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What Grexit could mean for the food industry

This Sunday, Greece will decide whether to accept a proposal from its creditors following the breakdown of negotiations over its EU1.6bn deb...

IRI – The opportunity of range optimisation

It is time for food manufacturers across Europe to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation, Stephanie Augier, European anal...

Talking shop – Disruptive discounters dominate

The disruptive impact of the discount retailers has dominated global retail headlines during June, as our take of this month's key developme...

Focus: Will synergies lift Ahold Delhaize in US?

The merger between European retailers Ahold and Delhaize is significant because it will allow the group's to scale up in the key US market,...

Latest Interviews

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.


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.

Latest News

ABF's Kingsmill returns to Tesco 3 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods-owned bread brand Kingsmill is set to return to Tesco shelves, after the UK's largest retailer delisted the brand in March.


Food industry quotes of the week; McCormick, CGF 3 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, McCormick highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.


7-Eleven launches premium private-label lines 26 Jun 15

Katy Askew

7-Eleven is adding two premium lines – 7-SelectGO!Yum and 7-SelectGO!Smart – to its private label 7-Select brand in the US.


Food industry quotes of the week: Ferrero, CGF 26 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, members of The Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ferrero made a bid to acquire UK confectioner Thorntons. Nestle appointed a new CFO to replace Wan Ling Martello and First Milk chairman, Sir Jim Paice, resigned. Here is the week in quotes.


News of the week – Ferrero & Thorntons 26 Jun 15

Katy Askew

This week has been bumper for food sector M&A. Ferrero announced that it is gobbling up UK chocolate maker Thorntons. JBS is taking control of Moy Park from heavily indebted Brazilian meat group Marfrig. Grupo Bimbo also announced it has purchased parts of Spanish baker Panrico. Meanwhile, in the world of retail, Delhaize and Ahold revealed plans to combine. Here is just-food's top news and insight coverage from this week.


Animal welfare label launched in UK 24 Jun 15

Katy Askew

A new ethical food label, “RSPCA Assured”, is being launched by the animal welfare group in the UK.

Latest blogs

It's getting heavy at Whole Foods 26 Jun 15

Katy Askew

Whole Foods Market already had a reputation for being pricey. This will only be compounded by news that the retailer has been accused of routinely overcharging consumers by overstating the weight of packaged meat, dairy and baked goods.


Ahold, Delhaize tie-up creates competitive US giant 24 Jun 15

Katy Askew

Dutch supermarket operator Ahold and Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group announced today (24 June) that a long-awaited merger has been finalised in a move these two European retail giants hope will improve their competitiveness across the pond

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