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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...

Morrisons funds cuts but price centre stage

Morrisons today (1 May) gave the first significant details on its plan, announced in March, to lower prices across the store in a bid to ste...

What the analysts say: Has Tesco hit rock bottom?

Tesco reported a disappointing set of full-year numbers with both sales and profits falling this morning (14 April). The UK retail behemoth...

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

Interview: Sainsbury's "redefining" convenience 1 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

The development of digital platforms has transformed how retailers interact with consumers in the UK. To Sainsbury's, the interaction between physical and digital platforms is key to delivering a full consumer experience. This requires a portfolio that spans the spectrum of formats, Kevin Barrett Sainsbury's director of space and formats, tells just-food.


Amy's Kitchen sets out international mission 15 May 2013

Dean Best

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.

Latest News

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.


Veetee Foods launches globally inspired rice 19 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Rice group Veetee Foods is launching a new range of savoury rice in the UK this month, with flavours inspired by "popular cuisine" from around the world.


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.


Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food 24 Mar 2014

Katy Askew

just-food brought you exclusive updates from some of the power players in our industry as the likes of Nestle, Danone and Kerry Foods set out their investment case at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London this week. In other news, Sainsbury's booked its first like-for-like sales drop in nine years, General Mills continued to face pressure in the US and we spoke to FrieslandCampina CFO Kees Gielen. Here are the highlights from the past week.


CAGE 2014: Kerry eyes growth through snacking 20 Mar 2014

Dean Best

Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy has indicated the Ireland-based food group believes increasing demand for snacking presents an opportunity to grow the company's consumer foods business.

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.


Industry asserts "no-need" stance on slaughter method labelling 8 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The horsemeat saga of 2013 resulted in significant calls for clear labelling and traceability so people were aware of the origins of their meat and could make informed decisions. But yesterday another call for more comprehensive labelling hit headlines - this time, concerning halal and kosher meat.

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