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.
29 April 2013
just-food spoke with ABF CEO George Weston this week following the release of the firm's first-half figures. The chief executive spoke about the performance of and prospects for the firm's food operations. Elsewhere, Ocado dismissed reports of a potential takeover by Morrisons, while Nestle defended a trademark lawsuit it has filed against Petra Foods over the Singapore firm's Delfi Take-It chocolate bar.
29 April 2013
Associated British Foods grabbed the headlines this week - for good and tragic reasons. Twenty-four hours before a factory in Bangladesh that supplied ABF's discount clothing chain Primark, just-food discussed the Kingsmill bread owner's half-year results. Another UK-listed major, Unilever, this week reported its Q1 sales, which missed analyst estimates on weaker spreads and ice cream sales. Elsewhere, we analysed the return of GM to national UK headlines and China's attempts to improve food safety.
24 April 2013
Canadian retailer Metro Inc has said its fresh food and customer loyalty schemes are helping it trade in a "highly competitive" sector.
24 April 2013
Canadian retailer Metro Inc has booked an increase in first-half earnings but warned of a challenging few quarters ahead.
22 April 2013
A raft of companies report to the market next week, including UK-based food group Associated British Foods, which is set to unveil its half-year results. Data for the first quarter of 2013 will continue to come in, with Unilever, Hershey and Premier Foods plc among those set to publish numbers.
30 January 2013
Canadian retailer Metro Inc has reported an increase in first-quarter profits as higher sales boosted margins.
24 January 2013
Shares in Safeway have risen after analysts suggested that Canadian retailers could be freeing up cash in preparation for a bidding war over the US retailer's Canadian operations.
23 January 2013
Metro Inc plans to raise C$479m (US$482m) through the sale of its stake in convenience operator Couche-Tard.
15 November 2012
Canadian retailer Metro Inc has reported higher annual profits - and seen sales in its most recent quarter outstrip rival Loblaw.
22 October 2012
Metro Inc has announced the sale of its foodservice division, Distrago, as it looks to increase its focus on its core food stores.
9 August 2012
Canadian retailer Metro Inc has today (9 August) posted a rise in third-quarter net profits on the back of increased sales.
5 July 2012
Canadian retailer Metro Inc has broken ground on a produce and dairy products warehouse in Quebec.
22 June 2012
Canadian retailer Metro Inc has appointed François Thibault as group CFO.
18 April 2012
Canadian retailer Metro Inc has booked a 12% increase in second-quarter profits, boosted by the contribution from majority-owned ethnic food retailer Adonis.
21 February 2012
The ex-CFO of Canadian retailer Metro Inc has joined George Weston, the owner of rival grocer Loblaw.
21 February 2012
Canadian retailer Metro Inc Richard Dufresne has quit as the company's CFO.
1 February 2012
Canadian grocer Metro Inc's shares rose after a first-quarter spike in profits, revenue and like-for-like sales.
31 January 2012
Last month, Canadian biscuit firm Groupe Biscuits Leclerc expanded its presence in the US, with the acquisition of snack bar brand Go Pure. In the latest just the answer interview, Katie Smith discusses the acquisition and the biscuit company's plans for the future with CEO Denis Leclerc, including setting up in the UK.
17 November 2011
Shares in Metro Inc closed up yesterday (16 November) after the Canadian retailer reported a "strong" end to its financial year.
27 October 2011
Canadian grocery retailer Metro Inc has acquired a majority share in food retailer Marché Adonis.
10 August 2011
Canadian grocery retailer Metro Inc has reported an increase in third-quarter net earnings despite reporting largely flat sales on the same period of last year.
20 April 2011
Metro Inc, the Canadian retailer, saw earnings rise in its second quarter but the improvement failed to prevent a slide in half-year profits.
28 January 2011
Recovery in the Canadian retail sector is set to become increasingly complex during 2011, with the economy remaining on unsteady ground and while Quebec and Ontario become battle grounds as Wal-Mart Stores expands its grocery presence.
25 January 2011
Metro Inc, the Canadian retailer, today (25 January) posted a rise in underlying first-quarter results amid an improvement in same-store sales.
13 December 2010
Ailing US retailer A&P this morning (13 December) announced it has filed for bankruptcy in a bid to fully restructure a business loaded with debt and hit by competition. Here just-food takes a look back the firm's history.
30 November 2010
Canada-based seafood processor High Liner Foods has committed to sourcing all of its seafood from "sustainable" or "responsible" sources by the end of 2013.
17 November 2010
Metro Inc, the Canadian retailer, today (17 November) posted an almost 11% jump in annual profits as moves to improve its stores boosted earnings.
11 August 2010
Canadian retailer Metro Inc has booked an increase in profits for the first 40 weeks of the year.
21 May 2010
President Sarkozy this week brokered an agreement with France's largest retailers to exercise restraint on margins to support the country's produce sector. Meanwhile, one of France's food giants, Danone, announced its first foray into Australia - and sent a warning to the country's domestic dairy groups. Here is the best of who said what this week.