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DATA: The just-food international basket - Q2 2014

In association with IRI, the just-food international basket shows the cost of a typical range of goods in eight markets every quarter. The d...

Shopper trends: Some confidence but promos popular

There is a sense across a number of markets that consumer confidence is improving and the latest data from the just-food international baske...

FMCG sales slowing despite economic green shoots

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...

On the money: Solid Lindt outpaces chocolate peers

Lindt & Sprungli, the upmarket Swiss chocolate group, today (19 August) underlined why it is a business seen as one of the better performers...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.


Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.

Latest News

Slovenian poultry firm Perutnina Ptuj "mulls sale" 18 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Slovenian poultry producer Perutnina Ptuj is reportedly exploring options including a sale of the business.


Taiwan ups punishment for food safety breaches 18 Sep 14

Katy Askew

The Taiwanese government has unveiled plans to increase fines for food safety violations in the wake of this month's "gutter oil" scandal.


Nestle ups investment in ZA, appoints Donald MD 17 Sep 14

Katy Askew

Nestle has announced plans to step up its investment in South Africa and appoint Ian Donald, formerly CEO of equatorial Africa, to the post of chairman and managing director.


Yowie starts Wal-Mart trial in US 17 Sep 14

Katy Askew

Australian confectioner Yowie Group is progressing its strategy to drive overseas expansion with the launch of a trial in Wal-Mart stores in Texas.


Premier Foods revamp creates three divisions 16 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Premier Foods has decided to divide its business into three units to focus on what CEO Gavin Darby called the "most promising growth opportunities" for the UK food group.


Majority stake in Slovenia's Zito up for sale 16 Sep 14

Katy Askew

A consortium led by Slovenian state investment vehicle SDH has placed a majority stake in confectionery-to-frozen food maker Zito on the block.

Latest blogs

How ABF is fighting back on sugar 17 Sep 14

Dean Best

The health story of 2014 has been the debate over the impact sugar has on obesity. The issue hit the headlines in January and has stayed there, with only yesterday a study published in the UK calling for consumption guidelines to be cut. Industry has faced a tide of criticism and is battling growing consumer concern. The owners of British Sugar is taking matters into its own hands.


International brands face stronger customer after Auchan, Systeme-U deal 15 Sep 14

Dean Best

France's fifth- and sixth-largest retailers, Auchan and Système U, are to team up on buying - with the companies to work together when dealing with international brands.

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