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David O'Byrne

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TURKEY: Ulker owner Yildiz to own 75% of meat firm Aytac 23 September 2013

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding is to buy 75% of local meat processor Aytac Et.


Outgoing chairman Haluk Dincer issued a statement blaming the resignations on the failure of Carrefour to provide "necessary support and assistance"TURKEY: Four directors resign from Carrefour venture 17 July 2012

The chairman and three board members of Carrefour's Turkish joint venture CarrefourSA have resigned in move apparently aimed at forcing the hand of its troubled French investor.


TURKEY: Sabanci coy over objectives for Carrefour venture 29 February 2012

Turkish conglomerate Sabanci Holdings has said it is yet to decide on what to do with its its stake in its local retail joint venture with Carrefour.


TURKEY: Bim eyes Saudi Arabia despite end of Savola talks 21 July 2011

Turkish food manufacturer and retailer Bim has said it remains interested in Saudi Arabia despite the end of talks over a possible partnership with local conglomerate Savola.


TURKEY: Tesco outlines expansion plans 17 June 2011

Tesco is planning to open 51 stores in Turkey this year as part of an GBP80m expansion programme.


TURKEY: Ulker buys Sok discount supermarket chain 13 June 2011

Turkey's Yildiz Holding, parent company of Turkish confectionery and processed food giant Ulker, has paid TRY600m (US$381.7m) Migros a 99.6% stake in Migros' Sok discount supermarkets.


TURKEY: Ulker Golf eyes overseas growth with PE investment 9 May 2011

Turkish confectionery and biscuit giant Ulker has sold a 25% stake in its Ulker Golf ice cream business with the aim of growing the brand outside Turkey.


TURKEY: Metro to up Turkish investment 9 May 2011

Metro plans to double its investment in Turkey this year, spending EUR120m (US$171.4m) to open six new cash and carry hypermarkets.


TURKEY: Ulker sells stake in BIM supermarkets 26 April 2011

Turkish biscuit giant Ulker Biscuvi Sanayi AS will sell its 10.5% stake in Turkish supermarket chain BIM Birlesik Magazlar for TRY774.5m (US$507.8m), the company announced in a disclosure to the Istanbul Stock Exchange.


Sabanci Group is planning for the aggressive growth of its separate retail joint ventures with Carrefour and its discount arm Dia.TURKEY: Sabanci sets out growth plans for Carrefour, Dia JVs 8 March 2011

Sabanci Group is planning for the aggressive growth of its separate retail joint ventures with Carrefour and the French retailer's discount arm Dia, the Turkish conglomerate's chief executive told a press conference in Istanbul today (8 March).


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