Italy has one of the most diverse portfolios of protected food and
drink products in Europe, a factor which marketers are increasingly
using to promote their foods. But some of the best known names in
Italian meat, cheese and wine...
The mayonnaise industry continues to feel the impact of steep price
rises for the primary ingredients used in the formulation of the
popular salad condiment. In parallel, alternative ingredients are
starting to grow in popularity...
Morrisons' takeover of Safeway is widely expected to lead to a new
price war in the British supermarket sector, with Tesco and Asda
both seen as likely to respond aggressively to the roll out of
Morrisons' EDLP policy to...
Spanish cheese consumption is likely to be 130 per cent higher this
year than it was 20 years ago, an increase driven by the efforts of
industry association Fenil to promote the dairy product as a
UK-based organic food company Yeo Valley has appealed to MPs, MEPs,
and Tony Blair to help it maintain the consistency of its range of
bio live yoghurts. The company claims that it is under EU pressure
to change the name of its products...
Switzerland's department of agriculture has registered Raclette du
Valais as an AOC product - which means it must only be made in that
one canton or imported from abroad, since EU producers are exempt
from the ruling. A move...
The return of Unilever to the Russian ice cream market after a
two-year absence has helped push up volume sales in the first half
of 2003. But with quality concerns holding back potential growth,
and consolidation almost inevitable,...
Robert Wiseman Dairies is once again the subject of an Office of
Fair Trading investigation in Scotland, the third in recent times.
But the current probe could have more to do with rival Express
Dairies and its proposed merger with...
The hot weather in Spain has led, not surprisingly, to an increase
in ice cream sales there during June and July. But impulse sales
have not grown as rapidly as might be expected, as it has been too
hot for consumers to leave their...
Scandinavians drink more milk than anyone else in Europe, but this
has not stopped them from becoming among the most avid consumers of
non-dairy drinks as well, helped by marketing efforts of retailers
and new product launches.