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Premier Foods CEO expects UK supermarket rebound

Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby has predicted the UK food group's brands will be the co-beneficiaries of a rebound at the country's largest su...

Shopper trends: Finding a path to growth in 2015

In such a price-focused environment, manufacturers will need to find innovative ways to grow in 2015. Data, IRI's Anne Lefranc argues, will...

Digesting digital: Collaboration key

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focus...

Comment: Price is the word in UK grocery

It hardly even seems to count as news: the German discounters continue to make strides in the UK. The trend has been in evidence for years n...

Latest Interviews

R&R Ice Cream adjusts to UK challenges 11 Feb 2015

Dean Best

In the second section of a two-part interview, R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi speaks to Dean Best about how the UK-based company is navigating the challenges in its domestic - and still largest - market.


Interview: Bell hits out at German cartel ruling 22 Jul 2014

Dean Best

In a story that grabbed the headlines worldwide, 21 companies and 33 individuals in Germany have been hit with fines totalling EUR338m for allegedly fixing the price of one of the country's staples - sausages. Companies including Nestle, Bell Group and Zur Muhlen Gruppe, Germany's largest sausage maker, were handed fines. Some will appeal, including Bell Group, the Switzerland-based meat products group. Bell CFO Martin Gysin told Dean Best why the company believes it should not be penalised.

Latest News

Cereal faces fresh UK criticism over sugar content 28 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Manufacturers and retailers in the UK - including Kellogg, Sainsbury's and Aldi - have again come under fire over the high sugar content of some breakfast cereals, prompting calls for the Government-backed Responsibility Deal to be scrapped.


Food industry news of week: Marfrig, Cadbury 16 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Brazil-based food giant Marfrig announced the surprise resignation of CEO Sergio Rial this week after just a year in the position. Another chief executive is to go at UK retailer Morrisons, with its board believing its best chance to return to growth is without Dalton Philips.


Aldi launches "affordable" UK organic veg range 22 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

German supermarket Aldi is launching a range of organic produce in its UK stores.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 13 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Emmi flogged its Italian Trentilatte yoghurt business, while Kellogg sold the Loma Linda brand to Atlantic Natural Foods. Elsewhere, UK baker Finsbury Food Group moved to buy local peer Fletchers Group, while US private-equity firm BBX Capital made its second confectionery acquisition in a week. At the annual IGD Convention in London, UK retail veteran Andrew Higginson caused a stir by hitting out at the country's grocers.


UK suppliers, grocers "must reset relationship" 7 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Andrew Higginson, the deputy chairman of Morrisons and former Tesco finance director, has said branded suppliers and supermarkets must "reset" their relationship in a bid to revive a stagnant sector.

Latest blogs

A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.


Aldi reveals UK growth ambitions 29 Sep 2014

Dean Best

The discounter has, alongside its fellow German retailer Lidl, shaken up the UK grocery market. And today (28 September) it outlined plans to grow its business in the country further.

Company research

Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG: Retailing - Company Profile & SWOT Report

Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG: Retailing - Company Profile & S

Synopsis Canadean's "Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG: Retailing - Company Profile & SWOT Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a company...

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Aldi Ireland Ltd in Retailing (Ireland)

Aldi Ireland Ltd in Retailing (Ireland)

Aldi Ireland Ltd operates under a high-volume, low-cost retailing strategy, which is expected to continue paying dividends for the company in a country populated by highly cost-conscious, value-driven...

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Aldi Magyarország Élelmiszeripari Kereskedelmi Bt in Retailing (Hungary)

Aldi Magyarország Élelmiszeripari Kereskedelmi Bt in Retaili

Although Aldi Magyarország widened its network dynamically in the early years, this expansion has slowed down, to 10-15 new stores per year, and it is expected to reach 110 outlets by 2014. However, i...

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