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The challenge of digital marketing and ROI

Digital media is becoming the marketing method of choice for FMCGs, Carl Carter of industry analysts IRI writes. But can manufacturers truly...

Consuming issues: Living by a (grocery) code

Codes governing the relationships between retailers and manufacturers have made headlines in the UK and Australia. However, recent headlines...

Viewpoint: Faber-led Danone gets realistic

At the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London, Danone's recently-appointed CEO Emmanuel Faber gave a presentation to the inve...

Why Quorn is a tasty takeover treat

Rumours that private equity-owned Quorn Foods could have piqued the interest of the US's WhiteWave Foods caused a stir this week. Neither co...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Taywell Ice Creams MD Alastair Jessel 25 Mar 2015

Dean Best

UK ice cream business Taywell Ice Creams is growing sales, built largely on domestic foodservice accounts, and last year broke even for the first time. However, Alastair Jessel, the firm's founder, has ambitions for the company, which centre around the launch of a healthier ice cream. Dean Best met Jessel at the IFE trade exhibition in London to discuss his plans.

Interview: Quorn CEO focuses on further growth 13 Mar 2015

Dean Best

There is speculation over the future ownership of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods. It is hardly surprising. Quorn has been owned by a private-equity firm since 2010 and is a business enjoying continued solid growth in a challenging industry. Dean Best spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan about the sale rumours and his plans for the business this year.

Latest News

Fatal explosion at French desserts firm Senagral 26 Mar 2015

Stuart Todd

One person has been killed and two injured following the explosion of a machine at a Senagral dairy plant in Jouy, in France's Burgundy region.

St Hubert to make soy-dessert debut 26 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

French spreads maker St Hubert has entered the country's soy product category with a range of desserts.

Produce Investments H1 profits hit by price wars 26 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Half year profit and sales have been hit at potato producer Produce Investments on the back of retailer price wars across the UK.

UK kids brand Mini Nom Noms eyes overseas 26 Mar 2015

Dean Best

The founder of new UK children's ready meals business Mini Nom Noms is eyeing international listings.

Alpro "yoghurt variation" term banned in Belgium 25 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

A Belgian court has ruled WhiteWave Foods-owned Alpro's soy and plant based alternatives to yoghurt are not allowed to be called yoghurt "variants".

Hilton FY profits rise despite sales fall 25 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Hilton Food Group has reported an increase in profits for the full year, despite a fall in sales.

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