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The consistent inconsistency of European promos

Are promotions leading to increased sales in Europe's major grocery markets? IRI's Jacques Dupré analyses how discounts are affecting sales,...

Trans fat studies show complexity of health debate

Two pieces of research in Europe on trans fat underline the complexity of dietary science and, therefore, the formulation of product develop...

ConAgra suggests there is life in old brands yet

Much has been made of the decline of legacy brands in the US, which have failed to keep up with shifting consumer demands. In its second-qua...

How full service restaurants can maintain momentum

The fundamentals of Britain’s strengthening economy are favouring restaurants right now, particularly full-service restaurants and pubs. The...

Latest Interviews

Ballymaguire Foods outlines UK ready meal ambition 8 Sep 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

Smithfield Foods on new sustainability targets 11 Aug 2015

Ben Cooper

Smithfield Foods, the US meat group, has set out a new tranche of goals on sustainability, building on targets it laid out in 2010. Ben Cooper spoke with Stewart Leeth, vice president of regulatory affairs and sustainability, about the company's progress over the past five years and the launch of the new targets.

Latest News

US dietary guidelines to ignore environment impact 8 Oct 15

Dean Best

US government officials have decided to not consider the impact of food products on the environment as they devise the latest iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Bernard Matthews names Andy Deutsch COO 8 Oct 15

Helen Arnold

Bernard Matthews, the UK turkey producer, has announced the appointment of Andy Deutsch to the new role COO.

Exec optimism on China but growth to slow: study 8 Oct 15

Helen Arnold

Multinational company bosses are bullish about their operations in China, and expect profitability to remain good, but predict the rate of business growth will continue to slow down as conditions become ever more challenging. 

Industry, IGD launch health push in UK 7 Oct 15

Richard Siddle

Major food producers and manufacturers operating in the UK are to work with the Institute of Grocery Distribution to launch a national healthy-eating campaign.

How the food industry is reacting to TPP 6 Oct 15

Katy Askew

After five years negotiations, 12 Pacific Rim countries - including the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand - have struck a deal that will reduce tariffs and trade barriers in the region. 

China implements new safety regulations 6 Oct 15

Katy Askew

The Chinese authorities are starting to implement more stringent food safety regulations under revised laws.

Latest blogs

Food brands have yet to fully exploit the rise of online grocery 23 Sep 15

Dean Best

Online selling still represents a huge opportunity for food manufacturers to develop a better understanding of their shoppers and to reach them directly, according to a new report set to be published next month.

The food industry's supposed winter-efficiency drive 21 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Is there a link between the weather cooling and the food industry belt-tightening? It appears autumn is the prime season for food manufacturers to get their firms operating at maximum efficiencies, with news of job-cuts is on the up.

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