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Comment: Boulder eyes slice of UK gluten-free pie

US health and wellness firm Boulder Brands has acquired a small UK-based gluten-free company, Davies Bakery. The US gluten-free specialist h...

City left wondering if more Premier changes ahead

"Radical" and "decisive" was how one City analyst described Premier Foods' announcement today (20 November) of how wholesale changes to its...

Questions remain for Carrefour, Premier CEOs

The work the chief executives of Carrefour and Premier Foods - two companies with a lot on their plates - has been welcomed by industry watc...

Comment: Premier right to shake-up bread business

UK company Premier Foods had already hinted it had plans to shake-up its bread business and, this week, the Hovis manufacturer underlined it...

Latest Interviews

just the answer - Dr Schar UK MD Bob Trice 26 Feb 2014

Dean Best

Gluten free is a category growing rapidly in a number of markets, including the UK, where mainstream companies like Warburtons, as well as overseas firms like US group Boulder Brands, have moved into the sector. Italy-based Dr Schar is the world's largest gluten-free specialist. Bob Trice, the MD of Dr Schär's UK arm, spoke to Dean Best about the growing competition in and the outlook for the industry.


Interview: Freedom Foods outlines growth plans 4 Jul 2013

Dean Best

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is targeting expansion overseas for the next stage of growth from its allergen-free business, of which gluten-free is its largest. In an interview with Dean Best, MD Rory Macleod outlines the company's plans, explains why gluten-free need to focus more on taste and defends Australia's threshold on gluten.

Latest News

Hovis eyes Leicester bakery closure 24 Jul 2014

Dean Best

UK bread maker Hovis has put forward plans to close a plant in Leicester to "simplify" its production network.


Sales, operating profit up at baker Warburtons 3 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Privately-owned UK baker Warburtons has reported higher annual sales and operating profits in its most recent accounts - although the absence of a dividend from a subsidiary hit its bottom line.


Warburtons expands presence in gluten-free sector 7 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Baker Warburtons is bolstering its presence in the gluten free sector with the launch of new gluten free sandwich thins under its Newburn Bakehouse brand.


UK baker Warburtons given go-ahead for new plant 10 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Warburtons has received planning permission for a new plant in Burnley, the UK baker said today (10 March).


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 3 Mar 2014

Dean Best

Tesco's bid to try again to revitalise its UK sales grabbed the headlines this week and we looked at the retailer's moves to build a multichannel business. just-food also reported from the Gulfood trade fair in Dubai, where we met a series of senior executives including Mondelez International's regional boss. Our interview pages this week also featured the boss of gluten-free firm Dr Schär's UK arm and the CFO of Scandinavian dairy giant Arla Foods.

Latest blogs

just-food visits the 2014 Free-From Expo 4 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

The free-from sector is witnessing strong growth in developed markets from Europe to the US and beyond.


FMCG veteran Kankiwala joins Hovis as chairman 20 May 2014

Dean Best

UK bread manufacturer Hovis, embarking on life under the majority control of US private-equity firm Gores Group, has named former Unilever, PepsiCo and Burger King executive Nish Kankiwala its new chairman.

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