Dutch food group Nutreco expects to double operating profits by 2010 through
growth, acquisitions and cost controls.
Nutreco, which produces animal and fish feed and is a major poultry
processor, reported that its operating profit from continuing operations rose to
€47 million ($64 million) on revenue up 24.6% at €1.68 billion in the first half
"The first six months of 2007 show that we are on the right
track," Nutreco Chief Executive Wout Dekker said in a statement. six months,
Nutreco, hoping to
tap into growing demand for animal and fish feed, bought
Canadian rival Maple Leaf
in July, adding annual revenue of
about €400 million.