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Wal-Mart, Kroger, Casino - retail round-up

April saw Wal-Mart continue the expansion of its click-and-collect service in the US, while Kroger invested in a local retailer focused on n...

How Hain is refocusing amid growing competition

Despite Hain Celestial lowering the top end of its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings yesterday (4 May), the US group earned praise...

How are brands organising for e-commerce?

The digital sphere is becoming significant for consumers - but are manufactures keeping pace? Are they developing specific strategies for th...

Unilever's Q1 sales - the top takeaways

Weak consumer sentiment in some emerging economies and growing demand for value from consumers in developed markets weighed heavy on Unileve...

Latest Interviews

What potential does India offer food exporters?  29 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

The Indian food sector presents exporters with a potentially significant medium- to long-term opportunity. The size of the country's population – around 1.2bn – and an expanding middle class are driving growth in demand. In the first on our series of articles taking a deep dive into India's food industry, just-food spoke to international export associations to find out the potential and pitfalls awaiting companies that want to sell into this promising, yet challenging, market. 


just-food interview part two: Premier CEO Darby 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has strengthened its financial position and is building profitability through a focus on cost reduction. However, the UK company is finding the going tougher as it looks to accelerate its sales growth. Chief executive Gavin Darby spoke to just-food about how Premier is adapting to the changing landscape in UK grocery retail.

Latest News

Jack Link's launches e-commerce platform 22 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Jack Link's has launched a website allowing consumers to buy its products from the US jerky maker directly.


PepsiCo health, wellness and premium push working 19 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

PepsiCo has said its efforts on product innovation contributed "significantly" to its organic revenue growth in the first quarter, supported by a focus on trends of premiumisation and health and wellness.


Beijing revisits new e-commerce custom rules 18 Apr 16

Dean Best

China has looked again at recent changes to e-commerce regulations that had initially penalised UHT and adult milk powder producers, Australian companies Murray Goulburn and Freedom Foods Group, two of the companies affected, have announced.


Waitrose to export own-label food to China 18 Apr 16

Katy Askew

UK retailer Waitrose has detailed plans to export own-label products to China after reaching a deal to sell items online. 


News of week - Premier, Mars, Raisio 15 Apr 16

Dean Best

McCormick & Co. this week walked away from the negotiating table, ending its interest in UK group Premier Foods plc. Raisio, the Finnish food maker, after feeling the pressure in the UK breakfast cereal sector, handed the licence to Honey Monster and Good Grain to local firm Brecks. And Mars surprised the sector by revealing it would advise consumers to only meet some of its food occasionally as part of a series of health-focused initiatives.


Week's news - China "fake" formula, Premier latest 8 Apr 16

Dean Best

China again found itself the centre of fresh claims over the authenticity of infant formula this week, with arrests made over the alleged selling of fake products under brands owned by Abbott and Beingmate. Danone, meanwhile, announced plans to invest in its formula business in India. McCormick & Co. takeover target Premier Foods said it had had "constructive" talks with its US suitor and we ran an interview with the CMO of Enjoy Life Foods, the US free-from business owned by Mondelez International.

Latest blogs

Amazon causing more waves in FMCG - without an announcement 17 May 16

Dean Best

The online retail behemoth is again causing chatter throughout the sector, this time amid speculation it is set to launch more private-label products.


China's new e-commerce laws - confusion reigns 11 May 16

Dean Best

Talking with our readers, a common problem among them is their battle to keep tabs on the changes to regulations in China. And the recent moves Beijing has made to revamp its rules around e-commerce have brought that concern into sharp relief.

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