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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...

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...

BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

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.


Sustainability Watch: Roberto Ciati, Barilla 29 Oct 2014

Ben Cooper

Large publicly-owned multinationals, such as Unilever and PepsiCo, are widely praised for showing leadership in corporate sustainability. In this month's Sustainability Watch, Roberto Ciati, sustainability director at Italian pasta, sauces and baked goods group Barilla, discusses how private, family ownership can inform a progressive approach to sustainability.

Latest News

Nestle Venezuela strike ends, salary talks restart 31 Oct 14

Paula Krizanovic

A Nestle cereals and cooking ingredients plant in Venezuela has started operations again after a strike stopped production for two days, with workers resuming talks on pay.


Ebro Foods forecasts higher 2014 profits 31 Oct 14

Dean Best

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has forecast a 12% rise in earnings in 2014.


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.


International focus aids Podravka profits 31 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Podravka Group, the Croatian food-to-pharma company, is increasing its focus on international expansion to offset soft consumption at home.


Kraft earnings slide as sales volumes pressured 30 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Kraft Foods Group has booked lower earnings in the first nine months of the year as one-off expenses, input costs and lower sales volumes weighed on profits.


Nissin income falls despite sales growth 30 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Nissin Food Holdings, the Japanese noodle giant, reported a fall in nine-month earnings today (30 October) as higher costs offset sales growth.

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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