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Some in the City have questioned effectiveness of TescoComment: Tesco under rare level of scrutiny

By: Dean Best | 14 April 2014

On Wednesday, Tesco reports its latest set of annual results - and rarely has a major retailer be under so much scrutiny.

TescoEditor's viewpoint: Tesco's food-to-go push looks foolhardy

By: Dean Best | 11 April 2014

Tesco is reportedly looking at rolling out a food-to-go concept in London in its latest bid to try to find some growth in its domestic market. But, if the move happens, is it really wise to enter such a competitive space?

The Consuming issues: Seven a day, no fooling

By: Ben Cooper | 10 April 2014

The latest intervention in the diet and health debate in the UK hit the headlines on 1 April. It was not an April Fool but the findings of research from University College London that we should be eating seven portions of fruit or veg a day may have prompted a wry smile from those who struggle to get near the 'five-a-day' recommendation.

Growing meat consumption in markets like China is putting pressure on stocks of soyaEditor's viewpoint: Food security and consumer demand

By: Dean Best | 8 April 2014

There is a growing consensus that a warming climate has an impact on food production - putting supply firmly at the debate over food security. But the demands of a growing global population are just as important to consider as industry, government and academia wrestle over how to solve the issue.

Is the South African regulatory environment becoming less welcoming?Comment: Unilever raid shows South Africa eyeing food

By: Katy Askew | 4 April 2014

News the South African offices of Unilever and Sime Darby were raided by competition authorities this week comes as a further evidence that the country's competition watchdog has set its sights on the food sector, Katy Askew suggests.

EuropeEditor's viewpoint: Milking emerging market demand

By: Dean Best | 31 March 2014

Arla Foods, The Irish Dairy Board and Fonterra have all in the last week announced investments - or hinted at expansion to come - with growing demand for dairy products in emerging markets in mind.

ASA ruling shows Big Four taking discounters seriouslyComment: Aldi ad spat shows discounters under rivals' scrutiny

By: Dean Best | 26 March 2014

The UK ad watchdog's order for Aldi to pull a TV advert demonstrates how the discounter will need to be precise in its competitive claims - and how the German giant is being more closely monitored than ever before by the country's rattled major grocers.

The pressure on volume sales remains, IRI arguesShopper trends: Too early to call end to consumer recession

By: Richard Moule, IRI | 26 March 2014

European politicians may be proclaiming the end of the consumer recession, but when it comes to food sales, retailers and manufacturers are continuing to find business tough, writes IRI's Richard Moule.

Glanbia has ambitions to build "global" sports nutrition brandsEditor's viewpoint: Glanbia has stamina

By: Dean Best | 18 March 2014

The 2013 results posted by Irish food group Glanbia stood out, both for the growth the company achieved last year and its optimism for its prospects this year and beyond.

Simply 100, ChobaniComment: Chobani wise to consider stake sale

By: Katy Askew | 13 March 2014

Chobani is the leading US manufacturer in the lucrative, high-growth Greek yoghurt sector. But with rising competition from the larger dairy majors - and Chobani's own growth aspirations globally - the company could well be wise to consider ways to secure a cash injection, Katy Askew suggests.

Editor's Viewpoint - Anything but Co-operative

By: Dean Best | 11 March 2014

Editor's Viewpoint: Obama and obesity

By: Dean Best | 4 March 2014

Shopper trends: Avoiding a promotions catastrophe

By: Tim Eales, IRI | 28 February 2014

Comment: Wal-Mart's McMillon makes early mark

By: Dean Best | 21 February 2014

Editor's viewpoint: McLeod checks out a success

By: Dean Best | 18 February 2014

Editor's viewpoint: US consumer chill lingers

By: Dean Best | 17 February 2014

Comment: Co-op's smart move to win over consumers

By: Katy Askew | 17 February 2014

Editor's viewpoint: Searching for special K

By: Dean Best | 10 February 2014

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