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Why Ebro and Hain struck deal over Tilda 3 Sep 2019

Five years after losing out on buying Tilda to Hain Celestial, Spain-based Ebro Foods has acquired the UK rice business. Dean Best explores the reasons behind the deal.

How could Spain's plant-based dairy market develop? 6 Aug 2019

Spain has a sizeable – but growing – market for plant-based alternatives to dairy. In part two of our deep dive, we weigh up how the category could take shape.

How Spain's plant-based dairy market is expanding - deep dive, part one 24 Jul 2019

Spain has had one of the largest markets for plant-based dairy - but centred on alternatives to milk (and largely soy). We look at how the market is broadening.

How small brands are riding Europe's demand for local food 18 Oct 2018

In IRI's latest exclusive column, the industry researchers highlight how demand in Europe for local food is on the rise - and how it's smaller brands capitalising.

What are the prospects for insect-based food? 10 May 2018

European retailers have started to stock edible, insect-based food, a sign some consumers are starting to accept the idea of eating crickets and mealworms. But what kind of market could emerge?

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Olive-oil group Deoleo creates senior exec roles 10 Sep 2019

Deoleo, the international olive-oil supplier, has made changes to its senior management, including the creation of a role of chief marketing and innovation officer.

Cerealto Siro Foods fosters durum wheat sustainability with farmer co-op Acor 3 Sep 2019

Spain's Cerealto Siro Foods has signed an agreement with a local farmer cooperative to purchase durum wheat directly from producers.

Beyond Meat continues European offensive 16 Aug 2019

Beyond Meat, the US meat-free supplier, has confirmed it has stepped up its presence in Spain as part of its push in Europe.

Grupo Empresarial Costa buys Spanish meat peer Embutidos La Nuncia 8 Aug 2019

Grupo Empresarial Costa, the Spanish company behind meat processor Costa Food Group, has acquired another business in the sector.

Bimbo to invest in production in Spain 2 Aug 2019

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, is to plough around EUR30m (US$33.3m) in one of its production plants in Spain.

Portugal seafood firm Brasmar buys another Spanish business 30 Jul 2019

Brasmar, the Portugal-based seafood group, has snapped up another company in the sector across the border in Spain.

World Confectionery Group's Natra takeover bid gets 90% backing 19 Jul 2019

Investors holding more than 90% of the shares in Natra have backed the takeover bid for the Spain-based chocolate supplier.

Spain's Grupo Alimentario IAN buys majority of soup maker Interal 17 Jul 2019

Grupo Alimentario IAN, the Spain-based vegetables and ready-meals supplier, has snapped up a majority stake in a local soups and sauces business.

Spain's Grupo Dulcesol renames, buys organic firm 17 Jul 2019

Grupo Dulcesol, the Spain-based manufacturer, has a new name to reflect the way its business has expanded beyond bakery products - and has acquired a local organic-food firm.

Dairy companies to appeal latest Spain collusion ruling 16 Jul 2019

Major dairy companies operating in Spain plan to lodge fresh appeals against a latest set of fines issued for alleged collusion on price.

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What's the outlook for gluten-free in Europe? 3 Jun 2015

The development of markets for gluten-free products in the UK and the US has grabbed much of the sector's attention in recent years but what are the opportunities in Europe? just-food has headed to Barcelona this week to find out.

Bertolli, Buitoni see marketing opportunity in Barilla gaffe 30 Sep 2013

Unilever USA's Bertolli and Nestle's Buitoni USA have chosen social media as a way of capitalising on the furore surrounding a recent campaign by one of its closest rivals.

Retail price comparison battle reaches Spain 19 Sep 2013

Grocers comparing prices and giving consumers money-off vouchers has become a fixture of the UK grocery scene - and now we hear of a similar scheme in Spain.