9 December 2013
Unilever CEO Paul Polman last week met analysts to explain how the consumer goods giant is changing its business amid slowing sales, moves that are set to include 2,000 jobs being cut.
5 December 2013
A fall in third-quarter earnings was not enough to stop an increase in year-to-date profits at US grocery giant Kroger.
1 November 2013
US regional retailer Harris Teeter, set to be taken over by supermarket giant Kroger, has booked an increase in full-year earnings.
18 October 2013
US supermarket chain Kroger has detailed its plans to appoint senior management following the exit of chief executive David Dillion.
30 September 2013
Once again, the dairy and infant formula sectors in Asia-Pacific grabbed the headlines last week. Danone was at the centre of yet more bribery allegations in China. Fonterra - which has had its own scandals this year - published its annual results and said it planned to up its focus on nutrition and on emerging markets. And Australian dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory turned down a takeover bid fro local peer - and investor - Bega Cheese.
24 September 2013
US supermarket chain Kroger is fighting fit. The company has been growing market share for a number of quarters and a focus on expanding its store count has fuelled further expansion. The news CEO Dave Dillon is standing down will see him go out on top. Waiting in the wings is chief operating officer Rodney McMullen. The long-time Kroger executive represents a safe pair of hands as the retailer pushes on with its growth plans. Katy Askew reports.
20 September 2013
Dave Dillon, the CEO of US grocery giant Kroger, is to step down from the role at the turn of the year after over a decade in charge of one of the largest food retailers in the US.
19 September 2013
Ron Burkle, the US billionaire investor who is to take on the bulk of Tesco's US Fresh & Easy arm, has said he believes the loss-making business gives his Yucaipa fund a base upon which to build. But it is not yet clear what his plans are. Dean Best looks at what could be next.
16 September 2013
Albertson's LLC has had a transformative year. The private-equity owned company is investing in trying to elevating its growth trajectory. A significant step in this direction was made when the group acquired the remaining Albertsons stores - and rights to the Albertsons name - from SuperValu, along with the Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw's and Star Market chains. Last week's acquisition of United Supermarkets builds on that foundation and comes as further evidence the firm, and its financial backers, are committed to driving growth through M&A. Katy Askew reports.
13 September 2013
US regional supermarket operators Bi-Lo and Harris Teeter have both struck deals to buy a network of Piggly Wiggly stores.
12 September 2013
US supermarket group Kroger has booked an increase in first-half sales and earnings, driven by like-for-like revenue growth and improved operating margins.
9 August 2013
Dairy's top five emerging markets, the outlook for convenience stores around the world and the performance of Whole Foods Market and European hypermarket operator Kaufland are among the topics featured in this week's just-food research round-up.
7 August 2013
For all the recent headlines around the IPOs of US natural and organic retailers Sprouts Farmers Market and Fairway Group Holdings, Whole Foods Market remains the one to watch, writes Dean Best.
2 August 2013
US regional retailer Harris Teeter, set to be taken over by supermarket giant Kroger, has booked a jump in profits.
30 July 2013
US retailer The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., which emerged from bankruptcy last year, has hired Credit Suisse to assist the company in finding additional funding.
19 July 2013
Harris Teeter shareholders have filed a lawsuit against US retail giant Kroger in a bid to block the purchase of the regional grocery chain.
12 July 2013
US retail giant Kroger this week struck a deal to buy regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter in a deal worth US$2.44bn. Analysts believe the deal makes perfect sense, offering synergies and opportunities for Kroger to strengthen its position in the US retail scene. One analyst, however, believes Kroger may face competing bids before a deal is secured. Michelle Russell takes a look.
12 July 2013
For a second week, China's probe into infant formula prices - which it emerged is part of a wider investigation into the dairy sector in the country - grabbed your attention. And the US food retail scene saw the biggest M&A story of the week when Kroger struck a deal to buy regional chain Harris Teeter for US$2.4bn.
12 July 2013
China's investigation into the alleged fixing of infant formula prices rumbled on this week as Beijing claimed companies at the centre of the investigation were knowingly breaking the law. More firms moved to lower prices, including Mead Johnson, Meiji and FrieslandCampina. Elsewhere, Kroger struck a deal to buy regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter, while just-food spoke with the CEO of Walkers Shortbread's US arm and the newly-appointed managing director of Futura Foods following the sale of a stake in the company to Danish dairy firm Nordex.
10 July 2013
US retail giant Kroger has insisted it has no plans to close stores following its US$2.44bn deal to acquire regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter.
9 July 2013
US retail giant Kroger has struck a deal to buy regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter in a for US$2.44bn.
20 June 2013
US retailer Kroger has booked an increase in first-quarter profit and upped its full-year earnings guidance.
18 June 2013
MOM Brands has expanded its Better Oats range with the launch of three steel cut instant oatmeal varieties under the brand's Oat Revolution line.
13 June 2013
Amazon has made another stride in taking on US food retailers with the roll out of its fresh grocery business into the second most populous city in the US, Los Angeles. The move is sure to make other players in the market sit up and take notice but will it be enough to really shake up the US online grocery channel and give it the much needed boost it requires? Michelle Russell takes a look.
6 June 2013
Online retail giant Amazon is said to be preparing to take on the well-established US food market with a major roll-out of its fresh grocery business, a move that could make other players sit up and take notice.
28 May 2013
Bear Naked, a US cereal brand owned by Kellogg, has launched granola lines sold in pouches for consumers to eat on the go.
8 May 2013
Kroger's unionised Houston workers have ratified a new contractual agreement.
3 May 2013
US firm Tula Foods has filed a lawsuit against grocer Kroger and flavour supplier Weber Flavors, alleging the firms knowingly failed to follow production specifications when manufacturing yoghurt on its behalf.
29 April 2013
Wal-Mart, Kroger and Supervalu are among the US retailers presenting at a Barclays sector conference next week. The first-quarter results will continue to roll in, with Kellogg, Kraft Foods Group and Canadian retailer Loblaw part of a group of companies to publish numbers.
16 April 2013
Kroger has pledged to source all palm oil used in its own-label products from sustainable sources by the end of 2015.