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The key questions for digital strategists in 2017

In his latest column for just-food, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, outlines...

Have food promotions reached tipping point?

Researchers at IRI have studied promotions in seven major European markets and say their data shows the use of offers is easing. Tim Eales,...

Can manufacturers revitalise shopper experience?

In western Europe, more consumers are looking for new products, are becoming more interested in quality and are increasingly demanding a sho...

How Trump's presidency affects the food industry

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of Amer...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.


Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

Latest News

Serbia launches grocery market competition inquiry 2 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Competition authorities in Serbia have launched an inquiry into the retail market "focusing on the relationship between retailers and their suppliers" in non-specialised stores that deal mainly with food, beverages and tobacco.


Quotes of week: Nestle, Unilever, Wilmar, GNP 2 Dec 16

Dean Best

This week, Nestle got the industry talking with its claim it can "significantly reduce" the sugar in its confectionery products and Unilever gave a detailed update on its strategy at its 2016 investor day, while the two companies were among those under scrutiny for their sourcing of palm oil after Amnesty International's claims child labour is being used on plantations in Indonesia.


Brands buoy Philippines firm Century Pacific Food 1 Dec 16

Dean Best

Philippines-based canned food group Century Pacific Food saw its earnings jump 44% in the first nine months of 2016, with the company pointed to growth from its branded business.


Thai Union to launch King Oscar brand in China 30 Nov 16

Dean Best

Thai Union Group is to take its international seafood brand King Oscar into China.


Putin 'wants embargo to run as long as possible' 29 Nov 16

Dean Best

Vladimir Putin has reportedly said he wants Russia's ban on certain food imports to run for as long as possible.


News of week: Trump and TPP, Tyson, Duc 25 Nov 16

Dean Best

In a three-minute video on YouTube, President-elect Donald Trump gave some indication of his policy priorities for "day one" of his term - including pulling the country out of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. Staying in the US, meat giant Tyson Foods named a new CEO. Staying in meat, Smithfield Foods snapped up a clutch of assets from Hormel Foods. And French poultry group Duc announced it was in talks over a "significant transaction".

Latest blogs

How do you see 2017 panning out for your business? 30 Nov 16

Dean Best

We are running our annual Confidence Survey - now in its fifth year - to provide to our readers a snapshot of how they and their peers in the international food industry see the year ahead unfolding. The latest survey is live and takes just a few moments to fill in.


Greenpeace trains sights on Sainsbury's over John West tuna 22 Nov 16

Dean Best

Greenpeace's long-running campaign against UK tuna brand John West, owned by seafood giant Thai Union, is now directing its fire against Sainsbury's.

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