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Tesco/Booker, Carrefour CEO talk - retail round-up

January saw the shock announcement UK retailer Tesco wants to acquire the country's largest wholesaler, Booker, in a deal that looks set to...

Food market in 2017: need-to-know US trends

A seismic shift in the US consumer landscape has redefined the country's food market in recent years, challenging so-called Big Food and mak...

Retailer focus: Kaiser's, Shoprite, Ahold Delhaize

December saw an end to the wrangle over German supermarket chain Kaiser's, South African grocer Shoprite in talks over a possible combinatio...

Key issues for suppliers, retailers in 2017 - IRI

In the latest of its monthly columns on just-food, FMCG market research giant IRI surveys the main issues food manufacturers and retailers w...

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

Romania set to amend food marketing law 17 Feb 17

John Shepherd

Romania is set to amend a law requiring retailers to buy at least 51% of food and agricultural products from local producers, after the European Commission launched infringement proceedings saying the country had breached EU laws.


Morrisons to increase local food sourcing 17 Feb 17

John Shepherd

UK food retailer Morrisons said today (17 February) it aims to recruit more than 200 new suppliers to support its "priority of sourcing more local food" and to reduce the distance that food travels from producer to store.


Kroger and Murray's Cheese announce merger 17 Feb 17

John Shepherd

US grocery retailer Kroger said it has bought the equity of Murray's Cheese for an undisclosed sum to merge the two companies.


French food group Agromousquetaires eyes UK market 7 Feb 17

John Shepherd

France-based food group Agromousquetaires is preparing for a move into the UK private-label market in a bid to increase sales and expand product development overseas.


Dawn Farms signs sandwich meats deal with Subway 7 Feb 17

John Shepherd

Ireland-based Dawn Farms has signed a deal worth up to EUR850m (US$909m) to supply cooked sandwich meats to more than 4,000 Subway restaurants across Europe.


UK facing shortages of fresh produce 19 Jan 17

John Shepherd

The UK is facing ongoing shortages in supplies of fresh produce as a result of "unprecedented" bad weather in Spain and other parts of Europe in recent weeks that have hit production.

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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