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Talking shop: What's next for Fresh & Easy?

Ron Burkle, the US billionaire investor who is to take on the bulk of Tesco's US Fresh & Easy arm, has said he believes the loss-making busi...

Analysis: Albertson's LLC hungry for M&A

Albertson's LLC has had a transformative year. The private-equity owned company is investing in trying to elevating its growth trajectory. A...

Focus: Whole Foods can see off retail rivals

For all the recent headlines around the IPOs of US natural and organic retailers Sprouts Farmers Market and Fairway Group Holdings, Whole Fo...

On the money: Whole Foods to up store count

Whole Foods Market co-CEO Walter Robb has claimed the US retailer sees the potential to triple its store count in the US....

Latest Interviews

Tyrrells keeps firm eye on export opportunities 3 Jan 2013

Michelle Russell

As competition in the global snacks market heats up, so to has the need for manufacturers to explore overseas growth opportunities in both developed and emerging markets. Michelle Russell speaks to Tyrrells head of international Laurence Bass about the company's export ambitions and its focus for the future.


Q&A: ConAgra sales boss Knudsen on Ralcorp deal 28 Nov 2012

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods will become the largest own-label firm in the US with an acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings but there are concerns over whether it can manage brands and private label. There are also questions over the potential private label has for further growth in the US. Doug Knudsen, president of sales at ConAgra, tells Dean Best why the company is upbeat about the deal, its ability to grow brands and own label and the private label sector.

Latest News

Divine Chocolate wins US major retailer listings 1 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate has announced listings at a number of US mainstream retailers.


US online service Instacart enters Los Angeles 7 Apr 2014

Dean Best

US food delivery service Instacart has started doing business in Los Angeles, its seventh city since its launch in San Francisco in 2012.


Whole Foods buys stores from New Frontiers 2 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Whole Foods Market is to buy four stores from local US retailer New Frontiers Natural Marketplace.


Whole Foods lowers FY earnings forecast range 13 Feb 2014

Dean Best

Whole Foods Market has brought down its forecast range for annual earnings, hitting shares in the US natural and organic retailer today (13 February).


Review of 2013: the year's most-read analysis 19 Dec 2013

Dean Best

Our discussion of Whole Foods' battle to see off newly-listed rivals Sprouts Farmers Market and Fairway, Unilever's ongoing moves to rationalise its portfolio, the impact Chinese demand was having on global infant formula supplies and the continued M&A in the sector were among the most popular analysis articles on just-food this year.

Latest blogs

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.


Healthy demand for Sprouts as speciality US grocer makes debut 2 Aug 2013

Dean Best

Sprouts Farmers Market's debut on the US stock market demonstrated demand among investors for companies in the health and wellness and natural categories shows no sign of abating.

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