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Column: Room for improvement at Brandless

With the rapid rise of digital-native, direct-to-consumer brands like Dollar Shave Company and The Honest Company, Keith Anderson, senior vi...

Sustainability still leaves some investors cold

There are increasing signs more investors are becoming interested in the corporate sustainability practices of food companies, with some int...

Long read: Does sustainability sell in the UK?

Consumer concern has long been an important reason for food companies to take sustainability seriously, not only for reasons of reputational...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: The UTZ, Rainforest Alliance merger 19 Jun 2017

Ben Cooper

Earlier this month, ethical organisations the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ announced plans to merge, with the two bodies to operate a single certification standard. Han de Groot, UTZ executive director and designated CEO of the merged organisation, spoke with Ben Cooper about the combination and its implications for food companies.


Focus: Marine Stewardship Council looks to 2030 30 May 2017

Ben Cooper

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has celebrated its 20th anniversary by unveiling a new strategy and setting bold targets up to 2030. Nicolas Guichoux, the seafood certification body's global commercial director, spoke with Ben Cooper about the MSC's plans for the future.

Latest News

2 Sisters creates 150 jobs at Perthshire plant 21 Jul 17

Simon Harvey

2 Sisters Food Group is creating 150 jobs at its Coupar Angus facility in Perthshire, Scotland, a month after the UK company announced the closure of its plant in Smethwick in the West Midlands.


UK minister confident on tariff-free access to EU 21 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

The UK minister for environment, food and rural affairs, George Eustice, has expressed confidence British manufacturers will enjoy tariff-free market access to the EU for foodstuffs, including fish products, post-Brexit.


France starts major farm-to-fork review of sector 20 Jul 17

Stuart Todd

A major series of debates focusing on a farm-to-fork review of France's food sector was officially opened in Paris earlier today by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.


Hilton boosted by volumes, forex 20 Jul 17

Katy Askew

UK meat packer Hilton Food Group reported higher first-half sales thanks to increased volumes and currency exchange headwinds.


Premier Foods sales slip on grocery weakness 20 Jul 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods revealed this morning (20 July) its first-quarter revenue fell by 3.1% as declining sales of the UK group's grocery brands offset the growth of sweet treats and non-branded items.


Finsbury confident on profits despite muted sales 17 Jul 17

Dean Best

UK baker Finsbury Food Group said today (17 July) it remained "confident" it would book annual profits "in line with market expectations" despite deflation in the market weighing on the company's top line.

Latest blogs

Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business 28 Jun 17

Dean Best

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International.


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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