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  • 27 Nov 2014 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    A Nielsen Global Survey of Private Label polled more than 30,000 internet respondents in 60 countries to understand how consumer perceptions about private label quality, value, assortment and packaging translate into sales around the world.

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    ource European Supermarket magazine

  • 27 Nov 2014 9:47 AM | Anonymous

    Clear labelling and convenience are 2 of the top 5 trends that will dominate the food and drink industry in 2015.

    Click hear to read the Food Manufacture Article 

  • 16 Oct 2014 4:52 PM | Elsa Fairbanks (Administrator)

    Taste of Britain 2015

    The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) will be hosting a campaign to promote UK food and drink products throughout Thailand in Q1 of 2015.  They will be working with one of the largest food retailers in the country together with local distributors to bring  UK food and drink products to Thailand.

    To submit your company’s profile and product information to this campaign in Thailand, please contact Ching Li Archer, Project Manager, International UK Business Network, BCCT:

  • 02 Oct 2014 5:10 PM | Anonymous
    Companies with US interests to re-register their facilities with the FDA before year end.

    The U.S. Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 require that food facilities (other than private homes and individual farms) producing, storing or otherwise handling food products intended for sale in U.S. interstate commerce be registered with FDA. Registration of facilities can be performed on the internet, and is free of charge.

    For information and instructions on how to register a facility, please see FDA’s web page on the subject at the following link: To register on line, go to

    Facility Registration:

  • 15 Sep 2014 9:36 AM | Anonymous
    France's fifth- and sixth-largest retailers, Auchan and Système U, are to team up on buying - with the companies to work together when dealing with international brands.

    Auchan and Système U said the agreement would not cover fresh produce, some cheese products, bakery lines, meat and seafood.

    The deal will also exclude private label, which accounts for 25% of the two retailers' sales on average.

    The grocers sought to further emphasise their independence with the insistence that they would continue to operate independently on setting the product ranges available in their stores and on setting price and promotion policy.

    However, the fact Auchan and Système U are to work together on some buying is likely to cause some furrowed brows at manufacturers.

    And not just about the prospect of negotiating buying terms with - on paper - a stronger entity.

    By working together on buying, Auchan and Système U could divert the savings they make into pricing and promotions as they look to trade more effectively in some tough trading conditions in France.

    Announcing the deal, Auchan said the agreement came amid "a difficult economic context of value-destroying deflation, with no prospect that would change in the medium term".


  • 26 Aug 2014 10:52 AM | Anonymous
    In a decree issued on 20 August, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that salmon & trout fry, lactose-free milk & milk products, hybrid sugar maize, peas for planting, seed potatoes & seed onions are now excluded from the list of banned products. The Russian government also relaxed imports of selected food additives, vitamin-mineral complexes, flavour additives & protein concentrates (of animal & plant origin), as well as biologically active supplements.

  • 07 Aug 2014 4:03 PM | Anonymous

    View the list of agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs originating from the European Union that are banned for imports to the Russian Federation for a period of one year

    Keep up to date with the latest DEFRA announcements on the sanctions

    click here to access the DEFRA website

  • 23 Jun 2014 1:05 PM | Anonymous
    The FDA is proposing to update the Nutrition Facts label found on most food packages in the United States. The Nutrition Facts label, introduced 20 years ago, helps consumers make informed food choices and maintain healthy dietary practices. If adopted, the proposed changes would include the following.
    • Greater Understanding of Nutrition Science
    • Updated Serving Size Requirements and New Labeling Requirements for Certain Package Sizes
    • Refreshed Design
    The comment period has been extended to 1 August 2014. Click here to read more.

  • 20 Jun 2014 10:14 AM | Anonymous
    Aldi has emerged as the third-largest grocery retailer in Australia, behind Woolworths and Coles. According to a Roy Morgan Research survey of consumer shopping habits, Aldi has doubled its share of the Australian market since 2007 and now accounts for more than 10% of supermarket spending.
    Aldi’s customer base has also risen fourfold in eight years, from 1 million customers a month to 4.2 million a month. Aldi has expanded its range by about 30% in the last few years and now offers 1,500 SKUs, compared with 700 when Aldi opened its first store in Sydney in 2001.

    Source: Private Label Manufacturers Association

  • 20 Jun 2014 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    The latest market share data shows clearly that the popularity of private label continues to spread across Europe. Retailer brands now account for at least 30% of all products sold in 15 countries, the greatest number ever, according to Nielsen data compiled for PLMA’s 2014 International Private Label Yearbook.

    Three countriesundefinedSweden, Finland and Czech Republicundefinedcrossed the 30% market share line last year for the first time. The number of countries achieving 30% share has been rising steadily. Back in 2011, only 10 countries made it. In 2012, the number climbed to 12.

    Of the 20 countries tracked by Nielsen in 2013, 16 posted volume market share gains. The biggest percentage increases were made by Sweden (+5.1 points), Finland (+4.0 points), Poland (+3.1 points) and Slovakia (+2.7 points).

    Source PLMA International

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