Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week
In the week that just-food published its latest briefing - on the globalisation of food retail - Metro Group, the world's fourth-largest, issued record earnings. Analysts, however, were less than impressed with the company's performance and its outlook for 2011. Meanwhile, Sainsbury's posted slowing sales growth, leading to concerns over the short-term future of the UK retail sector. Elsewhere, Rabobank forecast that the share of own-label in the global grocery market would double by 2025. And, of course, we had the takeover speculation around Italian dairy giant Parmalat covered.
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