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Burton's, Dairy Crest among companies joining Courtauld Commitment

19 Sep 2016

Thirty additional companies, including Burton's Biscuit Co. and Dairy Crest, have joined the Courtauld Commitment 2025 in a bid to reduce the resource intensity of the UK's food sector. 

Iceland and Morrisons to end sale of eggs from caged hens

27 Jul 2016

UK retailers Iceland Foods and Morrisons have both announced plans to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in their stores by 2025.

UK: Discounters' share to almost double by 2019 - IGD

1 Jul 2014

Discount retailers' share of the UK grocery market will almost double by 2019, according to forecasts from industry analysts IGD.

Consuming issues - GM debate comes down to question of trust

25 Apr 2013

The GM debate has re-emerged in the UK in the last couple of weeks with the news four major supermarket operators will allow their suppliers to use GM feed for poultry and eggs.

CZECH: Horsemeat found in Iceland Foods beef steak

16 Apr 2013

UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has confirmed beef steak on sale at its store in the Czech Republic has been found to contain horsemeat.

Comment: Horse meat scandal likely to widen

8 Feb 2013

As our understanding of the horse meat contamination scandal develops the number of food products drawn in is likely to expand, raising some fundamental questions about the security of our food supply.

UK: Waitrose grabs "record" market share - Kantar

9 Oct 2012

Upmarket UK retailer Waitrose achieved its biggest share of the country's grocery market in the last three months, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

UK: FY profits climb at frozen retailer Heron Foods

12 Sep 2012

Heron Foods has booked an increase in full-year profit as the UK frozen food retailer continued to open stores during 2011.

UK: Iceland agrees Cooltrader sale to Heron Foods

4 Sep 2012

UK retailer Iceland Foods has agreed the sale of its Cooltrader frozen food banner to Heron Foods for an undisclosed sum.

UK: Asda, Morrisons, Co-op in government talks on milk

25 Jul 2012

Asda, Morrisons and The Co-operative Group will today (25 July) hold talks with the UK government to discuss the future of the country's dairy sectors - as farmers protests over milk prices continue.

UK: Annual profits jump at retailer Iceland Foods

22 Jun 2012

UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has reported a 14% increase in full-year profits as it reported a solid increase in sales despite fierce competition.

CAGE: Private equity at centre of renewed M&A activity - Spayne Lindsay

22 Mar 2012

Private-equity firms will play a central role in an upturn in mergers and acquisition activity in the global food sector, M&A advisory firm Spayne Lindsay has predicted.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

12 Mar 2012

The intensely competitive nature of the UK food retail sector came to the fore this week, with Tesco outlining how it believes it can revitalise stagnant sales, Morrisons underlining its plans to develop its fresh food offer and Waitrose insisting it will continue to be fight hard on price. The end of the week also saw the announcement that a consortium led by Iceland Foods chief executive Malcolm Walker had acquired the UK frozen foods retailer. Across the Channel, Carrefour confirmed its profits slumped in 2011 and said it would cut capital expenditure this year. And Dairy Crest, the UK's largest dairy processor, said it was mulling whether to sell its French unit St Hubert. Click on the headlines for more.

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

12 Mar 2012

Iceland Foods founder and CEO Malcolm Walker told of his "delight" at purchasing the UK frozen food retailer today (9 March) after months of talks to secure the firm.

UK: Tesco loses market share - Kantar

28 Feb 2012

Tesco has seen its share of the UK grocery market fall to its lowest level for seven years, according to data issued by Kantar Worldpanel.

UK: Northern Foods stands by industry pledge on battery eggs

17 Jan 2012

Northern Foods has said that it is fully compliant with a voluntary agreement set up by the UK government urging manufacturers and retailers to abstain from using battery eggs.

UK: Matalan owner "to help fund Walker's Iceland bid"

1 Dec 2011

The founder of UK retailer Matalan has reportedly pledged to help fund Iceland Foods chief executive Malcolm Walker's bid for the frozen food retailer.

Talking shop: Costcutter faces supermarket might

16 Nov 2011

Bibby Line hailed the convenience retail sector as a "great opportunity" in the wake of its acquisition of major player Costcutter. However, can Costcutter stand up to the will and spending power of supermarkets, which have also recognised the opportunities c-stores offer? just-food explores the issue.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

14 Nov 2011

Another week dominated by results, notably Marks and Spencers, Associated British Foods and Barry Callebaut. A story that broke late this week and could have severe repercussions is the approval of sweetener stevia for use in the EU. Meanwhile, floods hit food producers in Thailand and the death toll sadly continues to rise in the US listeria outbreak. Click on the headlines for more.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

24 Oct 2011

The challenge of operating in emerging markets came into focus this week, with Wal-Mart facing fresh questions over its business in China and Danone insisting it can put its recent troubles in Russia behind it. Elsewhere, just-food was on the road this week, heading into London for the IGD's conference on online retailing and visiting the Italian city of Parma for this year's World Dairy Summit. Click on the headlines for more.

UK: Rivals, private-equity bid for retailer Iceland Foods

20 Oct 2011

Morrisons, Asda and a clutch of private-equity firms have made takeover bids for UK frozen-food retailer Iceland Foods.

UK: Malcolm Walker, equity firm linked with Iceland Foods

10 Oct 2011

Malcolm Walker, the founder and current CEO of Iceland Foods, has met with US private-equity firm Blackstone in his bid to buy the remaining shares in the UK food retailer.

UK: Iceland to sell Greggs sausage rolls

7 Oct 2011

UK retailer bakery chain Greggs has confirmed that it will roll out branded frozen sausage rolls into over 700 Iceland Foods stores.

UK: Asda coy on "Barclays Capital backing for Iceland bid"

26 Sep 2011

Asda has refused to be drawn on reports that it lined up financial backing from Barclays Capital for a bid for UK frozen-food retailer Iceland Foods.

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

1 Jul 2011

Casino's anger towards the Diniz Group intensified this week as it became clear that its fellow shareholder in CBD had been in talks to merge the Brazilian retailer with the local operations of Carrefour. Meanwhile, Thorntons announced plans to slash its store estate and Premier Foods plc surprised analysts with an unexpected profit warning.

Best bits: Business victims as E. coli mistakes rock consumers

6 Jun 2011

So, now it appears that bean sprouts are the cause behind the E. coli outbreak that has rocked Europe's produce sector and killed - at the latest count - 22 people.

UK: Morrisons acquires more Netto stores

25 May 2011

UK supermarket group Morrisons has entered into an agreement to acquire a further two former Netto UK stores from Asda.

Best bits: West ends Hershey tenure; Iceland Foods sale begins

24 May 2011

Dave West, raised eyebrows last week with his decision to, well, head west and leave his post as Hershey chief executive for the top job at Del Monte Foods. But will Hershey's fortunes head south in the wake of West's departure?

UK: Iceland Foods "begins sale preparations"

14 Mar 2011

Frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has reportedly begun reorganising its corporate structure and reordering its balance sheet as the company prepares for a change in ownership.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

4 Mar 2011

just-food's headlines were this week dominated by the Europe's largest retailers, with Carrefour, Tesco, Ahold and Delhaize all making key announcements. While Tesco welcomed a new chief executive, Fonterra announced its boss would leave the hot seat after eight years. Elsewhere, Fairtrade Fortnight started in the UK and we marked the event with one of two CSR interviews to feature on the site this week. Click on the headlines to find out more.


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