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The promise of fledgling Czech gluten-free market

Gluten-free has a well-established presence in the markets of western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, but the sector is rapidly g...

Price an underlying tension across European FMCG

The spat between Unilever and Tesco in the UK over price grabbed the headlines last week but, across Europe, for different reasons, price re...

Danone's Q3 sales - what the analysts say

Danone's underlying third-quarter sales fell below market expectations amid challenges in China. Regulatory changes in China are weighing on...

It won't just be Unilever to push for Brexit hikes

There will be more requests on retailers to move on price. Not every supplier will be successful. And for those that are not, it may serve a...

Latest Interviews

Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

Interview: UK trade body on the impact of Brexit 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the formal two-year process for the UK to leave the EU will begin in a little over five months. Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, the industry association representing food manufacturers operating in the UK, spoke with Ben Cooper about the immediate instability the vote for Brexit has caused and his longer-term outlook for the UK food sector.

Latest News

EU eyes mandatory limits on trans fats 27 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

The European  Union should place mandatory limits on industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFA), according to Members of the European  Parliament. 

First Milk sells sports nutrition unit CNP 26 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

UK dairy cooperative First Milk has agreed to sell its sports nutrition  business CNP Professional to The Protein Partners Ltd. 

Florette plans "highest" investment level in 2017 26 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

Fresh-cut salad maker Florette has said that it plans to invest EUR12m (US$13.1m) during 2017 in what it described as its "highest investment effort so far". 

Wessanen earnings accelerate as branded sales grow 25 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

Health food maker Wessanen reported higher earnings this morning (25 October), as an increase in branded sales strengthened operating margins. 

Unilever in continuing price spat with Musgrave  25 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

Unilever remains locked in pricing negotiations with Irish retailer Musgrave Group as it continues to push through price increases to offset the negative impact that currency is having on profitability. 

Fleury Michon's sales slowdown accelerates  25 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

French food group Fleury Michon has seen its sales decelerate throughout the year, with sales to French supermarkets remaining pressured. 

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