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Focus: Can General Mills improve US retail sales?

General Mills has been hit by category softness and changing consumer preferences at its US business. With US retail sales representing the...

just-food's pick: Top trends at Fancy Food Show

The Summer Fancy Food show, staged by the Specialty Food Association, was held at the Javits Center in New York this week (28-30 June). With...

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...

Waitrose's personalised promos will stir industry

UK grocer Waitrose has got industry watchers talking this afternoon (17 June) with the launch of a promotional programme that lets consumers...

Latest Interviews

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.


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 15

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.


Food industry quotes of the week; McCormick, CGF 3 Jul 15

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.


Food industry news of week - ConAgra, JBS 3 Jul 15

Dean Best

ConAgra said that it will sell its private brands business after reporting losses. We asked whether General Mills' plans to turn around US sales will work and took a detailed look at what Grexit would mean for the food industry in Greece. Here are this week's highlights on just-food.


Ireland sets 2025 agri-food export target 2 Jul 15

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 15

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 15

Hannah Abdulla

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

Latest blogs

What's the outlook for gluten-free in Europe? 3 Jun 15

Dean Best

The development of markets for gluten-free products in the UK and the US has grabbed much of the sector's attention in recent years but what are the opportunities in Europe? just-food has headed to Barcelona this week to find out.


Canada gives oat processors access to gluten-free market 1 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

One bugbear of a coeliac sufferer or someone who has committed to a gluten-free diet is the lack of diversity when it comes to products. But the Canadian government has just announced what it hopes is a step forward by making it easier to shop for gluten-free, oat-based products.

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