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Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to te...

On the money: Market buys into Casino's confidence

Casino's share price has been on something of a rollercoaster in the early weeks of 2014. However, the French retailer's 2013 results and op...

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...

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R&R chief: We can be real alternative to Unilever 10 Apr 2013

Dean Best

James Lambert, CEO of UK-based R&R Ice Cream, has suggested the company's plan to buy local rival Fredericks Dairies will give retailers a "real alternative" to market leader Unilever.

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Bongrain hits out at French grocers' buying JVs 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Major suppliers operating in France will lose money from the two buying partnership deals announced by four of the country's largest grocers, a senior executive at dairy group Bongrain has said.


Currency exchange weighs on Casino sales 14 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

French retailer Casino has seen a drop in total first-quarter sales despite organic gains as currency translation weighed on the top line.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 24 Feb 2014

Dean Best

This week, the annual CAGNY investment conference took place in the US, with leading FMCG companies discussing their strategy and outlook for their businesses. One of those, PepsiCo, found itself in the spotlight again after activist investor Nelson Peltz called - not for the first time - for the group to split in two. Elsewhere, US beef jerky firm Jack Link's snapped up Unilever's meat snacks arm and Ian McLeod, the MD of Coles, said he would step down after a successful five years at Australia's number two grocer.


Casino 2013 profits up, "confident" on 2014 18 Feb 2014

Dean Best

French retailer Casino today (18 February) reported a near-10% rise in underlying annual profits and expressed "confidence" in its growth prospects for 2014, helping its shares to recover recent lost ground.


Exito to acquire 50 Super Inter stores 10 Feb 2014

Katy Askew

Colombian retailer Exito has struck a deal to buy 50 Super Inter stores in a move it said would "consolidate" its "leadership" position in the country's grocery retail market.

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