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Global factors hold sway over UK milk prices

The price farmers are paid for milk has again made national headlines in the UK - and again it is the country's supermarket chains in the fi...

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...

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

Food industry quotes of week: Dean Foods, Wessanen 11 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Kellogg reported its first-quarter results and, despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. Elsewhere, Mondelez International took steps to bolster its e-commerce efforts, announcing a tie-up with technology firm ChannelSight. Dean Foods announced it was bringing its 31 milk brands under one label, a move we analysed to find out whether it could put the dairy maker back on the road to recovery after a string of loss-making quarters. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry news of week: Kellogg, Wessanen 11 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg reported its first quarter results and despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. We took a look at the Chinese milk market which revealed the importance of international dairies in its future. Lactalis swooped to acquire a majority holding in Yildiz Holding's AK Gida. And we explored what UK supermarket Sainsbury's latest loss and plan to cut prices would mean for suppliers. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.


Cereal faces fresh UK criticism over sugar content 28 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Manufacturers and retailers in the UK - including Kellogg, Sainsbury's and Aldi - have again come under fire over the high sugar content of some breakfast cereals, prompting calls for the Government-backed Responsibility Deal to be scrapped.


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.

Latest blogs

A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.


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.

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J Sainsbury plc (SBRY) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

J Sainsbury plc (SBRY) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analys

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J Sainsbury plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

J Sainsbury plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships

Project Synopsis: MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity unde...

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J Sainsbury Plc in Packaged Food (United Kingdom)

J Sainsbury Plc in Packaged Food (United Kingdom)

J Sainsbury Plc is one of the UK’s “big four” retailers alongside Tesco, Wm Morrison and Asda Group. The retailer has performed well over recent years and with 33 consecutive quarters of growth, it i...

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