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What Sainsbury's numbers mean for suppliers

The annual results from UK grocer Sainsbury's have underlined the pressure mainstream supermarkets in the country are facing as discounters...

The challenge of digital marketing and ROI

Digital media is becoming the marketing method of choice for FMCGs, Carl Carter of industry analysts IRI writes. But can manufacturers truly...

Consuming issues: Living by a (grocery) code

Codes governing the relationships between retailers and manufacturers have made headlines in the UK and Australia. However, recent headlines...

Analysis: Australia closer to protecting suppliers

Australia is set to see the introduction of a code overseeing relations between suppliers and retailers. Will the country be a fairer place...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Al Rawabi's foray into functional dairy 7 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Statistics in the UAE show more than seven in ten of the country's 9.3m citizens are deficient in vitamin D. With a government keen to promote vitamin and mineral-rich diets, opportunities are opening up for food companies. Local dairy manufacturer Al Rawabi is one local firm looking to capitalise on through the launch of its "functional" dairy range. General manager Dr. Ahmed El Tigani tells Hannah Abdulla more.


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.

Latest News

Results in brief - Tiger Brands, Total Produce 22 May 15

Dean Best

South Africa's Tiger Brands grabbed the headlines this week with news of the over-stating of sales at its Kenyan arm inflating local profits last year. Elsewhere, Ireland's Total Produce lifted its earnings forecast and said it was on the look-out for more M&A. UK meat group Cranswick reported mixed annual results.


Produce firms Coexphal, Ecohal in merger talks 20 May 15

Dean Best

Spanish fruit and vegetable producer bodies Coexphal and Ecohal are in talks to merge, a move they say will create one of the largest produce organisations in Europe.


USDA developing GMO-free verification scheme 18 May 15

Katy Askew

The US Department of Agriculture is developing a non-GMO certification and labelling scheme under its Process Verified Program.


Post says bird flu outbreak "force majeure" 15 May 15

Katy Askew

A further eruption of avian influenza at a farm supplying Post Holdings with eggs has prompted the company to declare the outbreak sweeping the US a "force majeure", with bird flu now hitting 25% of its Michael Foods egg supply.


Food industry quotes of week: Wessanen, ConAgra 15 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Cloetta announced the appointment of new CEO, David Nuutinen. In the UK, The Fabulous Bakin' Boys announced a rebrand and a focus on healthier ingredients. Elsewhere, ConAgra announced the acquisition of Blake's All Natural Foods. We also published the second-part of our just-food interview with Wessanen CFO, Ronald Merckx who talked about the company's acquisition ambitions. Here is the week in quotes


Bakkavor confirms UK fruit plant closure 14 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Bakkavor said yesterday it booked GBP1.1m of exceptional charges during the first quarter of the year, after confirming it had decided to close its Yorkshire Fresh Fruit site in Selby, North Yorkshire.

Latest blogs

US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 15

Katy Askew

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.


Can social media help product safety? 5 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Trace One and SGS Supply Chain Solutions have developed a social network platform they believe will improve product safety globally by enabling more effective real-time communication in the supply chain.

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