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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...

Comment: Poultry industry must improve standards

The UK's Food Standards Agency has issued the results of its first set of quarterly campylobacter tests, part of a year-long study into the...

Why whole sector should take heed of meat scrutiny

The meat supply chain is in the spotlight this week, with allegations in the UK and China of poor and potentially unsafe practices at firms...

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...

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.


Moo Free aims to "dominate" dairy-free chocolate 11 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ambitious dairy-free chocolate maker Moo Free aims to "dominate" the world market for dairy-free milk chocolate by expanding in new markets and increasing its exposure to the supermarket channel.

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.


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.


Warburtons adds "premium" loaves to range 4 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Warburtons has added a line of "premium" loaves to its bakery range.


Discounters' UK share to "almost double by 2019" 1 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Discount retailers' share of the UK grocery market will almost double by 2019, according to forecasts from industry analysts IGD.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 30 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

In a week when ConAgra Foods faced uncomfortable questions over its performance, Ben & Jerry's waded into the GMO-debate and the UK government revealed that it is looking at various ways to curb sugar consumption - including fiscal levers - here is just-food's week in words.

Latest blogs

Sainsbury's reappears on the M&A rumour mill 8 Dec 2014

Dean Best

The UK's third-largest grocer has returned to the M&A headlines over the weekend, with claims activist fund Crystal Amber is in discussions with overseas investors about a possible bid for the retailer.


Food makers pressured to cut salts but Brits fail to see problem 22 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Given the government's efforts to push manufacturers to lower the salt content of foods under the new Responsibility Deal, one would think more would be done - or should be done - to educate people around why manufacturers are being pressured to cut salt in products.

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