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March was a month in which Tesco and Woolworths announced notable moves on private label, in part, analysts said, driven by the rise of disc...

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Discount retailers are a major force in grocery retailing in a number of European markets, forcing supermarkets to adapt and prompting suppl...


Katy Askew | 13 Nov 2015

Multinational grocery retailers demonstrated a various different strategies to grow their sales and expand their consumer reach over the past month. Here is just-food's round-up of some of the major developments at your retail customers during October. 


Katy Askew | 30 Jul 2015

The rapid development of online retailing has long been a key part of the strategic direction of global food retailers. While the channel represents a growth spot in what can – in many markets – seem a sector struggling for sales growth, there is as yet no clear formula for profitably exploiting it. However, as this month's Talking shop round-up illustrates, a number of grocers are further investing in the channel.


Katy Askew | 30 Jun 2015

The disruptive impact of the discount retailers has dominated global retail headlines during June, as our take of this month's key developments among grocery retailers shows.


Katy Askew | 26 Jun 2015

The merger between European retailers Ahold and Delhaize is significant because it will allow the group's to scale up in the key US market, where the majority of revenue is generated. Announcing the deal, the companies said EUR500m (US$560m) in annual synergies are on the table. But these, as and of themselves, will do little to raise the combined group's lacklustre US growth trajectory. Katy Askew looks at the impact the merger will have in the US – and whether Ahold Delhaize will deliver on their promise to drive consumer-led innovation.

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Hannah Abdulla | 8 Sep 2015

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.


Dean Best | 22 Jul 2014

In a story that grabbed the headlines worldwide, 21 companies and 33 individuals in Germany have been hit with fines totalling EUR338m for allegedly fixing the price of one of the country's staples - sausages. Companies including Nestle, Bell Group and Zur Muhlen Gruppe, Germany's largest sausage maker, were handed fines. Some will appeal, including Bell Group, the Switzerland-based meat products group. Bell CFO Martin Gysin told Dean Best why the company believes it should not be penalised.

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John Shepherd | 6 Sep 2016

The UK's Food Standards Agency is preparing to release the results of its tests on meat and other produce for antimicrobial resistance after campaigners published new research indicating the overuse of antibiotics in farming is contributing to drug resistance.


John Shepherd | 5 Aug 2016

UK company Geary's Bakery has confirmed plans to invest GBP13m (US$17m) in a project to double manufacturing capacity in Leicestershire.


Katy Askew | 29 Jul 2016

German discounter Lidl has become the latest supermarket to say it will transition its egg supply to cage-free eggs. 


John Shepherd | 27 Jul 2016

UK retailers Iceland Foods and Morrisons have both announced plans to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in their stores by 2025.


John Shepherd | 18 Jul 2016

The National Union of Farmers (NFU) in the UK is calling for a review of trading standards laws over the use of what is said are "fake farms" created by major retailers to market some food products.


Dean Best | 22 Jun 2016

Aldi is looking to tap into consumer interest in the US in meat products manufactured without the use of antibiotics with a new own-label line.


John Shepherd | 13 Jun 2016

Welsh bakery Winning Blend has said it is on course for a GBP2m (US$2.8m) boost in turnover by the year's end on the back of a government-backed expansion of its Llantrisant bakery.


Hannah Abdulla | 27 Nov 2015

Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.


Richard Siddle | 5 Oct 2015

Aldi has announced a series of changes to the core ingredients in its own-label products on sale in its US stores.


Dean Best | 18 Jun 2015

German retailers Aldi, Edeka and Rewe - plus confectioners Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG and Haribo - are among the grocers and manufacturers to be hit with fines after a probe into allegations of price fixing.


Katy Askew | 28 Jan 2015

Manufacturers and retailers in the UK - including Kellogg, Sainsbury's and Aldi - have again come under fire over the high sugar content of some breakfast cereals, prompting calls for the Government-backed Responsibility Deal to be scrapped.


Dean Best | 16 Jan 2015

Brazil-based food giant Marfrig announced the surprise resignation of CEO Sergio Rial this week after just a year in the position. Another chief executive is to go at UK retailer Morrisons, with its board believing its best chance to return to growth is without Dalton Philips.


Hannah Abdulla | 22 Oct 2014

German supermarket Aldi is launching a range of organic produce in its UK stores.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 Oct 2014

This week, Emmi flogged its Italian Trentilatte yoghurt business, while Kellogg sold the Loma Linda brand to Atlantic Natural Foods. Elsewhere, UK baker Finsbury Food Group moved to buy local peer Fletchers Group, while US private-equity firm BBX Capital made its second confectionery acquisition in a week. At the annual IGD Convention in London, UK retail veteran Andrew Higginson caused a stir by hitting out at the country's grocers.


Dean Best | 7 Oct 2014

Andrew Higginson, the deputy chairman of Morrisons and former Tesco finance director, has said branded suppliers and supermarkets must "reset" their relationship in a bid to revive a stagnant sector.


Dean Best | 7 Oct 2014

The growth of the discount and convenience channels in the UK has led to a "renaissance" for some of Premier Foods' smaller brands, Gavin Darby, the company's chief executive, said today (7 October).


Dean Best | 1 Jul 2014

Discount retailers' share of the UK grocery market will almost double by 2019, according to forecasts from industry analysts IGD.


PepsiCo's global growth strategy in packaged foods and whether the deterioration of economic conditions in the market will hit prospects for the food sector are included in this week's round-up of essential research from the just-food research store.


Hannah Abdulla | 6 May 2014

This week, trademark battles hit the headlines, with Icelandic Seachill securing an injunction against Aldi and Hershey winning a tussle over its Ice Breakers brand with Russia's United Confectioners. Elsewhere, we looked at gluten-free and its growth prospects in the Middle East and analysed the Indonesian dairy sector. Here is the week in quotes


Hannah Abdulla | 2 May 2014

Fish supplier Icelandic Seachill has won an interim court injunction in the UK against discounter Aldi over what it alleges is a "copycat" version of its The Saucy Fish Co. product.


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Mar 2014

This week Cerebos Greggs announced the closure of its East Tamaki plant putting 125 jobs at risk. Job cuts were announced at Asda too as the company plans a restructure to cut costs. Ads and marketing campaigns were the centre of attention this week with Aldi getting its wrists slapped over the Swap and Save campaign and Sainsbury winning an appeal for a judicial review of Tesco's price promise. Here is the week in quotes


Dean Best | 26 Mar 2014

Aldi has expressed disappointment at the UK ad watchdog's decision to order the discounter to pull a TV spot comparing prices with rivals - and said complaints from rivals were "unsurprising".

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Katy Askew | 24 Jun 2015

Dutch supermarket operator Ahold and Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group announced today (24 June) that a long-awaited merger has been finalised in a move these two European retail giants hope will improve their competitiveness across the pond


Katy Askew | 23 Jun 2015

The UK's Grocery Code Adjudicator insisted it is "making a difference" and improving the relationship between retailers and suppliers at its annual conference this week.

Company research

Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG: Retailing - Company Profile & SWOT Analysis

Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG: Retailing - Company Profile & S

Canadean's "Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG: Retailing - Company Profile & SWOT Analysis" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations....

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Aldi, Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Aldi, Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Aldi, Inc. (Aldi), a subsidiary of Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG, is a discount grocery retailer....

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Aldi Ireland Ltd in Retailing (Ireland)

Aldi Ireland Ltd in Retailing (Ireland)

Aldi Ireland Ltd continues with its expansion plans across Ireland, with new outlet openings likely during the forecast period....

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