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Retail in April: Whole Foods, 7-Eleven, M&S

The performance of (and potential future for) Whole Foods Market hit the retail headlines in April but how should the US natural and organic...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Opinion: Big Food needs to think radically

With first-quarter results rolling in, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo argues the numbers underline the issues facing the sect...

Retail focus: Sprouts, Souq.com, Tesco/Booker

March saw rumours of what called be a significant piece of M&A in the US grocery retail sector, one deal done in the Middle East e-commerce...

Latest Interviews

Co-founder Ryan Kohn on Propercorn's ambitions 19 Dec 2016

John Shepherd

Less than three months after securing investment from the founders of the Innocent Drinks smoothies, UK popcorn maker Propercorn has added to its list of export markets and is also expanding its portfolio. As Propercorn prepares to enter its sixth year of operations, John Shepherd caught up with Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn to find out what the next moves ahead for the company might be.


"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.

Latest News

Nestle, Unilever join call on EU nutrient profiles 16 May 17

John Shepherd

Food giants have joined forces to call for the "urgent adoption" of nutrient profiles in the EU to ensure nutrition and health claims made for food products are genuine.


Farmers hail Portugal milk-origin label law 10 May 17

John Shepherd

Food producers in Portugal have welcomed a new law that requires suppliers to label the origin of milk and milk used as an ingredient in dairy products sold in the country – but say more is needed to tackle a national milk production "crisis".


Aryzta coy on Picard amid share price jump 8 May 17

John Shepherd

Aryzta today (8 May) reiterated it is "evaluating" its stake in France-based frozen food retailer Picard after shares in the Swiss bakery group rose more than 6% on Friday amid speculation the company was close to selling its shareholding.


Co-op switches to British-only fresh meat 3 May 17

John Shepherd

UK grocer The Co-operative Group has switched all of its own-label fresh meat to domestic sources, calling on other supermarkets and foodservice providers to also back "home-grown goods".


US delays new rules on menu calorie counts 2 May 17

John Shepherd

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the date for menus to comply with new nutritional labelling rules - including a requirement to publish calorie counts - by one year.


Mars mum on reported trade spat with Edeka 27 Apr 17

John Shepherd

Mars is reportedly embroiled in a trade spat with German retail giant Edeka, which is said to have cleared some of the US group's products from its shelves.

Latest blogs

The list of UK's top five grocers has a new member 7 Feb 17

Dean Best

Kantar Worldpanel issued its monthly supermarket share data in the UK this morning - and the numbers showed a change in the identity of the country's top five food retailers.


We wish you a merry Christmas 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.

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