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Retailers look to China for growth opportunities

China's grocery market has been growing at a rapid pace for several years. Representing one fifth of the world's population, this emerging m...

Comment: French grocers in convenience battle

The French food retail sector is notoriously competitive and hard to operate in. As the country's retail giants slug it out for a higher sha...

Analysis: Carrefour ups heat with price cuts

Competition in the French retail scene could be about to heat up, with market leader Carrefour reporting an improvement in its domestic oper...

Plassat aware more work ahead at Carrefour

Carrefour's 2012 results offer signs of encouragement for the world's second-largest retailer. However, some analysts insisted much more wor...

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Focus: Russian retailer Dixy's prudent expansion 18 Mar 2013

Katy Askew

Dixy significantly beefed up its presence in Russia's food retail sector when it acquired local peer Victoria Group two years ago. While the company still has its foot on the throttle, with some ambitious plans to expand over the next three years, Dixy's attention has now turned to a lower-capital intensive organic growth phase. Katy Askew spoke to Dixy's head of investor relations Natalya Belyavskaya to find out more.


The just-food interview - the WWF and palm oil 29 Oct 2009

Dean Best

How to source palm oil is vexing the minds of many in the food industry. Growing consumer awareness of the links between palm oil, deforestation, the threat to wildlife and products on supermarket shelves is encouraging manufacturers and retailers to look for sustainable sources. However, only a few have grasped the nettle and, as Adam Harrison, senior food and agriculture officer for the WWF tells Dean Best, the industry needs to do much, much more - and quickly.

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E Europe, Asia offset home challenge for Auchan 10 Mar 2014

Dean Best

Auchan, the French retail giant, has reported higher annual sales and earnings for 2013 but saw domestic sales fall.


Profits jump at China's Sun Art Retail 3 Mar 2014

Dean Best

Sun Art Retail Group, the Chinese retailer, saw its profits climb more than 15% in 2013 as new stores boosted sales and the company's buying negotiations helped margins.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 10 Feb 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Sales growth at Hain Celestial fell slightly short of expectations, prompting the question of whether the natural and organic group is trying to run before it can walk. Elsewhere analysts picked up on Wal-Mart's failure to impress with its quarterly figures. Kellogg results also fell short and CEO John Bryant insisted the initial start-up costs of Project K will pay off in the long term.


French retailer Auchan to shed 300 jobs 3 Feb 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Auchan has confirmed it will cut 300 jobs at its hypermarkets in France by 2017 as part of moves to shake up the way it staffs its stores.


Auchan set for eight-store opening on Reunion Isl. 30 Jan 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Auchan has signed an agreement with two local businesses to open eight stores on Reunion Island off east Africa.

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