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What is driving Europe's salty-snacks market? 3 Apr 2018

Shoppers across Europe are looking for healthier and lighter options when it comes to food and drink choices and we're also seeing the rise of the ‘on the go’ consumer, which is helping to drive demand for more convenient products. Europe's salty-snacks category is not immune to these trends, as IRI's senior regional insights manager, Olly Abotorabi, explains.


Is Spain's healthy-eating push enough? 22 Mar 2018

Spain has become the latest country to see government and industry jointly launch a plan to cut the levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat across a range of foods. Ben Cooper looks into the initiative.


How is Big Food using accelerators and incubators? 6 Feb 2018

As the food majors of North America and Europe broadly struggle to rejuvenate sales in the face of changing consumer habits, company strategists are looking at a range of ways to kick-start their sales. Some have turned to accelerators and incubators to, one, support fledgling businesses and, two, try to tap into the new trends shaping the industry - and how to innovate to meet them. Simon Creasey reports.


Europe's appetite for healthier food on rise 2 Oct 2017

The number of consumers buying healthy food in Europe is growing. Global research firm IRI has conducted a survey on the healthy-eating habits of shoppers in seven European markets. IRI director Livio Martucci outlines some of the survey's main findings.


Wessanen looks to unlock Spanish market with Biogran buy - analysis 8 Dec 2016

Dutch food group Wessanen has made another acquisition as it continues to focus on expansion in the European "sustainable" foods market. Wessanen is expanding its presence in Spain through the purchase of Biogran, a "leader" in the Spanish rice cake and cereals. Wessanen's management believes the deal will open the door for further growth in a promising market. Katy Askew reports. 

Latest News

Spanish seafood firm Union Martin gets PE investment 20 Apr 2018

Unión Martín, the Spain-based seafood supplier, has attracted investment from Alantra Private Equity.


Spain's Grupo Apex acquires Papes Safor, owner of Aitana snacks brand 16 Apr 2018

Spain-based snacks manufacturer Grupo Apex has acquired Papes Safor, which makes the Aitana brand of potato crisps, for an undisclosed sum. 


Portobello Capital 'eyeing Iberconsa sale' 10 Apr 2018

Spanish seafood supplier Iberconsa could soon be the subject of a takeover, with local reports claiming the business' owners are looking to sell.


Olive oil giant Deoleo outlines international expansion plans 9 Apr 2018

Spanish olive oil heavyweight Deoleo is to invest EUR50m (US$61.3m) in a drive to grow the business internationally.


Deoleo signs olive-oil deal with co-op Vinaoliva 6 Apr 2018

Olive-oil giant Deoleo has signed a deal with Spanish agricultural co-op Vinaoliva to develop and market a range of new brand of oil.


Aqualande buys Spanish trout aquaculture firm Piszolla 21 Mar 2018

Aqualande, the French smoked trout supplier, has acquired Spanish aquaculture firm Piszolla to improve its supplies as it looks to continue its recent growth.


Start-ups named in Ebro-backed Spanish accelerator programme 9 Mar 2018

The first five start-ups to be accepted into the Spanish food and drinks sector accelerator backed by the country's rice and pasta giant Ebro Foods have been named.


Spain’s Dcoop in goat milk push with new venture 1 Mar 2018

Spain-based food co-op Dcoop is looking to increase its presence in the goat dairy market at home and abroad.


Spain to cut sugar, salt and fat in food items 6 Feb 2018

The Spanish government and the country's food industry have announced plans to cut the content of sugar, salt and fat in more than 3,500 food and drink products over the next three years.


Animal Equality probe alleges mistreatment at Spanish pig farm 6 Feb 2018

An investigation by Animal Equality has revealed instances of mistreatment on a Spanish pig farm, which supplies meat used in the manufacture of the El Pozo sausage brand.

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.