Latest Insights

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.


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.

Latest News

Egg recall in Germany amid new fipronil concerns 12 Jun 2018

More than 70,000 potentially-contaminated eggs have been recalled in Germany amid concerns over the level of residue of the insecticide fipronil.


German dairy coop Hochwald investing in new production site 5 Jun 2018

Germany-based dairy group Hochwald is to build a new production site in its own country.


Dairy giant Muller confirms Werner Stegmuller as CEO 18 May 2018

Müller has promoted Werner Stegmüller to global chief executive of the Germany-based dairy giant from the chief operating officer role he took on in June last year.


Meal-kit maker HelloFresh raises growth guidance after surge in Q1 revenues 14 May 2018

HelloFresh is raising its guidance for full-year revenue growth after the Germany-based meal-kit maker reported a surge in sales and customers in the first quarter.


German retailer Edeka 'raises ante on Nestle in price row' 6 Apr 2018

German supermarket Edeka is escalating a pricing conflict with Nestle after reportedly urging its stores to drop more of the Swiss food giant's products.


Arla Foods to sell Sonthofen cheese site to Allgäuer Hof-Milch 28 Mar 2018

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods plans to sell its cheese production plant in Sonthofen, Germany, to its peer Allgäuer Hof-Milch.


Greenyard to close two German sites 22 Mar 2018

Belgium-based produce group Greenyard is to shut two logistics facilites in Germany, the company's largest market.


Seafood supplier PTC Germany opens insolvency proceedings 20 Mar 2018

Frozen seafood supplier Product Trade Centre Germany has opened preliminary insolvency proceedings under the district court of Krefeld.


Fonterra invests in German sports-nutrition firm Goodminton 2 Mar 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has announced plans to invest in Germany-based sports-nutrition business Goodminton, a holding company that includes local start-up Foodspring.


Dr Oetker enters joint production venture with Bavarian dairy firm Molkerei Gropper 26 Feb 2018

Germany-based food conglomerate Dr Oetker is forming a 50-50 joint venture with Bavarian dairy producer Molkerei Gropper.

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.