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Why data is key to shopper satisfaction

Ensuring product availability rates are as high as possible has never been as important, with growth in the grocery sector hard to come by....

Growth question hangs over refocused Premier

Premier Foods plc, the UK food group, appears to have a solid strategy in place - but whether it can succeed in eking out top-line growth in...

Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag"

Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key fac...

Comment: Paying the price for eating healthily

Research suggesting the price gap between healthier and less healthy foods is widening will have been greeted with concern by public health...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Premier sets sights overseas 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to here about the company's plans.


SIAL: French firm Michel et Augustin to enter US 20 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Quirky French food group Michel et Augustin is enjoying rapid growth at home and overseas with a portfolio ranging from biscuits to beverages. Backing from Artemis, the French investment fund with assets including the Chateau Latour vineyard, is enabling the company to expand further - and it is set to enter the US. Dean Best met Antoine Chauvel, the firm's export director, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to find out more about its plans.

Latest News

Kellogg earnings beat forecast but sales pressured 30 Oct 14

Dean Best

Shares in Kellogg climbed today (30 October) after it booked third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street and company forecasts - but the US group continued to see domestic cereal sales come under pressure.


Kraft earnings slide as sales volumes pressured 30 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Kraft Foods Group has booked lower earnings in the first nine months of the year as one-off expenses, input costs and lower sales volumes weighed on profits.


Mondelez launches mini Oreos in Thailand 30 Oct 14

Dean Best

Mondelez International has rolled out mini Oreos in Thailand to meet local demand for "on-the-go snacks", the US food group said.


Healthy Food Brands strikes Welch's licencing deal 30 Oct 14

Katy Askew

New York-based food group Healthy Food Brands has entered into a licensing agreement that will see it begin to manufacture dried and freeze dried fruit under the Welch's brand.


Hershey lowers FY sales, earnings forecasts 29 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Hershey today (29 October) cut its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings per share on the back of mixed international sales and pressure on commodity costs.


US, Mexico strike deal on sugar imports 29 Oct 14

Dean Best

The US and Mexico have signed a deal that is set to see the suspension of Washington's anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into Mexican sugar imports.

Latest blogs

SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?


Coventry residents ready to defend Godiva name 15 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Citizens of UK city Coventry are up in arms over chocolatier Godiva's claim it owns the Lady Godiva name.

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