16 May 2013
The CEO of US frozen-food firm Overhill Farms has said the sale of the business to peer Bellisio Foods is the best way to maximise value for shareholders.
15 May 2013
US frozen-food Bellisio Foods has struck a deal to buy Overhill Farms to boost its stable of branded and own-label items.
26 April 2013
US retailer Safeway Inc has recorded an increase in first-quarter earnings, despite a dip in sales.
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.
7 March 2013
US retailer Safeway Inc has forecast financial results for 2013 ahead of Wall Street expectations.
27 February 2013
Muller Quaker Dairy, the joint venture between Germany's Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller and PepsiCo, is expanding the distribution of its Muller yoghurt in the US.
22 February 2013
US retailer Safeway Inc ended its financial year with an acceleration in underlying sales growth in the final quarter and earnings per share that beat analyst forecasts.
13 February 2013
Ahold's exit from its ICA retail venture in Scandinavia and the Baltics looks set to net the Dutch company a cool US$3.4bn - but do not expect the Albert Heijn and Giant Food owner to go on an acquisition spree.
5 February 2013
US retailer Safeway Inc has appointed Peter Bocian to the vacant post of EVP and chief financial officer.
3 January 2013
The chairman and CEO of US retailer Safeway Inc, Steve Burd, has announced his intention to retire.
11 December 2012
The facility owned by Canada's XL Foods at the centre of an e. coli scare has been allowed to resume exports to the US.
16 October 2012
US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has hired Jocelyn Wong, an executive from larger grocer Safeway Inc, as chief marketing officer.
15 October 2012
US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has announced plans to invest US$6bn in pricing by 2017.
12 October 2012
US retailer Safeway has insisted that it is performing ahead of the market, despite posting a fall in third-quarter operating profit.
12 October 2012
US retailer Safeway Inc has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings, helped by one-time items, but reported a drop in operating profit as it battled weak consumer confidence.
11 October 2012
Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, plans to spend an eye-watering $12-13bn on expansion in its next financial year. However, the amount equates to a cut in capex spending and the US retail giant wisely has said it plans "to do more with less".
28 September 2012
Canadian food safety officials have suspended operations at XL Foods' Alberta meat processing plant and seized all produce there, following an e. coli outbreak.
26 September 2012
US retailer Safeway Inc has joined the recall of ground beef products supplied by XL Foods over fears that it could be contaminated with e-coli.
3 August 2012
With a name like Wayne Sales, the new chairman and CEO of US retailer Supervalu Inc seems born to be in the industry.
23 July 2012
Anxiety grew this week that unusual weather in the US, UK and elsewhere could push up commodity prices. The row over milk prices in the UK continued, with farmers blockading retail and processor sites as anger remained over price cuts. And Metro Group, the German retail giant, announced cuts of its own, with 900 jobs to be lost as it looks to lower costs.
23 July 2012
While the row over UK farmgate milk prices rumbled on this week, elsewhere first-half results hit the just-food news desk. Safeway sounded an upbeat note on the performance of its loyalty programme and the group's dominance in retail personalisation for consumers. Elsewhere, just-food spoke with Mizkan EuroAmericas president Craig Smith who spoke about the firm's plansfor the business long-term.
19 July 2012
US retailer Safeway Inc has said it expects to double the users of its Just for U loyalty programme.
19 July 2012
US retailer Safeway Inc has booked a decline in operating profit in the first half of the year.
4 July 2012
US retailer Save Mart is to hold talks with union officials in a bid to resolve a dispute over cuts being made to staff salaries and health care.
15 June 2012
US retailers Supervalu Inc and Fresh & Easy this week made major announcements on own label, a sector that continues to grow in the US. However, as Dean Best writes, the jury is out on the future of both businesses, which remain under pressure and battling fierce competition.
30 April 2012
Unilever CEO Paul Polman is one of the most prominent advocates of companies pursuing an agenda of sustainability and this week he outlined the company's progress. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart Stores was forced to react to claims of bribery in its Mexican operations and Nestle's acquisition of Pfizer's baby food business was scrutinised by analysts. The investment community also had a raft of first-quarter results to get their teeth into, with Kellogg, PepsiCo, Premier Foods plc and Hershey among the companies reporting.
27 April 2012
US retailer Safeway Inc has said its underlying sales are improving after flat like-for-like sales weighed on profits in the in the first quarter of 2012.
29 March 2012
Gocery and department store workers in northern California will join a rally in Pleasanton today (29 March) in protest against cuts being made to wages and health care.
21 March 2012
Safeway Inc workers in Washington DC have launched protests to highlight the US retailer's move to hire "replacement workers" to step in if industrial action is held.
21 March 2012
US supermarket group Safeway Inc has formed a partnership with the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, which looks to provide dietary guidance for consumers.