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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...

Analysis: UAE leads Gulf interest in gluten-free

The Gulf is emerging as one to watch for the gluten-free sector. In just-food's series of spotlights on the next five markets manufacturers...

Analysis: Poland's growth in gluten-free sales

It has been markets in western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, where gluten-free has taken hold but the sector is building in cou...

Analysis: S Africa's fledgling gluten-free market

The gluten-free market has taken root quickest in markets in North America and western Europe but manufacturers looking for more business op...

Latest Interviews

Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

Interview: UK trade body on the impact of Brexit 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the formal two-year process for the UK to leave the EU will begin in a little over five months. Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, the industry association representing food manufacturers operating in the UK, spoke with Ben Cooper about the immediate instability the vote for Brexit has caused and his longer-term outlook for the UK food sector.

Latest News

Tipiak books "moderate" Q3 sales increase 21 Oct 16

John Shepherd

French food group Tipiak has booked a 2.2% increase in third-quarter sales following what it said was a period of "moderate cumulative growth".

News of week - UK export push, Bel/MOM, BRF/China 21 Oct 16

Dean Best

This week, the UK government announced how it hopes to support the country's food exporters, French cheese giant Bel said a deal had been struck to buy a majority stake in dessert and snack maker MOM Brands and Brazilian meat group BRF said it plans to invest in the soon-to-be-listed pork arm of state-backed, Chinese agri-food operator COFCO.

Asda eye "street food" with Mexican sauces 17 Oct 16

Dean Best

Asda, the UK retailer, has launched a range of private-label Mexican condiments in a bid to tap into what it sees as the "huge demand" for "street food" in the country.

Quotes of week - Unilever, Beyond Meat, Kellogg 17 Oct 16

Dean Best

This week saw the first high-profile sign of Brexit affecting food company costs with a row between Unilever and Tesco over the supplier's request for 10% price hike. Our M&A pages were busy, with Tyson Foods investing in faux meat business Beyond Meat, Europe Snacks merging with fellow private-label snacks business Kolak Snack Foods and Kellogg snapping up Brazil's Parati Group.

Japan proposes country of origin labelling 14 Oct 16

Julian Ryall

The Japanese government has proposed new rules requiring country-of-origin labelling for all processed food on sale in the country.

Europe Snacks, Kolak Snack Foods join forces 10 Oct 16

Dean Best

France-based private-label snacks group Europe Snacks and UK peer Kolak Snack Foods today (10 October) announced the companies had merged.

Latest blogs

Brexit blues for UK food manufacturers 12 Oct 16

Dean Best

Confidence in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector is becoming "more fragile", industry association The Food and Drink Federation has claimed after a survey of its members - and Brexit is said to be a major factor.

Three ex-Tesco executives charged with fraud over 2014 accounting affair 9 Sep 16

Dean Best

The 2014 accounting scandal at Tesco has returned to the headlines today (9 September), with news three former executives have been charged over the affair.

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