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Viewpoint: UK food firms must look to export

Tough trading conditions in the UK can make it difficult for food companies to find the time and resources to build a presence overseas. How...

On the money: How Greencore is outperforming

Over the last twelve months Irish food group Greencore outperformed the overall food market in UK, its largest market, on the back of its ex...

Deal or no deal: Frozen sale makes sense for Kerry

Kerry Group is reportedly mulling the sale of its frozen food business. The company has seen strong sales and profit momentum at its ingredi...

Digesting digital: Collaboration key

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focus...

Latest Interviews

Bitesize interview: Cricketer Farm MD Greg Parsons 28 Nov 2014

Dean Best

UK cheese maker Cricketer Farm supplies the country's major retailers with low-fat cheese, a category growing amid the rising consumer interest in health. However, in the last 18 months, the business has added a new brand - Cheeky Cow - to its portfolio, with half the fat of mature cheddar. MD Greg Parsons talks to Dean Best about the brand's early performance, the competition and how there are plans for "evolution" in 2015.

FrieslandCampina navigates dairy challenges 12 Nov 2014

Dean Best

With stagnant sales in Europe, the Russian embargo and softer-than-normal demand in China, it has been a challenging year for dairy processors. Dean Best met Cees Ruijgrok, the head of FrieslandCampina's export business, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to take the temperature of the sector.

Latest News

United Biscuits to cut jobs at UK plant 28 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

United Biscuits is to axe jobs at its McVitie's plant in Glasgow, the company confirmed today (28 November) as the snacks group makes "major changes" at the site.

Iglo quits Romania, Slovakia and Turkey 28 Nov 2014

Dean Best

European frozen food manufacturer Iglo Group has decided to stop selling products in three countries - Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.

LDC acquires Polish poultry firm Drop 28 Nov 2014

Stuart Todd

French poultry group LDC has acquired Polish firm Drop for an undisclosed sum.

Scandi Standard cuts underlying profit forecast 28 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Swedish poultry group Scandi Standard has lowered its forecast for annual underlying operating profit after a 12% fall in the third quarter of the year.

Candyking profits hit by domestic performance 28 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Challenges in the Swedish market have affected Candyking's profits in the first nine months of the year.

Avangardco posts loss for 9M 28 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Negative currency effects resulting from the conflict in eastern Ukraine have seen local egg producer Avangardco report a loss for the first nine months of the year.

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