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Solid second-quarter growth for Moy Park

JBS Europe – Moy Park saw a “solid” rise in revenue in the second quarter of the year thanks to fluctuating currencies. 

Investment firms eye Moy Park acquisition

UK-based private equity firms are circling poultry processor Moy Park, which has been put up for sale by Brazilian parent company JBS to pay off debts.

Moy Park put up for sale by Brazilian owner JBS

Brazilian meat giant JBS has put Moy Park up for sale but the firm’s chief executive Janet McCollum says it is “business as usual” for the Northern Irish poultry processor. 

Moy Park facing charges over welfare allegations

Poultry processor Moy Park is facing a court hearing over allegations that its chickens were mistreated prior to slaughter. 

Fresh poultry sales drive growth for Moy Park

Four months of business development has lead to strong volume growth for poultry processor Moy Park. 

Moy Park saw a volume sales rise

Volume growth drives Moy Park sales in second quarter

Processor Moy Park has seen a steady second quarter of the year, with any positive sales figures being driven by volume growth. 

Moy Park renews SportFest sponsorship for second year

Moy Park is to continue as official sponsor of annual family sports festival SportFest. 

Smashburger plans UK expansion

US restaurant chain Smashburger has announced the acquisition of a further five sites in the UK, following the launch of its first UK restaurant at the Kingston Centre in Milton Keynes retail park this May. 

Moy Park sales up but revenue down

Sales volume grew 2% compared to the same period in 2015, reporting a strong performance in its UK & Ireland and Continental Europe business units. 

Moy Park grows revenue and sales volume in 2015

Poultry processor Moy Park has grown revenue 1.4% year-on-year over the last 12 months. 

Moy Park seeks ‘energetic’ graduates

Northern Irish poultry producer Moy Park is seeking ambitious and energetic graduates to apply for its 2016 graduate management development programme, ‘Sprint’. 

Moy Park announces £4m investment

Poultry specialist Moy Park has invested £4 million in its Craigavon facilities in Northern Ireland. 

(l-r) Mike Mullan, HR Director Europe, Moy Park along with Jonathan Bell, Northern Ireland Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, and Katharine Strain, Head of Talent and Organisational Development, Moy Park
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Moy Park launches £8m skills programme for staff

Moy Park has unveiled a major £8m investment in a strategic multi-year skills programme. 

Moy Park extends roast in the bag range

Northern Ireland processor, Moy Park, has launched a new variation of its ‘Good Kitchen’ roast-in-the-bag product range. 

Moy Park director praised for charity fundraising

Alan Gibson, executive director of Moy Park, has been named one of the UK’s top fundraisers for 2015 on Just Giving, one of the world’s leading online fundraising platforms. 

Moy Park to provide innovative chicken range to Morrisons

Northern Irish poultry meat processor Moy Park has secured listings in all Morrisons’ stores across Great Britain with new Chicken Sensations. 

Pictured (l-r) John Phillips, Regional Director IoD West Midlands, Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR Director Europe with actor and comedian Miles Jupp.
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Moy Park director wins award

Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR director Europe, has been named UK Director of the Year for Leadership in Corporate Responsibility at the prestigious Institute of Directors UK awards. 

Moy Park signs deal with Martin McColl c-stores

Moy Park has secured listings for Good to Go and O’Kane breaded ranges in selected Martin McColl convenience stores in Scotland. 

Anne Richmond has joined Moy Park as agriculture analyst
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Moy Park to focus on Big Data through new appointment

Anne Richmond is set to join Moy Park in the newly created position of agriculture analyst. 

Pictured at the IGD Awards 2015 are Mike Coupe, CEO Sainsbury’s: Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR Director Europe; Andrew Nethercott, Moy Park Director of Sales; and television personality Rachel Riley
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Moy Park wins development accolade

Moy Park has been awarded for its best-in-class approach to people development, picking up the IGD John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award at the IGD Awards 2015 earlier this week. 

Pictured with Moy Park farmers is Stuart Thomson from Aviagen with David Gibson and Alan Johnston from Moy Park
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Moy Park poultry suppliers join prestigious club

A selection of Northern Irish farmers who supply to Moy Park have been rewarded for their hard work. 

Michael O'Neill has been appointed to head up Moy Park's Continuous Improvement programme
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Moy Park appoints Continuous Improvement lead

Moy Park has appointed experienced business advisor, Michael O’Neill, to head up its Continuous Improvement programme. 

Fare of London teams up with Laverstoke Park Farm

Contract and event caterer Fare of London has announced a partnership with buffalo supplier Laverstoke Park Farm, as part of its 25th anniversary Forgotten Fare campaign. 

