The commitment to and achievement of net zero goals must make real business sense for food and beverage companies in the region in order to ensure these remain a key part of business operations as opposed to just fulfilling a trend.
Euromonitor International has identified 20 of the most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030 with analysis on eight megatrends with the furthest-reaching impact on industries and consumers in the years to come.
A shopkeeper in Nottingham, UK, has been fined for displaying and selling rotten fruit and vegetables, after an investigation by the Rural Payments Agency’s (RPA) Horticultural Marketing Inspectors (HMI).
Over 100 food industry leaders and senior directors from Europe, Asia and the Americas will soon convene in Cannes, France for the 2014 Food Vision summit to discuss key issues facing today’s global industry, from sustainability to innovation; alternative...
Social media is a “minefield” and is forcing food manufacturers and retailers to radically change their business systems and the way they manage consumer complaints, according to the boss of a leading food chain traceability and auditing software company.
British confectionery manufacturer and retailer Thorntons suffered
along with most of the UK's retail sector over the Christmas
period, but its first half results were buoyed by an otherwise
solid performance from products sold...
Building on a stronger start to the year, Germany's third largest
chemicals group reports continued growth into the second quarter
with an increase in demand pushing up sales and earnings for the
period but the firm warned that...
The dominance of the multiple retailers in the UK has had a
devastating effect on the specialist retail sector there, with the
massive buying power of the major chains allowing them to undercut
independent operators at the same time...
Slovenian meat and poultry processor Perutnina Ptuj has announced a
20 per cent increase in its revenues for 2003 on the back of strong
domestic demand - results that are expected to fuel further
expansion outside the domestic market.
Management at Spar, the Germany-based, French-owned retail group,
has reacted angrily to reports in the press last week that it was
considering selling off its discount chain Netto - and not
surprisingly, since the business is by...
The Big Food Group, owner of the Iceland and Booker chains, posted
a slight improvement in first half sales as it continues to
overhaul the business. Most noticeable was a return to
profitability at Iceland, helped by improved sales...
Marks & Spencer, the British retail group, has reported first
half sales growth of 4.3 per cent, helped by a 6.9 per cent gain in
the UK food retail business during the period. Food will continue
to play an important role in the...
Sales and profits at Jeronimo Martins continued to grow in the
first half, despite the weak economic conditions in Portugal and
Poland. The disposal of loss-making businesses appears to have paid
off, but the company is not completely...
Burgeoning Irish ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group
Kerry continues on the path to growth this week with the
announcement that it has acquired two food ingredients businesses
in the US for $67 million (€61.9m).
After a lengthy period of restructuring, the first half of 2002 was
a good one for the UK's Co-operative Group, driven by an excellent
performance from its food retail arm... just the kind of welcome
new chief executive Martin...
Danish food ingredient giant Danisco this week reported a solid
profit of DKK 940 million (€126.4m) in preliminary results for the
year ending 30 April 2002.
Acquisitions in the ingredients and sweeteners sector boosted
Consumers might be interested in healthy bakery products but are
still not buying enough to merit dramatic changes in the production
for the bakery industry, reports a recent poll carrried out by
Food manufacturers and retailers face substantial consolidation and
internationalisation over the next five years as they innovate with
brands and retail formats to satisfy changing consumer habits and
demands, according to a report...
German chemicals company Degussa AG has completed most of an
ambitious disposal program after agreeing to a €265 million sale of
its gelatin business, SKW Gelatin & Specialties, to Sobel NV of