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Briefing: The emergence of gluten-free in Spain

Briefing: The emergence of gluten-free in Spain

The growth of the gluten-free market in Spain has been solid but not quite at the rates of some of its neighbours in western Europe. Spain's recent economic travails have not helped the category, while the country's culinary traditions have also held back the sector's development. However, gluten-free sales are gathering pace, presenting another opportunity for manufacturers, although the market presents some stiff challenges. Dean Best reports.

Quote, unquote: just-food’s week in words

Quote, unquote: just-food’s week in words

This week Unilever was gain rumoured to be looking to sell a food brand - this time Ragu pasta sauces. UK group Premier Foods announced a new refinancing package, while in the US, a mega-merger in the retail sector is on the cards, after Albertsons owner and private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management struck a deal to buy Safeway.

SPAIN: Eroski nearly triples FY losses

Eroski has almost tripled its net losses in its last financial year, as the Spanish retailer battled a slowdown in consumer spending in its domestic market. In the 12 months…