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The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Foodservice focus - Yum! China, Jollibee's US move

Fast-food giant Yum! Brands announced plans to spin off its Chinese operations in a bid to revitalise a business under pressure, while Jolli...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

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.

Latest News

Scandi Standard posts mixed 9M results 26 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Scandi Standard, the Swedish poultry business, has reported mixed results for the first nine months of the year.

Quantum Foods FY profits up despite lower sales 26 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Annual profits have improved at South African poultry processor Quantum Foods despite a fall in sales.

Maple Leaf Foods to cut over 400 jobs 25 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods has announced 400 jobs will go as it "streamlines" the business.

Post's egg arm "better competitive" after bird flu 25 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Post Holdings has insisted its US egg business is in a strong position following the bird flu outbreak and suggested it is eyeing possible acquisitions in the sector.

French pork group Cooperl plans new plant 25 Nov 15

Stuart Todd

Cooperl, the French pork products group, is planning to build another production plant in Brittany.

Danish Crown profits up despite Europe challenges 25 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Danish Crown has delivered an increase in annual profits for the year despite challenges in the European pork market.

Latest blogs

Globally, consumers are dining out again, says NPD Group 17 Nov 15

Dean Best

Researchers at US-based The NPD Group have expressed optimism in the prospects for the foodservice sector after analysing sales data in 11 markets this summer.

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.

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