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How attractive could Iran be for food majors?

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with a...

Talking shop July 2015 – online occupies retailers

The rapid development of online retailing has long been a key part of the strategic direction of global food retailers. While the channel re...

What Grexit could mean for the food industry

This Sunday, Greece will decide whether to accept a proposal from its creditors following the breakdown of negotiations over its EU1.6bn deb...

IRI – The opportunity of range optimisation

It is time for food manufacturers across Europe to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation, Stephanie Augier, European anal...

Latest Interviews

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.


Interview: Al Rawabi's foray into functional dairy 7 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Statistics in the UAE show more than seven in ten of the country's 9.3m citizens are deficient in vitamin D. With a government keen to promote vitamin and mineral-rich diets, opportunities are opening up for food companies. Local dairy manufacturer Al Rawabi is one local firm looking to capitalise on through the launch of its "functional" dairy range. General manager Dr. Ahmed El Tigani tells Hannah Abdulla more.

Latest News

Lidl to open ice cream plant in Germany 4 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Lidl has confirmed plans to open an ice cream production plant in the German town of Übach-Palenberg.


Quotes of the week - Green Giant; Arla in Africa 4 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, B&G Foods announced it had acquired General Mills' struggling Green Giant business in a US$765m deal. Elsewhere, Arla Foods struck two joint ventures in Senegal and Nigeria as the dairy group looks to further expand its presence in Africa. Meanwhile, Campbell Soup Co. reported its full year results and issued a 2015/16 forecast above Wall Street estimates. Here is the week in quotes.


Quotes of week - Just Mayo, Mengniu, VSI 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

US egg-free spread Just Mayo hit the headlines this week after the country's food watchdog said it had broken labelling rules. Among a number of M&A deals, European nutrition bar maker VSI was sold to US group Hearthside Food Solutions and Mengniu Dairy, one of China's largest dairy processors, insisted the prospects for the sector in the country remained strong.


EU on alert after salmonella in chocolate scare 25 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

Manufacturers and retailers including Dr Schar and Tesco have been caught up in a salmonella scare linked to wafer products made and distributed from the Netherlands.


Food industry quotes of week: Emmi, Petra Foods 21 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Emmi reported a rise in first half profits on the back of stronger margins while Petra's profit suffered as a result of a slowing economy in Indonesia. We also took a look at what the easing of trade sanctions in Iran could mean for international food makers. Here is the week in quotes.


Bright Food moves for Spain's Miquel Alimentacio 17 Aug 15

Dean Best

Bright Food Group, the Chinese owner of food brands from Weetabix to Filippo Berio, has made a move to buy Spanish wholesaler Miquel Alimentació.

Latest blogs

It's getting heavy at Whole Foods 26 Jun 15

Katy Askew

Whole Foods Market already had a reputation for being pricey. This will only be compounded by news that the retailer has been accused of routinely overcharging consumers by overstating the weight of packaged meat, dairy and baked goods.


Ahold, Delhaize tie-up creates competitive US giant 24 Jun 15

Katy Askew

Dutch supermarket operator Ahold and Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group announced today (24 June) that a long-awaited merger has been finalised in a move these two European retail giants hope will improve their competitiveness across the pond

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