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UK Responsibility Deal must solve credibility gap

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...

What Sainsbury's numbers mean for suppliers

The annual results from UK grocer Sainsbury's have underlined the pressure mainstream supermarkets in the country are facing as discounters...

IRI: Promos must not be only path to growth

Despite signs economic conditions in Europe are improving, competition on price remains fierce in a number of markets. However, manufacturer...

France takes big step to uniform FOP labels

France's new health bill, which subject to two further votes could be ratified later this year, includes provision for a voluntary colour-co...

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

Cerealia owner set for sale talks 22 May 15

Stuart Todd

Alphabeta 4, a company indirectly controlled by Norway-based private-equity firm IK Investment Partners, is poised to start talks with Sagard Private Equity Partners to buy French chilled dough business Cérélia.


Greencore convenience focus delivers growth 19 May 15

Katy Askew

Greencore, the Irish food maker, booked an increase in first-half sales and profits thanks to expansion and new customer wins in the UK and US food-to-go markets.


USDA developing GMO-free verification scheme 18 May 15

Katy Askew

The US Department of Agriculture is developing a non-GMO certification and labelling scheme under its Process Verified Program.


Food industry results: Bakkavor, Weston, Duc 15 May 15

Katy Askew

This week's result round-up includes a positive start to the year for UK own-label group Bakkavor, better sales but pressure on profits for Canada's Weston Foods and a slide in revenue at French poultry group Duc.


Europastry takes majority stake in Wenner Bakery 12 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Spanish frozen bakery firm Europastry has taken a majority shareholding in Wenner Bakery, the US firm in which it already owned a 30% stake.


Food industry quotes of week: Dean Foods, Wessanen 11 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Kellogg reported its first-quarter results and, despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. Elsewhere, Mondelez International took steps to bolster its e-commerce efforts, announcing a tie-up with technology firm ChannelSight. Dean Foods announced it was bringing its 31 milk brands under one label, a move we analysed to find out whether it could put the dairy maker back on the road to recovery after a string of loss-making quarters. Here is the week in quotes.

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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