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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...

BRICs and beyond: Auchan bets on India's potential

The French retailer has become the latest multinational to enter India. We look at its new partnership with local player Max Hypermarket....

Metro to reveal plans for Real in November

Metro Group has said it will reveal further details of plans for the future of its Real hypermarket chain in November....

Comment: UK retailer Booker sees strength in food

UK wholesaler Booker Group unveiled a resilient first-quarter sales performance. While lower tobacco sales weighed on the firm's revenues, n...

Latest Interviews

just the answer - Verdict Research, Discounters in 28 Nov 2008

Dean Best

The rise of the discounters has been one of the year's key trends in grocery retailing. Shoppers, beset by concerns over the economy, have looked to the likes of Aldi and Lidl for greater value. In this month's just the answer interview, Daniel Lucht, senior analyst at retail watchers Verdict Research, tells Dean Best why the discounters should push on in 2009, despite growing competition on price from the likes of Tesco and Carrefour.


Metro in Vietnam - EXCLUSIVE 14 Dec 2006

Dominique Patton

Vietnam, one of Asia’s fastest growing markets, has been dubbed ‘little India’ and ranked the world’s third most attractive market for international retailers this year. But this makes business in the WTO’s newest member sound all too easy, Uwe Hoelzer, managing director of Metro Cash & Carry Vietnam, tells Dominique Patton in an exclusive interview.

Latest News

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 24 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference dominated news this week with updates from Kraft Foods Group, Glanbia and Nestle. Elsewhere GM was back in the spotlight with the UK Prime Minister's scientific advisers arguing the technology is safe. Also this week the political tensions in Russia and Ukraine saw Metro Group delay an IPO of its Russian cash-and-carry unit and Lidl announced the departure of chairman Karl-Heinz Holland.


Roshen factory seized by Russian police 21 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Ukranian confectionery firm Roshen's chocolate factory in Lypetsk, Russia has been seized by police.


Russian X5 Retail Group exits Ukraine 20 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Russian retailer X5 Retail Group has reportedly sold its Ukraine stores to local rival Varus in a US$5-10m deal that sees the retail giant exit the country.


Metro Group puts Russia IPO on hold 19 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Metro Group has put plans for an IPO of its Russian Metro cash-and-carry unit on hold following the political crisis in the region.


Metro shares slide on earnings miss 11 Feb 2014

Katy Askew

German retailer Metro Group saw its share price slip in early trade today (11 February) after reporting a decline in first-quarter sales and operating earnings that missed market expectations.

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