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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...

How could Whole Foods takeover affect suppliers?

It is the deal that has got the industry talking - Amazon's move to buy Whole Foods Market, hailed by some as a "game-changer" for the secto...

Amazon's move for Whole Foods will focus minds

"Every so often an event occurs that shakes the industry to its core. Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods is one of those." So said one US r...

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...

Latest Interviews

Co-founder Ryan Kohn on Propercorn's ambitions 19 Dec 2016

John Shepherd

Less than three months after securing investment from the founders of the Innocent Drinks smoothies, UK popcorn maker Propercorn has added to its list of export markets and is also expanding its portfolio. As Propercorn prepares to enter its sixth year of operations, John Shepherd caught up with Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn to find out what the next moves ahead for the company might be.


"Heavenly" baby food firm targets Asian markets 5 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty Organics James Blair and Shauna McCarney-Blair have seen the firm go from strength to strength. Now the firm is about to launch its range of snack products in Asia. James Blair, operations director, tells John Shepherd about the firms latest expansion plans.

Latest News

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.


Schwan's Company agrees to acquire Mama Rosa's 2 Jun 17

John Shepherd

US frozen foods business Schwan's Company has agreed to terms for the acquisition of local firm MaMa Rosa's Pizza from California-based private-equity house HGGC for an undisclosed sum.


India regulator orders edible oil vending machines 30 May 17

John Shepherd

India's food watchdog has ordered the introduction of "tamper-proof" automated vending machines in the country for the sale of small quantities of edible oil in a bid to combat purchases of "suspect quality" loose supplies.


UK retailers' range cuts hitting NPD sales - study 25 May 17

John Shepherd

UK food firms lost nearly GBP100m (US$129.7m) in revenue from new product development over the past year as supermarkets continued to cut the range of brands they stock, according to a new study.


Nestle, Unilever join call on EU nutrient profiles 16 May 17

John Shepherd

Food giants have joined forces to call for the "urgent adoption" of nutrient profiles in the EU to ensure nutrition and health claims made for food products are genuine.


Farmers hail Portugal milk-origin label law 10 May 17

John Shepherd

Food producers in Portugal have welcomed a new law that requires suppliers to label the origin of milk and milk used as an ingredient in dairy products sold in the country – but say more is needed to tackle a national milk production "crisis".

Latest blogs

Amazon Whole Foods - industry reacts 16 Jun 17

Dean Best

In one of those stories that shakes the sector, Amazon today (16 June) announced a move to buy US-based natural and organics retailer Whole Foods Market. Here's how a range of stakeholders have reacted to the US$13.7bn, all-cash deal.


The list of UK's top five grocers has a new member 7 Feb 17

Dean Best

Kantar Worldpanel issued its monthly supermarket share data in the UK this morning - and the numbers showed a change in the identity of the country's top five food retailers.

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