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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...

On the money: Bullish Waitrose ready for battle

Upmarket UK grocer Waitrose has enjoyed another strong 12 months. Waitrose's reputation for quality has resonated in a polarised market, whi...

Ocado still looking at more tie-ups in medium term

Ocado chief executive Tim Steiner has said the UK online retailer is still looking to further develop licencing deals with larger retailers,...

What the analysts say: Morrisons stuns City

Morrisons' unscheduled Christmas trading update surprised the City this morning in more ways than one. Like-for-like sales fell almost 6%, u...

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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.

American Muffin Co. extends reach in free-from 10 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

The American Muffin Co. started producing gluten-free products in 2005 and - while this is still the baker's biggest selling line - the firm has extended its range to encompass other areas in the free-from sector where it hopes to unlock future growth.

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Iglo launches Birds Eye Steamfresh range 1 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Iglo Group is launching a new line of Birds Eye Steamfresh frozen vegetable, pasta and rice products throughout the UK in a bid to capitalise on what it describes as the "current trend" for steam cooking.

Burts in talks to expand Lentil Waves listings 11 Jul 2014

Dean Best

UK crisp maker Burts Chips has launched snacks made from lentils into Waitrose and is in talks with other retailers for further listings.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 23 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week shares dipped in both Premier Foods and ConAgra Foods after the firms said they were likely to miss earnings forecasts for their respective quarters. Elsewhere, PepsiCo and Mondelez both showed their commitment to R&D through the opening of new facilities. Danone debuted its desserts range in the US, but in the UK was in hot water with the advertising watchdog who claimed its Nutricia Growing Up Milk ad implied the health of kids that didn't consume the product would suffer. Here is the week in quotes

Waitrose to develop export business for brands 19 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK supermarket Waitrose has announced plans to export branded products from SMEs to overseas markets.

Unilever responds to FroYo demand with Snog mini 10 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever is extending its presence in the frozen yoghurt sector with the development of mini frozen yoghurt pots under the Snog brand.

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Asda goes all in on gluten-free pledge 16 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

With demand for gluten-free on the rise, retailers in a number of countries have been building ranges of products to capitalise on a significant growth spot in challenging trading conditions. In the UK, Asda has looked to steal a march on its rivals with a notable product pledge.

Kantar data adds to City nervousness over Morrisons 11 Feb 2014

Dean Best

The latest Kantar Worldpanel data on the market shares of the major UK grocers underlined trends that have been in train for months now - Tesco suffering, Sainsbury's holding firm and Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose continuing to make inroads. However, the fresh erosion in Morrisons' market share caught the eye.

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