The best views and opinions in food industry publishing, all in one place, from just-food's monthly columnists and in-house experts.
By: Dean Best | 7 March 2014
It is clear Carrefour has made some improvement under the stewardship of CEO Georges Plassat but more work needs to be done, writes Dean Best.
By: Katy Askew | 6 March 2014
Online sales in the UK are on the rise as consumers increasingly shop for their groceries over the internet. Online sales represent a key growth area the country's largest retailers are vying to exploit. In the UK - the birthplace of private label - online expansion is good news for the manufacturers of leading food brands, Katy Askew suggests.
By: Dean Best | 4 March 2014
Some may argue the Obama administration has done less on obesity than it set out to do but its work to tackle the problem while getting significant parts of the industry on board should be praised.
By: Tim Eales, IRI | 28 February 2014
In the latest quarterly food pricing barometer for just-food, manufacturers across Europe and the US continue to increase their use of promotions. However, long-term deals reset the shopper's perception of what a product is worth and it can be hard for brands to recover, writes IRI's Tim Eales.
By: Dean Best | 21 February 2014
Wal-Mart has doubled the number of small stores it said it would build this year - and in a few paragraphs demonstrated new CEO Doug Millon, just three weeks in the hot seat, was making his mark.
By: Dean Best | 20 February 2014
After two profit warnings in five months, ConAgra Foods boss Gary Rodkin was correct to use the CAGNY conference this week to front up about the problems at the US food group - and to try to demonstrate the company can rectify them. Some of these challenges are likely to only be short term. However, ConAgra may face more work with its consumer foods and integration of Ralcorp.
By: Katy Askew | 19 February 2014
UK value retailer Poundland has confirmed it plans to launch an IPO in London next month. Announcing the news, management offered a bullish outlook for the single-price retail sector and outlined an ambitious view of future expansion. Katy Askew reports.
By: Dean Best | 18 February 2014
Ian McLeod's tenure at Coles should be judged a success, taking a retailer suffering from stock issues, long queues and falling sales and revitalising the business into one that looked one step ahead of its larger rival.
By: Dean Best | 17 February 2014
Read the financial statements and listen to the conference calls from US food manufacturers in recent days and it is clear: companies operating there are still facing tough conditions and cautious consumers.
By: Katy Askew | 17 February 2014
The UK's fifth-largest grocer had a challenging year - from trading issues to tabloid scandal and financial problems. However, Katy Askew argues the retailer's move to launch an open dialogue with shoppers on their business could see it re-engage with consumers.
By: Dean Best | 11 February 2014
By: Dean Best | 10 February 2014
By: Katy Askew | 7 February 2014
By: Ben Cooper | 6 February 2014
By: Katy Askew | 4 February 2014
By: Katy Askew | 3 February 2014
By: Mike Ray, IRI | 3 February 2014
By: Katy Askew | 31 January 2014
By: Katy Askew | 27 January 2014
By: Dean Best | 21 January 2014
By: Ben Cooper | 15 January 2014
By: Katy Askew | 15 January 2014
By: Dean Best | 13 January 2014
By: Jason Stroud, IRI | 8 January 2014
By: Dean Best | 2 January 2014
By: Dean Best | 23 December 2013
By: Dean Best | 16 December 2013
By: Ben Cooper | 13 December 2013
By: Katy Askew | 12 December 2013
By: Katy Askew | 9 December 2013