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Candy crushed - are Europe's confectioners failing to hit sales sweet spot? 13 Dec 2018

Confectionery sales are under pressure in Europe. How, IRI's Olly Abotorabi asks, can manufacturers revitalise the category?


German vegan-food market deep-dive, part two - how a mainstream category could shape up   25 Oct 2018

In the first part of a two-part feature yesterday, Andy Coyne looked at the growth of the German packaged vegan food market. Today, we weigh up the outlook for the category.


Germany vegan-food market deep-dive, part one - a perfect storm 24 Oct 2018

In the first part of a two-part feature, Andy Coyne looks at the German packaged vegan food market and at how the country's culture and its retail make-up have aided the category's growth.


Katjesgreenfood CEO Manon Littek on the "food revolution" and why the German confectioner has formed division to back upstarts - interview 18 Oct 2018

Katjes Group is a member of Big Food with a division to invest in fledgling businesses. Dean Best talks to the Germany-based confectioner about the strategy for its Katjesgreenfood fund.


How frozen food is seeing renaissance in Europe 7 May 2018

For years seen as the less glamorous alternative to fresh, frozen food has been making a quiet comeback across Europe. Olly Abotorabi, senior insights manager at IRI International, considers why demand for frozen is hotting up.

Latest News

Germany's Pfeifer & Langen invests in plant-based food specialist Amidori 15 Mar 2019

German plant-based food firm Amidori, which has been seeking a partner to help it scale-up, has sold a majority stake in the business.


Halloren temporarily cuts workers' hours as business needs "fluctuate" 26 Feb 2019

Germany-based chocolate producer Halloren Schokoladenfabrik is temporarily cutting employees' working hours.


Nestle puts Herta meats unit under review 14 Feb 2019

Nestlé, the world's largest food maker, today (14 February) announced it has put one of its business units in Europe under review.


PHW Gruppe joins US firm Just's push in Europe 6 Feb 2019

German meat giant PHW Gruppe has joined the push the US alternative protein business Just is making in Europe with another company in the region.


Equistone's Group of Butchers increases German presence with Gmyrek Group deal 17 Jan 2019

Dutch meat and mince-based products supplier Group of Butchers had made its second acquisition in Germany in quick succession.


German group DMK in talks to buy assets from baby-food firm Alete 14 Jan 2019

DMK, the Germany-based dairy and baby food business, is in negotiations to acquire assets from a local peer.


Muller confirms appointment of Hansjörg Herrmann as COO 14 Jan 2019

Dairy giant Müller has appointed a new chief operating officer to oversee the Germany-based group's global COO functions.


US group C.H. Guenther & Son to buy German baker WBack 8 Jan 2019

C.H. Guenther & Son, the US food manufacturer, has moved to buy a bakery business in Germany, just-food understands.


Nomad Foods' Iglo brings in Nutri-Score labels in Germany 7 Jan 2019

Nomad Foods, the frozen-foods manufacturer, has become the latest supplier to introduce a set of nutrition labels on its products in Germany.


Arla sells German cheese factory to Belgium's Vache Bleue 7 Jan 2019

European dairy giant Arla has announced that it has sold its cheese factory at Bad Woerishofen in Germany to one of its European peers.

Latest blogs

Amazon button Dashed in Germany 11 Jan 2019

In a bid to eat into sales of FMCG products, Amazon has developed and launched the Dash service, allowing consumers to re-order products at the touch of a button. A judge's pen in Germany has rendered those buttons illegal in that market.


Amazon Dash launches in Europe 31 Aug 2016

Amazon Dash, the service that allows consumers to re-order products at home through the retail giant at the touch of a button, has been launched in three European markets.


Brussels clears Cargill's ADM chocolate buy - with a condition 20 Jul 2015

Cargill's move to buy Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business has cleared its last regulatory hurdle after clearance from the European Commission. But Brussels has asked Cargill to offload part of the assets.