HKScan eyes future growth with land purchase deal

HKScan eyes future growth with land purchase deal

By Aidan Fortune

Finnish processor HKScan has purchased the plot of land on which its factory and logistics centre are located in the Vantaa region, with a view to developing the facility for “future needs”.

HKScan to enter plant-based protein sector

HKScan to enter plant-based protein sector

By Aidan Fortune

Finnish processor HKScan has entered into an agreement with distributor Hes-Pro Oy to develop, produce and launch plant-based protein products.

FQN's global recall gallery

Food Safety Recall round-up 8-15 December 2017

Recalls: Plastic, norovirus and wood

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by UK, US, Ireland, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Austria.

HKScan has set out the ambition to be Scandinavia's leading poultry processor

HKScan aspires to be Scandinavian poultry giant

By Oscar Rousseau

Finland-based HKScan aims to be Scandinavia’s leading poultry processor, according to a company-wide strategy, crafted to revitalise the loss-making business. 

HKScan has already cut 160 jobs this year amid market pressure

Hard-hit HKScan posts €20m loss

By Oscar Rousseau

An earnings decline across HKScan’s biggest Scandinavian markets saw the struggling Finland-based meat processor post a €20.8m pre-tax loss in its half-year results.

The deal would help HKScan's goal of developing beef products

HKScan agrees Finnish beef deal

By Rod Addy

HKScan Finland has boosted its foothold on the beef market through its acquisition of the remaining half of Paimion Teurastamo (Paimio Slaughterhouse) from Wellcapita, based in Turku, Finland.

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ScenoProt gives a preview of Northern Europe's protein preferences

By Niamh Michail

Why do Finns give more importance to protein than Swedes? Are Germans more willing to eat an all vegetarian meal than Brits? And among the 13% of Europeans who have tried insects, how many would eat them again? Finland's ScenoProt survey is providing...

Despite the poor result, HKScan said its operating profit will improve by the end of the year

HKScan admits ‘unsatisfactory’ performance

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor HKScan has posted a drop in operating income for the first quarter of 2016 as price competition, coupled with a pork surplus in Scandinavia, caused a dip in performance.

Per Rehné said the company's health and nutrition business has grown throughout Europe

Cornelius Group launches Nordic division

By Oscar Rousseau

UK company Cornelius Group has announced plans to launch a new business arm in Scandinavia, with a view to flexing its muscles in a region of potential growth for the company. 

HKScan has won a permit for its poultry production site in Finland

HKScan wins environmental plant permit

By Oscar Rousseau

Nordic meat giant HKScan has won crucial environmental permits necessary for the business to run slaughter and meat processing work at its unfinished Rauma facility in Finland. 

Recall round-up 19-25 February 2016

Food safety recall round-up 19-25 February 2016

Recalls: Pepsi and beer mix-up and Listeria in fish

By Joseph James Whitworth

Looking at the food recalls again in February 2016 takes us to the US, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, Canada and Denmark.

The HKScan HQ

HKScan CEO Hannu Kottonen steps down

By Oscar Rousseau

The CEO of HKScan, Hannu Kottonen, has stepped down after the board of directors agreed to “discontinue” his role. 

Atria supplies products for retail, foodservice and fast food clients

Atria pumps cash into chicken plant

By Chloe Ryan

Atria Finland has announced it is to increase efficiency of chicken production at its Sahalahti plant in Kangasala. 

Chilled pasta took 28% of the total Western European pasta market last year, compared to 25% five years earlier

Packaged food sales increase in ‘two-speed’ Western Europe


The Western European packaged food market has grown 5% since 2009, with chilled pasta, sustainable foods and frozen yoghurt leading the way, according to Euromonitor International – but Europe is still a divided market.

Kesko said it had not set out to mislead anybody

The truth about the meat called ‘balls’

By Georgi Gyton

Stories have been making the rounds in the national press this week regarding Finnish food giant Kesko reportedly changing the name of its meatballs, to just ‘balls’.

The company plans to build a new production facility in western Finland

Nordic meat company to invest in Estonia

By Georgi Gyton

HKScan has announced plans to invest in major production projects in Rakvere, Estonia, as well as western Finland – one of its home markets.

Nordic consumers' interest in premium products is growing, says Euromonitor

Euromonitor highlights Nordic food trends


Healthy foods, premiumisation and private label all present untapped opportunities in Nordic countries, according to market research organisation Euromonitor International.


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