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FMCG sales slowing despite economic green shoots

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...

Spotlight: What could be impact of Russia's ban?

In a tit-for-tat move, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a year-long ban on on food imports from countries participating in the imp...

Editor's viewpoint: Land of the minnows

Size matters, right? Scale - and the economic benefits that come with it - provide a business with clout smaller competitors find hard to ba...

Sustainability Watch: Ceres' latest report on food

Gaining Ground, a report produced by sustainability thinktank Ceres and investment analysts Sustainalytics, compares the performance of 613...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.


just the answer: Birds Eye UK Margaret Jobling 17 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

European frozen food maker Iglo Group, the owner of brands like Birds Eye, is working to change the way people think about frozen food in a bid to double its size by 2020. The strategy, which was announced last year, puts innovation and a "new approach" to marketing front and centre. Katy Askew spoke to Birds Eye UK marketing director Margaret Jobling to find out more.

Latest News

Scottish Salmon Co sees H1 profit jump 29 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

An increase in demand in Europe, the US and the Far East has seen The Scottish Salmon Co. report higher sales and profits for the first half of 2014.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 29 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.


Marine Harvest points to underlying profit rise 27 Aug 14

Dean Best

Seafood group Marine Harvest today (27 August) posted what it called a "strong" second quarter, pointing to higher underlying EBIT despite a fall in profits on a reported basis.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 26 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Russia eased off on its Western import ban, announcing a list of products it would allow into the country. Elsewhere, the takeover battle for Chiquita Brands International took a new twist when juice maker Cutrale Group called on the produce giant's shareholders to vote against its planned merger with Fyffes. Meanwhile, German food giant Dr Oetker struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' North American pizza business.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 26 Aug 14

Dean Best

Russia's food embargo still stands but this week it eased the ban to allow in some agricultural commodities to bolster its food production. The Chiquita takeover saga continued with bidders Cutrale Group and Safra Group appealing to the produce group's shareholders to vote against its merger with Fyffes. Elsewhere, we analysed the performance and outlook for Lindt & Sprungli and Hain Celestial, two companies enjoying robust growth.


Russian government eases ban on food imports 21 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Russia has announced it is easing some of the restrictions it has imposed on food imports.

Latest blogs

Brussels ready to move again to help Russia-hit EU producers 26 Aug 14

Dean Best

Fresh produce growers in the EU have secured assistance from the European Commission in the wake of the Russian embargo and Brussels has indicated it would be prepared to step in again.


Elliott Review was not blocked, insists Defra 18 Aug 14

Dean Best

The UK government has insisted there was no moves to block the review of the UK food supply chain and said it will published "shortly".

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