Moy Park completes first phase of Dungannon investment

Poultry processor Moy Park has completed the first phase of a £20m investment at its Dungannon facility, which it said would significantly enhance its production capabilities at the site. 

The new incubators at Moy Park's hatchery
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Moy Park invests £180,000 in Craigavon hatchery

Moy Park has invested £180,000 in four incubators at its hatchery in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. 

Moy Park profits drop in Q2

Poultry specialist Moy Park saw pre-tax profits for the second quarter (Q2) fall by 29.8% on the same period in 2014. 

Alan McKeown, supply chain director, and HR director Mike Mullan have both been shortlisted for industry awards
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Northern Irish food directors nominated for top award

Directors from two of Northern Ireland’s largest companies, Moy Park and Dunbia - both from the food industry, have been recognised for their commitment to the sector. 

JBS to purchase Moy Park in $1.5 billion deal

JBS SA has announced the acquisition of chicken producer Moy Park from Marfrig Global Foods in a US$1.5 billion deal. 

Moy Park sees revenue rise in Q1 of 2015

Moy Park has posted a rise in revenue and underlying profits for the first quarter of the year. 

Moy Park hits five million weekly milestone

Northern Ireland chicken producer Moy Park has increased its output to five million chickens per week for the first time in its 72-year history. 

Poultry processor targets £100k for Farm Africa charity

Moy Park is aiming to raise £100,000 for Farm Africa in a new three-year charity partnership.

Moy Park secures green accolade from KFC

Poultry producer Moy Park has been recognised for sustainability and environmental performance by KFC, at the fast food chain’s recent Supplier Awards.

Chicken firm scoops International Safety accolade

Chicken processor Moy Park has been presented an International Safety Award  with merit for promoting high standards of health and safety management in the workplace.

Moy Park offers new roast-in-the-bag chickens

Moy Park is following the roast-in-the-bag trend with two new flavours of whole chicken roasts.

Moy Park introduces high-spec poultry house

Moy Park has developed a state-of-the art poultry development house, which it said will allow it to deliver “significant improvements” to its poultry rearing and welfare practices.

Moy Park keen to make most of popular poultry

Moy Park is looking to capitalise on consumers’ preference for local produce as it looks to grow its fresh poultry sales in the UK and Ireland.

Glasgow pork project meets opposition

An ethical food project in Glasgow has come under fire from members of the public after rearing pigs for slaughter in a local park.

Moy Park chief given ‘Outstanding’ award

Moy Park chief executive Janet McCollum has been named ‘Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year’ at the fourth annual Women in Business Northern Ireland Awards.

Meat companies make fastest-growth list

Northern Irish meat firm Finnebrogue and chicken firm Benson Park have been listed as two of the fastest-growing companies in the UK.

NI poultry farmer enhances biosecurity with viewing gallery

Moy Park poultry farmer Graham McIlroy has installed a new viewing gallery that will enhance biosecurity.

AHDB moves to £5m headquarters

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has moved to new headquarters at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

Moy Park to open 100th poultry house

Moy Park has announced it will open its 100th poultry house through its ‘Plan to Grow’ expansion programme.

Cranswick moves into poultry with Yorkshire purchase

Pork processors Cranswick will make its first move into poultry with the acquisition of a fellow Yorkshire firm Benson Park.

Moy Park brings in new IT director

With over 20 years’ experience, Moy Park has appointed Brian Acheson as its new director of information systems and business solutions.

Poultry firm manager completes leadership programme

Moy Park manager Ian Dowsland has completed the prestigious Institute of Agricultural Management’s Leadership Development Programme, which the company hopes will see him “lead the way” in agriculture.

Deer association launches venison quality mark

With the popularity of venison soaring as reported by Kantar Worldpanel, a new quality assurance mark has been launched to ensure welfare and quality standards for retailers and consumers.

Moy Park introduces new chicken range

Moy Park has launched a new range of pre-prepared, added-value chicken products under its ‘Good Kitchen’ brand.

Roadshow promotes Welsh meat to visitors

The Welsh Red Meat Roadshow, organised by Hybu Cig Cymru – the meat promotion body for Wales – will make its next stop at Oakwood Theme Park.

Moy Park man to join Dunbia

Meat company Dunbia has announced it will appoint a new group deputy chief executive, Tony O'Neill from Moy Park.

Princes Hot Dogs in play park promo

Food manufacturer Princes has launched a new summer marketing campaign aimed at family shoppers.

Video: Significant opportunities discussed at export conference

Meat Trades Journal reports on the Tenth Meat Export Conference which took place in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, last month, and highlights the issues mentioned by the key speakers.

Fair Game targets greater consumption of venison

A new initiative aimed at encouraging more people to eat wild venison has been launched in the UK.

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