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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...

Focus: Sainsbury's shores up flank with Netto JV

In a surprise move, Sainsbury's has reacted to the continued growth of discount retailers in the UK with a venture to bring the Netto banner...

Packaging, provenance touted as ready meal drivers

Chilled ready meals is big business in the UK and it's a business still in growth. But only just about. Last year's horsemeat contamination...

Latest Interviews

Bitesize interview: Cricketer Farm MD Greg Parsons 28 Nov 2014

Dean Best

UK cheese maker Cricketer Farm supplies the country's major retailers with low-fat cheese, a category growing amid the rising consumer interest in health. However, in the last 18 months, the business has added a new brand - Cheeky Cow - to its portfolio, with half the fat of mature cheddar. MD Greg Parsons talks to Dean Best about the brand's early performance, the competition and how there are plans for "evolution" in 2015.


The just-food interview part one - Patrick Coveney 22 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

Convenience food group Greencore has experienced an eventful few years. The Ireland-based manufacturer was beaten to the acquisition of the UK's Northern Foods. This year, Greencore was caught up in the horsemeat contamination saga that rocked the European food industry. However, the company has continued to expand in the UK and in the US. In part one of the just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to chief executive Patrick Coveney about the challenges of operating in a difficult UK market.

Latest News

UK mulls adding "five-a-day" mark to ready meals 9 Dec 2014

Dean Best

The UK government is considering allowing ready meal manufacturers to put the official five-a-day logo on their products.


Food industry quotes of week: Asda, Greencore 1 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The much-awaited campylobacter tests on supermarket chicken in the UK were published this week. On the mergers and acquisitions side, Abraaj raised its bid yet again for Bisco Misr. Conversely, Danone was reported to be mulling a sale of its shares in the Yakult business and Kerry Group was reportedly looking to offload its frozen ready-meals arm in the UK. Meanwhile, Ireland's Greencore published some strong annual results. Here is the week in quotes.


Campylobacter in 70% of UK supermarket chicken 27 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in UK supermarkets are contaminated with campylobacter, a survey by the Food Standards Agency has unveiled.


Live blog: IGD Convention 2014 7 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Good morning from a busy - and an ever-busier - Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel, just across the Thames from Parliament, where this year's IGD Convention is taking place. just-food will post live updates here throughout the day, with the latest news and views from the event.


Heck eyes "premium" sausage leadership 15 Sep 2014

Dean Best

UK sausage maker Heck Foods wants to become the leading producer of upmarket bangers in the country, the private-equity firm that has become a minority investor in the company has said.

Latest blogs

Big business backs Aldersgate call for more equitable UK 9 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

The Aldersgate Group - an alliance of big business, NGOs and civil society pushing for a "sustainable economy" - has set out a new campaign calling for the introduction of a fiscal policy that tackles rising inequality in the UK, as well as issues such as resource pressures.


Nestle gluten-free cereal gets prime shelf-space 5 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has secured prime-shelf space in the UK for its gluten-free cereal appeasing a growing army of gluten-free dieters.

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Asda Stores Limited - Strategy and SWOT Report

Asda Stores Limited - Strategy and SWOT Report

Asda Stores Limited - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offe...

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