Latest food news & analysis in Europe
Ensuring product availability rates are as high as possible has never been as important, with growth in the grocery sector hard to come by....
Unilever's third quarter underlying sales growth missed analyst expectations as the Hellmann's maker reported its spreads segment was still...
Premier Foods plc, the UK food group, appears to have a solid strategy in place - but whether it can succeed in eking out top-line growth in...
Danone has faced myriad issues at its fresh dairies business. The group has been squeezed by weak consumer sentiment in its largest markets,...
With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to here about the company's plans.
Large publicly-owned multinationals, such as Unilever and PepsiCo, are widely praised for showing leadership in corporate sustainability. In this month's Sustainability Watch, Roberto Ciati, sustainability director at Italian pasta, sauces and baked goods group Barilla, discusses how private, family ownership can inform a progressive approach to sustainability.
Bob Spooner, the CEO of UK bread manufacturer Hovis, is to leave the business.
Finland-based meat products group Atria has reported a fall in underlying operating profit for the first nine months of 2014, hit by issues in its domestic business and in Russia.
German chocolate manufacturer Halloren has announced a deal with a US distributor, a move the company claims will help boost its sales in the country.
French seafood-to-desserts group Labeyrie Fine Foods has said it wants to grow its sales by 50% by 2020.
Glanbia said today (29 October) it delivered a "good performance" in the first nine months of the year, as the Irish group's performance nutrition brands helped to offset soft sales in its cheese and consumer units.
French dairy brand Paysan Breton, which is owned by Brittany co-operative Laïta, is planning to launch a selection of its products in China under the Bai Shang name.
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