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Column: Better grip on pricing key to grow profits

Food manufacturers operating across Europe, faced with differences in how sensitive different markets are to price, need to develop innovati...

Will co-manufacturing grow in European food?

Co-manufacturing is a common way of doing business in the US food sector but the practice is less prevalent in Europe. In his debut column f...

Column: UK Brexit plan leaves hard road ahead

The UK government has now provided a clearer idea of its objectives for the Brexit negotiations. Ben Cooper looks at where Theresa May’s "12...

Column: US food hesitant amid Trump's flying start

Donald Trump's first 11 days in the White House has seen a series of executive orders and, while some have provoked a storm of global headli...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Hilton Food Group CEO 9 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Hilton Food Group, the UK-based meat packer, has built what one firm of City brokers describes as "a high-quality business" through international expansion and, in most of its markets, supplying only one customer. Dean Best spoke to Hilton CEO Robert Watson and CFO Nigel Majewski after the company reported a year of rising annual sales and earnings to discuss their strategy for the business and its plans for further growth.


Interview: Adelie Foods CEO Martin Johnson 15 Mar 2017

Dean Best

On its fourth majority shareholder in five years, with contracts lost and won and a manufacturing network restructured, Adelie Foods, the UK sandwiches-to-salads supplier, is a business aiming for a period of growth - and stability. Dean Best caught up with CEO Martin Johnson as Adelie Foods set out its latest strategic move, the relaunch of Daily Bread, a brand it acquired from Hain Celestial in 2012.

Latest News

UK "faces 22% food price hike post-Brexit" 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

The UK faces a 22% price hike in food prices if it fails to negotiate continued tariff-free trade with the European Union post-Brexit, according to the country's retailers.


Warburtons set to close UK Giles Foods bakery 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

UK-based bakery group Warburtons is looking to close its Giles Foods bakery in Milton Keynes.


Sfoglia Torino buys Italian pastry peer Idea Quick 21 Apr 17

Stuart Todd

Sfoglia Torino has taken a further step in its strategy to consolidate Italy's frozen puff pastry sector with the 100% acquisition of counterpart Idea Quick.


2 Sisters expands Five Star Fish business 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group is investing GBP5m (US$6.3m) at its Five Star Fish subsidiary's plant in the English port town of Grimsby.


News of week: Unilever, Weetabix, Suntory 21 Apr 17

Dean Best

Another week when Unilever grabbed the industry headlines, this time for an acquisition in food, snapping up US condiments upstart Sir Kensington's. Post Holdings featured in another piece of trans-Atlantic M&A, the US food group announcing the GBP1.4bn takeover of UK-based breakfast cereal business Weetabix. And in a busy week of M&A news, Japanese giant Suntory signalled its desire to focus on drinks with a decision to put a clutch of food brands on the block.


UK pork pie maker Addo Food Group sold 20 Apr 17

John Shepherd

UK convenience food maker Addo Food Group has been sold to private-equity firm LDC and investment fund Fullbrook Thorpe Investments.

Latest blogs

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain 28 Mar 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.


The list of UK's top five grocers has a new member 7 Feb 17

Dean Best

Kantar Worldpanel issued its monthly supermarket share data in the UK this morning - and the numbers showed a change in the identity of the country's top five food retailers.

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