Ready meals have continued to sell well in France despite the weak economy – and growth is expected to continue for the next five years, according to market research firm Canadean.
Manufacturers across Europe are being asked to take part in pioneering research into consumers’ response to Retail Ready Packaging (RRP).
Seven hundred year-old wine producer Marchesi de Frescobaldo has ‘released’ the first vintage of a wine made by prisoners on the Italian prison island of Gorgona, as authorities claimed such...
Mintel senior drinks analyst Chris Wisson predicts that English wine sales could exceed £50m ($77m) within a few years, as product quality continually improves and unfair perceptions of inferiority diminish.
There is no “magic bullet” when battling private label competition and a dual tracking strategy that balances brand and private label is risky, a Rabobank analyst warns snack makers.
Researchers have determined the average size of confectionery and chocolate aisles in supermarkets across eight developed countries with the UK devoting more aisle space for them than other nation.
Retailer demands are tough. They want quality, competitive prices and now, more than ever, to work with eco-friendly brands.
Consumers are becoming less interested in mid-market products, and are trading down for basic groceries and trading up for premium brands that matter most from an emotional and social perspective,...
Chilled food manufacturer Greencore will continue to benefit from the long-term trend towards convenience food but, in the UK, the horsemeat scandal is continuing to depress its performance.
Incentivising the sale of healthy foods at the supermarket checkout could be more effective than food taxation for improving food choices, suggests a letter published in the BMJ.
Private label gum maker Fertin Pharma has developed an immunity chewing gum that it claims can help guard against the common cold.
The European Commission has urged increased global use of its PGI (protected geographical indication) system to increase trade in foods from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, while encouraging sustainable...
Sweden’s state alcohol monopoly retailer Systembolaget tells BeverageDaily.com that it cannot stock Iron Maiden’s signature beer Trooper without a label change since it is too gory.
Supermarkets are pandering to misplaced consumer fears about the health risks of of widely used food ingredients in a cynical marketing move, a group representing young scientists has warned.
An outbreak of hepatitis A in four EU countries has sickened at least 71 people with the exact food source still unknown.
Haribo has spotted an untapped opportunity for sugar confectionery in travel retail and has set up a new division dedicated to the channel to fill the void.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is considering commissioning an external review of its response to the horse meat crisis at a board meeting today (Wednesday).
FrieslandCampina has been given the go-ahead to complete its acquisition of Dutch specialist cheese manufacturer, Zijerveld, and its packing business - but only under conditions designed to ensure competition in...
UK retail giant Asda has recalled a range of its ‘smart price’ corned beef after it was found to contain phenylbutazone (or bute).
Mondelēz International has renewed its contract for managed pooled pallets with CHEP for more than seven million pallet movements annually.
The UK could soon become a net importer of wheat for the first time in a decade, but The Federation of Bakers has said that there may be enough of...
Nestlé and UK supermarkets Sainsbury’s and the Cooperative Group have entered into a pilot project to improve the environmental performance of some of their products, say the project’s organisers at...
Shoppers want supermarkets to stock more world foods – particularly Chinese, Italian and Indian, according to new research commissioned by the grocery think-tank IGD.
Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) has called for the introduction of a statutory code of practice for the grocery sector “as a matter of urgency”.
Ikea has stopped the sale of two affected batches of chocolate and butterscotch almond cake over fears it might be contaminated with fecal matter.