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Middle Eastern hummus grows in popularity; big food giants eye payday!

This month I spent a week in West London before returning to the Far East. It was a mixture of work, pleasure and early morning work-outs by the Thames (much recommended!) I walked as much as possible but when using public transport rode the bus more than the tube. The view is better, the buses …

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New CEO, new strategy? How can Danone fulfill its promise of One Planet, One Health, You?

A new CEO started work at Danone this week. Antoine de Saint-Affrique was previously at Barry Callebaut, a specialist (and hugely successful) chocolatier and before that Unilever. Danone’s share price has not shown any positive momentum this year and the previous CEO was forced out in March. There were multiple reports of a boardroom power …

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Is Peleton pedalling fast enough on exports to boost its share price?

It’s a brand that has yet reach its 10th birthday but has revenue over $1.8b. No mean achievement especially in a niche category: high end exercise bikes and treadmills. Peleton’s bikes sell for between $1900 and $4300, it has 5.4m members, and sells monthly memberships between $13 and $39. Peleton, listed on the Nasdaq, was …

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Are sugar concerns the real reason Pepsico strips Tropicana and Naked?

In the West Governments have gone to war against sugar due to concerns about obesity and related life style diseases like diabetes. In the UK, according to the food standards agency, ‘the amount of sugar in food’ is currently the number one consumer concern, ahead of food waste, animal welfare and surprisingly (for me) the …

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Apps like Yuka, Fooducate and ToxFox are the new-age sages of the grocery aisle

As anyone who’s done segmentation studies knows, not all shoppers or consumers are the same. Marketeers love to cluster shoppers into groups based on demographics, lifestyle, shopping habits and of course spend. It’s a fundamental part of segmentation (and I have done a fair few of these studies!) The rise of apps like Yuka, Fooducate …

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