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Grocer buying pacts and their impact on suppliers

With Tesco and Carrefour seeking to become the latest major grocers in Europe to work together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the imp...

Is UK business sleepwalking towards Brexit?

There are signs UK business - including the food industry - are not prepared enough for what Brexit might bring. And the UK government isn't...

What Tesco's Jack's chain might mean for suppliers

Tesco is fighting back in the UK against Aldi and Lidl with the opening of its own discount chain, Jack's. Simon Creasey outlines what the m...

Trend Hunter report: The future is omnichannel

These days, omni-channel is the latest buzzword in retail circles, with Alibaba's 'new retail' concept in China, Hema, one of the leading pl...

Latest Interviews

Leading2Lean CEO Keith Barr on why humans are central to Industry 4.0 - and what food industry can do 13 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Industry 4.0 is of growing interest among food manufacturers eyeing efficiency gains in production and the supply chain. However, with the movement centred on automation, there are concerns about employment in manufacturing. Dean Best spoke to Keith Barr, the CEO of Leading2Lean, a US company selling software for use in production and a business that claims to have a differentiated approach to Industry 4.0 that puts humans front and centre.


"We see ourselves as the new Birds Eye for a modern generation" - Strong Roots founder Samuel Dennigan on his plans for the frozen vegetable brand - the bitesize interview 23 Jul 2018

Andy Coyne

Samuel Dennigan, 32, set up his Ireland-based frozen vegetable products business Strong Roots in 2015 and it has quickly gained listings on both sides of the Irish Sea. But Dennigan's only just getting started, he tells Andy Coyne.

Latest News

Campbell confident on interest in fresh unit 5 Oct 18

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. has refused to be drawn on a report it is in talks to sell its fresh-foods unit to a former executive - but the US group said it expects a number of suitors for the assets.


Activist investor Third Point demands to see Campbell's board records 4 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Activist investor Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point has reportedly demanded access to Campbell Soup Co. records, including board meeting minutes and financial documents.


Spain's Dcoop takes stake in Portuguese olive oil company Macarico 4 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Dcoop, the Spain-based food co-op, has acquired a 5% stake in Portuguese olive and olive oil company Maçarico.


Universal Robina Corp. buys out share of ConAgra joint venture 3 Oct 18

Simon Harvey

The Philippines food and beverage company Universal Robina Corp. said it has bought out the 50% share of a joint venture it has with a unit of US-based Conagra Brands.


French parliament passes law to better regulate food pricing 3 Oct 18

Stuart Todd

Legislation regulating minimum prices on food products and limiting promotional sales by retailers has been passed by the French parliament.


UK food industry hits back at Raab's Brexit "prophets of doom" swipe 2 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

The UK's Food and Drinks Federation (FDF) has responded angrily to a speech by Dominic Raab, the minister responsible for Brexit, during which he dismissed "lurid predictions from the prophets of doom" about a no-deal scenario, including planes being grounded and ports blocked.

Latest blogs

Ready for departure? 3 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

At the Food & Drink Business Europe conference, held in Coventry in the English Midlands on Tuesday (2 October), one subject seemed to engage the attendees more than any other. You've guessed it: Brexit.


just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

Dean Best

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day.



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