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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...
UK retailer Sainsbury's announced this morning (29 January) that chief executive Justin King will leave the company after ten fruitful years at the helm. In his successor, commercial director Mike Coupe, Sainsbury's appears to be looking for a smooth transition - and more of the same on the strategy front. Katy Askew reports.
Marks and Spencer's first-half results paint a picture of a company divided. One the one hand, its food business is performing well, with rising like-for-like sales and improved profit margins. On the other, general merchandise continues to struggle, booking lacklustre sales and lower margins. With a swathe of plans to accelerate food growth, that side of the business looks ship-shape. However, a question mark hangs over whether its non-food performance is turning a corner. Katy Askew reports.
Catering to a bifurcated market, the prospect of shorter supply chains and the onward march of technology were key topics for food retailers at the British Retail Consortium's annual symposium, writes Chris Mercer.
Marks and Spencer is eyeing further expansion of its Simply Food convenience store network, the UK retailer told just-food today (21 May).
Tulip, the UK arm of pork giant Danish Crown, is most associated closely with its bacon products. However, over the past three years the group has evolved into a more broad-based food company. Jonathan Barbet, commercial manager at Tulip UK, talks to just-food about this development, the benefits that it brings and where Tulip sees future growth.
Amy's Kitchen, the US frozen-food, organic and free-from business, is a quarter of a century old this year but there is a passion - almost a sense of mission - one would normally associate with a start-up. Dean Best spoke to co-owner Amy Berliner and European commercial director Damien Threadgold about the company's plans.
France-based food group Agromousquetaires is preparing for a move into the UK private-label market in a bid to increase sales and expand product development overseas.
UK retailer Marks and Spencer is investigating a poultry supplier, Hook2Sisters, after an animal rights organisation published "disturbing" images of conditions on two poultry farms.
UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has confirmed it will close a deli plant in the English seaport town of Grimsby at the end of March 2017 with the loss of up to 86 jobs, after losing three private-label contracts from Marks and Spencer.
UK company Geary's Bakery has confirmed plans to invest GBP13m (US$17m) in a project to double manufacturing capacity in Leicestershire.
UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has briefed employees on proposals to close one of its three plants in the English seaport town of Grimsby with the expected loss of around 200 jobs.
Marks and Spencer has moved three private-label contracts from UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill with 2 Sisters Food Group, Greencore and Bakkavor each attaining one of the deals.
UK private-label group Bakkavor is to create more than 470 new jobs at two of its domestic production plants to meet demand for a range of deli products, ready meals and desserts.
UK retailer Marks and Spencer has announced it will be adding vitamin D to its entire bread range in the country.
Marks and Spencer today (10 April) reported slowing like-for-like food sales but eked out growth slightly above analyst forecasts.
2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed its Avana Bakeries plant in Newport will close after consultation with staff failed to find ways of keeping the site open.
Marks and Spencer has said it wants to have 20 food stores in Paris by the end of 2017.
At least 650 jobs at 2 Sisters Food Group's Avana bakery site in Newport are at risk after the UK firm lost a contract with Marks and Spencer to competitor Park Cakes.
Justin King is to step down as CEO of Sainsbury's after a decade in charge of the UK grocer. King has revitalised Sainsbury's, taking a business with stock issues to one that has consistently outperformed its rivals in recent years. Here's a look at the key events of King's reign.
UK retailer Marks and Spencer has booked another strong performance from its food business but general merchandise sales remained sluggish.
A move from Indian customs officials to hold containers of food being imported into the country at the docks is "utter nonsense", according to UK Food Secretary Owen Paterson.
Marks and Spencer employees are to stage a series of walk-outs across Ireland in the run-up to Christmas in a row over the closure of their pension scheme.
UK retailer Marks and Spencer has remained tight-lipped over claims it is looking to acquire a batch of stores in France from retail giant Casino.
Last week saw the question of whether regulators or industry should take the lead in promoting good nutrition come to the fore, when US policy makers signalled that they could be preparing a clamp-down on "unsafe" trans fats.
UK retailer Marks and Spencer said it is making continued progress on its turnaround drive this morning (5 November), as it booked first-half sales that beat market expectations.
Anterra Capital, a new fund backed by Rabobank, has invested in UK packaging firm Food Freshness Technology Holdings.
This week we published an exclusive two-part interview with Unilever CEO Paul Polman who spoke to just-food about the firm's low-growth food arm, the slowdown in emerging markets and its much talked about spreads business. Elsewhere, we reported from a Marks and Spencer food briefing, during which CEO Marc Bolland was pushed on the group's position on launching a full online grocery presence.
UK retailer Marks and Spencer has signed a franchise deal that will see it open a network of stores in Paris with French newsagent Relay.
Since Theresa May took over as UK Prime Minister in the wake of the country's referendum vote to quit the European Union, she and her ministers have been at pains not to divulge their negotiating position for leaving the bloc.
The UK's Grocery Code Adjudicator insisted it is "making a difference" and improving the relationship between retailers and suppliers at its annual conference this week.
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