3 April 2013
UK retailer Marks and Spencer has declined to comment on reports it is looking to start food retailing in India.
22 January 2013
Reliance Industries said its retail arm, Reliance Retail, booked an increase in nine-month sales.
16 October 2012
Reliance Industries said yesterday (12 October) that its retail arm, Reliance Retail, booked a 48% increase in first-half 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.
10 July 2012
UK food company 2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed it is in contact with Indian retail giant Reliance Retail as it considers its options for expansion in the country.
29 May 2012
UK food manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has created new executive positions within its domestic business and further afield in India.
4 July 2011
Two former Wal-Mart Stores executives are to join Reliance Retail, India's largest retailer.
25 May 2011
Marc Bolland has completed a year at the helm of Marks and Spencer. He outlined the skeleton of his plans for the UK retailer in November last year, and has continued to add meat to the bones as the year progressed. With the retailer's full-year results yesterday (24 May), another layer was added to the body with Bolland outlining the retailer's European ambitions and its plans to segment its stores by demographic. How successful has Bolland's first year as chief executive been? And what do industry watchers make of his plans? Petah Marian reports.
24 May 2011
Marks and Spencer has posted an increase in annual profits but maintained a cautious outlook, citing pressure on disposable income and increasing commodity prices.
21 February 2011
Marks and Spencer's joint venture with Reliance Retail has made two appointments to its executive team in India.
7 January 2011
French retailer Carrefour this week opened its first cash-and-carry store in India after months of speculation.
4 January 2011
French retailer Carrefour has opened its first cash-and-carry store in India after months of speculation.
9 December 2010
The Future Group is reportedly set to enter an agreement with Carrefour to bring the French retailer to India.
24 September 2010
Indian retailer Reliance Retail is planning to enter the country's cash-and-carry channel, with the opening of at least three outlets in the next six to eight months, according to reports.
18 August 2010
Convenience stores are no longer the preserve of cash-rich but time-poor consumers in developed markets. They are increasingly popular in emerging markets too.
8 July 2010
The Indian government has opened up the debate on foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail by seeking comments on the issue from a range of stakeholders including overseas retailers and industry associations.
7 July 2010
The economic downturn has led consumers to turn to private label for greater value. Own label has been a significant sector in Europe for decades but US consumers are now looking to store brands more regularly - and emerging markets are starting to catch on, too.
25 June 2010
UK retailer Marks and Spencer has reaffirmed its commitment to double its retail presence in India through its joint venture in the emerging market.
18 June 2010
Indian food group Himalya International has expanded its yoghurt business with some of the country's largest retailers.
25 May 2010
Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Reliance Industries, turned its first profit since opening its first store over three years ago.
20 May 2010
Reliance Retail has unveiled plans to expand its presence in the Indian grocery sector over the next five years.
15 April 2010
Unease and uncertainty has been provoked among international food retailers in India by new restrictive guidelines issued that limit the already-restricted foreign investment in the country's organised retail sector.
30 October 2009
What goes into food and what is slapped on the outside dominated the headlines on just-food this week. Food manufacturers and retailers continued to fall over themselves to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable palm oil although, as our interview with the WWF revealed, there are those in the industry that have yet to take any action on the issue. One industry-wide action on food labelling in the US has hit the buffers with the country's leading food makers pulling out of the Smart Choices Program. Will US regulators now fill that void? These are the top ten stories on just-food this week.
28 October 2009
Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has revealed that its retail businesses ended the year with a loss of INR55.7bn (US$1.17bn) - on sales of about INR400bn.
7 July 2009
The world's top food retailers may not have got the news they were looking for when India's new government published its first annual budget yesterday (6 July). Despite apparent support in some political circles for a loosening of the laws restricting foreign investment in Indian retail, the budget made no mention of any reform. However, as Dean Best reports, the likes of Wal-Mart, Tesco and Metro Group should still be cheered by India's plans for modernisation.
19 May 2009
UK retailer Marks and Spencer posted a drop in annual profits this morning (19 May) and cut its dividend by a third.
6 May 2009
Domestic and multinational food retailers doing business in India need to be aware of competition from the country's traditional, “mom-and-pop” traders, a leading homegrown retailer said today (6 May).
6 May 2009
French retail giant Carrefour has declined to comment on reports it intends to buy a 75% stake in Russia’s Seventh Continent.
27 April 2009
French retail giant Carrefour has denied reports it has signed a partnership deal with Indian retailer Reliance Retail.
1 April 2009
Indian retailer Reliance Retail is to expand its private label business nationally, according to reports.