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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

Scandi Standard acquires Ireland's Manor Farm 27 Jun 2017

Katy Askew

Nordic poultry group Scandi Standard has struck an agreement to buy Manor Farm in a cash-and-shares deal that values Ireland's largest chicken processor at about EUR94m (US$105.2m).


Estonia tax plan takes in dairy drinks 27 Jun 2017

Monika Hanley

The Estonian parliament has approved introducing a special tax on sales of sugary drinks, including dairy products, causing concern within the Baltic state’s food and dairy industry.


Warburtons confirms closure of Giles Foods plant 27 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

UK bakery Warburtons has confirmed it is to close its Giles Foods facility in Milton Keynes after a 45-day "full and meaningful" consultation period with its 218 workers at the site.


LT Foods to open rice processing plant in Europe 27 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

LT Foods, one of India’s biggest rice processors, is to open its new European rice plant in the Netherlands tomorrow (28 June).


Addo Food Group sets sights on foodservice sector 26 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

UK’s largest savoury pastry products manufacturer Addo Food Group has announced its intention to expand into the foodservice sector.


Chipita coy over 'new Slovakia plant' claims 26 Jun 2017

Michael Kosmides

Greece-based savoury snacks specialist company Chipita has refused to confirm or deny reports it plans to build a new plant for its products in Slovakia.

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