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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

Cranswick posts meaty jump in Q1 revenue 24 Jul 17

Dean Best

UK meat processor Cranswick today (24 July) booked a 27% rise in first-quarter revenue, pointing to "strong" domestic volumes and growth from all its product categories.


Fleury Michon forecasts drop in H1 EBIT 24 Jul 17

Dean Best

French food group Fleury Michon has reported a decline in first-half turnover and said higher raw-material costs will put pressure on its half-year operating profit.


2 Sisters creates 150 jobs at Perthshire plant 21 Jul 17

Simon Harvey

2 Sisters Food Group is creating 150 jobs at its Coupar Angus facility in Perthshire, Scotland, a month after the UK company announced the closure of its plant in Smethwick in the West Midlands.


UK minister confident on tariff-free access to EU 21 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

The UK minister for environment, food and rural affairs, George Eustice, has expressed confidence British manufacturers will enjoy tariff-free market access to the EU for foodstuffs, including fish products, post-Brexit.


More than 100 UK jobs at risk at Tulip 21 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

Danish Crown has announced some 118 jobs in the UK are at risk due to changing production schedules at the King's Lynn, Norfolk, factory of its subsidiary Tulip.


Japan's Marubeni to enter US beef market 21 Jul 17

Dean Best

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corp. has struck a deal to acquire US beef and pork supplier Creekstone Farms Premium Beef from an affiliate of private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners.

Latest blogs

Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business 28 Jun 17

Dean Best

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International.


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?

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