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DuerrUK: Duerr's targets home-baking market with latest jam range

15 April 2014

UK jam maker Duerr's has launched the first flavour of a range of bake-stable jams in a bid to target the home-baking market.

UK: Mondelez takes Marvellous Creations into sharing bags

9 April 2014

Mondelez International has moved its Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations brand into sharing bags in the UK.

UK: Charlie Bigham's adds Indian to ready meals range

8 April 2014

UK firm Charlie Bigham's has expanded its ready meals offering with a range that include its first foray into Indian cuisine.

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

7 April 2014

This week, Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee ended weeks of speculation over his future after handing in his resignation. Elsewhere, Kellogg was one of the three manufacturers linked to the rumoured sale of Dorset Cereals and Arla announced a proposed merger with EGM Walhorn.

Focus: Unilever could jump-start UK category with Ben & Jerry's Greek

4 April 2014

Unilever's Ben & Jerry's brand is launching a three-product strong line of Greek-style frozen yoghurt in the UK. The move is a category first and the group believes that it can stimulate incremental sales growth, bringing new consumers to both the brand and category. However, Greek yoghurt and frozen yoghurt sales in the UK have not performed as strongly as across the pond in the US. Is Ben & Jerry's the brand that will kick-start the category? Katy Askew reports.

CANADA: Danone launches Greek yoghurt for kids

3 April 2014

Dairy giant Danone has launched a new Greek yoghurt which targets kids in Canada.

UK: United Biscuits seeks to make Jacob's "relevant"

2 April 2014

United Biscuits is unifying its portfolio of savoury crackers under the Jacob's "master brand" and launching a fresh drive to increase relevance and deliver incremental category growth.

UK: Unilever eyes new consumers with Ben & Jerry's Greek frozen yoghurt

2 April 2014

Unilever's ice cream brand, Ben & Jerry's, is launching Greek-style frozen yoghurt in the UK in a bid to appeal to more health conscious consumers.

US: Hormel launches Compleats breakfast line

2 April 2014

Hormel Foods is launching Hormel Compleats, a line of "hearty" breakfast meals that can be prepared in 60 seconds.

US: Hero's Beech-Nut launches "real food for babies"

2 April 2014

Beech-Nut, the US baby food arm of Swiss food maker Hero Group, has launched a "100 % natural" line it claims provides "real food" for kids.

FRANCE: Bonduelle moves into snacking with salads launch

1 April 2014

French vegetable processor Bonduelle is diversifying into snacking with a range of salad dishes as it seeks to reduce its dependence on its tinned vegetables business.

UK: NPD vital to thrive in breakfast battle, says Mornflake

31 March 2014

UK cereal group Mornflake has launched two more products into the country's convenience breakfast category and said innovation is crucial as competition heats up.

UK: Ginsters rolls out new snack products under new sub-brand

31 March 2014

Ginsters, a division of UK food group Samworth Brothers, has launched a microwaveable snack under sub-brand H+EAT in a bid to attract younger consumers in the country.

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

31 March 2014

This week Cerebos Greggs announced the closure of its East Tamaki plant putting 125 jobs at risk. Job cuts were announced at Asda too as the company plans a restructure to cut costs. Ads and marketing campaigns were the centre of attention this week with Aldi getting its wrists slapped over the Swap and Save campaign and Sainsbury winning an appeal for a judicial review of Tesco's price promise. Here is the week in quotes

BELGIUM: Bekaert aims to be on UK shelves by summer

28 March 2014

Belgian biscuit butter spread maker Bekaert stands a "good chance" of its product being in supermarkets by the end of the year.

just-food's research round-up: 14 trends to watch in 2014

28 March 2014

In this week's just-food research round-up, we feature Euromonitor's report that has identified the 14 trends to watch in the industry in 2014.

UK: Wholebake introduces 9Bar Breakfast range

27 March 2014

UK snack bar firm Wholebake is launching a range of breakfast bars under its 9Bar brand.

UK: Natural Balance Foods launches Nakd "sharing" line

27 March 2014

Natural Balance Foods, makers of fruit and nut snack bars Nakd and Trek, has launched a snack-pack version of its bars in the UK, pointing to growing demand for healthier products.

UK: Riverside Bakery claims "UK first" with gluten-free launch

27 March 2014

Chilled quiche manufacturer Riverside Bakery what it claims is the UK's first range of gluten-free chilled savoury pastry products.

US: PepsiCo launches Lay's Kettle cooked lattice cut chips

25 March 2014

PepsiCo claims to be introducing a "new chip style" with the launch of Lay's Kettle cooked lattice cut potato chips.

UK: Adams Foods to "transform" grated cheese category

24 March 2014

Adams Foods has claimed it is set to "transform" the UK's grated cheese category with the launch of cubes of cheddar it claims melt on dishes more evenly.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

24 March 2014

just-food brought you exclusive updates from some of the power players in our industry as the likes of Nestle, Danone and Kerry Foods set out their investment case at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London this week. In other news, Sainsbury's booked its first like-for-like sales drop in nine years, General Mills continued to face pressure in the US and we spoke to FrieslandCampina CFO Kees Gielen. Here are the highlights from the past week.

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

24 March 2014

The Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference dominated news this week with updates from Kraft Foods Group, Glanbia and Nestle. Elsewhere GM was back in the spotlight with the UK Prime Minister's scientific advisers arguing the technology is safe. Also this week the political tensions in Russia and Ukraine saw Metro Group delay an IPO of its Russian cash-and-carry unit and Lidl announced the departure of chairman Karl-Heinz Holland.

CAGE 2014: Danone tackles challenges in Europe, China

21 March 2014

Danone believes it can return its business to "profitable, superior top line growth" in six months time, as benefits feed through from the French dairy group's attempts to tackle the still sticky spots of dairy in Europe and infant nutrition in China.

CAGE 2014: Ebro Foods urges for "meaningful" NPD

21 March 2014

Market-specific launches are key to the success of a new product, Ebro Foods told an audience at this year's CAGE conference in London.

US: Newman's Own launches fat-free Greek yoghurt

20 March 2014

Newman's Own is launching a range of Greek Nonfat Yoghurts under its namesake brand.

just-food's research round-up: Natural ingredients, cereal in the US and UK snacks

19 March 2014

The featured research on sale in the just-food store this week includes a look at emerging trends in ingredients - from M&A activity to innovation in natural ingredients - as well as analysis of emerging and developed market sectors.

US: Kellogg launches Pringles Tortillas

18 March 2014

Kellogg has launched Pringles Tortillas in original, south-western ranch and nacho cheese flavours in the US.

UK: Gluten-free firm Genius adds frozen pies to range

18 March 2014

Gluten-free firm Genius Foods has added four new frozen products to its range in the UK.

UK: Kerry targets kids with new Richmond lines

17 March 2014

Kerry Group is continuing to target UK kids through its teatime range, adding new lines of Mini Sausages and Mini Burgers.







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