United Biscuits to cut 202 jobs at Glasgow plant - union

United Biscuits is to axe 202 posts at its McVitie's plant in Scotland, the GMB union said today (28 November).

Campylobacter in 70% of UK supermarket chicken - FSA

More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in UK supermarkets are contaminated with campylobacter, a survey by the Food Standards Agency has unveiled.

The prospects for protein

More consumers are looking for food high in protein. We analyse what is driving demand, shine the spotlight on key categories, outline the ingredients used in high-protein foods and discuss the moves the packaged food giants are making in the space.

Interview: Valio hopes to overcome Russian woes

The Finland-based dairy group is grappling with the closure of the Russian border as well as the decline in industrial markets for dairy ingredients. However, it is working to identify new growth avenues, like its lactose-free technology.

M&A Watch: Emmi shareholders should consider sale

The sale of Italy's Trentinalatte confirms growth through M&A is not something at which Emmi is always successful. Would the Swiss dairy group's shareholders consider a liquidity event that would make them a participant in European consolidation?

Profiles: Arab Dairy and Bisco Misr

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Compiled exclusively for just-food by IRI, the data shows the cost of a typical basket of goods in eight markets every quarter. The numbers...

Shopper trends: Promos can mean higher prices

A focus throughout Europe on offering high volumes of products on promotion is not making the average shopping basket any cheaper, and consu...

Comment: Mondelez digital strategy suffers blow

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority dealt Mondelez International a blow today (26 November) when it found the group's YouTube ads breac...

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On the money: How Greencore is outperforming the UK food market 25 Nov 14

Over the last twelve months Irish food group Greencore outperformed the overall food market in UK, its largest market, on the back of its exposure to the faster-growth food-to-go segment and expansion in convenience channels.

Deal or no deal: How a frozen sale makes sense for Kerry 24 Nov 14

Kerry Group is reportedly mulling the sale of its frozen food business. The company has seen strong sales and profit momentum at its ingredients unit but endured a lacklustre performance from the consumer foods side of the business. In this context, it makes sense for the Irish company to pare down peripheral and under-performing areas of Kerry Foods. Katy Askew reports.

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United Biscuits to cut jobs at UK plant

Hannah Abdulla | 28 Nov 14

United Biscuits is to axe jobs at its McVitie's plant in Glasgow, the company confirmed today (28 November) as the snacks group makes "major changes" at the site.

Iglo quits Romania, Slovakia and Turkey

Dean Best | 28 Nov 14

European frozen food manufacturer Iglo Group has decided to stop selling products in three countries - Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.

Bonsoy milk class action lawsuit settled for A$25m

Hannah Abdulla | 28 Nov 14

An A$25m (US$21.2m) settlement has been reached in the class action suit against the manufacturer, exporter and distributor of Bonsoy soy milk.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:53pm 28 Nov 2014)

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Campylobacter in 70% of UK supermarket chicken

The bitesize interview: Cricketer Farm MD Greg Parsons 28 Nov 14

Dean Best

UK cheese maker Cricketer Farm supplies the country's major retailers with low-fat cheese, a category growing amid the rising consumer interest in health. However, in the last 18 months, the business has added a new brand - Cheeky Cow - to its portfolio, with half the fat of mature cheddar. MD Greg Parsons talks to Dean Best about the brand's early performance, the competition and how there are plans for "evolution" in 2015.

Interview: How BRF plans growth in stagnant Europe 20 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Brazilian food group BRF is working to an ambitious agenda. The company is bent on expanding as a global food manufacturer operating in the protein space. However, eking out growth in stagnant developed markets such as Europe can prove somewhat problematic. At this year's SIAL trade show in Paris, Katy Askew spoke to Europe CEO Roberto Banfi to find out how the company plans to meet this challenge.

The just-food interview part two: CFO Augusto Ribeiro sees BRF moving to growth phase 18 Nov 14

Katy Askew

As we heard in part one of the just-food interview, BRF has undergone a far-reaching restructuring process that, it believes, will deliver a more stable margin structure. The company is now moving to a new phase of growth as this stable foundation enables it to ramp up top-line expansion at home and overseas. Katy Askew speaks to BRF chief financial officer Augusto Ribeiro to find out more.

McCain, Leclerc team up on veg soup from food waste

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Nov 14

Global food waste is a mounting problem. In France, McCain Foods and local retailer E. Leclerc have come up with an initiative to eat into that mountain.

Food companies "cannon fodder" in UK supermarket price war

Dean Best | 24 Nov 14

There has been a rise in the number of food companies in the UK filing for insolvency - and the intensification of competition between the country's grocers has been blamed.

Hershey tries its hand at visual merchandising

Hannah Abdulla | 20 Nov 14

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups maker, Hershey, has taken the reins at the Winn Dixie store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ensuring candy gets the attention it deserves - right at the front of the store.

How two Egyptian food companies are attracting international interest

Egyptian snacks group Bisco Misr and local dairy company Arab Dairy have hit the M&A headlines. Kellogg is battling it out with private-equity group Abraaj for Bisco Misr, while Arab Dairy has attracted takeover bids from Arla Foods and, this week, Lactalis.

Mondelez targets Vietnam

The global snacks group has moved to deepen its presence in the emerging market with a deal to buy 80% of the snacks business of local food company Kinh Do.

Godiva owner Yildiz Holding buys United Biscuits

The Turkey-based food group has snapped up the UK-based owner of biscuit and snack brands including McVitie's, Jacob's and BN.

Food majors announce Q3 results

Battling lacklustre sales in many markets, the world's packaged food manufacturers are publishing their third-quarter numbers. just-food provides a digest of the figures and analyses the more notable data.

Global Delivery Takeaway Food Market 2014-2018

Global Delivery Takeaway Food Market 2014-2018

Delivery takeaway food services involve packaging and delivering food with a wide variety of options. This market involves both companies involved purely in delivery takeaway services and those restaurants offering dining-in and takeaway facilities. This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global market during the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report takes into account the revenue generated from delivery and takeaway of food items to the commercial and non-commercial customers... Read more

Published: November 2014 - ($2500.00)

Food and Grocery Retailing in Germany – Market Summary & Forecasts: Comprehensive overview of the market, consumer, and competitive context, with retail sales value and forecasts to 2018

Published: October 2014 - ($1250.00)

Kentucky Fried Chicken (Japan) Limited - Company Capsule

Published: November 2014 - ($99.00)

Parrys Sugar Industries Ltd - Company Capsule

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Cafés/Bars in the US

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