The Kroger Co
A consistent challenge facing grocers is maintaining – or strengthening – margins in a frequently hostile retail environment. This must be a...
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| 2 Jul 2014
US retail giant Kroger, one of the largest traditional supermarket chains in the country, today (2 July) announced a deal that showed it has recognised two key macro trends in the grocery sector - and wants a piece of the action.
| 3 Jun 2014
Amazon's consumer packaged goods (CPG) opportunity is valued at at least US$222bn annually in the US according to analysts at Sanford C Bernstein and it is targetting this opportunity aggressively, quickly becoming an important channel for CPG manufacturers. But with a significantly different audience base and a very different approach to selling goods, how can CPG firms make the Amazon channel work for them? Hannah Abdulla explores.
| 20 Mar 2014
Changing consumer behaviour is having a transformational impact on the US food and food retail sectors, as consumers alter where they shop and what they buy. The growing popularity of non-traditional channels has resulted in a jump in consolidation. Traditional supermarkets are seeking strength through scale, as evidenced by the deal that could see Albertsons owner Cerberus take control of Safeway. Dean Best reports.
| 3 Mar 2014
Digital and mobile technology is shaping the way retailers interact with consumers as the communication of offers and promotions becomes ever more personalised and interactive. Kroger's recent purchase of You Tech, a leading provider of digital couponing, demonstrates the group's commitment to leveraging digital marketing to reach US shoppers. Katy Askew reports.
| 13 Nov 2014
Canada-based dairy-free business Daiya Foods this summer appointed a new CEO. Director Terry Tierney - former chief marketing officer of Frontier Natural Brands and founder of Rocky Mountain Natural Foods - replaced Greg Blake, who set up Daiya in 2008. Dean Best spoke to Tierney to discuss the company's plans for further growth in a buoyant - but competitive - free-from sector in North America.
| 11 Mar 2011
Premier Foods plc's decision to sell its meat-free business was seen as a move to reduce a debt pile at the UK's largest food group that, last summer, reached over GBP1.3bn. The unit, renamed Quorn Foods, is now in the hands of Exponent Private Equity. Dean Best spoke to Kevin Brennan, the former Kellogg executive that Premier appointed to run its meat-free operations, and who is now CEO of the new firm.
| 5 Oct 2015
Kroger, the US grocer, has launched HemisFares, a private-label range of ethnic foods.
| 20 Nov 2014
Mezzetta is targeting growing home-cooking trends in the US with the launch of Everything Spreads, a line of multi-purpose condiments.
| 5 Nov 2014
US yoghurt business Powerful Yogurt is to launch a range of protein drinks as it continues to expand its portfolio.
| 29 Oct 2014
Chaucer Foods has acquired a majority stake in Crunchies Food Co., the US snacks firm that filed for Chapter 11 after claiming the UK-based food ingredients group had tried to launch a hostile bid for the business.
| 1 Oct 2014
Fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate has announced listings at a number of US mainstream retailers.
| 4 Jun 2014
Frozen foods manufacturer Bellisio Foods is partnering US diner Chili's to launch a new line of licensed Chilli's inspired frozen meals.
| 2 Apr 2014
Whole Foods Market is to buy four stores from local US retailer New Frontiers Natural Marketplace.
| 25 Mar 2014
Giant Eagle has announced its exit from the Toledo market with the closure of two stores and accompanying gas stations in the area.
| 10 Mar 2014
Sugar again grabbed the headlines after the World Health Organization revised its guidance on how much of the ingredient to consume. Elsewhere, a US retailer with over 2,400 stores could be created after Albertsons owner and private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management struck a deal that looks set to see it buy Safeway.
| 6 Mar 2014
Private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is reportedly working on a US$9bn takeover bid for US retail giant Safeway Inc.
| 6 Mar 2014
US food retailer Kroger today (6 March) reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations.
| 4 Mar 2014
Kroger reportedly contacted fellow US grocery giant Safeway Inc to indicate its interest in buying part of the business.
| 13 Feb 2014
Kroger has said it will "vigorously" defend itself against claims the US retail giant has misled with consumers over how the chickens sold under its Simple Truth label have been raised.
| 12 Feb 2014
US supermarket group Kroger has acquired digital coupon company You Technology Brand Services.
| 9 Dec 2013
Unilever CEO Paul Polman last week met analysts to explain how the consumer goods giant is changing its business amid slowing sales, moves that are set to include 2,000 jobs being cut.
| 5 Dec 2013
A fall in third-quarter earnings was not enough to stop an increase in year-to-date profits at US grocery giant Kroger.
| 1 Nov 2013
US regional retailer Harris Teeter, set to be taken over by supermarket giant Kroger, has booked an increase in full-year earnings.
| 18 Oct 2013
US supermarket chain Kroger has detailed its plans to appoint senior management following the exit of chief executive David Dillion.
| 30 Sep 2013
Once again, the dairy and infant formula sectors in Asia-Pacific grabbed the headlines last week. Danone was at the centre of yet more bribery allegations in China. Fonterra - which has had its own scandals this year - published its annual results and said it planned to up its focus on nutrition and on emerging markets. And Australian dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory turned down a takeover bid fro local peer - and investor - Bega Cheese.
| 20 Sep 2013
Dave Dillon, the CEO of US grocery giant Kroger, is to step down from the role at the turn of the year after over a decade in charge of one of the largest food retailers in the US.
| 13 Sep 2013
US regional supermarket operators Bi-Lo and Harris Teeter have both struck deals to buy a network of Piggly Wiggly stores.
| 12 Sep 2013
US supermarket group Kroger has booked an increase in first-half sales and earnings, driven by like-for-like revenue growth and improved operating margins.
| 7 May 2014
Whole Foods Market lowered its outlook for the third time today (6 May) as the group missed second quarter expectations, sending shares plummeting.
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