The sheer number of biscuits, chocolate and confectionery suppliers and brands on show at this year’s ISM tradeshow in Cologne was impressive. As if consolidation, rationalisation and the B-brand squeeze seen on other supermarket shelves are not applicable to the sweet segments.Read more
Embracing ‘organic’ provides food producers with a wealth of growth opportunities (but is a risk to those who don’t get on board). Read all about it in part three in our series on the organic food industry.Read more
Every evening, at around five or six, you can witness a new phenomenon in many big cities across large parts of Europe, North America and Asia: young people on bikes or scooters criss-crossing the streets, wearing big boxes on their backs, full of freshly prepared meals from nearby upscale restaurants. Although some chefs are still hesitant to have their nice meals carried out for delivery, simple economics leave them no other choice. But it remains to be seen as to whether there is room for so many different coloured boxes whizzing through the streets. A price war and plenty of M&A seem inevitable.Read more
January is the time to let go of what was and look forward to what will be. When...