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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...

Focus: Sainsbury's unruffled by UK price war

UK retailer Sainsbury's has downplayed concerns over increased competition around price in the UK grocery sector. The supermarket group has...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: What are keys to success on Twitter? 17 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

With over 200m regular users worldwide tweeting more than 500m times each day, the potential on offer for brands to reach consumers via microblogging site Twitter is self-evident. To succeed on Twitter, brands need to become a relevant, informative and amusing part of an evolving two-way conversation. Katy Askew spoke to Twitter UK sales director Dara Nasr about how food manufacturers and retailers can insert themselves into the dialogue.

Latest News

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.


Unilever responds to FroYo demand with Snog mini 10 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever is extending its presence in the frozen yoghurt sector with the development of mini frozen yoghurt pots under the Snog brand.


Doves Farm eyeing growth at home and abroad 10 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Gluten-free and organic firm Doves Farm plans to expand its UK sales through new product development, while also eyeing expansion in key overseas markets.


Quote, unquote: Innovation and trends in UK food 22 May 2014

Dean Best

Dairy Crest, Alpro, Mizkan Group, Asda and Sainsbury's were among the manufacturers and grocers that attended a conference in London to discuss the challenge of developing a food product that sticks in the UK grocery market.

Latest blogs

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.


UK grocers face mounting pressure 6 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Management at the UK's largest retailers are seeing the pressure mount. As sales continue to disappoint and market share continues to be eroded, some serious questions are being asked about the strategic direction pursued by the likes of Morrisons and Tesco.

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