Blog: Dean BestMonday looking manic at IFE

Dean Best | 16 March 2009

After the Sunday start, some would see today (16 March) as the first day proper at this year's IFE exhibition in London's Docklands.

Certainly, the trip on the Docklands Light Railway was cosier than yesterday and judging by the conversations and accents on the train, food industry representatives have come from far afield to attend the show.

No doubt top of their list will be the seminar given at 11:00 this morning when your editor and just-food's publishing director Chris Brook-Carter presents our latest report on the mega trends affecting the food industry.

Climate, credit and calories: Mega trends driving the food industry in 2009 is just-food's take on the salient trends affecting the food industry in the most turbulent economic times for decades.

We're presenting as part of IFE's Future Trends programme, which, over the next three days, will see seminars taking in topics from NPD in a recession, through organic and ethical buying and on to the issue of food inflation.

We're first up this morning. Let's hope the assembled throng throw up some "easy ones" in the Q&A after....


BLOG

Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative disciplinary committee

A year after union officials alleged Fyffes abused workers on plantations in Central America - and called on the produce giant to be kicked out of the Ethical Trading Initiative forum - the company is...

BLOG

Could 3G Capital's next move be in foodservice?

Much of the chatter about where 3G Capital could look next has centred on packaged food - but might the private-equity fund be about to extend its foodservice empire?...

BLOG

Safety allegations could tarnish Mead Johnson's reputation

Headlines that Mead Johnson's board has backed Reckitt Benckiser's takeover bid will no doubt overshadow the other news on the group this week – that it is facing a US lawsuit from a “whistle blower” ...

BLOG

The list of UK's top five grocers has a new member

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....

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?