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The just-food briefing - the food safety challenge 1 Nov 2011

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The safety of food has made headlines in Europe and the US in 2011. A fatal E. coli outbreak in Germany hit the produce sector across the EU, while in the US, Washington is looking to reform the country's food safety network. This briefing looks at the challenges companies and regulators face in improving traceability in the supply chain.


The just-food briefing - self-service technology in retail 15 Sep 2011

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Retailers around the world are using self-service technology in their stores - some with success, others less so. Glynn Davis looks at the different models, examines why some retailers are changing what they use and discusses where the technology could go next.


The just-food briefing - the challenge of online food retail 29 Jul 2011

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Consumers are increasingly shopping online but developing a successful operating model has proven tough - even for the largest retailers. In this month's just-food management briefing, Glynn Davis analyses the more successful ventures and looks at how the channel could develop.


The just-food briefing - social media and the food industry 2 Jul 2011

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Social media is playing an increasing role in the marketing strategies of food manufacturers around the world. The latest just-food management briefing outlines the social media landscape and looks at how it is effecting how companies are marketing their brands.


The just-food management briefing - GM 31 May 2011

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Few issues divide opinion in the food industry like GM and, in this month's briefing, we look at issues including consumer protection and product labelling - and ask whether GM is a threat to the environment or a force for good.


The just-food management briefing - sustainable packaging 26 Apr 2011

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How a company packages its food is key to any moves to making itself more sustainable. We look at what is driving the development of sustainable packaging, the pre-eminence of recycled material, the rise of renewable and biodegradable sources - and highlight two companies leading the sector, CSM and Tetra Pak.


The just-food management briefing - the globalisation of food retail 21 Mar 2011

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Facing mature markets at home and a supplier base becoming ever-more international in scope, the world's largest grocers are expanding worldwide at a rapid rate.


The just-food management briefing - Functional foods 28 Feb 2011

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The functional food channel is set to grow year-on-year by between 3% and 5% over the next five years. Growth is being driven by new product development and increased customer concerns over health, giving an opportunity for manufacturers to premiumise their brands. This management briefing explores the opportunities and issues facing this fast-growing sector.


The just-food management briefing - Food trends 2011 31 Jan 2011

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While the economic downturn has had a relatively minimal impact on packaged food sales, continued economic anxiety means that future growth prospects are far from guaranteed. However, some categories within the food industry have benefited and look set to continue to do so. This management briefing explores the trends set to impact the sector in 2011.


The just-food management briefing - M&A in 2010 20 Dec 2010

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Kraft Foods' move to buy Cadbury in January failed to spark a burst of M&A activity in the food industry, as economic conditions continued to dampen attitude to risk. As the year progressed, however, confidence returned and the pace of acquisitions picked up. This management briefing tracks all the major acquisition activity from the last 12 months. And, as our analysis shows, the nature and rationale behind the deals has altered significantly.


The just-food management briefing - the healthy snacks market 29 Nov 2010

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Health has become a key factor in the development of the snacks market worldwide. This month's management briefing looks at the consumer dynamics driving demand for healthy snacks, developed and emerging markets and the recent NPD from companies like PepsiCo and Kellogg


The just-food management briefing - how to 'green' your supply chain 25 Oct 2010

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It is no longer enough for sustainability to be a buzzword slapped on a company's corporate brochure. Supplier and stakeholder engagement is vital for effective measures. This briefing analyses the industry's latest efforts on how to implement programmes that build a greener business.


The just-food management briefing - reformulation 29 Sep 2010

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Reformulation has become one of the food industry buzzwords as the sector reacts to consumer demand for healthier products and the threat of regulatory pressure to change recipes. This briefing takes sugar, salt and fat in turn and outlines the options available to manufacturers looking to reformulate their products.


The just-food management briefing - convenience stores 18 Aug 2010

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The convenience channel is a key feature of many Western markets, full as they are with time-poor, cash-rich consumers. However, the more mature markets of the US and the UK remain in a state of evolution - while markets in the East are developing their own kind of convenience stores.


The just-food management briefing, July 2010: private label 7 Jul 2010

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Demand for own label has been a key feature of the economic downturn. The sector may be mature in Europe but it has seen growth in the US - and emerging markets are catching on too. just-food's latest management briefing analyses the latest trends.


May 2010 management briefing 10 May 2010

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In this latest management briefing, we round up some findings from some of just-food’s recently published market sector research reports, including our most recent report looking at the growth of online grocery retailing.


March 2010 management briefing 11 Mar 2010

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“India can emerge as a leader in the global food processing industry,” said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in December 2009 while addressing a conference of food processing ministers of different Indian states in New Delhi. With 4.1% food consumption growth (2009), the country continues to offer a growing opportunity for international food processing companies. This latest briefing reviews the food processing industry by sector in the country.


