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Why Big Data Collaboration could be the new ECR

With growth in FMCG in many western economies hard to come by, manufacturers and retailers need to step up efforts to work together, argues...

Opinion: Brands must avoid being egotists

Look at the top-line data on the UK grocery market and it shows a sector in rude health. However, at present, inflation has become central t...

UK election raises food hopes of better Brexit

The result of the UK's General Election has stunned much of the country and many observers worldwide. The poll produced a hung parliament, w...

Column: All eyes on N Ireland after UK election

Cor Blimey! exclaimed one Labour-leaning UK tabloid this morning (9 June) as the country awoke to another election result that confounded po...

Latest Interviews

Interview: The UTZ, Rainforest Alliance merger 19 Jun 2017

Ben Cooper

Earlier this month, ethical organisations the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ announced plans to merge, with the two bodies to operate a single certification standard. Han de Groot, UTZ executive director and designated CEO of the merged organisation, spoke with Ben Cooper about the combination and its implications for food companies.


Interview: Baby food firm For Aisha's growth plans 13 Jun 2017

Dean Best

It is approaching two years since UK halal baby food business For Aisha was taken out of administration by investors that included founder and managing director Mark Salter. After building a business that has secured listings with most of the UK's largest retailers, Salter is looking to continue growth at home with moves into new segments and is aiming to build on some fledgling positions internationally. Dean Best reports.

Latest News

Brexit - UK makes offer on EU citizens 23 Jun 2017

Dean Best

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has tabled what she has called a "fair and serious offer" to the EU on the status of the bloc's citizens in the country post-Brexit.


GlaxoSmithKline 'lining up MaxiNutrition for sale' 23 Jun 2017

Dean Best

UK-based pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline is reported to have started a process to sell sports nutrition arm MaxiNutrition.


ABP, Fane Valley extend JV with Linden Foods move 22 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Ireland-based meat giant ABP Food Group and UK agri-food business Fane Valley Co-op plan to extend their joint venture.


Mars ends Wrigley distribution deal with Orkla 22 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Mars has ended a distribution deal it has with Nordic food group Orkla on the handling of Wrigley products in Norway.


ABP Food Group to upgrade plant in Scotland 22 Jun 2017

Dean Best

ABP Food Group, the Ireland-based meat processor, is to give its processing plant in Perth in Scotland "a major upgrade".


UK proposes end to free movement in Queen's Speech 21 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

A new UK law ending the free movement of people from the EU will come into force after Brexit in proposals unveiled in today’s Queen’s Speech, which details the country's planned programme of legislation.

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