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“We can really make a dent in the food industry” – Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium’s Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy

“We can really make a dent in the food industry” – Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium’s Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy

Life Health Foods UK, a venture part-owned by Australian major Sanitarium, is embarking on a new strategy that has M&A at its centre and could see the business broaden its breakfast-portfolio into other categories. Dean Best spoke to Chris Laidlaw, the ex-Diageo executive recently-appointed to take the helm at Life Health Foods UK about the venture’s plans to be a European "house of foods".

Talking shop November 2015 – Amazon, Alibaba and Asda

Talking shop November 2015 – Amazon, Alibaba and Asda

Online giants Amazon and Alibaba eyed expansion into new markets, sourcing was put in the spotlight as Wal-Mart owned Asda launched a range rationalisation in the UK, while Casino and Dia formed a strategic purchasing alliance. 

SPAIN: 2013 profits up at discounter Dia

Dia, the Spain-based discount retailer, saw earnings rise in 2013, boosted by "outstanding profitability" in Iberia. The company booked adjusted net profit of EUR227.7m (US$312m), up 11.7%. Adjusted EBIT rose…

SPAIN: Emerging market growth boosts Dia Q3

Strong sales growth in emerging markets and the sale of a business in Turkey helped boost earnings for Spanish discounter Dia in the third quarter. In the three months to…