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Opinion: Marketeers, fret not when markets go dark

The UK has recently further tightened restrictions on the advertising of foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS). Neil Davidson, the managin...

Focus: Rise of 'professional shopper' in Greece

Last week, Greece's Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, said the "worst" of the country's economic troubles were "clearly behind us". Two years...

In-depth: Prospects for direct-to-consumer in UK

The continued rapid growth of grocery e-commerce in the UK, combined with the tough trading conditions in serving traditional, bricks-and-mo...

Sustainability still leaves some investors cold

There are increasing signs more investors are becoming interested in the corporate sustainability practices of food companies, with some int...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Weetabix's new UK chief Sally Abbott 10 Aug 2017

Dean Best

After almost five years under the ownership of China's Bright Food, Weetabix is a month into life as part of US-based Post Holdings, which acquired the UK breakfast cereal business in July in a deal worth GBP1.4bn (US$1.83bn). Weetabix's UK and Irish division also has a new managing director, Sally Abbott, previously the group's global marketing director. Dean Best caught up with Abbott as she gets to grip with running Weetabix's largest unit under a new owner.


UK choc upstart Doisy & Dam on sustainability 26 Jul 2017

Ben Cooper

UK-based chocolate business Doisy & Dam recently announced it had gained B Corporation status. Ben Cooper spoke with co-founders, Ed Smith and Rich Wilkinson about the importance this young company places on sustainable growth.

Latest News

Florette buys MyFresh unit from William Jackson 17 Aug 2017

Andy Coyne

Florette has acquired part of UK firm MyFresh from William Jackson Food Group in a move the France-based salads supplier said would help it target the country's convenience and foodservice customers.


PepsiCo takes Sunbites into nuts with mixes line 17 Aug 2017

Andy Coyne

PepsiCo is further broadening its Sunbites range in the UK with the launch of a line of nut mixes.


UK's Southern Salads in administration 17 Aug 2017

Andy Coyne

Southern Salads, a UK-based fresh salads supplier, has gone into administration with blame being levelled at rising import prices for fresh vegetables after the Brexit vote last summer.


Export growth boosts MHP's H1 figures 17 Aug 2017

Andy Coyne

Ukrainian poultry group MHP has seen its sales surge in the first half of the year on the back of strong export growth.


Bell grows H1 profits despite pork price pressure 17 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Switzerland's Bell Food Group today (17 August) booked rising first-half profits despite seeing a "substantial" rise in pork commodity prices in some key European markets.


Hochdorf H1 profits up, trims FY sales target 17 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Hochdorf today (17 August) reported M&A-driven improvement in half-year sales and profits - but the Switzerland-based dairy and infant formula supplier lowered its target for annual sales amid pressure on volumes in the first half and on the prospect of "demanding" trading conditions.

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