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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...

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...

Talking Shop: Tesco offers click-and-collect

Petah Marian | 24 Aug 2010

Tesco announced today (23 August) it is joining a number of French retailers and becoming the first UK retailer to launch a click-and-collect, or "drive-thru" grocery service.

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Food industry news of week: Yildiz, Dairy Crest

Dean Best | 7 Nov 2014

United Biscuits is set for a new owner - Turkey's Yildiz Holding. The UK-based snacks maker announced this week brands including McVitie's and BN would join Godiva chocolate in the Yildiz portfolio. The M&A spotlight was firmly on the UK last week, with German giant Müller striking a deal to buy Dairy Crest's liquid milk assets - competition approval pending.

Intermarche bid for pork firm Gad gets court OK

Stuart Todd | 17 Oct 2014

A French court has approved Intermarché's takeover offer for local pork processor Gad's plant in Brittany.

Intermarche submits bid for Gad pork plant

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Sep 2014

French retailer Intermarché has submitted its bid for a plant owned by ailing pork processor Gad.

Intermarche parent confirms "interest" in Gad

Hannah Abdulla | 2 Sep 2014

French retail giant Intermarche has confirmed its interest in a plant owned by ailing pork processor Gad.

ANUGA 2013: Castelli eyes CEE, Asia

Katy Askew | 9 Oct 2013

Italian private-label cheese manufacturer Castelli plans to expand its export business by growing sales in central and eastern Europe and Asia.

French retailer Intermarche quits Romania

Dean Best | 18 Sep 2012

French retailer Intermarché has decided to leave the Romanian market and focus on its operations in the Balkans.

Carrefour, Intermarche in store swap

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.

Intermarche set for disposals after Altis OK

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.

Intermarche eyes takeover of Carrefour, Eroski JV

Dean Best | 13 Dec 2011

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

Intermarche names Cotillard director of purchasing

Katie Smith | 18 Oct 2011

French retail group Les Mousquetaires has appointed Thierry Cotillard as director for purchasing for its Intermarché and Netto divisions.

Intermarche "on Emperia bid shortlist"

Sam Webb | 7 Oct 2011

French retailer Intermarche and four private-equity funds have reportedly been shortlisted as potential buyers of Polish company Emperia's retail arm.

Les Mousquetaires launch French green label pilot

Sam Webb | 6 Oct 2011

French retail group Les Mousquetaires is launching a pilot labelling scheme to let shoppers know the environmental impact of their food purchases.

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

Katie Smith | 26 Sep 2011

Tesco announced a revamp of its promotional strategy in the UK last week, a move that was immediately criticised by its rivals. However, grocers in Scotland were united in their opposition to a tax on major retailers in the country.

French retailer takes aim at Paris

Sam Webb | 23 Sep 2011

French retailer Intermarché announced plans to increase its convenience network in major cities, especially Paris.

Intermarche takes aim at rivals with ad campaign

Stuart Todd | 1 Sep 2011

French retailer Intermarché has launched a marketing campaign that offers to refund the price difference on 250 national brands if customers find them cheaper at its rivals.

Intermarche continues to process fish despite fire

Peter Crosskey | 10 Aug 2011

French supermarket chain Intermarché has said it remains committed to landing and processing its own fish and seafood even after a fire destroyed one of its plants in Brittany.

Leclerc chief slams proposed competition laws

Peter Crosskey | 5 Jul 2011

Michel Edouard Leclerc, the head of eponymous French retailer E. Leclerc, has responded angrily to proposed laws that could make it easier for independent retailers to change fascia.

Intermarché marketing director quits

Stuart Todd | 23 Jun 2011

Intermarché's director of marketing, Philippe Vincent, has quit the group, the French retailer confirmed to just-food today (23 June).

Intermarché shakes up own-label portfolio

Stuart Todd | 18 Apr 2011

Intermarché has started to rationalise its own-label ranges in a bid to improve consumer awareness of the portfolio.

Duc sells frozen-food plant to Intermarche

Stuart Todd | 6 Apr 2011

French poultry processor Duc has sold a frozen processed food plant in Brittany to the production arm of retailer Intermarché.

Intermarché eyes production growth

Stuart Todd | 30 Mar 2011

Intermarché is looking to increase the turnover of its production arm by almost 40% over the next five years, the French group announced at the MDD Expo retailer brand exhibition currently taking place in Paris.

Intermarche launches own label | 11 Mar 2011

French retailer Intermarche has launched a new own label that aims to become the "freshest distribution brand", supporting sustainable development while also retaining a value positioning.

Marine Harvest to open plant in France

Stuart Todd | 21 Feb 2011

Norwegian seafood group Marine Harvest has unveiled plans to invest EUR11m in a new 8,000 sqm processing and packing plant for salmon and white fish located at the French Channel port of Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Les Mousquetaires appoints new president | 26 Nov 2010

French retail group Les Mousquetaires, the parent company of Intermarche, has appointed Jean-Pierre Meunier as its president.

Intermarche starts work on distribution hub

Stuart Todd | 16 Jul 2010

French retailer Intermarché is to occupy a 67,000 sqm distribution hub in a new logistics park development in Montbartier, in the south-west of the country.

Bon Preu in talks to sell Intermarche outlets

Michelle Russell | 12 May 2010

Spanish retailer Bon Preu is in talks to sell a number of local Intermarché outlets it owns outside Catalonia.

Equity group puts Biscuits Poult up for sale

Stuart Todd | 22 Apr 2010

France’s leading manufacturer of own-brand biscuits Biscuit Poult has been put up for sale by its owner, private-equity group LBO France, a market source told just-food.

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Grocery Retailers in Portugal

Grocery Retailers in Portugal

In 2013 current value sales in grocery retailers in Portugal declined by 2%, to reach €19.8 billion. This was a slightly better performance compared with 2012. The acute drop in the employment rate, a...

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Grocery Retailers in Poland

Grocery Retailers in Poland

Grocery retailers experienced similar trends to those observed in 2012. The channel benefited from steady demand for basic groceries; however a certain shift towards private label products was noted....

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Retailing in Poland

Retailing in Poland

Retailing in Poland enjoyed positive development in 2013, regarding both store-based retailing and non-store retailing, despite the economic uncertainty. The steady demand for basic groceries as well...

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