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UK organic industry's bullish outlook

After some rocky years, the UK organic sector has reason to be cheerful again, with sales rising in 2014 against the backdrop of a declining...

Maspex: M&A opportunities in eastern Europe

Poland-based food and drink group Maspex has grown to become one of the sector's largest companies in central and eastern Europe. A move in...

Why US Dietary Guidelines report deserves praise

With a call for nutrient taxes and linking the impact of diet on the environment, the advisory committee's recommendations for the 2015 Diet...

What could be implications of Tesco probe?

The Grocery Code Adjudicator launched a probe into Tesco's supplier payments today (5 February). Given Tesco has already taken moves to addr...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Enjoy Life Foods on Mondelez takeover 17 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.


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.

Latest News

Australia to introduce grocery code 3 Mar 15

Katy Askew

The Australian federal government has created a food and grocery code of conduct that, it said, will help ensure "fair and transparent" dealings between the country's largest supermarkets and their suppliers.


M. Dias Branco posts FY profit jump 3 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

Brazil's M. Dias Branco has posted a 14% jump in full-year profits on the back of higher demand for its products.


Grupo Bimbo launches Thomas Bagels in Spain 3 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has launched bagels under the Thomas brand in Spain.


Edita Food Industries outlines float plan 2 Mar 15

Dean Best

Edita Food Industries, the Egyptian snack maker, has set out plans to list up to 30% of its ordinary shares in moves in Cairo and London.


Bimbo post Q4 loss, sales up 27 Feb 15

Dean Best

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo today (27 February) reported a fourth-quarter loss on the back of pension charges and restructuring costs in the US - although sales grew in the last three months of the year.


Food industry quotes of week: Bega, Kerry, Post 27 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy advised the market to expect a number of M&A deals from the Irish group in 2015. We caught up with the CEO of Australian dairy Bega Cheese, who talked about last year's much talked about takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. Elsewhere, Podravka and Billy Sims China-Food Group advised of developments in China, and Mondelez International announced the closure of a plant in Ireland.

Latest blogs

just-food all set for Gulfood 6 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.


UK grocery adjudicator could receive power to fine 2 Feb 15

Dean Best

The UK grocery watchdog may be handed the ability to fine supermarkets that breach the code that governs their relationship with suppliers.

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