Financial

Group of Butchers will enter into the German market for the first time

Group of Butchers acquires Hartmann GmbH

By Ashley Williams

Dutch-based meat supplier Group of Butchers is set to make its debut in the German market after acquiring family-owned meatball and mince-based business Hartmann GmbH.

Charcuterie producer VIAU is to be acquired by Maple Leaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods to acquire VIAU Foods

By Aidan Fortune

Canadian pork processor Maple Leaf Foods has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VIAU Foods, a producer of premium Italian cooked, dry-cured and charcuterie meats for a purchase price of CA$215m, including CA$30m in Maple Leaf stock.

Beef producer exceeding market expectations

Zambeef expects results to 'exceed' market

By Michelle Perrett

Africa’s Zambeef, the cold chain foods and retail business, has said it expected its annual results to exceed market expectations by more than 10%.

Animal health company bought

Carr’s acquires Animax for £8.5m

By Michelle Perrett

Carr’s, the agriculture and engineering group, has acquired animal healthy product producer Animax for £8.5m.

Senior appointment at Vion

Management change at Vion

By Aidan Fortune

International meat producer Vion has announced the appointment of John Morssink as chief financial officer.

Russian processor margins squeezed

Perfect storm for Russian meat processors

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Average profitability for meat processors in Russia meat processors has hit one of its lowest levels ever, as the industry finds itself caught between high prices for raw materials and weak purchasing power among consumers.

Deal signed for meat industry robotics

Frontmatec acquires 40% of AIRA

By Michelle Perrett

Frontmatec, the company that produces automation systems for the food industry, has entered into an agreement to acquire 40% of the shares in AIRA, (Assessorament Industrial Robotica I Automatitzacio) the supplier of advanced robotic solutions for the...

Kisvárda plant expansion plans

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Master Good set to expand Kisvárda plant

By Aidan Fortune

Hungarian poultry processor Master Good is to embark on a HUF15 billion (bn) expansion plan for its Kisvárda plant, aided by a Government grant of HUF3.4bn.