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Review of 2012: Global food retail highs and lows

Grocers undoubtedly felt the economic pressures in 2012 with discounters enjoying buoyant growth as a result of an increase in value-seeking...

Carrefour's new direction a turn too many?

You can take your pick of French apothegms: "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose," or, more succinctly: "Déjà vu." Either way, industr...

Carrefour Q1 sales greeted with mixed response

Carrefour is a retailer regularly in the industry headlines and yesterday the French retail giant issued its first-quarter sales figures. An...

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

If last week's common theme was rising commodity costs, this week's focus was firmly on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, with retailers...

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Dia "mulls potential sale of French stores" 2 Apr 2014

Dean Best

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


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

Hannah Abdulla

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.


Lidl plans Spain store, distribution offensive 6 Mar 2014

Dean Best

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


2013 profits up at discounter Dia 20 Feb 2014

Dean Best

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


Dia admits El Arbol talks, no deal reached 16 Dec 2013

Dean Best

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

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