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Why data is key to shopper satisfaction

Ensuring product availability rates are as high as possible has never been as important, with growth in the grocery sector hard to come by....

Growth question hangs over refocused Premier

Premier Foods plc, the UK food group, appears to have a solid strategy in place - but whether it can succeed in eking out top-line growth in...

Comment: Paying the price for eating healthily

Research suggesting the price gap between healthier and less healthy foods is widening will have been greeted with concern by public health...

Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to te...

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 here 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

Food industry quotes of week: Danone, Chiquita 31 Oct 14

Katy Askew

A busy week for third quarter results, with several packaged food giants reporting profit pressure. Danone extended its tie-up with Mengniu in China and Premier Foods discussed international growth. Here is just-food's week in words.


Hovis CEO Spooner leaves bread maker 30 Oct 14

Dean Best

Bob Spooner, the CEO of UK bread manufacturer Hovis, is to leave the business.


Higher costs hit Lancaster Colony Q1 30 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Higher costs weighed on Lancaster Colony first-quarter earnings, which fell despite growing sales, the US company revealed today (30 October).


US, Mexico strike deal on sugar imports 29 Oct 14

Dean Best

The US and Mexico have signed a deal that is set to see the suspension of Washington's anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into Mexican sugar imports.


Agthia Group racks up 9M loss in food 29 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Agthia Group has booked a drop in earnings at its food business despite higher sales.


Mondelez evaluating Oreo production in Morocco 28 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Mondelez International is considering starting to manufacture its Oreo brand at two production facilities in Morocco.

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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