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Moët & Chandon is new title sponsor for July Festival


Moët & Chandon is new title sponsor for July Festival 15th April 2014 – Moët & Chandon is expanding its international sports portfolio by becoming the title sponsor of one of Britain’s most famous horse racing festivals of the summer. The Moët & Chandon July Festival takes place over three days on The July Course […]

Debenhams: H1 performance was as guided at the December profit warning


H1 performance was as guided at the December profit warning, but we downgrade FY13E PBT by 4% to £110.2m to reflect guidance for FY gross margin decline. Focus will be on whether management is clear on what went wrong. There appears to be no change in their top-line strategic objects. We remain unconvinced there is […]

1st Equipmag Retail Expo China


1st Equipmag Retail Expo China – 
Building an international professional retail equipment trade platform

+5,400 Sq. Meters +160 Exhibitors +8,000 Visitors The first Equipmag Retail Expo China will be held on 15-17 October 2014 in Central Hall, Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Co-organized by Comexposium Group and Diversified Events Hong Kong, Equipmag Retail Expo China will provide exposure […]



From 19 to 23 October 2014, the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte-France will welcome the world’s major agri-food event: SIAL Paris with more than 6,000 exhibitors and 150,000 high profile visitors, including the TOP French and international decision-makers… all this at the Salon International de l’Alimentation and nowhere else! “Nine months before the […]

The UK Confectionery Market, Inflation, Innovation and Imitation


Inflation, Innovation and Imitation — The UK Confectionery Market According to Confectionery 2014, a new Market Update from market intelligence provider Key Note, the UK confectionery market grew by 4.1% in 2013. This is an encouraging outlook considering the threats, demands and constraints of inflation, innovation and imitation currently affecting the UK marketplace. Despite the […]



The next SIAL edition, which will take place in Paris from 19 to 23 October, is sure to be an exceptional year. Exceptional because the fair will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. In 1964, the first SIAL event was launched, within the CNIT at Paris La Défense. At that time SIAL had already decided to […]

Delhaize Group announces nomination of Johnny Thijs as independent member of the Board of Directors


Delhaize Group announces nomination of Johnny Thijs as independent member of the Board of Directors BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 7, 2014 – Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB, NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announces the nomination of Mr. Johnny Thijs to become an independent member of the Board of Directors. At the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, […]

Sainsbury’s launches first ever Easter egg recycling scheme


Sainsbury’s has launched a brand new scheme to let customers recycle their Easter egg packaging in stores, the first supermarket to do so. The specially designed Easter recycling facility allows customers to recycleall elements of Easter egg packaging – includingplastic, film, card, foil and ribbon. The scheme makes it even easier to recycle the packaging […]

F&F announces new franchise stores in the USA


F&F has announced its first franchise stores in the USA as it continues with its ambitious plans to become a leading global brand for affordable fashion. F&F, which launched in the UK and Ireland in 2001, will be opening seven stores on the east coast of America this year in partnership with its US franchise […]

Indonesian Baking Giant debuts at Africa’s Big Seven


Indonesian Baking Giant debuts at Africa’s Big Seven Rising to the challenge of doing business in Africa’s lucrative consumer markets, Far East baking giant Sinar Meadow International Indonesia (SMII) will be at Africa’s Big Seven (AB7) for the first time this year to launch its wide range of baking and frying products to African buyers. […]

SAA Takes Off with Africa’s Biggest Food, Beverage and Business Opportunities Event


Following an agreement between South African Airways (SAA) and Exhibition Management Services (EMS), all exhibitors and visitors who choose to fly via SAA to the expo organiser’s two premier shows will enjoy special flight discounts of up to 18%. Africa’s Big Seven (AB7) is the continent’s largest food and beverage trade show, and the Southern […]



NORBERT DENTRESSANGLE PICKS UP ASDA SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION AWARD Norbert Dentressangle has beaten off strong competition to lift the prestigious Innovation trophy at the Asda Supply Chain Excellence Awards held in March. The award recognises Norbert Dentressangle’s contribution in future-proofing the retailer’s new recycling and service centre in Bristol which went live in February. Following […]

Shared responsibility of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil to be discussed at RSPO conference


To be held in London on June 4th 2014, the conference will launch a new dialogue among industry players and NGOs in lead up to new EU food labelling regulation   London, April 10, 2014 – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an international multi stakeholder organization and certification scheme for sustainable palm oil, […]

Driscoll’s concentrates on consumer experience at Global Berry Congress

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Driscoll’s concentrates on consumer experience at Global Berry Congress At this year’s Global Berry Congress in Amsterdam Driscoll’s shared its vision on the European berry market with an audience of 340 international distributors, growers and suppliers of berries. The objective of the event was to build the berry category by discussing important topics for the […]

Rise of Discounters Will Increase Margin Pressure on Big Four UK Food Retailers

The rise of hard discounters such as Aldi and Lidl is credit negative for Tesco plc, Asda (part of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.), J Sainsbury plc and Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc as like-for-like sales and the market share  of the “Big Four” are set to decline further, putting pressure on prices and eroding margins, according to […]

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