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Can national milk brand revitalise Dean Foods?

Dean Foods this week announced it was bringing its 31 fluid milk brands under one label - DairyPure - and appears to be pushing the latest "...

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

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.


just the answer: Up & Go UK CEO James McMaster 6 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Up & Go is the Sanitarium-owned breakfast drink brand that has revolutionised the breakfast category in Australia. Earlier this week it hit UK shelves after Life Health Foods UK, a joint venture between Sanitarium and Australian investment vehicle The Wingate Group, introduced it to the market. The company hopes that the move will help breath fresh life into a struggling sector. Katy Askew spoke to James McMaster, Up & Go UK CEO, to hear more about his hopes for the brand.

Latest News

Wal-Mart acts on animal welfare, antibiotics 26 May 15

Katy Askew

Retail giant Wal-Mart is putting pressure on its suppliers to improve animal welfare standards and transparency in supply chains while also reducing the use of antibiotics in animal rearing.


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.


Food industry news of week: Kellogg, Wessanen 11 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg reported its first quarter results and despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. We took a look at the Chinese milk market which revealed the importance of international dairies in its future. Lactalis swooped to acquire a majority holding in Yildiz Holding's AK Gida. And we explored what UK supermarket Sainsbury's latest loss and plan to cut prices would mean for suppliers. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.


Aunt Bessie's makes cake aisle debut 8 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

UK frozen food firm Aunt Bessie's is making its debut into the cake aisle.


Gourmet Burger Kitchen sauces hit UK shelves 5 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Burger restaurant chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen is to launch sauces into the UK retail channel this month.


Russia "likely to extend food embargo" 1 May 15

Katy Askew

Russia looks likely to extend its embargo on food from countries including the EU and US beyond the 7 August deadline.

Latest blogs

Booker's move for Londis and Budgens sign of the times 21 May 15

Dean Best

UK cash-and-carry and convenience retailer Booker Group has struck a deal to buy the Londis and Budgens symbol retail chains from Ireland's Musgrave Group - and emphasised the changing retail landscape in the country.


Talk of merger between Ahold and Delhaize returns 11 May 15

Dean Best

Over the weekend, there were fresh claims Europe-based food retailers Ahold and Delhaize are in discussions to join forces.

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