5 February 2014
The convenience channel has become a source of growth for larger grocers in a number of markets. Even in the US, home of the big-box store, major players have tested the water, albeit with patchy success. The likes of Wal-Mart are upping their focus on smaller stores and, although they will not represent a short-term threat to America's 'Cokes and smokes' c-stores, indie operators need to be wary. Hannah Abdulla reports.
4 November 2013
US retailer Publix booked a slight drop in earnings in the third quarter but saw its stock and sales increase.
23 October 2013
US retailer Publix has announced plans to divest its Pix convenience chain as part of plans to focus on its core supermarket operations.
16 September 2013
US retailer Publix plans to purchase seven stores from local peer Bi-Lo Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
2 August 2013
US retailer Ingles Markets has booked a third-quarter loss, hurt by a one-off charge.
2 August 2013
US regional retailer Publix saw its earnings and sales climb in the first half of the year.
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.
9 July 2013
US retail giant Kroger has struck a deal to buy regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter in a for US$2.44bn.
27 June 2013
Cerberus Capital Management and Harris Teeter have refused to be drawn on a report the private-equity firm has bid for the US retailer.
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.
29 May 2013
Tyrrells, the UK crisp manufacturer, has secured another overseas listing with a deal to sell products at 7-11 stores in Japan.
24 May 2013
Private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, which earlier this year bought five food retail chains from Supervalu Inc, is said to be looking at more targets - including regional grocer Harris Teeter.
20 May 2013
Langholm Capital, the owner of UK crisp group Tyrrells, has declined to comment on reports it has put the company up for sale.
10 May 2013
Regional US retailer Harris Teeter has said talks with a number of companies about an acquisition of the group are "ongoing".
8 May 2013
Specialist UK cheese exporter Somerdale International has turned its attention to expanding its reach in new markets and is placing a particular emphasis on developing its business in China and Southeast Asia.
3 May 2013
This year's earlier Easter and better underlying sales have helped first-quarter profits at US retailer Publix.
11 March 2013
UK crisp manufacturer Tyrrells has increased its presence in the US after securing a listing with supermarket group Publix.
11 March 2013
In a week of results from major retailers, Carrefour cheered the market with improvement in France, upmarket UK grocer Waitrose highlighted its strong year and Belgium's Delhaize insisted its business in the US would improve. Elsewhere across the Atlantic, meat processor Smithfield Foods faced calls from a major investor to consider dividing in three.
4 March 2013
US supermarket group Publix is reported to be interested in purchasing regional US retailer Harris Teeter.
1 March 2013
US supermarket group Publix has booked an increase in full-year sales and earnings, despite one less trading week in the fourth quarter.
13 February 2013
Harris Teeter Supermarkets has declined to comment on reports it is exploring strategic options including the possibility of a sale.
13 February 2013
UK-cheese market Belton Cheese has launched its new Red Leicester cheese brand, Belton Farm Red Fox, in the US market.
2 November 2012
US retailer Publix has recorded an increase in earnings in the third quarter of the year.
15 October 2012
US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has announced plans to invest US$6bn in pricing by 2017.
8 October 2012
Reducing the amount of food waste that goes to landfill is a sustainability challenge faced the world over. Ben Cooper takes a look at an initiative in the US which brings together retailers, manufacturers and restaurant operators.
5 October 2012
The organisers of the FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit, which ended today, have stressed the value of the broad range of stakeholders who have participated. Ben Cooper asked representatives from various sectors for their impressions of the conference.
19 September 2012
US supermarket group Publix has launched a price comparison initiative in selected stores aimed at countering Wal-Mart's "See For Yourself" price comparison campaign launched in the spring.
28 August 2012
US ice cream producer Talenti Gelato has purchased a former Kroger ice cream production facility in Georgia.
2 August 2012
A fall in second-quarter earnings has failed to stop employee-owned US retailer Publix from reporting half-year profits.
16 May 2012
US retailer Publix Super Markets has promoted Gino DiGrazia to the position of vice president of finance.