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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...

Comment: Price is the word in UK grocery

It hardly even seems to count as news: the German discounters continue to make strides in the UK. The trend has been in evidence for years n...

Deal or no deal: Should Danone buy Mead Johnson?

Rumours linking Danone to Mead Johnson have periodically surfaced over the past five years. Much of the rationale justifying such a signific...

Viewpoint: Dairy Crest the takeover target

Shares in Dairy Crest shot up today (6 November) after the UK dairy group announced a deal to sell its most problematic and under-pressure d...

Latest Interviews

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.


SIAL 2014: Amira aims to be a "global food brand" 11 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Rice supplier Amira Nature Foods is aiming to grow the global presence of its Amira brand from the group's stronghold in the Indian market. Amira believes it can capitalise on the "white space" represented by branded basmati rice - as well as diversifying into other food categories. Katy Askew spoke to Tobias Strerath, Amira business development director, to learn more.

Latest News

Mizkan restructures, 87 jobs at risk in UK 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mizkan is planning to cut 87 jobs in the UK, with the Japanese food group pointing to "challenging" trading conditions in the country.


Terrena sells Elivia stake to Dawn Meats 21 Nov 2014

Stuart Todd

French co-operative Terrena has agreed to relinquish a 49% in its beef and pork arm Elivia to Irish meat processor Dawn Meats.


KT Agrar buys vegetable plant from Greenyard Foods 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

German agrifood firm KT Agrar has acquired a vegetable plant in the country from Belgium-based processor Greenyard Foods.


Greenyard Foods profits improve in H1 21 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Belgium-based vegetable supplier Greenyard Foods has reported higher underlying half-year profits.


United Biscuits UK plant to start strike action 20 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Workers at a United Biscuits plant in the UK are to take industrial action - with the first stoppage on Sunday - amid what union officials called a "management culture of disrespect and bullying".


Dutch confirm second bird flu outbreak 20 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch authorities have introduced another 72-hr ban on transporting poultry, eggs and other related products after a second outbreak of avian influenza.

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