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What Grexit could mean for the food industry

This Sunday, Greece will decide whether to accept a proposal from its creditors following the breakdown of negotiations over its EU1.6bn deb...

IRI – The opportunity of range optimisation

It is time for food manufacturers across Europe to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation, Stephanie Augier, European anal...

Talking shop – Disruptive discounters dominate

The disruptive impact of the discount retailers has dominated global retail headlines during June, as our take of this month's key developme...

What lies behind Ferrero's move for Thorntons?

Italian confectioner Ferrero has made a surprise move for UK chocolate maker and retailer Thorntons. One cannot ignore the fact Thorntons ha...

Latest Interviews

Bitesize interview: Black Garlic UK balancing grow 29 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

Black Garlic UK founder and managing director Katy Heath is passionate about the possibilities for her Balsajo brand and sees space for growth in a number of channels, product formats and countries. For Heath, the real difficulty is narrowing down what avenue of growth to explore first and balancing the limited resources of an SME. With new processing capacity coming online, Heath spoke to just-food about her plans for this unique product.


Warburtons on free-from plans at home and abroad 5 Jun 2015

Dean Best

Warburtons, the UK baker, continues to enjoy growth from its free-from unit Newburn Bakehouse as demand for gluten-free bakery products in the UK continues to rise. However, competition is intensifying. Dean Best spoke to Warburtons' free-from director Chris Hook at the Free From Food Expo in Barcelona, to find out more about the group's plans - not just in the UK but, potentially, elsewhere in Europe.

Latest News

ABF's Kingsmill returns to Tesco 3 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods-owned bread brand Kingsmill is set to return to Tesco shelves, after the UK's largest retailer delisted the brand in March.


Tyson expands poultry plant with US$8m investment 3 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Tyson Foods announced plans to expand its poultry production plant in Robards to meet “growing demand” for Tyson branded chicken sold at retail nationwide.


Food industry quotes of the week; McCormick, CGF 3 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, McCormick highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.


Ireland sets 2025 agri-food export target 2 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Ireland is targeting an 85% jump in the value of its agri-food exports by 2025, the country's government announced today (2 July).


Ebro sees sandwich boost from Roland Monterrat buy 2 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Ebro Foods has said the acquisition of French sandwich firm Roland Monterrat will help it get ahead in a category in which it is struggling to grow market share.


Hovis "mulls Irish Pride Bakeries takeover" 2 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Irish Pride Bakeries is reportedly an acquisition target for Gores Group-owned Hovis, after the firm went into receivership last month.

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