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DATA: The just-food international basket - Q3 2014

Compiled exclusively for just-food by IRI, the data shows the cost of a typical basket of goods in eight markets every quarter. The numbers...

Shopper trends: Promos can mean higher prices

A focus throughout Europe on offering high volumes of products on promotion is not making the average shopping basket any cheaper, and consu...

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...

BRICs: The thinking behind Mondelez's Vietnam deal

Mondelez International this week announced it was acquiring a majority stake in the snacks business of Vietnamese food group Kinh Do. Hannah...

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 hear about the company's plans.


SIAL: French firm Michel et Augustin to enter US 20 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Quirky French food group Michel et Augustin is enjoying rapid growth at home and overseas with a portfolio ranging from biscuits to beverages. Backing from Artemis, the French investment fund with assets including the Chateau Latour vineyard, is enabling the company to expand further - and it is set to enter the US. Dean Best met Antoine Chauvel, the firm's export director, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to find out more about its plans.

Latest News

Edita Food Industries to list in Egypt 27 Nov 14

Dean Best

Edita Food Industries, the Egyptian snack maker, is to float on the country's stock market.


Finsbury's UK cake sales offset overseas slide 26 Nov 14

Dean Best

Finsbury Food Group said today (26 November) a "strong" performance from its domestic cake business had boosted sales, offsetting falling revenues outside the UK.


Osem sees steady Q3 profit as sales gain 25 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Osem Investment, the Israeli food group controlled by Nestle, booked higher third-quarter sales and steady earnings in the third quarter of the year.


Pioneer books FY profit jump in "defining year" 24 Nov 14

Dean Best

South Africa's Pioneer Foods has reported a jump in profits in a year it labelled as "defining" for the business.


PE firm Abraaj gets green light for Bisco Misr buy 18 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority has cleared a bid from Abraaj Investment Management for the takeover of Bisco Misr.


Weston Foods books fall in 9M profits 18 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Weston Foods, the bakery segment of George Weston Ltd, has reported a fall in operating income for the first nine months of the year.

Latest blogs

SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?


Last call: win an iPad mini on just-food 13 Oct 14

Dean Best

There is still time to contribute to just-food's readership survey and, in doing so, put yourself in with a chance to win an iPad mini on us.

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