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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

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8 highlights from MHP’s first quarter of 2019

Net profit was down for the quarter, but Ukrainian company still had plenty of positive things to report
Ukrainian poultry company MHP on June 12 released the financial results of the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year. The quarter ended on March 31.
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Hormel takes pricing action to mitigate ASF

While there was a ‘quick run-up’ in May, more substantial market changes are expected
Anticipating significant changes in global pig and pork prices amid the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China, Hormel Foods is taking pricing action to mitigate the changing markets.
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Kraft Heinz completes internal investigation

Company says it is taking actions to improve internal policies and procedures
Kraft Heinz says it has completed its internal investigation into its procurement area and assessment of internal controls, and the company continues to cooperate with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its investigation.
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Hormel Foods: Plant protein ‘certainly on our minds’

Company has developed products that blend meat and plant protein, and more alternative protein products can be expected
The public has not heard much to date about the development of new alternative protein products from Hormel Foods, but CEO Jim Snee says plant-based protein is “certainly on our minds.”
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HKScan EVP Esa Mäki to become Apetit CEO

After short tenure with HKScan, Mäki to lead Finnish vegetable company
Esa Mäki, HKScan executive vice president of meat balance & supply chain will leave his position at HKScan to become the chief executive officer of Finnish vegetable company Apetit Plc.
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Sanderson: High steel prices deter plant construction

Poultry company wants to build another plant, but tariffs on steel make now a bad time to do so
Construction of new poultry complexes has been central to Sanderson Farms’ growth strategy during recent years. However, current steel prices can be a deterrent to construction of new facilities, CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. said.
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