- Published in Food
A 12.3 % turnover growth, up to 12.8 billion euro, has given British-Dutch Unilever an excellent start to 2015. Its underlying sales also grew 2.8 % in the first quarter.
German meat company Rügenwalder Mühle has launched a vegetarian product range in the hopes of grabbing market share in this expanding market. On top of that, the company says it wants to contribute to a better environment.
German discounters keep moving up in the United Kingdom: Aldi and Lidl saw their combined market share grow from 5.4 % to 9 % in three years, which means Aldi is now the country's sixth largest retailer, now ahead of Waitrose.
Belgian bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien is preparing its conquest of Brazil: it wants to grow from four to fifteen stores over the next few years, thanks to two to three store openings per year.