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Tesco, Amazon and Wal-Mart – retail round-up, June

Last month saw Tesco grow in the UK as it shed less profitable areas of the business to focus on rejuvenating the core. But the going could...

Amazon analysed, Metro demerges - retail round-up

March was a month in which Tesco and Woolworths announced notable moves on private label, in part, analysts said, driven by the rise of disc...


Ben Cooper | 15 Mar 2016

The UK's Conservative Party may only have a working majority in the House of Commons of 17 but, with the Labour Party struggling to convince voters it could be a credible alternative, the country could see five more years of Tory government after 2020. Ben Cooper weighs up what could shape Conservative thinking on UK food and health policy over the next decade.


Ben Cooper | 22 Jan 2016

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 rates the failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation as the risk that could have the greatest impact on business. In addition, Ben Cooper writes, the prevalence of climate change risk and the way it is expected to exacerbate other environmental, societal and economic impacts underlines the increasing interconnectedness of business risk, which is an overarching theme of the report.


Dean Best | 19 Nov 2015

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to eke out savings. But other changes in the market, not least shopper promiscuity and the rise of non-traditional outlets, means manufacturers have weigh up a series of factors when looking to make changes to their supply chains. just-food reports back from the IGD Supply Chain Summit on what executives in the field believe are the key issues to consider.


Katy Askew | 13 Nov 2015

Multinational grocery retailers demonstrated a various different strategies to grow their sales and expand their consumer reach over the past month. Here is just-food's round-up of some of the major developments at your retail customers during October. 

Latest Interviews

John Shepherd | 5 Jul 2016

Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty Organics James Blair and Shauna McCarney-Blair have seen the firm go from strength to strength. Now the firm is about to launch its range of snack products in Asia. James Blair, operations director, tells John Shepherd about the firms latest expansion plans.


Hannah Abdulla | 8 Sep 2015

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

Latest News

John Shepherd | 29 Jul 2016

The number of new products being launched by manufacturers into UK retail stores is "falling significantly", according to a study of the performance of new grocery products from launch published by IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market intelligence.


Katy Askew | 29 Jul 2016

This week we heard from executives at Mondelez on the company's struggling sales and its plans to expand in the Chinese chocolate market. Mars was among those to discuss employee health initiatives with us. And Hershey revealed that it is not getting the results it wants in US candy, mint and gums. Here are just-food's quotes of the week. 


Katy Askew | 29 Jul 2016

We released the results of our post EU referendum confidence survey this week, with findings pointing to nervousness over the medium term impact on the food sector. This is in no small part due to uncertainty over the potential trade deals that will emerge. We also ran an in-depth analysis of the various scenarios UK food makers could face in their trade with Europe. Mondelez International revealed sales are coming under pressure and detailed plans to expand in the Chinese chocolate sector. Danone updated on its progress in fresh dairy. Here are the top headlines from just-food this week. 


Katy Askew | 29 Jul 2016

German discounter Lidl has become the latest supermarket to say it will transition its egg supply to cage-free eggs. 


Katy Askew | 29 Jul 2016

Natural food company BOL is expanding its line of meal pots in the UK with the launch of two new items: Italian tomato courgetti and Moroccan chicken tagine.


John Shepherd | 27 Jul 2016

UK retailers Iceland Foods and Morrisons have both announced plans to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in their stores by 2025.


John Shepherd | 26 Jul 2016

Some of John West's tuna products are being removed from Tesco stores in the UK after the company failed to meet the retailer's sustainability standards.


John Shepherd | 22 Jul 2016

Mexican restaurant group Wahaca aims to spice up summer in the UK with the launch its "street food" range in 900 Tesco stores and online from 25 July.


John Shepherd | 18 Jul 2016

The National Union of Farmers (NFU) in the UK is calling for a review of trading standards laws over the use of what is said are "fake farms" created by major retailers to market some food products.


John Shepherd | 13 Jun 2016

Welsh bakery Winning Blend has said it is on course for a GBP2m (US$2.8m) boost in turnover by the year's end on the back of a government-backed expansion of its Llantrisant bakery.


John Shepherd | 8 Jun 2016

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.


John Shepherd | 6 Jun 2016

A new set of reporting requirements aimed at monitoring and managing food loss and waste was launched today (6 June), supported by organisations including Nestle and Tesco.


Hannah Abdulla | 12 May 2016

UK supermarket Tesco has launched an avocado spread on the market.


Hannah Abdulla | 28 Apr 2016

Associated British Foods has taken its Indian spice brand, Patak's, into the frozen ready meal market.


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Mar 2016

Glanbia has declined to comment on the impact a reported milk supply contract loss to Tesco in Ireland will have on its business.


Katy Askew | 21 Mar 2016

Tesco plans to launch seven value-oriented own-label ranges in the UK, focusing on delivering "quality" in the produce, meat and poultry categories. 


Dean Best | 15 Mar 2016

Food manufacturers and retailers operating in the UK - including Nestle, Unilever, Tesco and Asda - have signed up to cut food and drink waste in the country by a fifth in ten years.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Jan 2016

Tesco has apologised for "unsustainable and harmful" practices with its suppliers after the UK Groceries Code Adjudicator found the retailer "seriously breached" the Groceries Supply Code of Practice drawn up to govern dealings with manufacturers.


Katy Askew | 14 Dec 2015

Tesco has re-listed core products from Associated British Foods' bread brand Kingsmill, reversing a decision the UK's largest retailer made in March to stop stocking the lines.


Katy Askew | 3 Jul 2015

Associated British Foods-owned bread brand Kingsmill is set to return to Tesco shelves, after the UK's largest retailer delisted the brand in March.


Katy Askew | 18 Jun 2015

The discovery of "superbug" MRSA in pork on sale in several UK supermarkets has prompted renewed calls for the food sector to change the way it uses antibiotics in meat production.


Hannah Abdulla | 24 Apr 2015

Lactalis-owned UK dairy business Rachel's Organic has confirmed supermarket Tesco has delisted its yoghurt range.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 14 Apr 2016

An eye-catching tech move from Tesco has been revealed this week - and one that has echoes of one of Amazon's latest initiatives in the US.


Dean Best | 7 Oct 2015

The UK retail giant has sought to "simplify" its trade terms with suppliers.

Company research

Tesco Globál Áruházak Zrt in Packaged Food (Hungary)

Tesco Globál Áruházak Zrt in Packaged Food (Hungary)

Tesco Globál Áruházak, a packaged food retailer, will focus on strengthening its position in this environment. The company has recently suffered from falling sales in hypermarkets, and will therefore...

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Tesco Stores CR as in Retailing (Czech Republic)

Tesco Stores CR as in Retailing (Czech Republic)

Tesco Stores maintained its ranking of third in overall retailing in the Czech Republic in 2015. The company’s main focus is on increasing profitability....

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Tesco Polska Sp zoo in Packaged Food (Poland)

Tesco Polska Sp zoo in Packaged Food (Poland)

The company plans to further develop its internet shopping channel, but also to reduce costs due to the financial problems of the owning corporate group....

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