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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.


Edeka, Rewe strike deal on Kaiser's, South Africa's Shoprite in talks with Steinhoff, Ahold Delhaize sets out stall - retail round-up, December 2016 11 Jan 2017

December saw an end to the wrangle over German supermarket chain Kaiser's, South African grocer Shoprite in talks over a possible combination with local retail giant Steinhoff and the recently-merged Ahold Delhaize outline its "Better Together" strategy.


German sports nutrition firm Body Attack using NPD, international markets to drive continued growth - interview 11 Nov 2016

As in many western markets, sports nutrition is one of the growing parts of the food market in Germany. John Shepherd talks to German company Body Attack, set up two decades ago as consumer interest started to take off and now a leading player in the field.

Latest News

Dr Oetker takes minority stake in German speciality cake maker InterNestor 20 Feb 2018

Germany-based food heavyweight Dr Oetker has acquired a minority stake in local cake maker InterNestor for an unspecified sum.


Parlevliet & Van der Plas to buy Deutsche See 19 Feb 2018

Dutch-German seafood group Parlevliet & Van der Plas has swooped to acquire Deutsche See, Germany's largest fish processor.


German confectioner Katjes to invest in production 10 Feb 2018

Katjes Fassin, the Germany-based confectioner, is to expand the production capacity at the factory housed at its headquarters.


NPD Tracker - The Black Farmer protein-enhanced eggs; Valio ice cream range; Candy Kittens' vegan-friendly sweets; Fuel10K enters new categories 26 Jan 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Rewe to roll out reduced-sugar own-label lines 10 Jan 2018

Germany-based grocer Rewe plans to start rolling out reduced-sugar options among its own-label products in January.


Arla and DMK sign mozzarella production deal 20 Dec 2017

European dairy giant Arla Foods has signed a mozzarella cheese production deal with DMK, Germany's largest dairy cooperative.


Alfred Ritter drawing up plans for hazelnut cultivation 24 Nov 2017

Alfred Ritter is looking at plans to cultivate its own hazelnuts, the second-largest commodity for the Germany-based chocolate maker.


Neerlands Glorie Vegetable and Fruit buys majority of Foodeko 24 Nov 2017

Neerlands Glorie Vegetable and Fruit - the Dutch holding company behind vegetables, beans and applesauce business HAK, has acquired a 51% stake in German distributor Foodeko for an undisclosed sum.


Hundreds of jobs at risk from FrieslandCampina German site closure  23 Nov 2017

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina is to close a site in Germany as part of a "comprehensive reorientation" of its operations in the country. 


Ferrero admits to Nutella recipe change 8 Nov 2017

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero has admitted it has made a "minor adjustment" to the recipe for its popular hazelnut-chocolate spread Nutella.

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.