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How will Tesco's strategy affect suppliers?

Contained in Tesco's trading update yesterday (8 January) were some key strategic initiatives that will have a profound impact on the compan...

Shopper trends: Finding a path to growth in 2015

In such a price-focused environment, manufacturers will need to find innovative ways to grow in 2015. Data, IRI's Anne Lefranc argues, will...

Cleaning up Tesco will have mixed supplier impact

Tesco issued another profit warning this morning (9 December) that once again highlights the challenging task facing new CEO Dave Lewis. In...

In the spotlight: Hershey's Allan Candy buy

As The Hershey Co expands in international markets, attention has focused on high-growth opportunities such as China and Latin America. Howe...

Latest Interviews

SIAL 2014: Amira aims to be a "global food brand" 11 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Rice supplier Amira Nature Foods is aiming to grow the global presence of its Amira brand from the group's stronghold in the Indian market. Amira believes it can capitalise on the "white space" represented by branded basmati rice - as well as diversifying into other food categories. Katy Askew spoke to Tobias Strerath, Amira business development director, to learn more.


Jarett Levan on BBX Capital's confectionery foray 17 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Since December last year, US investment firm BBX Capital has - quite literally - been like a kid a in candy store. Via wholly-owned subsidiary BBX Sweet Holdings, it has made six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector, which include Helen Grace Chocolates, Anastasia Confections and - the latest purchase - Toffee Box. Hannah Abdulla catches up with company president Jarett Levan to find out what BBX's game is.

Latest News

Hershey, LBB Imports settle trademark lawsuit 23 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Hershey has confirmed it has resolved a legal battle with LBB Imports, a US firm the confectionery giant had accused of infringing its trademarks.


Food industry quotes of week: Unilever, Lifeway 23 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever revealed its 2014 results this week and revealed its food sales fell last year, prompting CEO Paul Polman to admitted the Flora and Becel maker had lagged the change in how consumers viewed spreads. Elsewhere, Lifeway Foods CEO, Julie Smolyansky, insisted the business is not for sale.


ITC books "healthy growth" in packaged food sales 22 Jan 15

Dean Best

Indian conglomerate ITC has reported "healthy growth" in its packaged food sales in its third quarter.


Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95 22 Jan 15

Dean Best

Tootsie Roll Industries chief executive Melvin Gordon has died aged 95 after over half a century in charge of the US confectioner.


ITC plans US$70m confectionery plant in India 20 Jan 15

Raghavendra Verma

Indian food and tobacco major ITC is setting up a US$70m packaged foods and confectionery plant in the eastern state of Odisha.


Nestle confirms US$138m investment in Egypt 20 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has confirmed plans to invest US$138m into Egypt in the next few years.

Latest blogs

A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 15

Dean Best

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.


PepsiCo hits out at palm oil "PR stunt" 14 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

US campaign group Sum Of Us has launched what PepsiCo called a "public relations stunt", criticising the beverage and snacks giant for its palm oil practices.

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