Latest Insights

Pressure on manufacturers as categories shrink 29 Aug 2017

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

Column: AmazonFresh enters Germany 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.

Retailer focus: Kaiser's, Shoprite, Ahold Delhaize 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.

Interview: Germany's Body Attack plans for growth 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.

Tyrrells CEO Milner - just-food interview, part 1 3 Jun 2016

Tyrrells, the private equity-backed UK crisp maker, has enjoyed robust growth in recent years and, through exports, steadily built a business outside its domestic market. However, the company, under CEO David Milner, has started to use M&A to boost its international operations. Last month, Tyrrells snapped up Aroma Snacks, a German supplier of organic crisps. In the first part of a two-part interview, Milner tells Dean Best why Tyrrells moved for Aroma Snacks.

Latest News

Mondelez's German Kraft Heinz deal nears end 18 Sep 2017

Mondelez International's licence to manufacture a range of condiments for Kraft Heinz in Germany is coming to an end.

Strauss starts Obela hummus sales in Germany 14 Sep 2017

Strauss Group and PepsiCo's international venture Obela is to start selling hummus products in Germany.

Toennies' Zur Muhlen buys three Lutz plants 13 Sep 2017

Germany-based meat giant Tönnies Group has received regulatory clearance to acquire three facilities that were part of the insolvent local peer Lutz Fleischwaren.

Dr Oetker sets outs changes to executive board 5 Sep 2017

Dr Oetker, the Germany-based food group, has outlined changes to its executive board that will take effect from 1 November.

Wernsing Food Family targets Fresh Factory buyout 7 Aug 2017

German salad and sauces maker Wernsing Food Family is to take a majority stake in fruit company Fresh Factory, subject to final approval from its owners.

Halloren shareholder sells stake to majority owner 7 Aug 2017

German chocolate maker Halloren Schokoladenfabrik is to see the withdrawal of major shareholder Paul Morzynski, an entrepreneur who invested in the Hamburg-based company some 25 years ago.

Unilever mulling job cuts in Germany, claims union 1 Aug 2017

One thousand Unilever jobs in Germany are "under threat" as the FMCG giant looks to generate savings and grow profits, a local trade union has warned.

Vion looks to snap up sausage maker Otto Nocker 31 Jul 2017

Vion Food Group plans to purchase German meat and sausage producer Otto Nocker as the company seeks to move up the value chain.

Bahlsen unifies production amid "dual quality" row 27 Jul 2017

German cookie and biscuit maker Bahlsen has moved to unify its production standards in Europe.

DMK arm DOC Dairy Partners buys Uniekaas assets 13 Jul 2017

DOC Dairy Partners, a Dutch subsidiary of German's largest dairy cooperative DMK, has acquired parts of local cheese company UnieKaas.

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.