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Have food promotions reached tipping point?

Researchers at IRI have studied promotions in seven major European markets and say their data shows the use of offers is easing. Tim Eales,...

How Trump's presidency affects the food industry

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of Amer...

Thailand: convenience to continue to thrive

The growing urban lifestyle of Thai consumers has been driving demand for packaged convenient food. Convenience stores are gaining in import...

The promise of fledgling Czech gluten-free market

Gluten-free has a well-established presence in the markets of western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, but the sector is rapidly g...

Latest Interviews

St Mamet CEO on French fruit firm's growth plans 16 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

It has been a year since Conserve Italia, a group of Italian co-operatives, sold France-based packaged fruit supplier St Mamet to French private-equity firm Florac. Matthieu Lambeaux, the former Findus executive, had joined Florac in May 2015 to help the family-owned Florac buy branded food companies in France and became the CEO of St Mamet after the takeover. John Shepherd met Lambeaux at the SIAL trade show last month to discuss his plans to grow the business.


Interview: Germany's Body Attack plans for growth 11 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

As in many western markets, sports nutrition is one of the growing parts of the food market in Germany. John Shepherd talks to German company Body Attack, set up two decades ago as consumer interest started to take off and now a leading player in the field.

Latest News

Nestle unveils process to cut sugar by 40% 1 Dec 16

Katy Askew

Nestle has said its researchers have developed a new process that could enable it to cut the sugar content of its chocolate products by as much as 40%. 


Emmi launches Onken porridge in UK 1 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Swiss dairy group Emmi has launched a chilled porridge line under its yogurt brand Onken in the UK.


UK noodles start-up Oomi wins Tesco listing 30 Nov 16

John Shepherd

UK food start-up Oomi is to launch its namesake noodles brand into the country's Tesco stores in January.


Granarolo invests in free-from firm San Lucio 29 Nov 16

John Shepherd

Italian dairy business Granarolo has acquired a 30% stake in local lactose-free cheese snacks business San Lucio.


PepsiCo launches cottage cheese line in Kyrgyzstan 29 Nov 16

John Shepherd

PepsiCo has launched a cottage cheese product under its Merry Milkman brand in Kyrgyzstan with the start-up of a new production line at its Bishkeksut facility in the country.


Aldi launches own-label infant formula in UK 29 Nov 16

Dean Best

Aldi has started selling an own-label line of infant formula in the UK for the first time.

Latest blogs

Brexit – the just-food confidence survey 12 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Following last month's referendum in the UK on the country's membership of the European Union, the repercussions from the decision to leave have been felt far and wide.


Kellogg's opens Broadway cafe 30 Jun 16

Katy Askew

US cereal giant Kellogg's revealed plans to open a cafe in New York City, located at a prime location on Broadway.

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