Latest Insights

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.


How Europe's butter category melted this summer - analysis 2 Nov 2017

Butter has grabbed the headlines in Europe in 2017. Falling milk production, a poor yield in 2016 and demand from emerging markets has led to a decline in the butter supply in Europe and a spike in prices. Anne Lefranc, the European marketing director at IRI International, reviews the latest sales and pricing data for butter across six key European markets.


Pressure on manufacturers in an age of assortment consolidation 29 Aug 2017

In an upcoming age of assortment consolidation can food manufacturers still command shelf space and attract new generations of shoppers?


AmazonFresh enters Germany's nascent e-commerce market - column 10 May 2017

As Amazon launches its AmazonFresh in Germany, Andrew Pearl, director of strategy and insights for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero discusses the implications for retailers and brands.

Latest News

Group of Butchers breaks into Germany with Hartmann acquisition 15 Oct 2018

Group of Butchers, a Dutch supplier of meat and mince-based products, is breaking into the German market for the first time with the acquisition of Hartmann.


Germany's PHW Gruppe makes investment in insect burger start-up Bugfoundation 27 Sep 2018

PHW Gruppe, Germany's largest poultry processor, continues its foray into alternative-food categories with an undisclosed strategic investment in insect burger start-up Bugfoundation.


Confectioner Halloren to install Ralf Wilfer as CEO following sale of Weibler subsidiary 19 Sep 2018

German chocolate maker Halloren Schokoladenfabrik is installing Ralf Wilfer as its new chief executive from the start of next month, a matter of weeks after the company sold its confectionery subsidiary Weibler Confiserie.


Oetker launches home delivery meals service Juit 5 Sep 2018

German food group Dr Oetker has launched a frozen ready meals delivery service in its home market.


German retailer Kaufland pulls 480 Unilever products in price spat 4 Sep 2018

Germany-based supermarket chain Kaufland has pulled 480 products from its shelves manufactured by food giant Unilever after the Anglo-Dutch firm tried to "dramatically" increase prices.


Orior enters foodservice to-go market with 35% stake in Casualfood 4 Sep 2018

Swiss fresh meats and pasta business Orior is entering the foodservice to-go market with a 35% stake in Germany-based Casualfood.


Carambar & Co enters exclusive merger talks for confectionery counterpart Lutti 31 Aug 2018

France-based confectionery producer Carambar & Co. has entered exclusive talks with German group Katjes International over a possible merger with its Lutti brand.


HelloFresh pushes back break-even expectations despite upgrade to 2018 guidance 15 Aug 2018

German meal-kit maker HelloFresh has pushed back expectations for when it will break-even to 2019 from the fourth quarter of this year, despite raising its revenue outlook.


Germany's DMK to lower sugar in flagship brand Milram 13 Aug 2018

German dairy giant DMK is to reduce the sugar content in its Milram product range.


Danone to use Nutri-Score nutrition labels in Germany 19 Jun 2018

Danone is to put the Nutri-Score nutrition labels being used by some manufacturers and retailers in France on products it sells over the border in Germany next year.

Latest blogs

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.


Edeka's bid to buy local retail rival Kaiser's blocked 2 Apr 2015

Germany's competition watchdog has thwarted a move from local retail giant Edeka to acquire supermarket chain Kaiser's from Tengelmann.