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The future of Whole Foods, 7-Eleven's latest US deal could help foodservice offer, M&S eyeing online - retail round-up, April 2017

9 May 2017

The performance of (and potential future for) Whole Foods Market hit the retail headlines in April but how should the US natural and organic grocer look to improve? Staying in the US, a notable acquisition by convenience-store giant 7-Eleven caught the eye. Meanwhile, in Europe, upmarket UK grocer Marks and Spencer looks, after years of shying away, set to take the plunge into the online channel.

US Gelato Fiasco brand hits Australia

4 Aug 2016

US-brand Gelato Fiasco marks its debut in Australia with a formal launch in Melbourne tomorrow (5 August).

Talking shop October 2015 - Wal-Mart, Auchan, X5

13 Nov 2015

Multinational grocery retailers demonstrated a various different strategies to grow their sales and expand their consumer reach over the past month. Here is just-food's round-up of some of the major developments at your retail customers during October. 

Talking shop August 2015 - How global retailers are targeting emerging markets

8 Sep 2015

Global retailers have continued to expand into emerging markets, in spite of the political and economic turbulence seen in many of these countries and the challenges to profitability.

Talking shop July 2015 – online dictates retailers' strategy

30 Jul 2015

The rapid development of online retailing has long been a key part of the strategic direction of global food retailers. While the channel represents a growth spot in what can – in many markets – seem a sector struggling for sales growth, there is as yet no clear formula for profitably exploiting it. However, as this month's Talking shop round-up illustrates, a number of grocers are further investing in the channel.

7-Eleven launches premium private-label lines

26 Jun 2015

7-Eleven is adding two premium lines – 7-SelectGO!Yum and 7-SelectGO!Smart – to its private label 7-Select brand in the US.

7-Eleven launches private label "better-for-you" snack bars

14 Jan 2015

US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has expanded its private label range with the launch of a line of "better-for-you" snack products, 7-Select GO!Smart.

INDONESIA: 7-Eleven operator outlines expansion plans

28 Apr 2014

The operator of 7-Eleven stores in Indonesia has confirmed plans to open up to 2,500 stores in and around Jakarta over the next 10 years.

THAILAND: CP All to acquire Siam Makro chain

23 Apr 2013

Thailand's largest convenience store chain CP All has made a bid for cash-and-carry retailer Siam Makro.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

25 Feb 2013

Last week ended as it started: with a household brand caught up in the horsemeat contamination scandal. On Monday, Nestle said it had pulled Buitoni products in Spain and Italy after positive tests and, on Friday, Birds Eye said it had recalled ready meals across Europe after similar results. Over in the US, leading executives from some of the largest packaged food companies were at CAGNY to discuss their prospects for the year ahead.

US: 7-Eleven snaps up another batch of stores

13 Nov 2012

US c-store retailer 7-Eleven has acquired more stores, this time adding to its business in North Carolina.

US: 7-Eleven acquires Tetco

14 Aug 2012

US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has announced the acquisition of the retail and wholesale assets of Texas firm Tetco for an undisclosed sum.

US: Greencore acquires sandwich and sushi firm HC Schau

27 Jun 2012

Irish food group Greencore has acquired US food-to-go manufacturer HC Schau & Son for US$17.3m, plus a further performance related payment of "up to" $2m.

US: Open Pantry deal latest 7-Eleven acquisition

26 Jun 2012

US c-store retailer 7-Eleven has announced its latest acquisition, with a deal to buy 18 Open Pantry stores.

US: 7-Eleven agrees Texas c-store deal with Strasburger

14 Jun 2012

US c-store giant 7-Eleven has struck a deal to buy a clutch of outlets in Texas from retail conglomerate Strasburger.

CHINA: Seven & I, Zhongdi establish JV to open 7-Eleven stores

17 May 2012

Japanese retailer Seven & I Holdings has formed a venture with Chinese food manufacturer Zhongdi Group to develop 7-Eleven stores in China.

PHILIPPINES: Dairy Farm buys half of local retailer Rustan

10 May 2012

Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm International Holdings has acquired a 50% stake in Philippines peer Rustan Supercenters.

US: Greencore to expand in US with Marketfare buy

17 Apr 2012

Ireland's Greencore said today (17 April) that it plans to build on its presence in the US through the acquisition of convenience food firm Marketfare Foods for US$36m.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

30 Mar 2012

The future of Iglo Group, Europe's largest frozen food manufacturer, was a hot topic this week with its private-equity owner preparing to put the business up for sale. Elsewhere, the M&A rumour mill focused on South African retailer Pick n Pay and Spanish food groups Moreno and Hojiblanca announced plans to merge. We looked at the potential buyers of United Biscuits' salty snacks arm, looked at the pressure food manufacturers are still under from commodity costs and interviewed the CFO of Dutch bakery firm CSM, which saw profits hit last year by raw material prices. And the latest just-food briefing focused on stevia, the intense sweetener seen to have huge potential.

ASIA: Retailer Dairy Farm to accelerate store openings

2 Mar 2012

Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm International Holdings had said it expects to increase the rate at which it open stores this year.

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