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Assessing AI advances among UK grocers

Dan Robinson finds out how major UK retailers are using the latest AI technology and the impact that could have on the supply chain....

What faces Tesco's new CEO - and suppliers?

Dave Lewis, the man at the top of the UK's largest supermarket chain Tesco, picked an opportune moment to step down as CEO. Simon Harvey loo...

Tesco packaging push puts suppliers on alert

Tesco's announcement on packaging should be a warning to manufacturers that sustainability is becoming a more important factor in deali...

Why baby boomers shouldn't be overlooked

Younger cohorts like millennials and Gen Z are often the focus of product development and marketing strategies in the US but, Victor Martino...

Latest Interviews

"Intense competition drives us to be ahead of the curve" - Rich Products Europe MD David Hunt on frozen food giant's desire to innovate 5 Jul 2019

Andy Coyne

We talk to David Hunt, MD of US baked goods giant Rich Products' operations in Europe and the Middle East, to hear about strategic plans linked to investment and innovation.


South Africa's Pioneer Food Group adds brands in UK growth push - interview 3 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group last month moved again to expand its business in the UK, snapping up Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company. The deal was the first since Pioneer renamed its UK arm in September and announced "ambitious expansion plans" for the market. just-food’s Simon Harvey spoke with Jonathon Thorn, the chief executive of Pioneer’s UK unit, about the company’s plans in the country.

Latest News

UK fast-food chain Leon moves into groceries with Sainsbury's partnership 15 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

Leon, the UK fast-food chain, is moving into groceries after inking a deal with a 'big four' supermarket group. 


Aryzta finally offloads Picard asset but still left with minority stake 4 Oct 19

Simon Harvey

European bakery group Aryzta has agreed to sell the majority of its stake in its French frozen food business.


Tesco denies buying alliance with Carrefour squeezing suppliers 2 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

UK grocery giant Tesco has defended itself following a media story criticising its buying alliance with French peer Carrefour.


Polish retailer Biedronka under watchdog scrutiny for "unfair" contractual practises 30 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

Jeronimo Martins' discount retailer in Poland is under investigation by the country's competition watchdog.


Meal replacement brand Huel enters retail with Sainsbury's deal 23 Sep 19

Andy Coyne

Functional food business Huel is entering the retail channel for the first time, having agreed a deal with a UK 'big four' supermarket. 


UK makes progress on sugar levels in food but some producers "dragging heels" 20 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

Food manufacturers have made some progress in cutting sugar in some products but less so in areas such as confectionery, according to a UK government health body. 

Latest blogs

Ocado branches into vertical farming 11 Jun 19

Dean Best

The UK-based online grocer - increasingly seen not just as a retailer but as a broader tech business - is to plough investment into indoor farming.


Now Aussie grocery giant Woolies invests in meal-kits 10 Jun 19

Dean Best

The growing consumer interest in - and demand for - buying food online has put meal-kit players in a number of western markets in the spotlight, even if it is still too early to judge how big the market could become or which products will be a long-term success.



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