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Brazil briefing: Global retailers battle it out

As the fifth-largest country in the world, Brazil is simply too big a market for food retailers to ignore. And with a population of around 1...


Michelle Russell | 30 Aug 2013

As the fifth-largest country in the world, Brazil is simply too big a market for food retailers to ignore. And with a population of around 190m, the potential for growth and expansion in a market of this size is tremendous. However, for international retailers in the country, it has proved a tough nut to crack.


Richard Woodard | 2 Sep 2011

You can take your pick of French apothegms: "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose," or, more succinctly: "Déjà vu." Either way, industry analysts casting their critical eye over Carrefour's latest strategic revamp could be forgiven for thinking they've been here before, writes Richard Woodard.


Dean Best | 20 Jun 2011

It's likely Carrefour CEO Lars Olofsson will be a little apprehensive as he heads off for work tomorrow (21 June).


Dean Best | 15 Apr 2011

Carrefour is a retailer regularly in the industry headlines and yesterday the French retail giant issued its first-quarter sales figures. Analyst reaction, Dean Best writes, was mixed.

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Dean Best | 2 Apr 2014

Spain-based discounter Dia has reportedly hired bankers to look at the potential sale of its operations in France.


Hannah Abdulla | 10 Mar 2014

This week Unilever was gain rumoured to be looking to sell a food brand - this time Ragu pasta sauces. UK group Premier Foods announced a new refinancing package, while in the US, a mega-merger in the retail sector is on the cards, after Albertsons owner and private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management struck a deal to buy Safeway.


Dean Best | 6 Mar 2014

Lidi is to spend EUR180m in Spain this year on new stores, improving ranges in existing outlets and opening another warehouse in the country.


Dean Best | 20 Feb 2014

Dia, the Spain-based discount retailer, saw earnings rise in 2013, boosted by "outstanding profitability" in Iberia.


Dean Best | 16 Dec 2013

Spanish discounter Dia has revealed it has held initial talks to buy local supermarket chain Grupo El Arbol - but no deal has been reached.


Michelle Russell | 28 Oct 2013

Strong sales growth in emerging markets and the sale of a business in Turkey helped boost earnings for Spanish discounter Dia in the third quarter.


Katy Askew | 29 Jul 2013

Strong sales growth in emerging markets helped boost half-year profits at discounter Dia and offset lower underlying sales in Iberia and France.


Michelle Russell | 7 Jun 2013

Spanish discount retailer Dia has rolled out a trial of an online grocery offering at two of its neighbourhood stores in Madrid.


Michelle Russell | 7 May 2013

Spanish discount retailer Dia has recorded a "solid" first quarter with earnings boosted by "strong" sales momentum in Brazil and Argentina.


Michelle Russell | 24 Apr 2013

Spanish discount retailer Dia has confirmed it is to begin trialling its neighbourhood store model Dia Fresh in France.


Michelle Russell | 22 Apr 2013

Spanish hard discount banner Dia and local conglomerate Sabanci Holding have sold their business in Turkey to food giant Yildiz Holdin


Michelle Russell | 21 Feb 2013

Spanish discount retailer Dia said it ended fiscal 2012 having achieved the targets it set itself at the start of the year after booking an increase in profit boosted by growth in Iberia and Brazil.


Michelle Russell | 2 Nov 2012

Spanish discount retailer Dia has announced plans to launch a neighbourhood store model across Spain under the banner Dia Fresh.


Michelle Russell | 29 Oct 2012

Spanish discount retailer Dia has confirmed plans to launch an online store in the country.


Michelle Russell | 29 Oct 2012

Spanish discount retailer Dia has booked an increase in profit in the first nine months of the year, boosted by growth in emerging markets.


Michelle Russell | 2 Aug 2012

Spanish discount retailer Dia has recorded an increase in first-half profit, boosted by a "good business performance" in Iberia, Argentina and Brazil.


Michelle Russell | 11 May 2012

Spanish discount retailer Dia has recorded an increase in first-quarter profits, on the back of higher sales in Spain and an improvement in emerging countries.


Dean Best | 28 Feb 2012

Discount retailer Dia has reported a jump in annual profits for 2011, the year in which it was spun off by Carrefour.


Dean Best | 31 Aug 2011

Discount retailer Dia said today (31 August) that it hopes to close a deal to open more franchise stores in Brazil by the end of the year.


Sam Webb | 25 Aug 2011

Spain-based discount chain Dia has named Mariano Martín Mampaso as vice chairman of the board.


Dean Best | 13 Jul 2011

Carrefour has warned that its first-half operating profit is expected to have slumped by 23% due to problems in the French retailer's domestic market.


Dean Best | 21 Jun 2011

Shareholders in Carrefour today (21 June) approved the retailer's plans to spin off discount business Dia.


Dean Best | 20 May 2011

The abrupt departure of Hershey chief Dave West raised eyebrows this week; what will it mean for the confectionery giant? Elsewhere in the US, General Mills closed its acquisition of a controlling stake in global yoghurt brand Yoplait, an announcement that tied in nicely with the launch of the latest just-food column - Category crunch - which takes an in-depth look at specific food categories around the world.


James Jordan | 20 May 2011

Wal-Mart Stores is still struggling in the US but it has found a bright spark in the positive comparable sales in its food division. Similarly, this week, Carrefour talked up its ability to turnaround the more sluggish aspects of its businessWal-Mart Stores is still struggling in the US but it has found a bright spark in the positive comparable sales in its food division. Similarly, Carrefour talked up its ability to turnaround the more sluggish aspects of its business this week.

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