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Sept 2016 in retail - Aldi, Wal-Mart, Japan M&A

September saw Aldi, which has done so much to shake up the UK's grocery market, announce plans for further investment in the country. In the...

What are next major gluten-free markets? - France

Over the past decade, gluten-free has established itself as a significant category in markets in North America, western Europe and Australas...

Asda, Couche-Tard, Aeon - August retail round-up

August saw the announcement of an eighth consecutive quarter of declining sales at Asda, the UK arm of Wal-Mart. Across the Atlantic, Canada...

Why purchase could boost Wal-Mart online

Wal-Mart Stores' online business in the US has been growing but industry watchers believe the retail giant's expansion has been slower than...

Latest Interviews

"Heavenly" baby food firm targets Asian markets 5 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty Organics James Blair and Shauna McCarney-Blair have seen the firm go from strength to strength. Now the firm is about to launch its range of snack products in Asia. James Blair, operations director, tells John Shepherd about the firms latest expansion plans.

Should food exporters target Iran? 9 Jun 2016

Hannah Abdulla

The easing of decade-long trade sanctions against Iran by the developed world offers packaged food makers an opportunity to access the country's 80m strong consumer base. At the end of April, Ireland's Bord Bia embarked on a trade mission with 17 Irish food producers to explore the potential of the market. just-food caught up with representatives from the mission, including the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to find out more.

Latest News

Jack Link's launches "breakfast" snacks 21 Oct 16

John Shepherd

US jerky maker Jack Link's has added breakfast to its portfolio with the launch of four bacon and sausage items for a "portable protein-packed breakfast on the run".

Green Valley Organics launches lactose-free butter 12 Oct 16

John Shepherd

US lactose-free dairy manufacturer Green Valley Organics has launched a lactose-free butter product which it says is the first on the US market that is both lactose free and certified organic.

Brexit risks 1,500 Scottish food jobs, says report 10 Oct 16

John Shepherd

Scotland's food and drink sector could potentially lose up to 1,500 jobs as a result of the UK's decision to leave the European Union, according to a new report commissioned by the Scottish Parliament.

Ireland set to introduce meat-origin labelling 10 Oct 16

John Shepherd

Ireland has become the latest EU member country to inform the European Commission it intends to introduce mandatory country-of-origin labels for certain meat products.

Aryzta: Picard buy-out subject to "stage gates" 27 Sep 16

Dean Best

Aryzta has said buying French frozen food retailer Picard remains important to its plans but the Switzerland-based bakery group has insisted whether it decides to turn into its minority stake into full ownership is subject to a series of metrics.

NZ King Salmon sets market price at US$113m 23 Sep 16

John Shepherd

New Zealand's King Salmon confirmed today (23 September) it has set a share price that gives the company a market value of NZD154.5m (US$113m) ahead of its initial public offering (IPO) if the offer is fully subscribed.

Latest blogs

UK food prices buck Brexit inflation fears 13 Sep 16

Katy Askew

Low food prices continue to hold back inflation rates in the UK as the supermarket price war continues in the face of rising import costs.

UK report examines "risks and challenges" to food system from climate change 18 Jul 16

John Shepherd

The impact on the global food system is one of "six key priority areas" highlighted in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 report, which sets out "the most urgent risks and opportunities" arising for the UK.

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