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The challenge of digital marketing and ROI

Digital media is becoming the marketing method of choice for FMCGs, Carl Carter of industry analysts IRI writes. But can manufacturers truly...

Consuming issues: Living by a (grocery) code

Codes governing the relationships between retailers and manufacturers have made headlines in the UK and Australia. However, recent headlines...

Analysis: Australia closer to protecting suppliers

Australia is set to see the introduction of a code overseeing relations between suppliers and retailers. Will the country be a fairer place...

The varied trends for FMCG sales in Europe

The economic performance of markets in Europe was mixed in 2014 and signs of recovery are hard to find in a number of countries. The impact...

Latest Interviews

R&R Ice Cream CEO Najafi thinks global 9 Feb 2015

Dean Best

R&R Ice Cream is the second-largest ice cream manufacturer in Europe by sales, behind only Unilever. But the UK-based business's CEO, Ibrahim Najafi, promoted to the top job at the company 18 months ago, has his sights on expansion further afield.


Interview: Bennett Opie owner William Opie 22 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Family-owned UK company Bennett Opie is a varied business, selling products from pickles to compotes under its Opies brand at home and abroad and handling a fast-growing distribution arm in its domestic market. just-food spoke to fourth-generation owner William Opie about the company's recent rapid growth and its ambitions to expand further overseas.

Latest News

ConAgra confirms another private-label charge 26 Mar 15

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods today (26 March) recorded another impairment charge on its private-label business, which continues to see sales under pressure.


Finsbury Food Group H1 profits up 23 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

UK cake supplier Finsbury Food Group has announced an increase in half-year profits, helped by last year's acquisition of local peer Fletchers Bakery Group and by higher underlying sales.


Premier Foods eyes more supplier savings 20 Mar 15

Dean Best

Premier Foods has indicated it sees more opportunities to reduce costs from its supplier base as the UK group looks to continue to fund investment in its brands.


Food industry news of week: Nestle, Danone 20 Mar 15

Katy Askew

We attended the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London this week, bringing you strategic updates from the likes of Nestle, Danone and Glanbia. Elsewhere, General Mills reported further pressure on sales and earnings and we profiled the growing importance of e-commerce to baby food makers in China.


Food industry quotes of week: Nestle, Premier 20 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, just-food was live at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference, where some of the largest industry names including Nestle, Strauss and Danone provided business updates. Elsewhere, Mars confirmed plans to invest in a Snickers production plant in India. Rumours were also rife General Mills was looking to offload its Green Giant business. Here is the week in quotes.


TreeHouse aligns Bay Valley, Flagstone structure 19 Mar 15

Katy Askew

TreeHouse Foods plans to combine the go-to-market operations of its Bay Valley Foods and Flagstone Foods operations in order to "realise the full potential of marketing the company's portfolio".

Latest blogs

WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 15

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.


Can social media help product safety? 5 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Trace One and SGS Supply Chain Solutions have developed a social network platform they believe will improve product safety globally by enabling more effective real-time communication in the supply chain.

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