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Glynn Davis | 14 Mar 2012

Spain's Grupo Eroski recently signalled its intention to focus on its domestic operations, off-loading its stake in its French JV with Carrefour, Altis, to Intermarché. Speaking at the group's annual conference, CEO Agustín Markaide discusses the group's plans across its supermarket and hypermarket formats as well as online.

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John Shepherd | 16 Mar 2017

Spanish retail groups Dia and Eroski have signed an agreement aimed at creating supply chain efficiencies in sourcing materials for their respective own-label products.


Hannah Abdulla | 14 Mar 2014

Spanish hypermarket Eroski has launched a click-and-collect format.


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 | 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.


Katy Askew | 16 Jul 2013

Spanish retailer Eroski plans to open a "zero power consumption" supermarket that requires no energy input from external sources.


Michelle Russell | 23 May 2013

Eroski has almost tripled its net losses in its last financial year, as the Spanish retailer battled a slowdown in consumer spending in its domestic market.


Katy Askew | 29 Jan 2013

Undeclared horse meat DNA has been found in Spanish burgers, a leading consumer organisation revealed today (29 January).


Katy Askew | 1 Nov 2012

French retailer E.Leclerc has launched a price comparison website in Spain as it battles to win over shoppers in a tough economic environment.


Katy Askew | 15 Oct 2012

Spanish retailer Eroski has obtained full ownership of regional supermarket operator Caprabo.


Michelle Russell | 1 Oct 2012

Spanish cooperative retailer Eroski has widened its net losses in the first half of the year.


Dean Best | 13 Sep 2012

French retailers Carrefour and Intermarché have signed a deal to swap a batch of stores, a transaction prompted by their deal earlier this year over the Altis joint venture.


Michelle Russell | 18 Jul 2012

Spanish cooperative retailer Eroski has launched a franchise banner in Mallorca as part of its expansion plan for the Balearic islands.


Dean Best | 11 Jun 2012

Spanish retailer El Corte Ingles has announced price cuts on thousands of food products in a bid to stay competitive in the country's ailing economy.


Katy Askew | 28 May 2012

Spanish cooperative retailer Eroski reported narrowing full-year losses as lower financing expenses and measures to strip costs out of the business helped offset declining sales.


Michelle Russell | 17 May 2012

Spanish retailer Eroski is to invest EUR40m (US$50.9m) in the modernisation of its dry foods distribution centre in the Basque Country.


Dean Best | 10 Apr 2012

France's anti-trust watchdog has cleared Intermarche's move to local retail venture Altis - but has asked the company to offload five stores to assuage competition concerns.


Dean Best | 19 Mar 2012

It was a bumper week of insight from just-food, with analysis of Richard Brasher's decision to quit as CEO of Tesco's UK operations, an examination of rising egg prices and a look at the future for UK food manufacturer Premier Foods. We also emphasised our international reach, with an exclusive interview with the chief executive of Spanish retailer Grupo Eroski. Click on the headlines for more.


Dean Best | 19 Mar 2012

It was a bumper week of insight from just-food, with analysis of Richard Brasher's decision to quit as CEO of Tesco's UK operations, an examination of rising egg prices and a look at the future for UK food manufacturer Premier Foods. We also emphasised our international reach, with an exclusive interview with the chief executive of Spanish retailer Grupo Eroski. Click on the headlines for more.


Michelle Russell | 19 Mar 2012

The surprise departure of Richard Brasher, the CEO of Tesco's UK operations, grabbed the headlines this week. Elsewhere, analysts voiced their opinions on Premier Foods success in securing a refinancing deal and on Dairy Crest's decision to potentially sell its French business and invest in the UK.


Michelle Russell | 19 Mar 2012

The surprise departure of Richard Brasher, the CEO of Tesco's UK operations, grabbed the headlines this week. Elsewhere, analysts voiced their opinions on Premier Foods success in securing a refinancing deal and on Dairy Crest's decision to potentially sell its French business and invest in the UK.


Michelle Russell | 6 Mar 2012

Spanish retailer Eroski is to invest EUR15m (US$19.7m) in the expansion of its franchise store network in Spain this year.


Dean Best | 13 Dec 2011

French retailer Intermarché is looking to take over Altis, the local retail venture that Carrefour is set to leave.


Dean Best | 12 Dec 2011

Carrefour has tabled a cash-and-share bid for French franchise retail partner Guyenne et Gascogne.


Dean Best | 12 Dec 2011

Carrefour is to sell its stake in Altis, its franchise retail venture with Spanish retailer Eroski.


Sam Webb | 8 Dec 2011

Carrefour today (8 December) confirmed it is in talks with franchise partner Guyenne and Gascogne, negotiations that could see the French retail giant buy a stake in the business.


Katie Smith | 21 Oct 2011

Dairy giant Arla Foods has added a product to its Castello cheese range in Spain.


Dean Best | 5 Oct 2011

Spanish retailer Eroski has posted a reduced half-year loss despite a drop in sales.

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Dean Best | 19 Sep 2013

Grocers comparing prices and giving consumers money-off vouchers has become a fixture of the UK grocery scene - and now we hear of a similar scheme in Spain.

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