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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?

Latest News

Italy's Costa Food takes stake in Spanish meat firm Aviserrano 6 May 2020

Italian meat firm Costa Food Group has expanded into the poultry sector with the purchase of a stake in a Spanish meat firm.


Covid-19 - Spain's food industry calls for help on PPE 14 Apr 2020

Spain's food manufacturing body has called on the country's government to offer more help on finance and protective equipment as companies battle Covid-19.


Covid-19 - Spain eases restrictions on farm workers 8 Apr 2020

Spain has loosened regulations covering the hiring of temporary workers in the country's agriculture sector.


Coronavirus - Grupo Calvo hires 50 additional staff 6 Apr 2020

Grupo Calvo, the canned seafood producer based in Spain, has hired additional workers to cope with Covid-19 demand.


Controlling stake taken in Spanish seafood firm Nueva Pescanova by local bank Abanca 1 Apr 2020

Nueva Pescanova, the Spanish seafood business, has seen a controlling stake in the business move across to a local bank.


Spain food law change could mean higher prices 3 Mar 2020

A new Spanish law aimed at ensuring farmers are properly paid for the food they produce could have an impact on the price of meat, fruit and vegetables.


Spain's Tervalis, Noel Alimentaria to reopen meat plant 28 Feb 2020

A joint venture between Spain's Térvalis Group and Noel Alimentaria will see the reopening later this year of a meat production facility.


Citrus grower Garcia Ballester partners with Harvest Season for Asia expansion 19 Feb 2020

Garcia Ballester, a citrus fruit grower and exporter in Spain, has partnered with a Singapore-based business.


Sigma's European arm partners with start-ups for growth 7 Feb 2020

European food producer Sigma in Europe – previously known as Campofrío Food Group – is stepping up its work with start-ups to improve innovation and boost growth.


Dutch poultry firm Plukon enters foodservice in Spain with VMR acquisition 30 Jan 2020

Plukon Food Group has acquired a poultry company in Spain, giving the Dutch firm access to the foodservice market in that country. 

Latest blogs

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.