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Viewpoint: UK food firms must look to export

Tough trading conditions in the UK can make it difficult for food companies to find the time and resources to build a presence overseas. How...

DATA: The just-food international basket - Q3 2014

Compiled exclusively for just-food by IRI, the data shows the cost of a typical basket of goods in eight markets every quarter. The numbers...

Shopper trends: Promos can mean higher prices

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Comment: Price is the word in UK grocery

It hardly even seems to count as news: the German discounters continue to make strides in the UK. The trend has been in evidence for years n...

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: Ramsden International CEO 7 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The Middle East is often seen as a bit of a golden nugget for exporters, with 98% of its consumables coming from elsewhere in the world. But Sean Ramsden, CEO of UK wholesale exporter Ramsden International, says it's not always the easiest market in which to operate, with strict compliance legislation and a focus on driving down prices. Hannah Abdulla caught up with Ramsden on the sidelines of Gulfood where they exchanged notes on the challenges and advantages of being an exporter to the Middle East.

Latest News

Food industry news of week: Bisco Misr, Kerry 28 Nov 14

Dean Best

The bidding for Egyptian snacks group Bisco Misr intensified, there was speculation over Kerry Group's frozen ready-meal business and Danone sold its dairy business in Indonesia.


Food industry quotes of week: Asda, Greencore 28 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

The much-awaited campylobacter tests on supermarket chicken in the UK were published this week. On the mergers and acquisitions side, Abraaj raised its bid yet again for Bisco Misr. Conversely, Danone was reported to be mulling a sale of its shares in the Yakult business and Kerry Group was reportedly looking to offload its frozen ready-meals arm in the UK. Meanwhile, Ireland's Greencore published some strong annual results. Here is the week in quotes.


Post's FY bottom line hit by charges 25 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Post Holdings has posted an annual net loss of US$358.6m - compared with a profit of $9.8m a year earlier - despite reporting higher sales as fourth-quarter charges hit the US group's bottom line.


Zespri appoints new CFO and COO 25 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

New Zealand kiwifruit supplier, Zespri, has announced the appointment of Simon Limmer to the newly-created role of COO and named David Hazelhurst as CFO.


KT Agrar buys vegetable plant from Greenyard Foods 21 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

German agrifood firm KT Agrar has acquired a vegetable plant in the country from Belgium-based processor Greenyard Foods.


Del Monte Fresh opens fresh cut facility in Canada 20 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Del Monte Fresh Produce has announced the opening of a fresh-cut facility in Canada.

Latest blogs

McCain, Leclerc team up on veg soup from food waste 26 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Global food waste is a mounting problem. In France, McCain Foods and local retailer E. Leclerc have come up with an initiative to eat into that mountain.


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?

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