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

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?


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 food majors in North America and Europe try to kick-start sales, some are using accelerators and incubators to support start-ups, tap into the new trends shaping the industry - and how to innovate to meet them.

Latest News

Spain's Alimentario Citrus acquires two more European salad plants 14 Mar 2019

Spanish food company Grupo Alimentario Citrus has acquired another two European plants producing fresh salads.


Seafood supplier Iberconsa sold to Platinum Equity 7 Mar 2019

Iberconsa, the Spain-based seafood processor, is to get a new private-equity owner, according to an announcement issued this morning (7 March).


Spain's Grupo Agroponiente bought by private-equity fund Abac Capital 1 Mar 2019

Grupo Agroponiente, a fresh fruit and vegetable exporter in Spain, has sold a majority stake to a local private-equity firm.


Olive-oil giant Deoleo names new CEO amid annual losses 1 Mar 2019

Deoleo, the Spain-based olive-oil supplier, has appointed a new CEO after a year in the red and falling sales.


Seafood firm ISI to combine units in southern Europe 22 Feb 2019

Seafood processor Iceland Seafood International has decided to merge units in southern Europe, a "vitally important market" for cod products from the Nordic country.


Europastry takes full control of foodservice supplier Ingapan 22 Feb 2019

Spain-based bakery-products supplier Europastry has become the sole shareholder in a local supplier to the foodservice sector.


Spanish plant-based business Frias sells majority stake to Alantra Private Equity 12 Feb 2019

A Spanish investment firm has taken a majority stake in local food business Frías Nutrición for an undisclosed sum.


Spanish snacks group Grefusa invests in gaming app Play&go Experience 22 Jan 2019

Spain-based snacks supplier Grefusa has announced the first investment from its in-house investment arm.


World Confectionery Group launches takeover bid for Spanish chocolate maker Natra 3 Jan 2019

Natra, the Spanish confectionery business, is the subject of a takeover bid from a European investment firm.


FrieslandCampina targets Spanish growth after buying co-packer Millan Vincente 12 Dec 2018

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has announced it has acquired a Spain-based cheese co-packer and distributor.

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.