28 October 2013
Unilever confirmed a fall in third-quarter sales this week it had indicated earlier this month; in between times, just-food met CEO Paul Polman in Germany to discuss the company's food business and emerging markets. The interview was published in two parts this week. Elsewhere, Tesco issued some eyebrow-raising stats on waste, Canada's Saputo upped its bid for Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory and Maple Leaf Foods said it weighing up the options for its 90% stake in Canada Bread.
22 October 2013
7-Eleven has built a significant worldwide presence since its inception in 1927 but the Japanese-owned international convenience chain still has its eye on building its presence in key emerging markets. Michelle Russell met Henri Honoris, the head of Modern Putra Indonesia, 7-Eleven's operator in the populous Asian market, to discuss the plans for the chain there.
19 September 2013
Ron Burkle, the US billionaire investor who is to take on the bulk of Tesco's US Fresh & Easy arm, has said he believes the loss-making business gives his Yucaipa fund a base upon which to build. But it is not yet clear what his plans are. Dean Best looks at what could be next.
2 September 2013
Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group, the owner of Thai retailer CP All, has reportedly submitted a first-round bid for Hong Kong based supermarket ParknShop.
18 June 2013
7-Eleven has insisted it will start an "aggressive" investigation into the hiring policies of its franchisees after store owners and managers were charged over allegations they exploited immigrant staff.
14 June 2013
Two franchisees of US retail chain 7-Eleven have filed a lawsuit against the convenience store chain for allegedly "failing to keep up with the competition".
13 June 2013
US billionaire investor Ron Burkle is reportedly in discussions to buy Tesco's US chain Fresh & Easy.
5 June 2013
US retailer 7-Eleven has confirmed plans to expand its store network in North America, expansion that may see a doubling of store numbers.
22 May 2013
Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore said it sees "attractive" levels of revenue being generated by its US operations as it continues to scale-up the business.
1 May 2013
The roll-out of Wrigley's caffeine gum has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration to look again at the impact the ingredient has on health.
23 April 2013
US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has confirmed plans to sell around 139 of its stores across the US.
23 April 2013
Thailand's largest convenience store chain CP All has made a bid for cash-and-carry retailer Siam Makro.
9 April 2013
US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has snapped more than 40 stores in South Carolina - its latest deal in the state.
26 March 2013
Greencore has announced plans to expand production in the US as it looks to step up growth in the market.
25 February 2013
Last week ended as it started: with a household brand caught up in the horsemeat contamination scandal. On Monday, Nestle said it had pulled Buitoni products in Spain and Italy after positive tests and, on Friday, Birds Eye said it had recalled ready meals across Europe after similar results. Over in the US, leading executives from some of the largest packaged food companies were at CAGNY to discuss their prospects for the year ahead.
22 February 2013
Japan-owned convenience store chain 7-Eleven is to expand in south-west China, starting in regional centres Chongqing and Chengdu.
1 February 2013
7-Eveven's franchisee in Thailand has indicated that it plans to open 500-550 stores in the coming year, bringing the number of outlets in the country to more than 7,000.
4 January 2013
US convenience group 7-Eleven has continued its M&A march with the addition of 143 Speedy Stop and Tigermarket locations from CL Thomas.
13 November 2012
US c-store retailer 7-Eleven has acquired more stores, this time adding to its business in North Carolina.
2 November 2012
US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has confirmed hundreds of its stores remain closed after Hurricane Sandy caused havoc in the eastern part of the country.
30 October 2012
Food manufacturers in the US, including Hershey and Nestle, have kept sites closed after Hurricane Sandy hit the east of the country last night.
15 October 2012
US c-store retailer 7-Eleven has made two more acquisitions, snapping up stores across four states.
21 August 2012
US c-store giant 7-Eleven has made another acquisition, snapping up stores from licencee Prima Marketing.
14 August 2012
7-Eleven's acquisition of Tetco will improve the convenience retailer's geographic profile in western US, the company has told just-food.
14 August 2012
US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has announced the acquisition of the retail and wholesale assets of Texas firm Tetco for an undisclosed sum.
28 June 2012
Ireland-based food group Greencore announced yesterday (27 June) it has struck a deal to acquire US sandwich-to-sushi manufacturer HC Schau & Son. In this month's just the answer, Greencore CFO Alan Williams tells Katy Askew that while the deal is "relatively small" for the company it remains an important step in the group's long-term growth plans for the US.
27 June 2012
Irish food group Greencore has acquired US food-to-go manufacturer HC Schau & Son for US$17.3m, plus a further performance related payment of "up to" $2m.
26 June 2012
US c-store retailer 7-Eleven has announced its latest acquisition, with a deal to buy 18 Open Pantry stores.
14 June 2012
US c-store giant 7-Eleven has struck a deal to buy a clutch of outlets in Texas from retail conglomerate Strasburger.
21 May 2012
7-Eleven has said it plans to increase its convenience store network by 630 in the US and Canada the end of the year.