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DATA: The just-food international basket - Q3 2014

Compiled exclusively for just-food by IRI, the data shows the cost of a typical basket of goods in eight markets every quarter. The numbers...

Shopper trends: Promos can mean higher prices

A focus throughout Europe on offering high volumes of products on promotion is not making the average shopping basket any cheaper, and consu...

Comment: Mondelez digital strategy suffers blow

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority dealt Mondelez International a blow today (26 November) when it found the group's YouTube ads breac...

Transformed Post confident about prospects

Post Holdings has undergone significant change in the last two years through a spate of M&A. While there are questions about the outlook for...

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 hear 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

Parle trimming portfolio from 50 to 20 brands 27 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Indian snack maker Parle Products has confirmed it will be streamlining its portfolio and cutting the number of brands from 50 to 20.

Edita Food Industries to list in Egypt 27 Nov 14

Dean Best

Edita Food Industries, the Egyptian snack maker, is to float on the country's stock market.

Abraaj ups offer again in Bisco Misr takeover war 26 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Private-equity firm Abraaj has tabled a fresh bid for Egyptian snack maker - and Kellogg takeover target - Bisco Misr.

General Mills to consider "water risk" in business 26 Nov 14

Katy Askew

General Mills has said it will consider "water risk" factors when making business decisions as part of a new water policy.

Campbell Q1 profits up but CEO Morrison cautious 25 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Campbell Soup Co. today (25 November) reported an increase in first-quarter profits, sending its shares higher, but CEO Denise Morrison cautioned the group was facing challenges.

Nellson Nutraceutical to acquire Multibar 25 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Private equity-backed Nellson Nutraceutical has entered into an agreement to buy Le Groupe Multibar, a Canadian manufacturer of nutritional and snack bars, for an undisclosed sum.

Latest blogs

PepsiCo's Dewitos: A bridge too far? 11 Nov 14

Katy Askew

PepsiCo has continued to develop its strategy of trying to benefit from linking its Mountain Dew and Doritos brands. This time by combining the two. Literally.

Why Abdalla's exit does not change much at PepsiCo 7 Nov 14

Dean Best

The departure of PepsiCo president Zein Abdalla from the US food and drinks giant was a surprise announcement - but investors are unlikely to be too concerned.

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