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Why data is key to shopper satisfaction

Ensuring product availability rates are as high as possible has never been as important, with growth in the grocery sector hard to come by....

On the money: Spreads, ice cream top Unilever woes

Unilever's third quarter underlying sales growth missed analyst expectations as the Hellmann's maker reported its spreads segment was still...

Growth question hangs over refocused Premier

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...

Focus: Will Danone return to growth in dairy?

Danone has faced myriad issues at its fresh dairies business. The group has been squeezed by weak consumer sentiment in its largest markets,...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Premier sets sights overseas 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

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.

Sustainability Watch: Roberto Ciati, Barilla 29 Oct 2014

Ben Cooper

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.

Latest News

Hovis CEO Spooner leaves bread maker 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Bob Spooner, the CEO of UK bread manufacturer Hovis, is to leave the business.

Atria 9M underlying EBIT down but upturn in Q3 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

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.

Halloren strikes deal with US distributor 29 Oct 2014

Dean Best

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.

Labeyrie Fine Foods sets 2020 sales target 29 Oct 2014

Dean Best

French seafood-to-desserts group Labeyrie Fine Foods has said it wants to grow its sales by 50% by 2020.

Performance nutrition drives Glanbia 9M results 29 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

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.

Laita set to launch dairy products in China 28 Oct 2014

Stuart Todd

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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