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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...

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...

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

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.


Morrisons issues British meat pledge 13 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

Morrisons today (13 July) issued a commitment on the fresh meat sold by the UK food retailer.


Rewe to cut salt, sugar in own-label lines 28 Jun 17

Helen Arnold

Rewe Group, Germany's second-largest grocer, has announced plans to slash the levels of salt and sugar in its own-label products.


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.

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.


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.

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