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FRANCE: Leclerc, Intermarché quit trade body

25 Mar 2008

French retailers Leclerc and Intermarché have quit as associate members of the country's grocery trade association.

FRANCE: French to set up food watchdog

15 Feb 2008

France is to set up a food watchdog to monitor nutritional quality and food prices. The French government has asked the national agricultural research institute, INRA, and the food safety agency, AFSSA, to set up the body.

Attali report suggests victory for French retailers

12 Feb 2008

A wide-ranging review of French economic strategy undertaken by a commission led by Jacques Attali looks set to have major implications for French food retailers and producers. In advocating the repeal of two controversial pieces of legislation, Peter Crosskey writes, the Attali commission appears to have paid more heed to lobbying by major retailers than the views of food manufacturers.

UKRAINE: Retailer Furshet gets EBRD cash

21 Dec 2007

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is to loan some US$90m to Ukraine’s number two supermarket chain Furshet.

RUSSIA: Auchan strikes Ramstore deal

19 Dec 2007

French retail giant Auchan has struck a deal to run 14 Ramstore hypermarkets in Russia.







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