January 2010 management briefing 27 Jan 2010

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The global economic downturn has not radically changed how consumers eat or drink. Despite this, Euromonitor International forecasts 2012 retail value will be reduced by 5%, or US$200bn, compared to pre-crisis predictions. Hypermarkets and discounters will continue to see the largest retail value gains between 2009 and 2013 as consumers worldwide seek out economical options and value for money. This briefing offers Euromonitor's insights and predictions on the following key food sectors: baby fo


December 2009 management briefing 1 Dec 2009

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Anyone predicting that recession would have made for an uneventful year in the food industry would have found 2009 something of a surprise. Moreover, while the adverse economic climate cast a heavy shadow throughout the year, it was far from being responsible for all the year’s major talking-points. For instance, two key recurring issues of the year – sustainability and food safety – can be said to owe little of their current topicality to the financial climate. This end of year review looks bac


November 2009 management briefing 1 Nov 2009

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The food and drink industries of the ten countries that joined the European Union in 2004 have been transformed by this expansion of Europe’s borderless market. Food and drink companies and markets in the countries that joined the EU on 2007, Bulgaria and Romania, are facing a similar transformation. But what of the countries that are still knocking on the door of the EU for future membership? How will their food and drink sectors fare, assuming their countries are admitted. And how could this f


October 2009 management briefing 1 Oct 2009

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Food commodity prices are seldom out of the news, due to a mushrooming global population, the food-for-fuel controversy, an increasing focus on sustainability and the continued growth of the organic sector. However, beyond the generality of crop prices spiralling to new highs in 2007 and 2008 and then plummeting - in some cases - back to where they were before the boom, the picture is far from uniform. This month's briefing looks at recent trends, projects, likely developments over the next few


September 2009 management briefing 9 Sep 2009

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As obesity and diabetes rates rise across the developed world, Nordic countries are coming together to develop common strategies on healthier food options, cutting salt, fat and sugar in processed food and encouraging whole foods as alternative choices. In this month's briefing, we offer a detailed look at new Nordic food standards, the development of the region’s organic food market, analysis of consumer and research trends, and the challenges of Nordic consumers to abandon convenience foods to


August 2009 management briefing 1 Aug 2009

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This month's briefing is a download of a complete just-food research report covering new product development. Embarking on the development of a new food brand can be time-consuming, expensive and disappointing. It can also be the best thing that has ever happened to a company/manager as it propels the business into rapid growth and profitability. Published for last year, this second edition study provides further insight into best practice NPD strategies in the fast-paced global food and drink m


June 2009 management briefing 1 Jun 2009

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In March 2009, just-food’s director of publishing Chris Brook Carter and editor Dean Best presented key findings from just-food’s recently published report: Issues, trends and challenges facing the food and drink industry – forecasts to 2014 at the 11th IFE exhibition held at Excel, London. The report explores the global food and drink market in today’s challenging climate with analysis of trends and conditions expected to influence sales value and volume growth over the next five years. This br


May 2009 management briefing 1 May 2009

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This is the third edition of our now-annual sector research review, and once again, we’ve rounded up some extracts from each of just-food’s recently published market sector research reports. Late last year and earlier this year saw us release some brand new titles, which were well received. As ever, we’re looking forward to working on some interesting new titles throughout the remainder of this year. This month's briefing provided extracts from the following recently published titles: Global mar


April 2009 management briefing 1 Apr 2009

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Every country has its own food and drink regulatory body or bodies: in the first place to ensure that its citizens eat safely and in the second to help safeguard its position in the rapidly-growing world food trade. The same principles guide the work of a number of international organisations. This latest briefing looks at the national regulators, the global bodies, and other key agencies serving the world’s leading food markets and identifies their strengths and competences and general characte


March 2009 management briefing 1 Mar 2009

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In today’s world of globalised and increasingly competitive markets, Europe’s food and drink industries need enlightened regulation if they are to meet accepted international standards for safety, additives, labelling and environmental responsibility. This month's briefing looks at the latest legislation concerning additives and labelling and looks at novel foods and drinks law implications.


January 2009 management briefing 1 Jan 2009

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Moving into 2009, it is difficult to get away from the all-pervasive influence of the economic downturn and the credit crunch. While some markets, notably the US, are being hit harder than others, one of the observations frequently made about the current crisis is how far it has reached. This month's briefing is the latest food industry outlook from Euromonitor International. Following an introduction from just-food's editorial, the briefing outlines the year ahead and what's in store for the co


December 2008 management briefing 1 Dec 2008

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Annual reviews often take formats such as ‘Winners and Losers of the Year’ but such an approach might not advisable for the past 12 months. Even the most rose-tinted, ‘glass half-full’ reflection on 2008 would surely yield many more losers than winners. The year began with the food industry facing rampant commodity cost inflation, caused in part by the impact of the biofuel boom on agricultural commodity markets. As early as January, just-food reported on the fierce debate that the growth in bio


November 2008 management briefing 1 Nov 2008

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The growing cost of food has become one of the fastest moving and hottest stories around. This month's briefing outlines the current situation. Starting from the hypothesis that the cost of growing food is rising, we provide a snapshot of what has been happening during the first half of 2008, along with the varying perspectives of those growing our food and the reasons why their (and our) costs are growing. Our conclusions will highlight the ramifications and the issues which we believe will rem

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