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Focus: Food almost invisible as UK election nears

It's the economy, stupid. So goes the mantra for what drives voting choice and therefore electoral campaigning. But, to some, food policy sh...

Column: AmazonFresh enters Germany

As Amazon launches its AmazonFresh in Germany, Andrew Pearl, director of strategy and insights for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Column: UK sugar debate becoming more measured

Ben Cooper reports from a UK conference on sugar this week and finds a shift in the tone of discussion from debate to action....

Latest Interviews

Interview: Raisio interim CEO Jarmo Puputti 16 May 2017

Dean Best

Finland-based Raisio – the company behind brands including Elovena cereal and the cholesterol-targeted Benecol – has had an eventful year, including the departure of long-time chief executive Matti Rihko. Four months on from Rihko’s resignation, Raisio has yet to appoint a replacement. One of Rihko’s colleagues, Jarmo Puputti, was handed the job on an interim basis and he is attempting to get sales and profits growing again after a year of declines. Puputti speaks to Dean Best about Raisio’s performance in the early months of 2017, his plans for growth and his bid to take the top job permanently.


Interview: "Disruptive" snack brand Hippeas 24 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Chickpea puffs brand Hippeas, launched a year ago as the first product developed by US-based start-up Green Park Brands, has already made notable inroads both in its domestic market and in the UK. Dean Best met Craig Hughes, Green Park's European sales director, at the IFE industry expo in London to discuss Hippeas' performance in the UK and the company's plans for the brand in the market and in Europe. 

Latest News

Lactalis set to acquire German dairy Omira 23 May 2017

John Shepherd

French dairy giant Lactalis is set to acquire German dairy group Omira for an undisclosed sum, it was announced today (23 May).


Greencore claims "strong" H1 sales, profit growth 23 May 2017

Dean Best

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore today (23 May) touted "strong" growth in sales and profits during the first half of its financial year.


Ireland chocolate maker Lily O'Brien's 'for sale' 23 May 2017

John Shepherd

Ireland chocolate maker Lily O'Brien's has reportedly been put up for sale with a price tag of up to EUR50m (US$56m).


Cranswick books higher FY sales, earnings 23 May 2017

Dean Best

Cranswick today (23 May) reported improved annual revenue and profits, with sales growth coming from the UK meat supplier's recent acquisitions and from its underlying business.


UK smoothie brand Savse claims baby-food first 23 May 2017

Helen Arnold

Savsé, which claims to be the UK’s fastest growing smoothie brand, has launched what it says is Europe’s first cold-pressed baby food.


Serbia launches domestic "quality" mark 22 May 2017

Helen Arnold

Serbian meat producers will be the first to benefit from the launch of a food quality trademark, Srpski Kvalitet - Serbian quality in English - the first "national quality label" for the country.

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