Latest food news & analysis in Europe
Unilever launched a dairy-free variant to Flora in the UK, in its latest attempt to lift its sales in a struggling category. But is winning...
There was a spike in olive oil prices in stores in a number of western European markets last year on the back of a fall in supply, caused by...
French dairy group Lactalis is expanding in Romania through the acquisition of local dairy Albalact. At first glance, Romania might not seem...
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Urban Fresh Foods, the privately-owned UK firm behind the children's-focused snack brand Bear, said last summer it was looking at ways to expand internationally and suggested it could accept investment. Just before Christmas, the company, set up in 2007, announced it had agreed to a takeover bid from Belgium's Lotus Bakeries. Dean Best speaks to Urban Fresh Foods partner Giles Brook about what the deal means for the business.
Alfred Ritter, the German chocolate maker, is grappling with rising costs for some of its core commodities at a time when pricing in its largest markets is coming under pressure. While the family-owned company does not provide details on its profitability, the implications for the group's margins are obvious. Ritter is looking at ways it can make its supply chain more "independent" to counterbalance the input challenges in the longer term while balancing the immediate need to retain margin. Chairman Andreas Ronken reveals more.
Arla Foods today (5 February) announced plans to cut 500 jobs as part of changes the European dairy co-operative hopes will help it to grow amid "fierce" competition.
Orkla is reviewing its manufacturing network with the company admitting it has "several" plants with similar technology and production across the Nordic and Baltic markets.
Nestle has confirmed it plans to invest EUR27m (US$40.7m) in boosting infant formula production at its plant in Boue in France.
Kerry Group has extending its dairy-free spreads brand Pure into the UK meals market with the launch of lunchtime and evening dishes.
Valio has announced the launch of a range of reduced-sugar yoghurt and yoghurt puddings aimed at children in its domestic market.
Mondelez International has developed Cadbury Dairy Milk Medley for the UK market, a small tablet bar marketed as a "luxury" treat in the evening.
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