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Growth question hangs over refocused Premier

Premier Foods plc, the UK food group, appears to have a solid strategy in place - but whether it can succeed in eking out top-line growth in...

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...

Aldi spat shows discounters under rivals' scrutiny

The UK ad watchdog's order for Aldi to pull a TV advert demonstrates how the discounter will need to be precise in its competitive claims -...

Latest Interviews

just-food interview - James Lambert, R&R Ice Cream 23 Dec 2010

Dean Best

The ice cream sector in Europe is dominated by Unilever, the consumer goods giant behind brands like Wall's, Magnum, Carte d'Or and Ben & Jerry's. However, UK-based R&R Ice Cream is building a business to be the other major player in the market. In this month's just-food interview, Dean Best spoke to R&R chief executive James Lambert about the company's ambitions.


just the answer - Verdict Research, Discounters in 28 Nov 2008

Dean Best

The rise of the discounters has been one of the year's key trends in grocery retailing. Shoppers, beset by concerns over the economy, have looked to the likes of Aldi and Lidl for greater value. In this month's just the answer interview, Daniel Lucht, senior analyst at retail watchers Verdict Research, tells Dean Best why the discounters should push on in 2009, despite growing competition on price from the likes of Tesco and Carrefour.

Latest News

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.


Discounter growth "helps Premier's smaller brands" 7 Oct 2014

Dean Best

The growth of the discount and convenience channels in the UK has led to a "renaissance" for some of Premier Foods' smaller brands, Gavin Darby, the company's chief executive, said today (7 October).


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.


Lidl "eyeing US entry by 2018" 23 Apr 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Discount retailer Lidl is reportedly looking to expand into the US by 2018.

Latest blogs

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.


Heat rises at Morrisons 28 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

Morrisons management may be feeling the heat today (28 April) after a scathing attack on strategy from a former director made weekend headlines.

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