US supermarket chain Kroger is fighting fit. The company has been growing market share for a number of quarters and a focus on expanding its...
Unilever has characterised its first-half numbers as "solid", with higher profits driven by margin improvements and a focus on brands that d...
| 20 Mar 2014
Changing consumer behaviour is having a transformational impact on the US food and food retail sectors, as consumers alter where they shop and what they buy. The growing popularity of non-traditional channels has resulted in a jump in consolidation. Traditional supermarkets are seeking strength through scale, as evidenced by the deal that could see Albertsons owner Cerberus take control of Safeway. Dean Best reports.
| 23 Jan 2013
Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever this morning (23 January) booked an expectation-beating increase in underlying sales. Net and operating profit were also up, with core operating margin rising to 13.8%. Unilever's food division, however, faced a number of challenges, including "difficult markets", but overall, analyst's thoughts on the results were relatively upbeat and positive.
| 21 Aug 2012
Lindt & Sprungli's first-half organic sales, announced today (21 August), failed to meet analyst expectations, as a poor economic outlook in its major markets dampened premium chocolate sales. However, the chocolate maker's profit growth and affirmation of its full-year outlook were welcomed.
| 26 Jul 2012
Unilever CEO Paul Polman today (26 July) called on the company's food business to improve further after reporting an up-and-down first half of the year.
| 24 Mar 2014
Paul Hertz, the COO at US grocer A&P, has been named the retailer's chief executive.
| 20 Mar 2014
Newman's Own is launching a range of Greek Nonfat Yoghurts under its namesake brand.
| 10 Jan 2014
US retailer A&P has confirmed CEO Sam Martin has left the business.
| 30 Jul 2013
US retailer The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., which emerged from bankruptcy last year, has hired Credit Suisse to assist the company in finding additional funding.
| 11 Jun 2013
US snack group Diamond Foods has reported a fall in its losses for the first nine months of its financial year, although the Kettle Chips owner has had to restate its first-half earnings.
| 11 Jun 2013
Kettle Chips owner Diamond Foods has named former A&P CFO Raymond Silcock as its new finance chief.
| 11 Feb 2013
German retailer Tengelmann has confirmed its Kaiser's supermarket chain has pulled frozen lasagnes from shelves amid concerns the lines could contain horse meat.
| 25 Sep 2012
The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co has announced the expansion of its premium private label Two Forks Bakery and Hartford Reserve Deli lines.
| 14 Sep 2012
US retailer A&P has confirmed plans to sell its Food Emporium stores as the company looks to resize the business after its spell under Chapter 11.
| 14 Mar 2012
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co's (A&P) has exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy and appointed a CFO to replace the resigning Frederic Brace.
| 12 Mar 2012
Turnaround veteran Greg Rayburn has been named president and CEO of US baker Hostess Brands, which moved into bankruptcy protection in January.
| 28 Feb 2012
A US bankruptcy court has approved the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co's plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy following a commitment from retail magnate Ron Burkle to inject funds into the firm and oversee moves to trim the fat from A&P's retail operations.
| 10 Jan 2012
US retailer A&P, which is looking to emerge from bankruptcy this year, has said it plans to close another 14 outlets.
| 2 Dec 2011
US retailer A&P has said a pay deal with union officials is a key step in the company's attempt to recover from bankruptcy.
| 30 Nov 2011
US union supermarket workers at Pathmark and A&P voted on Tuesday (29 November) to accept a pay cut in a deal to save their bankrupt employer, supermarket giant Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea.
| 30 Sep 2011
Dutch food retailer Ahold has named Bhavdeep Singh to executive vice president of its US operations.
| 30 Aug 2011
Stores owned by retailers including Wal-Mart Stores and Delhaize remain closed in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which hit the US east coast on Saturday (27 August).
| 23 Aug 2011
Chinese food and beverage maker Tingyi has reported an increase in first-half profits as its control of advertising and promotional spending offset pressure from raw-material costs.
| 14 Jul 2011
German retailer Tengelmann does not plan to be a shareholder in A&P when the US retailer emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
| 26 May 2011
US retailer A&P has said that it has completed the auction of 25 of its Superfresh outlets.
| 14 Apr 2011
US retailer A&P, which filed for Chapter 11 in December, has put more stores on the block as it continues to turn around its business.
| 16 Feb 2011
A&P, the US grocer that recently applied for Chapter 11 protection, plans to close 32 stores as it continues to implement its financial and operational restructuring.
| 16 Feb 2011
A&P has appointed six executives to its merchandising and marketing team to help the US retailer enhance value for customers, while reducing structural and operating costs.
| 7 Feb 2011
Troubled US retailer A&P has elected restructuring specialist Greg Rayburn to its board of directors.
| 6 May 2014
Nestle is reportedly planning on upping its presence in Nigeria. In the past six years, the world's largest food manufacturer has injected US$400m into its Nigerian business and has plans to spend $70m this year.
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