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| 30 Sep 2013
Russia has been described as one of the most dynamically developing retail markets in the world. The advent of the recession, however, resulted in a slowdown in growth that Russia has not yet fully recovered from. While it is debatable whether Russia will fully re-establish the pace of growth it enjoyed before the credit crisis, the market is seen as an attractive one for FMCG companies.
| 9 Sep 2013
The choice of Delhaize's new CEO failed to cheer the market last week as investors reacted coolly to the news. The potential takeover of Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor, has also not won over all shareholders, with one claiming to have received rival interest.
| 4 Sep 2013
Shares in Belgian retailer Delhaize Group slid in morning trade today (4 September) as investors responded to the appointment of former Metro Group executive Frans Muller as CEO. While Muller has extensive retail experience, he comes to Delhaize from Metro's cash and carry arm and, significantly, has no experience of operating in Delhaize's largest market, the US. Katy Askew reports.
| 31 Jul 2012
Metro Group has said it will reveal further details of plans for the future of its Real hypermarket chain in November.
| 28 Nov 2008
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.
| 14 Dec 2006
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.
| 24 Mar 2014
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.
| 21 Mar 2014
Ukranian confectionery firm Roshen's chocolate factory in Lypetsk, Russia has been seized by police.
| 20 Mar 2014
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.
| 19 Mar 2014
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.
| 11 Feb 2014
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.
| 28 Jan 2014
French retailer Auchan has sought to play down speculation it is to open its first hypermarket in Belarus in 2015.
| 22 Jan 2014
Poland's competition watchdog has ordered Auchan to sell a clutch of Real hypermarkets in the country as part of its approval for the French retail giant's acquisition of the business from Metro Group.
| 20 Jan 2014
Metro Group has announced plans to float part of its Russian cash-and-carry business in London.
| 14 Jan 2014
Metro Group has quashed reports it has agreed a deal to sell its Real hypermarkets in Turkey - but has admitted it is in talks with suitors over a possible sale.
| 13 Jan 2014
German retailer Metro Group has said it is on track to meet expectations in 2014, despite booking lower first-quarter sales dented by currency exchange and "soft" Christmas trading.
| 12 Dec 2013
Germany retail giant Metro Group has said it expects to report higher underlying profits in its new financial year, a forecast that sent its shares rising this morning (12 December).
| 20 Nov 2013
Metro Group is considering various options to raise funding for its Russian cash-and-carry unit, including a "partial IPO".
| 19 Nov 2013
Auchan has outlined plans to open ten to 14 stores in Russia in 2014 across its three different formats.
| 17 Oct 2013
German retail giant Metro Group said it is "well-prepared" and "confident" for the Christmas trading period, despite booking a drop in year-to-date sales.
| 17 Oct 2013
French retail giant Auchan is understood to be anticipating a doubling of sales in Romania between 2012 and 2015 following the opening of its first rebranded Real store.
| 17 Oct 2013
UK wholesale and convenience retailer Booker Group has reported a jump in half-years profits thanks to higher sales and the benefit from synergies from its acquisition of Metro Group's local cash-and-carry chain.
| 19 Sep 2013
UK wholesaler Booker Group has reported a jump in first-half sales, which were boosted by the contribution from Makro and like-for-like growth.
| 9 Sep 2013
European retail giant Delhaize this week named its new CEO - ex-Metro executive Frans Muller - but his appointment, combined with the departure of its US boss, hit the company's shares. In the US, Mondelez International gave more detail on its plans to shake up its plant network and use fewer suppliers. And an investor in Smithfield Foods insisted it had received interest from rival suitors for the US pork giant that could be better value than the current agreed takeover bid from China's Shuanghui International.
| 4 Sep 2013
Belgian retailer Delhaize Group has appointed former Metro Cash & Carry chief Frans Muller to the post of CEO.
| 2 Sep 2013
Metro Group has remained tight-lipped over reports it has held discussions to sell its Real operations in Turkey to local retailer Begendik.
| 1 Aug 2013
German retail giant Metro Group has moved to a net profit in the first half of the year.
| 10 Jul 2013
Booker CEO Charles Wilson said the UK wholesale and c-store retailer had made "good progress" in its first quarter.
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