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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...

M&A Watch: Raisio should sell to private equity

Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol, Honey Monster cereals and Fox's confectionery, has, in recent years, tried...

Spotlight: What could be impact of Russia's ban?

In a tit-for-tat move, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a year-long ban on on food imports from countries participating in the imp...

What the analysts say: Nestle H1 cheers market

Shares in Nestle closed up today (7 August) after the world's largest food maker reported underlying sales that beat analyst expectations. 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.


just the answer: Birds Eye UK Margaret Jobling 17 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

European frozen food maker Iglo Group, the owner of brands like Birds Eye, is working to change the way people think about frozen food in a bid to double its size by 2020. The strategy, which was announced last year, puts innovation and a "new approach" to marketing front and centre. Katy Askew spoke to Birds Eye UK marketing director Margaret Jobling to find out more.

Latest News

Q1 profits up at Meiji despite sales dip 27 Aug 14

Dean Best

Japanese food group Meiji Holdings has booked a 13% increase in first-quarter profits despite a decrease in sales.


Iglo restarts production after Findus fire 27 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Iglo Group has restarted production at its Findus manufacturing facility in Cisterna, Italy, after a fire at the plant disrupted operations.


Patties points to profit growth in H2 26 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Australian pie maker Patties Foods said it saw profits return to growth in the second half of its financial year as investments in brand building and productivity began to pay off.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 26 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Russia eased off on its Western import ban, announcing a list of products it would allow into the country. Elsewhere, the takeover battle for Chiquita Brands International took a new twist when juice maker Cutrale Group called on the produce giant's shareholders to vote against its planned merger with Fyffes. Meanwhile, German food giant Dr Oetker struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' North American pizza business.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 26 Aug 14

Dean Best

Russia's food embargo still stands but this week it eased the ban to allow in some agricultural commodities to bolster its food production. The Chiquita takeover saga continued with bidders Cutrale Group and Safra Group appealing to the produce group's shareholders to vote against its merger with Fyffes. Elsewhere, we analysed the performance and outlook for Lindt & Sprungli and Hain Celestial, two companies enjoying robust growth.


Research: the new strategies for convenience food 22 Aug 14

just-food Research Team

Demand for convenience food is on the rise thanks to a range of changes to consumer lifestyles. How can your business react? This week's featured research includes analysis from Canadean on how to devise new strategies for the convenience food market.

Latest blogs

Shareholder pressure prompts ConAgra palm oil commitment 27 Aug 14

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has responded to investor criticism of its palm oil usage by committing to source 100% sustainable palm oil by December 2015.


Elliott Review was not blocked, insists Defra 18 Aug 14

Dean Best

The UK government has insisted there was no moves to block the review of the UK food supply chain and said it will published "shortly".

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