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The key questions for digital strategists in 2017

In his latest column for just-food, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, outlines...

Have food promotions reached tipping point?

Researchers at IRI have studied promotions in seven major European markets and say their data shows the use of offers is easing. Tim Eales,...

Can manufacturers revitalise shopper experience?

In western Europe, more consumers are looking for new products, are becoming more interested in quality and are increasingly demanding a sho...

How Trump's presidency affects the food industry

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of Amer...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.


Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

Latest News

Serbia launches grocery market competition inquiry 2 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Competition authorities in Serbia have launched an inquiry into the retail market "focusing on the relationship between retailers and their suppliers" in non-specialised stores that deal mainly with food, beverages and tobacco.


Costa Group, Macquarie to buy Avocado Ridge 2 Dec 16

Katy Askew

Australian produce company Costa Group Holdings has teamed up with investment bank Macquarie to buy the Avocado Ridge avocado orchards and packing operations from the Carney family. 


Bakkavor steps up UK recruitment to meet demand 1 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Bakkavor is stepping up a year-long recruitment push to meet what the UK-based private-label supplier said is continued "increasing demand" for its range of products.


Avangardco 9M losses down but sales slide 1 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Ukrainian egg processor Avangardco has reported lower losses in the first nine months of the year, even as its sales slumped 37%.


Putin 'wants embargo to run as long as possible' 29 Nov 16

Dean Best

Vladimir Putin has reportedly said he wants Russia's ban on certain food imports to run for as long as possible.


Wales food park planned to offer production 24 Nov 16

John Shepherd

Plans are being drawn up to develop a 1m sq ft "food park" in Wales that developers say will create around 1,000 jobs and provide a major boost for the food industry and the regional economy.

Latest blogs

How do you see 2017 panning out for your business? 30 Nov 16

Dean Best

We are running our annual Confidence Survey - now in its fifth year - to provide to our readers a snapshot of how they and their peers in the international food industry see the year ahead unfolding. The latest survey is live and takes just a few moments to fill in.


Post-Trump victory, TPP trade deal appears dead 15 Nov 16

Dean Best

The Obama administration appears to have conceded the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will not be pushed through in the lame-duck session of Congress before Donald Trump is inaugurated in January.

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