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Regional start-ups aim to ride China's online boom

The e-commerce channel in China is buoyant - one only has to witness the recent IPO of Alibaba in the US to see that - but smaller online re...

Digesting digital: Collaboration key

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focus...

Comment: Price is the word in UK grocery

It hardly even seems to count as news: the German discounters continue to make strides in the UK. The trend has been in evidence for years n...

Cost-cutting regime paying off for Mondelez

Mondelez International's work on costs looks to be paying off with the snacks giant seeing its margins improve and lifting its forecast for...

Latest Interviews

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


just-food interview part two: Premier CEO Darby 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has strengthened its financial position and is building profitability through a focus on cost reduction. However, the UK company is finding the going tougher as it looks to accelerate its sales growth. Chief executive Gavin Darby spoke to just-food about how Premier is adapting to the changing landscape in UK grocery retail.

Latest News

Campylobacter in 70% of UK supermarket chicken 27 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in UK supermarkets are contaminated with campylobacter, a survey by the Food Standards Agency has unveiled.


Food industry news of week: Mondelez, Olam 14 Nov 14

Dean Best

Mondelez International made a notable investment in Asia with a deal to buy 80% of the snacks arm of Vietnamese group Kinh Do. Staying in Asia, Singapore's Olam International revealed it was in talks over "corporate development opportunities" - and we continued our run of interviews, featuring rice supplier Amira Nature Foods, Finnish dairy group Valio and Canadian dairy-free firm Daiya Foods.


Food industry quotes of week: Danone, Unilever 14 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Unilever filed a lawsuit against egg-free "mayo" maker Hampton Creek, alleging the US firm's Just-Mayo product is a fraud. In France, a food major was on the receiving end of legal action after French ice cream maker Dagniaux started proceedings against Danone.


Aldi, Icelandic Seachill settle in Saucy Fish war 13 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Aldi and Icelandic Seachill have reached an out-of-court settlement in a copyright battle over the seafood group's The Saucy Fish Co. product.


French retailers sign up to supplier charter 11 Nov 14

Peter Crosskey

French retailers are lining up to show their support for the introduction of a national charter for responsible supplier relations.


Food industry quotes of week: Yildiz, Muller 7 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Turkey's Yildiz Holding struck a deal - said to be over GBP2bn - to buy United Biscuits and the Turkish group's CEO took to Twitter to hail the agreement. Meanwhile, German dairy giant Muller agreed to buy Dairy Crest's liquid dairy business in the second big deal of the week. Elsewhere, quarterly numbers continued to come in, with Mondelez International lifting its forecast for annual earnings.

Latest blogs

McCain, Leclerc team up on veg soup from food waste 26 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Global food waste is a mounting problem. In France, McCain Foods and local retailer E. Leclerc have come up with an initiative to eat into that mountain.


Food companies "cannon fodder" in UK supermarket price war 24 Nov 14

Dean Best

There has been a rise in the number of food companies in the UK filing for insolvency - and the intensification of competition between the country's grocers has been blamed.

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