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On the move: What's in store from Tesco's new CEO?

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke is to step down from the UK retailer, with the announcement made this morning (21 July) alongside another profit war...

Focus: Manufacturers must adapt for online

Food manufacturers have been confronted with the meteoric rise of the e-commerce channel in the UK. A rude awakening awaits those that tackl...

Carrefour's Indian exit highlights challenges

Carrefour's move to exit India underlines the ongoing challenges international retailers and food manufacturers face in the market where res...

Kroger eyes two growing trends with Vitacost deal

US retail giant Kroger, one of the largest traditional supermarket chains in the country, today (2 July) announced a deal that showed it has...

Latest Interviews

just the answer: Birds Eye UK Margaret Jobling 17 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

European frozen food maker Iglo Group, the owner of brands like Birds Eye, is working to change the way people think about frozen food in a bid to double its size by 2020. The strategy, which was announced last year, puts innovation and a "new approach" to marketing front and centre. Katy Askew spoke to Birds Eye UK marketing director Margaret Jobling to find out more.


The bitesize interview - The Kids Food Co. 16 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK firm The Kids Food Co. is a building a notable presence in the country's baby and toddler snacking sector. Founder and CEO Sally Preston kicks off bitesize, just-food's newest interview section, which focuses on global up-and-coming, small- and medium-sized enterprises. Here, she talks big kids, the importance of originality, the opportunities in healthy eating and getting into China early on with Hannah Abdulla.

Latest News

S&A Foods announces restructure, 55 jobs to go 22 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

UK ready-meals supplier S&A Foods has announced a restructure that is expected to see 55 jobs axed.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 21 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Lindt & Sprungli announced it was stepping up its presence in the US with the acquisition of Russell Stover Candies. Hain Celestial bought the remaining share of the Hain Pure Protein joint venture and Grupo Bimbo revealed its plan to grow its presence in Ecuador with the acquisition of Supan. Elsewhere Mondelez announced it was splitting its cheese and grocery unit from the rest of the business. Here is the week in quotes.


Savola H1 driven by retail performance 17 Jul 14

Katy Askew

Saudi food-to-retail group Savola said first-half profit gains have been driven by an "outstanding" performance from its retail business.


US dairy brokers accuse Trader Joe's of sabotage 14 Jul 14

Katy Askew

US supermarket operator Trader Joe's is facing legal action over claims that it "systematically eliminated" its ice cream and dairy brokers from the marketplace.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 14 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Unilever announced the sale of Slim-Fast to Kainos Capital. Abbott and Fonterra announced a partnership to create a dairy farm hub in China and Marfrig revealed plans to investment of GBP170m into Moy Park. We also looked at why firms are queueing up to invest in Egypt and looked at the global growth of the halal food sector. Here is the week in quotes.


Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food 14 Jul 14

Katy Askew

Two key themes were once again in evidence on our pages this week: the importance of securing the supply chain in a world where commodities are becoming more hotly contested and the task of leveraging areas of growth in developed and developing markets.

Latest blogs

Bitesize: just-food's new SME interview section 16 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.


UK grocers face mounting pressure 6 Jun 14

Katy Askew

Management at the UK's largest retailers are seeing the pressure mount. As sales continue to disappoint and market share continues to be eroded, some serious questions are being asked about the strategic direction pursued by the likes of Morrisons and Tesco.

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