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Food in line for most pain from Brexit self-harm

There have been plenty of occasions since the early hours of 24 June 2016 when those in the UK who voted for the country to stay in the EU w...

Focus: Rise of 'professional shopper' in Greece

Last week, Greece's Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, said the "worst" of the country's economic troubles were "clearly behind us". Two years...

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

Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn on UK popcorn firm's ambitions - interview 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 to target Asian markets - interview 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

Nestle activist investor Daniel Loeb sees room to "unlock value'' 23 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Daniel Loeb, the Third Point activist investor in the world's biggest food company Nestle, has said there is still more of an opportunity for new chief executive Mark Schneider to "unlock value''.


Arrest warrant reportedly issued for Agrokor owner Ivica Todoric 23 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

State prosecutors in Croatia have reportedly issued an arrest warrant for Ivica Todoric, the founder and owner of food company Agrokor, which is under investigation for financial irregularities including the failure to disclose more than HRK3.9bn (US$611m) in liabilities in 2016.


Investment firm Credo takes majority stake in Denmark's Geia Foods 16 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Norwegian investment company Credo Partners has bought a majority stake in Denmark's Geia Foods, which develops and supplies "food concepts'' to Scandinavian retailers.


Emmanuel Macron plans to change France's food pricing system 13 Oct 17

Stuart Todd

France's President, Emmanuel Macron, has set out plans to radically change the country's food pricing system as part of an ambitious farm-to-fork reform programme for the sector.


2 Sisters owner Ranjit Boparan called to UK parliamentary enquiry 12 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the owner of UK poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group, has been summoned to appear before a parliamentary enquiry after an undercover investigation revealed poor hygiene standards at its plant in the West Midlands.


Croatia's Agrokor audit shows US$612m in undisclosed liabilities 10 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Financially embattled Croatian food company Agrokor failed to disclose more than HRK3.9bn (US$612m) of liabilities in 2016, the company said yesterday (9 October) in its audited results.

Latest blogs

How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

Dean Best

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.


Lots of chatter about grocery M&A on both sides of pond 5 Oct 17

Dean Best

The last 24 hours or so have seen possible M&A deals among some of the biggest names in food retail speculated on both sides of the Atlantic.

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