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Greek crisis: The impact on shopper behaviour

The economic turmoil in Greece has been one of the biggest business stories of the year. But what kind of effects has the crisis had on the...

Competition intensifies among UK burger chains

As if hamburger-focused concepts in the UK did not already have enough competition, now the Americans are coming, bringing many of their bet...

Nestle H1 results – 8 key takeaways

Nestle saw organic sales increase 4.5% in the first half of 2015 and confirmed it is on track to meet full-year guidance of growth of "aroun...

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,...

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

Cricketer Farm set to end cheese production 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Cricketer Farm, the UK cheese maker, has set out plans to stop making and packing cheese early next year after a period of "significant financial losses".


Sales down, profits up at Savencia Fromage & Dairy 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Savencia Fromage & Dairy, the French dairy group formerly known as Bongrain, has reported lower half-year sales but an increase in profits.


Scandi Standard mixed H1 profits 28 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Nordic poultry group Scandi Standard has reported higher underlying profits for the second quarter of 2015, although the result was not enough to prevent lower half-year earnings.


Avangardco H1 loss on writedown, sales slump 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Avangardco, the Ukraine egg processor, posted a loss of over US$152m for the first half of the year amid an inventory writedown and a 54% drop in revenue.


Ukraine poultry firm MHP touts "stable" H1 profits 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

MHP, the Ukraine poultry processor, pointed to an improvement in its EBITDA margin in the first half of the year as evidence of "stable financial results" during the period, which included lower sales.


Candyking sales, profits tumble in H1 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Candyking, the Sweden-based confectioner, has posted another half-year loss after the loss of contracts at home and in Finland hit sales.

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