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just the facts: Alibaba

The successful completion of Alibaba Group's listing on the New York stock exchange has placed the firm - and e-commerce in China more broad...

Focus: The Amazonian takeover

Amazon's consumer packaged goods (CPG) opportunity is valued at at least US$222bn annually in the US according to analysts at Sanford C Bern...

Comment: Online sales good news for big brands

Online sales in the UK are on the rise as consumers increasingly shop for their groceries over the internet. Online sales represent a key gr...

Editor's viewpoint: Obama and obesity

Some may argue the Obama administration has done less on obesity than it set out to do but its work to tackle the problem while getting sign...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Walkers Shortbread US 12 Jul 2013

Dean Best

UK baker Walkers Shortbread generates over 40% of its sales outside its domestic market. The family-owned biscuit firm's largest export market is the US. Dean Best spoke to Steve Dawson, CEO of Walkers Shortbread's US arm, about the company's business across the Atlantic and plans for growth.


just the answer: Burton's Biscuit Co. CMO Wilson 2 Apr 2013

Katy Askew

Burton's Biscuit Co. is the UK's second-largest biscuit maker, producing iconic brands from Jammie Dodgers to Wagon Wheels and Maryland Cookies. Earlier this month, it emerged that the company's private equity owners, Apollo Management and CIBC, have hired advisors to look at options for the business, including potential sale. Apollo and CIBC took ownership of Burton's in 2011 and, since then, the company has focused its operations, developed its strategic initiatives to drive growth and shaken up its manufacturing base to improve profitability. Burton's chief marketing officer Stuart Wilson spoke to just-food about how management plans to drive continued growth in the biscuit sector.

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Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 17 Apr 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Tesco's full-year results proved disappointing, as expected, and CEO Bill Stritz has said online retailing has played a huge part. Elsewhere first quarter results were out and Co-op saw heavy losses. It has now decided to get rid of some of the Somerfield stores and focus on its convenience offering. There were developments on the Michael Foods acquisition with Post Holdings announcing it had taken over the firm in a US$2.45bn deal. Other acquisitions this week included Daelman's purchase of UK firm Fabulous Bakin' Boys and PE firm Abraaj's acquisition of North African confectioner Kool Foods.


Wal-Mart outlines India expansion plans 14 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Wal-Mart has revealed growth plans for its wholesale store division in India including the opening of additional stores and an extension of its B2B e-commerce platform.


Massmart CEO Pattison steps down 14 Apr 2014

Hannah Abdulla

South-African retailer Massmart has announced the resignation of its CEO Grant Pattison.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 14 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Olive oil giant Deoleo this week announced its board had backed a takeover bid from private-equity giant CVC Capital Partners. Elsewhere, Mondelez International announced plans for another plant in Russia and the political party that looks set to be the major party in India's next government said it would ban foreign supermarkets entering the country's retail sector.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 14 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Food retailers eyeing India would have been surprised to hear the BJP political party, tipped to lead the country's next government, publish a tough stance on foreign investment in its retail sector. Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke hinted the food giant could be looking at further disposals and Wal-Mart said more affordable organic groceries would be available in the US after a tie-up with the recently-revived Wild Oats brand.

Latest blogs

Food sector backs climate change initiatives at UN summit 24 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Businesses from across the food industry pledged support for renewable energy, greener supply chains and fresh efforts to put the brakes on destruction at the United Nations 2014 Climate Change Summit in New York yesterday (23 September).


Whole Foods Market a victim of its own success 7 May 2014

Katy Askew

Whole Foods Market lowered its outlook for the third time today (6 May) as the group missed second quarter expectations, sending shares plummeting.

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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