25 April 2013
Ireland-based retailer Musgrave Group has reported higher annual profits on the back of improved sales, which were boosted by a contribution from the Superquinn business it acquired in 2011.
12 March 2013
Irish retailer SuperValu saw its sales increase in 2012, a year in which it claims it outperformed its rivals.
31 October 2012
Irish food maker Kepak has invested in the expansion of its Cork production facility.
3 September 2012
Irish retailer Musgrave Group has launch a price cut campaign across its Superquinn stores.
17 May 2012
Convenience retailing is well placed to capitalise on the public's appetite for easy shopping with technology, including mobile, cloud-based operations systems and location-linked promos, driving the sector's development. Andrew Don reports.
12 December 2011
Irish retailer SuperValu has grown faster than the country's grocery market for the first time since March, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.
17 October 2011
After losing the support of the Metro Group board, CEO Dr Eckhard Cordes this week announced his plan to leave the world's third-largest retailer by next year. Elsewhere in retail, Sainsbury's made its latest move in the battle for the UK's deal-hungry consumers and the country's retailers met at the annual IGD conference. On the other side of the Atlantic, meanwhile, PepsiCo brushed off the latest questions on whether the company was considering to split in two.
3 October 2011
Away from the World Retail Congress, Mars Inc made its first move into Fairtrade, spice maker McCormick & Co. said it would increase prices to offset commodity costs and the sale of ailing Irish retailer Superquinn was cleared. Click on the links for more.
20 September 2011
Food sales in Ireland have fallen for the first time in a year, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.
5 August 2011
Kraft Foods' surprise decision to split itself in two dominated the industry headlines this week. Elsewhere, there had also been speculation that Unilever could sell its food operations and Kraft's move prompted discussions over whether PepsiCo could look to break up its businesses. The US also saw the latest food safety scare, with Cargill pulling millions of tonnes of meat over a possible link to a fatal salmonella outbreak. Click on the headlines for more.
3 August 2011
The recent headlines from Ireland's retail sector have focused on Superquinn's fall into receivership and Musgrave Group's plans to buy the business. However, with the economy in the doldrums, discount retailers have been gaining more ground. This week, UK retailer Poundland announced plans to open stores in Ireland and industry watchers believe the business has potential across the Irish Sea. Michelle Russell reports.
29 July 2011
The week saw more of the major food manufacturers report their half-year results. Aside from their numbers, Danone faced questions on the performance of its business in Russia, while Hershey's new CEO was quizzed over its future in India. Meanwhile, Superquinn directors dropped their legal action against the Irish retailer's receivership and a group of UK politicians urged the Government to strengthen the powers of the proposed grocery watchdog. Click on the links for more.
27 July 2011
The directors of Irish grocery retailer Superquinn who were seeking to block the business being put into receivership have now withdrawn their petition from the High Court on the back of promises to support its suppliers.
25 July 2011
Discounters continue to gain share in Ireland, with Aldi and Lidl posting strong growth over the last quarter, as the overall market has continued to slow, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.
22 July 2011
The sale of Irish retailer Superquinn is in doubt after two of the company's directors went to court to block the business from being put into receivership.
22 July 2011
Healthy eating appeared to be a key theme of the week on just-food's pages, with coverage of US retailers plans to open more stores in so-called food deserts and analysis of the guidelines drawn up by the country's manufacturers over how they market food to children. On this side of the pond, a clutch of food retailers pledged to help the Scottish government's bid to get consumers to eat more fruit and veg.
22 November 2010
The Musgrave Group has made a number of changes to its board including the appointment of a managing director for its Budgens and Londis operations in the UK.
16 July 2010
In something of a surprise move, Tesco this week announced plans to open more stores in Ireland, one of the European economies most affected by the downturn.
17 June 2010
Musgrave Group, the Ireland-based retailer, today (17 June) reported a 7% fall in annual profits as the downturn hit the grocery sector in its home market.
5 March 2010
Musgrave Group, the Ireland-based retailer, is to close its Galway depot with the potential loss of around 143 jobs.
21 August 2009
After months of recession-fuelled growth on both sides of the pond, the future for own label has become a subject of fierce debate. This week, US retail giant Supervalu has called for more innovation in private label, US bakery group Flowers Foods insisted it saw little room for future growth from the category, while in the UK, analysts Datamonitor claimed own label remains on the rise. These are the top ten stories on just-food this week.
20 August 2009
Irish retailer SuperValu is to make a EUR30m (US$42.6m) investment in price cuts on around 1,000 products across the country.
17 August 2009
Supervalu has recalled its frozen Culinary Circle Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
17 August 2009
Supervalu is preparing to call on packaging suppliers to bring innovation to the private-label sector and form closer ties with retailers in order to improve private label products.
12 August 2009
Wal-Mart is expected to post sales at the low end of its guidance and flat earnings per share when the world's largest retailer delivers its second-quarter results tomorrow (13 August).
11 August 2009
The Irish government's plan for a code of practice to oversee relations between suppliers and retailers in the country must be made statutory, the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) said today (11 August).
10 August 2009
The number of US food manufacturers that have joined the Smart Choices Program, a labelling scheme drawn up to encourage healthy eating, is set to double within the next year, according to a leading nutritionist close to the initiative.
31 July 2009
Food took centre stage on UK news pages and bulletins this week as the country's food watchdog reignited the debate on the nutritional merits of organic food.
28 July 2009
Supervalu has remained silent on speculation that it could look to exit other markets in the US, after the supermarket operator announced its sale of 33 stores in Utah.
28 July 2009
Supervalu is looking to move away from promotional activity and towards every-day-low-prices, the US supermarket’s management revealed today (28 July).