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Comment: Tread carefully over payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...

Morrisons to up focus on value after Philips exit

Morrisons has announced chief executive Dalton Philips is to leave the UK grocer, an apparent victim of the retailer's inability to compete...

How will Tesco's strategy affect suppliers?

Contained in Tesco's trading update yesterday (8 January) were some key strategic initiatives that will have a profound impact on the compan...

Shopper trends: Finding a path to growth in 2015

In such a price-focused environment, manufacturers will need to find innovative ways to grow in 2015. Data, IRI's Anne Lefranc argues, will...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Bennett Opie owner William Opie 22 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Family-owned UK company Bennett Opie is a varied business, selling products from pickles to compotes under its Opies brand at home and abroad and handling a fast-growing distribution arm in its domestic market. just-food spoke to fourth-generation owner William Opie about the company's recent rapid growth and its ambitions to expand further overseas.


The bitesize interview: Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren 28 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Scandinavian free-from firm Fria entered Ireland last month, its 11th European market since it launched in 1996, another example of the growth in demand for gluten-, lactose- and dairy-free products. just-food's Hannah Abdulla caught up with Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren about the latest trends in the sector and how innovation is a key factor to staying ahead in this sector

Latest News

Food industry quotes of the week: Hershey; Post 30 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Hershey announced the acquisition of meat jerky brand, Krave. Post also revealed it was to acquire US cereal brand MOM. Elsewhere, Campbell announced a reorganisation of its business and JBS US said it would pump US$75m into its Utah plant. Here is the week in quotes


Food industry quotes of week: Unilever, Lifeway 23 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever revealed its 2014 results this week and revealed its food sales fell last year, prompting CEO Paul Polman to admitted the Flora and Becel maker had lagged the change in how consumers viewed spreads. Elsewhere, Lifeway Foods CEO, Julie Smolyansky, insisted the business is not for sale.


Savola reports mixed fourth quarter 19 Jan 15

Katy Askew

The Savola Group has booked a mixed set of fourth-quarter numbers, with net profit hit by the lapping of one-time gains.


Food industry news of week: Marfrig, Cadbury 16 Jan 15

Dean Best

Brazil-based food giant Marfrig announced the surprise resignation of CEO Sergio Rial this week after just a year in the position. Another chief executive is to go at UK retailer Morrisons, with its board believing its best chance to return to growth is without Dalton Philips.


Food industry quotes of week: First Milk, Marfrig 16 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

UK dairy co-operative First Milk was this week forced to come out and calm fears over its financial position after announcing it would delay payments to farmers. Staying in the UK, Morrisons announced chief executive Dalton Philips would leave as the UK grocer battles to reignite sales. And Brazil-based food giant Marfrig revealed its CEO had resigned from the business.


ABF warns on earnings as sugar weakens 15 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Associated British Foods has issued a profit warning amid falling earnings from its sugar business and pressure from a strong pound.

Latest blogs

just-food closed for the holidays 23 Dec 14

Katy Askew

just-food's editorial team will be taking a well-earned festive break over Christmas. Our office will be closed from 24 December to 2 January.


German watchdog rebukes retailers Edeka and Tengelmann 12 Dec 14

Dean Best

Germany's competition watchdog has issued an interim injunction against retailers Edeka and Tengelmann over their planned deal over the Kaiser's supermarket chain.

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