23 May 2013
UK wholesale and c-store retailer Booker today (23 May) reported higher annual sales and profits.
15 May 2013
Metro Group has appointed a director of restructuring for its Egypt and Kazakhstan operations, countries the German retail group is reported to be looking to exit.
2 May 2013
German retail giant Metro Group's first-quarter losses narrowed thanks to an improved performance at its domestic supermarket and consumer electronic stores.
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.
4 April 2013
UK wholesaler Booker Group has booked an increase in revenue during 2012, led by gains from non-tobacco sales to caterers.
20 March 2013
German retail giant Metro Group has blamed its steep drop in profit during 2012 on higher investment levels and challenging operating conditions.
18 March 2013
The CEO of Metro Group's cash and carry business, Frans Muller, is to step down as part of efforts to streamline its top management.
14 March 2013
Shares in UK wholesaler Booker jumped today (14 March) after the UK's Competition Commission indicated it is preparing to clear the group's acquisition of Makro from Germany's Metro Group.
4 March 2013
German retailer Metro Group has reported a slump in earnings, as weakening consumer sentiment in Europe hit the group's 2012 performance.
14 February 2013
German retailer Metro Group and Dutch peer Ahold are among the latest firms to recall products after admitting certain lines contained horsemeat.
6 February 2013
Franz Haniel & Cie has said it regards the remaining holding it has in Metro Group as an "anchor investment", suggesting it is unlikely to reduce the shareholding further.
6 February 2013
Germany investment company Franz Haniel & Cie has generated proceeds of EUR300m (US406.2m) from the completed reduction of its shareholding in Metro Group.
16 January 2013
German retailer Metro Group has reported a slight lift in overall net sales in 2012, enabling the firm to reconfirm its operating profit guidance for the year.
18 December 2012
Grocers undoubtedly felt the economic pressures in 2012 with discounters enjoying buoyant growth as a result of an increase in value-seeking consumers. Shoppers' focus on value led to rising online sales and further investment in the channel from the world's food retailers. However, the year was not just about expansion. Some of the world's largest grocers have scaled back overseas, with the trend towards internalisation slowing. Michelle Russell takes a look at the highs and lows for international retailers in 2012.
10 December 2012
The week's two major stories broke within hours of each other on Wednesday - Tesco admitted it was "likely" to leave the US and Germany's Intersnack snapped up United Biscuits' salty snacks business. Elsewhere, ex-Tesco CEO Terry Leahy led a private-equity buy-out of UK discounter B&M Retail and Canada's Saputo agreed to buy Dean Foods' Morningstar arm. Meanwhile, Singapore agribusiness giant Olam International found its finances under scrutiny and we interviewed the head of Nestle's operations in equatorial Africa.
4 December 2012
Dutch supermarket operator Makro Market has acquired a stake in Turkey retailer Uyum Foods.
3 December 2012
ConAgra Foods' deal to buy US private-label group Ralcorp Holdings last week added some spice to a pedestrian year for M&A. Staying with acquisitions in the US, Hostess Brands said it had received more than 100 bids for its assets. In Europe, Dutch retailer Ahold said it would up its cost cuts, with a focus on sourcing and promos. And in the UK, leading grocers signed up to a new code of special offers.
3 December 2012
Last week, just-food spoke with ConAgra's president of sales Doug Knudsen in the wake of the company's deal to acquire Ralcorp. Other deals this week have included the purchase of Metro Group's eastern European operations by Auchan, while Ahold outlined progress on its "six strategic pillars" strategy at its Capital Markets day in the US.
30 November 2012
German retail giant Metro Group has sold its Real grocery chain in eastern Europe to French retailer Auchan for EUR1.1bn (US$1.4bn).
29 November 2012
German retailer Metro Group has remained silent over reports it is closer to striking a deal to sell its Real grocery chain in eastern Europe to French retailer Auchan.
28 November 2012
Germany investment company Franz Haniel & Cie has said it will reduce its stake in retail giant Metro Group in a bid to reduce debt.
26 November 2012
German retail giant Metro Group has declined to comment on reports it is in talks with several potential buyers for its Real stores in eastern Europe.
8 November 2012
The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred Booker's acquisition of Makro to the country's competition authority.
2 November 2012
Metro Group has declined to comment on reports the CFO and COO of its Real hypermarket chain in Germany are to step down.
30 October 2012
Metro Group reported lower third-quarter profits but its shares climbed after the German retail giant stuck to its forecast for annual earnings, which it had cut earlier this month.
26 October 2012
Metro Group has said the company's view on its Real hypermarket chain is "unchanged" despite reports linking three rivals to its stores in Russia.
8 October 2012
German retail giant Metro Group has issued a profit warning for the full year amid a "worsening" European consumer environment and its impact on spending.
25 September 2012
Germany's Metro Group is planning to open four additional cash-and-carry stores in India by the end of fiscal 2012.
20 September 2012
Booker has said Makro's performance in the second quarter was "challenging" as the firm booked an increase in group sales.
17 August 2012
The French retailer has become the latest multinational to enter India. We look at its new partnership with local player Max Hypermarket.