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The key questions for digital strategists in 2017

In his latest column for just-food, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, outlines...

Unilever 2016 investor day - the top takeaways

Unilever this week held its annual investor day in Port Sunlight, the village built in the 1880s by one of the companies that were the forer...

Have food promotions reached tipping point?

Researchers at IRI have studied promotions in seven major European markets and say their data shows the use of offers is easing. Tim Eales,...

Can manufacturers revitalise shopper experience?

In western Europe, more consumers are looking for new products, are becoming more interested in quality and are increasingly demanding a sho...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.


Interview: Germany's Body Attack plans for growth 11 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

As in many western markets, sports nutrition is one of the growing parts of the food market in Germany. John Shepherd talks to German company Body Attack, set up two decades ago as consumer interest started to take off and now a leading player in the field.

Latest News

Serbia launches grocery market competition inquiry 2 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Competition authorities in Serbia have launched an inquiry into the retail market "focusing on the relationship between retailers and their suppliers" in non-specialised stores that deal mainly with food, beverages and tobacco.


Quotes of week: Nestle, Unilever, Wilmar, GNP 2 Dec 16

Dean Best

This week, Nestle got the industry talking with its claim it can "significantly reduce" the sugar in its confectionery products and Unilever gave a detailed update on its strategy at its 2016 investor day, while the two companies were among those under scrutiny for their sourcing of palm oil after Amnesty International's claims child labour is being used on plantations in Indonesia.


News of week: Nestle, GNP, palm oil labour claims 2 Dec 16

Dean Best

This week's major headlines included Nestle's claim it may be able to cut the sugar it uses in its confectionery by up to 40%, Pilgrim's Pride snapping up US poultry peer GNP and Amnesty International claiming child labour is being used on palm oil plantations in Indonesia.


McCormick CEO Kurzius succeeds Wilson as chairman 1 Dec 16

Katy Askew

US spice group McCormick & Co. has revealed executive chairman Alan Wilson will stand down at the end of January, when CEO Lawrence Kurzius will step in to chair the board. 


Unilever sets new margin target with help from ZBB 30 Nov 16

Dean Best

Unilever today (30 November) outlined a new target for operating margin, in part driven by plans to widen the company's use of zero-based budgeting.


Dr Oetker outlines 2020 sales "vision" for India 29 Nov 16

Dean Best

Dr Oetker is looking to grow its sales in India more than six-fold by 2020 on the back of the growth of categories in which the Germany-based food giant already operates in the country, range expansion and entering new sectors.

Latest blogs

UK food producers call for "best possible single market access" post-Brexit 1 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Since Theresa May took over as UK Prime Minister in the wake of the country's referendum vote to quit the European Union, she and her ministers have been at pains not to divulge their negotiating position for leaving the bloc.


How do you see 2017 panning out for your business? 30 Nov 16

Dean Best

We are running our annual Confidence Survey - now in its fifth year - to provide to our readers a snapshot of how they and their peers in the international food industry see the year ahead unfolding. The latest survey is live and takes just a few moments to fill in.

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