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Tesco denies buying alliance with Carrefour squeezing suppliers

2 Oct 2019

UK grocery giant Tesco has defended itself following a media story criticising its buying alliance with French peer Carrefour.

Nestle, Carrefour put product on blockchain

15 Apr 2019

Nestlé has teamed up with Carrefour to put one of the food giant's products on sale in France on a blockchain platform.

French supermarket sales of vegan and vegetarian products surge

9 Jan 2019

French supermarkets saw a drastic change in the sale of vegan and vegetarian products in 2018, according to new research.

What can buying pacts between retailers mean for food manufacturers?

15 Oct 2018

With some major grocers in Europe working together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the impact these tie-ups can have on suppliers.

Tesco, Carrefour eye lower prices with buying pact

2 Jul 2018

Tesco and Carrefour have become the latest major retailers to team up on purchasing, today (2 July) announcing "a long-term, strategic alliance".

What are the prospects for insect-based food?

10 May 2018

European retailers have started to stock edible, insect-based food, a sign some consumers are starting to accept the idea of eating crickets and mealworms. But what kind of market could emerge?

Carrefour takes majority stake in meal-kit start-up Quitoque

16 Mar 2018

French supermarket Carrefour has acquired a majority stake in meal-kit delivery start-up Quitoque.

Carrefour unveils "food blockchain"

6 Mar 2018

Carrefour has announced the launch of what it claims is Europe's first "food blockchain" and plans to extend the technology to eight more product lines before the end of 2018.

Listeria scare triggers recall of French private label packaged ham

13 Feb 2018

French supermarkets, including Carrefour, Casino and the local arm of Germany's Lidl, have recalled own-label ham following the discovery of traces of the listeria bacteria.

What are the next major markets for gluten-free? UAE leads growing Gulf interest

20 Oct 2016

The Gulf is emerging as one to watch for the gluten-free sector. In just-food's series of spotlights on the next five markets manufacturers should target, John Shepherd looks at the gluten-free market is developing in the region.

"Heavenly" baby food firm to target Asian markets - interview

5 Jul 2016

Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty Organics James Blair and Shauna McCarney-Blair have seen the firm go from strength to strength. Now the firm is about to launch its range of snack products in Asia. James Blair, operations director, tells John Shepherd about the firms latest expansion plans.

Carrefour claims French market first with veggie range

18 Nov 2015

Carrefour has launched a line of own-label vegetarian products in France, with the retailer saying it is the first grocer in its domestic market to roll out a private-label range in the category.

French grocers to test rival nutrition labels

30 Oct 2015

French retail body, the La Fédération des Entreprises du Commerce et de la Distribution, has unveiled its own voluntary labelling scheme, which it is planning to test by the end of the year before a full roll-out in 2016.

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.

Briefing: How is gluten-free faring in Europe?

29 Jul 2015

Much of the commentary around the rise of gluten free has focused on the US, a market that alone accounted for a quarter of global sales in 2014. But what about the opportunities in Europe? The UK, home to its own well developed gluten-free category, also attracts column inches and, despite some concerns about the maturation of the market still offers opportunities. On the continent, a clutch of western European countries are home to categories at different stages of development. In the first part of our management briefing looking at Europe's gluten-free sector, we provide a run-down of the region's major markets - and hint at the countries to watch.

Briefing: Sustainable sourcing - Change on palm oil too slow for some

17 Jun 2015

A group of major consumer goods companies and investors have publicly called on the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its standards following mounting criticism of the multi-stakeholder platform. This has left the RSPO pondering whether it can afford to continue to move at a pace that keeps less ambitious companies engaged or whether it should allow more progressive members to set the agenda, Ben Cooper reports.

RSPO palm oil certification gets industry criticism

1 Jun 2015

Food manufacturers including Kellogg, Mars and PepsiCo have criticised the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for failing to "address critical sustainability concerns" in the supply chain for the ingredient.

Briefing: Emerging market e-commerce: Poland's online grocery promise

30 Jan 2015

Western Europe has been at the forefront of the development of online food retailing but the channel has taken root further east – notably in Poland, with the country seen as having the most advanced grocery e-commerce sector in central and eastern Europe. Dean Best analyses the market.

Briefing: 2015 preview: Shopper trends - Finding a path to growth in 2015

2 Jan 2015

In such a price-focused environment, manufacturers will need to find innovative ways to grow in 2015. Data, IRI's Anne Lefranc argues, will be central to these strategies.

French retailers sign up to supplier charter

11 Nov 2014

French retailers are lining up to show their support for the introduction of a national charter for responsible supplier relations.

SIAL 2014: Bongrain hits out at retailers' purchasing deals

21 Oct 2014

Major suppliers operating in France will lose money from the two buying partnership deals announced by four of the country's largest grocers, a senior executive at dairy group Bongrain has said.

Analysis: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

15 Oct 2014

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to team up on purchasing. And the country's food manufacturers are not happy.

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

14 Jul 2014

Two key themes were once again in evidence on our pages this week: the importance of securing the supply chain in a world where commodities are becoming more hotly contested and the task of leveraging areas of growth in developed and developing markets.

BRICs and beyond: Carrefour exit highlights continued challenges in India

9 Jul 2014

Carrefour's move to exit India underlines the ongoing challenges international retailers and food manufacturers face in the market where restrictions on foreign direct investment and a lack of infrastructure are curbing the development of modern retail. Katy Askew reports.

FREE FROM FOOD EXPO: Moo Free aims to "dominate" dairy-free chocolate market

11 Jun 2014

Ambitious dairy-free chocolate maker Moo Free aims to "dominate" the world market for dairy-free milk chocolate by expanding in new markets and increasing its exposure to the supermarket channel.

GREECE: Carrefour franchisee to add 42 stores to portfolio

15 Apr 2014

Carrefour's Greek franchisee Marinopoulos has announced its intention to acquire 42 stores of the Larisa Super Market chain.

INDIA: Carrefour, Bharti "in talks" over tie-up

14 Apr 2014

France's Carrefour is reportedly in talks with Bharti Group over a potential joint venture in India.

FRANCE: Carrefour Q1 sales down but meet analyst forecasts

10 Apr 2014

Carrefour this morning (10 April) posted a mixed set of first-quarter sales that led to group revenue dropping almost 4%, although the decline met analyst expectations.

INDIA: BJP plans to ban foreign supermarkets entering retail sector

7 Apr 2014

Indian political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is expected to lead the country's next government, has said it plans to ban foreign supermarkets from entering its retail sector.

FRANCE: Dia "mulls potential sale of French stores"

2 Apr 2014

Spain-based discounter Dia has reportedly hired bankers to look at the potential sale of its operations in France.

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