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Comment: Wal-Mart fails to exploit Target weakness

News Wal-Mart has lowered its full-year earnings forecast reflects more than the drag of store closures as it adjusts its international port...

Analysts on Unilever and emerging markets slowdown

Shares in Unilever fell this morning (1 October) in reaction to the consumer goods giant issuing a sales warning for the third quarter - on...

Focus: Sobeys joy but questions for Safeway

Canada's second-largest grocer Sobeys has swooped to buy the local business of US supermarket giant Safeway. Sobeys has paid a full price fo...

Focus: A&P's future is uncertain after bankruptcy

A&P's descent into Chapter 11 protection has taken few in the US retail sector by surprise but what does the future hold for the historic gr...

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just the answer - Helen Giddings, Kellogg 27 Feb 2009

Katy Askew

US cereal giant Kellogg has indicated that it will remain focused on innovation in the face of global recession, with product launches expected to drive continued growth in 2009 and beyond. One major launch scheduled for the first half of this year is Kellogg’s debut in the UK muesli segment, with the introduction of a new brand – Kellogg’s Nature’s Pleasure. Katy Humphries caught up with brand manager Helen Giddings to find out more about Kellogg’s ambitions for the category.

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Target CIO quits following security breach 7 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The chief information officer of US retailer Target Corp., which suffered a security breach said to have affected 70m customers, has resigned.

Data breach hit traffic, Target confirms 28 Feb 2014

Richard Woodard

A costly data breach hit profits at US retail giant Target Corporation in the fourth quarter but also impacted consumer confidence and traffic.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food 10 Feb 2014

Katy Askew

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, caused a stir when it lowered its full-year forecasts this week due to pressure on US sales. Retail sales in the country have entered an upward trajectory and close competitor Target Corp has been hit by a data breach scandal - but Wal-Mart has apparently failed to capitalise. Likewise, Kellogg missed market expectations when it reported fourth-quarter numbers due to an accelerating decline in North American revenues. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.

Target Corp announces 475 jobcuts 27 Jan 2014

Katie Smith

US retailer Target Corp has become the latest retailer to cut jobs, with the announcement it is laying off around 475 employees globally.

Ex-Toys "R" Us boss named Supervalu chairman 14 Jan 2014

Dean Best

Former Toys "R" Us chief executive Jerry Storch has become chairman of US grocery retailer Supervalu Inc.

Company research

Modern Grocery Retailing Market in the US 2012-2016

Modern Grocery Retailing Market in the US 2012-2016

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Modern Grocery Retailing market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 0.76 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is th...

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Costco Wholesale Corp in Retailing (Canada)

Costco Wholesale Corp in Retailing (Canada)

Costco Wholesale Corp, which leads mixed retailers in Canada, has performed well in the face of increased competition and a changing social and demographic landscape. While the retailer benefited from...

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Wal-Mart Canada Inc in Retailing (Canada)

Wal-Mart Canada Inc in Retailing (Canada)

In Canada, the company is strongly focused on the development of its Wal-Mart Supercenter grocery format, with new stores scheduled to open in the coming years as it prepares for a long battle with ne...

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