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Why Big Data Collaboration could be the new ECR

With growth in FMCG in many western economies hard to come by, manufacturers and retailers need to step up efforts to work together, argues...

Opinion: Brands must avoid being egotists

Look at the top-line data on the UK grocery market and it shows a sector in rude health. However, at present, inflation has become central t...

UK election raises food hopes of better Brexit

The result of the UK's General Election has stunned much of the country and many observers worldwide. The poll produced a hung parliament, w...

Column: All eyes on N Ireland after UK election

Cor Blimey! exclaimed one Labour-leaning UK tabloid this morning (9 June) as the country awoke to another election result that confounded po...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Sir Kensington's on sale to Unilever 24 Apr 2017

Dean Best

After shedding a series of food assets – and announcing earlier this month plans to quit spreads – Unilever’s longer-term strategy for the sector is always the subject of debate within the industry. This week, however, the consumer goods giant has made what is for the business a rare move: adding to its foods division through M&A. The Hellmann’s mayonnaise owner has bought fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington’s. Dean Best caught up with Sir Kensington’s co-founder Scott Norton to find out more.


Wessanen eyes growth in "resurgent" organic market 21 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, enjoyed a solid 2016 and last week forecast stronger growth in sales and operating margins this year. The organic sector is one of Wessanen's key markets and, talking to just-food at last week's Biofach trade show in Germany, executive VP for marketing Klaus Arntz set out where the company sees its growth in the category.

Latest News

Third Point calls for new strategy at Nestle 26 Jun 17

Katy Askew

Third Point, a US hedge fund controlled by Daniel Loeb, has taken a CHF3.28bn stake in Nestle and called for a strategy shake-up at the Swiss food giant.


Brexit - UK makes offer on EU citizens 23 Jun 17

Dean Best

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has tabled what she has called a "fair and serious offer" to the EU on the status of the bloc's citizens in the country post-Brexit.


Nestle "open" to buying stakes in Terra start-ups 23 Jun 17

Dean Best

Nestle has said it would be "open" to acquiring stakes in start-ups that join the Terra accelerator programme, a scheme launched by financial services group Rabobank and US technology campus RocketSpace to support fledgling food companies.


UK proposes end to free movement in Queen's Speech 21 Jun 17

Helen Arnold

A new UK law ending the free movement of people from the EU will come into force after Brexit in proposals unveiled in today’s Queen’s Speech, which details the country's planned programme of legislation.


CVC 'hires advisers for Continental Foods sale' 20 Jun 17

Dean Best

Private-equity firm CVC has reportedly appointed advisers to help sell its Belgium-based soup-to-sauces business Continental Foods.


EU Council adopts proposals on childhood obesity 20 Jun 17

Ben Cooper

The EU Council has adopted proposals aimed at addressing rising childhood overweight and obesity across the EU including advocating more controls on advertising and marketing.

Latest blogs

Barilla puts sustainability centre stage 23 May 17

Ben Cooper

Barilla's 2016 results statement, published last week, makes interesting reading, not because of the Italian food group's commercial performance, but for the emphasis placed on sustainability achievements.


Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain 28 Mar 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.

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