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Buffalo Grill hit by BSE allegations

A 40 per cent decline in customer numbers in the last few weeks of December as a result of allegations of fraud relating to the BSE crisis has impacted annual...

Unilever on the right track

Europe's second largest food group Unilever has said it is well on track to meet its sales and earnings targets for 2002, proof that its Path to Growth programme is...

Diageo sells BK - again

Diageo has once again agreed to sell the Burger King fast food chain to an investment group led by the Texas Pacific Group - but this time for $1.5bn rather...

Prepared foods growth boosts Geest

Continued growth in the prepared foods market in the UK has helped Geest to a 16 per cent rise in sales in the first 10 months of 2001. And the...

Koc heading for food market dominance

Turkey's leading private sector company, Koc, is to merge its four food business units into one group under the Tat name. The diversified company will become the leading player in...

Sandwiches, ready meals lift Greencore results

Increasing demand for convenience food products - ready meals and sandwiches in particular - helped Irish food group Greencore to a 23 per cent rise in sales last year. With...

Strong rise in pre-tax profits at Cranswick

Yorkshire-based food producer Cranswick has reported strong interim results, with both profits and turnover showing good double-digit growth. And the recent acquisition of sandwich maker NWF should help the processed...

Northern bullish as Christmas approaches

The run up to Christmas is an important time for Northern Foods, the main supplier of own-label pizzas, biscuits and frozen food to many leading UK retailers, but the company...

Fleury Michon completes sale

French meat group Fleury Michon has completed the sale of its 10 per cent stake in Argoat Le Hir to Ducatel as part of its efforts to focus on ready meals.

Roncadin sees sales fall in first half

Sales fall at diversified Italian group Roncadin, but the company said it remains confident of an improvement on the previous year.

Fleury Michon beats own expectations

Strong sales from ready meals, hams and salads helped French group Fleury Michon to an 8.8 per cent rise in sales during the first nine months of the year, slightly...

Guissona delays IPO over takeover fears

Catalan meat products company Corporacion Alimentaria Guissona has delayed its planned listing, designed to protect it from hostile takeovers, because a change in the law would make such a move...

Campofrio quits delicatessen business

Spanish meat group Campofrio has sold its delicatessen business Delicass to Conservas Martko in order to concentrate on its core business.

Greencore confident of improvement

Greencore, the Irish group which produces everything from animal feed to frozen pizza, is predicting further improvements by the end of the year, despite continuing pressure in several divisions.

Difficult first half for Duc

Duc, the French company which is one of the leading producers of certified poultry products in Europe, has reported a difficult first half with volumes...

Unilever sees 2002 in line with targets

The world's third-largest food group is confident that it can shrug off poor results from its European ice cream operations and end 2002 with sales growth of around 5 per...