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Analysis: Unilever's global ice cream push

Unilever is the world's largest ice cream maker but the FMCG giant is not resting on its laurels. Kevin Havelock, president of refreshments,...

Talking shop July 2015 – online occupies retailers

The rapid development of online retailing has long been a key part of the strategic direction of global food retailers. While the channel re...

On the money: Unilever aims to get food growing

Unilever has said it wants to move its food business to a new growth phase by investing in areas that offer the greatest top-line potential...

Why UK must act in wake of SACN report

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...

Latest Interviews

Gluten-free early-mover Mrs Crimble's plots future 31 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Mrs Crimble's was one of the clutch of brands Tesco listed when it set up a dedicated free-from fixture in the UK a decade go, a move seen as key to the early development of the category in the country. With gluten free now a crowded market, how can Mrs Crimble's continue to grow? Dean Best met with Gareth Toms, the company's international commercial director, to discuss its plans.


Interview: Seabrook Crisps chief on MBO 21 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Senior management at Seabrook Crisps have led a buy-out of the UK firm, backed by private-equity group LDC. Seabrook CEO Jonathan Bye, appointed in 2012 at a challenging time for the business, is one of the executives involved in the deal and he speaks to Dean Best about the outlook for the Yorkshire-based company.

Latest News

Bel international reach offsets Europe challenge 31 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Bel Group has reported higher first-half sales and profits, with the French cheese maker's international reach offsetting stagnant sales in Europe.


Unilever launches Magnum chocolates line 31 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has teamed up with UK confectioner Kinnerton to launch a range of Magnum chocolates in the country.


Arla, Valio deny interest in Latvia's Jelgava 30 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

European dairy companies Arla Foods and Valio have both moved to quell rumours they are interested in acquiring a controlling stake in Latvia's Jelgava Dairy Company.


Premier Foods, Mondelez in cake-bites launch 30 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Premier Foods plc has announced its debut in the UK "nibbles and bites sector" with the launch of a Cadbury Amaze Bites.


Alete eyes international growth 30 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Alete, the private-equity backed baby food business, is targeting international growth with a particular focus on eastern Europe, Russia and China.


Ebro Foods sees rice boost H1 30 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Ebro Foods has booked higher first-half sales and operating profit, helped by improved revenue and earnings from its rice arm.

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