FDBusiness.com

VION to Sell UK Food Operations

 Breaking News
  • The Zamora Company Moves into American Whiskey The Zamora Company, a Spanish fifth generation, family-owned global wine and spirits business headquartered in Madrid, has acquired an equity stake in Yellow Rose Distilling, a leading American whiskey distiller in Houston, Texas. The Zamora Company is best known for Licor 43, Spain’s leading liqueur brand, as well as Villa Massa Limoncello and a wide [...]...
  • Dunnes Reclaims Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 5 November 2017, reveal that Dunnes Stores has returned to the top spot for the first time in nine months, capturing a 22.4% share of the market. David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Dunnes Stores traditionally posts a strong performance towards [...]...
  • Cornish Kern From the UK Named World Champion Cheese 2017 Cornish Kern, an alpine-style cheese made by the UK’s Lynher Dairies Cheese Company, has been crowned World Champion Cheese at the 30th annual World Cheese Awards, after just a few years in development. This buttery medium-hard cheese, with a deep aroma and caramel notes, rose to the top among 3,000 entries. The 30th anniversary edition of the awards [...]...
  • GNT Group Supports Next Generation of Food Scientists The GNT Young Scientist Award 2017 goes to Caroline Buvé of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. At the 31st EFFoST International Conference, which was held in Sitges, Spain, from 13th to 16th November, she stood out with her research on quantifying colour changes of pasteurized strawberry juices during storage by integrating analytical and acceptability data. Second and third place went [...]...
  • How Conformity Can Deliver Tangible Business Benefits For Packaged Food Manufacturers Manufacturers and brand owners are under immense pressure to repeatedly produce conforming, high quality, safe and well-presented packaged food to meet industry requirements. Increasingly stringent legislation, innovations in packaged product design and evolving customer expectations mean the need for conformity has never been greater. Industry expert Mettler Toledo has published a free, comprehensive white paper ‘Ensuring Conformity [...]...

VION to Sell UK Food Operations

VION to Sell UK Food Operations
November 22
10:21 2012

Dutch-based food producer VION is to sell its UK food businesses to concentrate on its core markets in the Netherlands and Germany and the development of its global ingredients business. VION UK produces and processes beef, lamb, pork, bacon and chicken in addition to convenience products such as sausages, cooked meats and added value cooked chicken across its 38 sites in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. The group’s extensive facilities across the UK range from farms and hatcheries to primary production, processing and packing.

VION is confident that it will successfully sell its UK pork, red meat and poultry business units as ongoing viable businesses.

Peter Barr, chairman of VION UK, comments: “Working with our advisors Rabobank/Rothschild, we have already started detailed discussions with a number of interested parties, including management, regarding the acquisition of the various parts of the UK business and these are progressing well. The level of interest in the businesses has been strong and we hope to be in a position in the near future to give further details about the progress which has been made. The sale process will be completed in a smooth and orderly fashion to ensure business continuity for our employees, agricultural and other suppliers and our customers.”

VION entered the UK in the late 1990’s with the acquisition of Key Country Foods, followed by Tranfield and subsequently Grampian Country Food Group in 2008 and currently employs 13,000 people in the UK. The company supplies beef, lamb, pork and chicken products to a broad range of blue-chip customers across the food retailing, food manufacturing and food service sectors.

In addition to its food activities in the UK, VION is also divesting a number of non-core activities, including Banner Pharmacaps and Oerlemans Foods (frozen vegetable and potato products).

Based at Eindhoven in the Netherlands, VION has a turnover of Eur9.5 billion and employs 26,500 people. VION is not a listed company and has one shareholder, the Dutch Zuidelijke Land-en Tuinbouw organisatie (ZLTO), an agricultural and horticultural association with some 18,000 members.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • November 28, 2017Fi Europe
  • December 4, 2017Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017
  • January 8, 2018RAI Exhibition
  • January 16, 2018Sival Plant Production Trade Show
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements