struck an agreement to buy Manor Farm in a cash-and-shares deal that values Ireland's largest chicken processor at about EUR94m (US$105.2m).


Tegel points to progress despite muted FY profits 27 Jun 17

Dean Best

New Zealand-based poultry processor Tegel Group today (27 June) reported annual profits that, though higher, came in under its forecasts made when it listed last year.


South Africa, Zimbabwe hit by avian flu outbreaks 27 Jun 17

Tawanda Karombo

The poultry industries in South Africa and Zimbabwe have been hit by outbreaks of avian influenza in both countries.


Germany overturns Bell price-fixing findings 26 Jun 17

Katy Askew

Germany's Cartel Office has abandoned antitrust proceedings against Bell Group over accusations of price-fixing in the country's sausage sector dating from 2014.


Boparan Holdings names Richard Pike new CFO 26 Jun 17

Dean Best

Boparan Holdings, the parent of UK supplier 2 Sisters Food Group, has named former Associated British Foods executive Richard Pike as its new CFO.

Latest blogs

Could 3G Capital's next move be in foodservice? 15 Feb 17

Dean Best

Much of the chatter about where 3G Capital could look next has centred on packaged food - but might the private-equity fund be about to extend its foodservice empire?


JBS names board for international spin-off - and one name stands out 31 Jan 17

Dean Best

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant, is in the process of listing of its international business and has this week named a clutch of directors that are set to sit on the spin-off's board.

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