Blog: When small really is beautiful
Catherine Sleep | 15 March 2007
Like many other major multiples, Sainsbury’s is not best known for its intimate relations with small suppliers,. However, there are signs that it is seeking to change that. The company has set up a initiative touting for “unique local British foods that taste great”. Almost inevitably, this will draw a response from smaller producers.
Do we detect a strategic ploy by a large retailer all too often criticised for putting the squeeze on small suppliers? Or, less cynically, simply a good business move aimed at getting premium products on shelves, even if that means only some shelves and not nationwide? Either way, it’s good news if it means smaller suppliers have a crack at retailing through the multiples on acceptable terms.
We hear a lot in the food industry about two interconnected trends: and social media and “foodie” culture....
Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team....
Blue Bell Creameries is trying to win back the trust of consumers after a fatal listeriosis outbreak last year was linked to its products - but in recent days the US ice cream maker has issued another...
The UK's competition regulator has given the all-clear to Hain Celestial's bid to buy UK food and beverage group Orchard House Foods, nine months after the US group announced the deal....
- General Mills on Q1, innovation, margins
- Interview: Mondelez's outlook for China
- Aryzta FY results, outlook for 2017 - 6 takeaways
- What next for Bernard Matthews? - comment
- Interview: Mondelez eyes sweet success in China
- ConAgra acquires Frontera Foods' "gourmet" brands
- Nestle close to finalising Garoto deal
- Nestle revamps foodservice arm
- Aryzta FY profits fall
- Nestle launches Nesquik Protein Plus for adults
- The Big 15: Strategies and Priorities of Top Packaged Food Players in Comparison
- Global Chocolate Confectionery Overview: Challenges, Opportunities and Risks
- Redefining Snacks: From Conventional Snacks to Snack Replacements
- Global Foodservice Market 2016-2020
- Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review