Latest Insights

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

Two major European retailers have started to stock edible, insect-based food, a sign a growing number of consumers are starting to accept the idea of eating the likes of crickets and mealworms. Simon Creasey looks at the scope of the market so far, consumer interest in the products and what the outlook for the sector could be.


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.

Latest News

Marine Harvest forms supply partnership with Scanfisk of Spain 5 Oct 2018

Norway-based seafood giant Marine Harvest has signed a collaboration agreement with Scanfisk of Spain.


Eroski plans Nutri-Score labels for own-label suppliers 18 Sep 2018

Eroski, the Spain-based grocer, has announced proposals for its suppliers of own-label products to use the Nutri-Score nutrition labels placed on-pack by some manufacturers and retailers in France and Belgium.


Marine Harvest and Angulas Aguinaga terminate five-year salmon partnership 4 Sep 2018

Norway-based seafood giant Marine Harvest and Angulas Aguinaga of Spain have terminated a five-year-old partnership for the production and marketing of salmon products. 


Citri&Co "integrates" lemon supplier Perales & Ferrer 29 Aug 2018

Europe's largest citrus supplier, Citri&Co, has announced it is "integrating" Spain-based lemon supplier Perales & Ferrer into the group.


Spain seafood group Iberconsa 'attracting Chinese interest' 3 Aug 2018

Spain-based frozen seafood business Ibérica de Congelados, also known as Iberconsa, has reportedly attracted interest from Chinese conglomerate Legend Holdings Corp.


Biscuit International enters Spain with Arluy purchase 30 Jul 2018

Biscuit International has added Spain to its roster of European markets through the acquisition of Spanish peer Arluy.


Spanish poultry firms Arenas and Guadavi announce tie-up 23 Jul 2018

Two Spain-based poultry processors, Grupo Empresarial Arenas and Guadalquivir Avícola, are to work together on production, with a tie-up they say will create one of the largest poultry factories in the country.


Spain's Grupo Ibersnacks merges with Europe Snacks Kolak 19 Jul 2018

European private-label snack businesses Grupo Ibersnacks from Spain and Anglo-French peer Europe Snacks Kolak have merged.


Olive-oil industry model "broken", warns Deoleo CEO 13 Jul 2018

The olive-oil industry's business model is "broken", with consumer demand falling and the sector set to see surplus production, Pierluigi Tosato, the CEO of Deoleo, one of the sector's largest suppliers, has warned.


Ebro to invest in organic-food production 13 Jun 2018

Ebro Foods is planning to build another factory to manufacture organic products, as the Spain-based group eyes rapid growth from that part of its business.

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.