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BRAZIL: Casino takes control of retailer CBD

25 Jun 2012

French retailer Casino has taken control of CBD, Brazil's largest retailer.

FRANCE: International continues to propel Casino sales

19 Apr 2012

International revenues continued to drive sales growth at Casino in the first quarter, the French retailer said yesterday (18 April).

BRAZIL: Retailer CBD to up investment in 2012

13 Apr 2012

Brazilian retailer CBD plans to increase its investment in expansion in its domestic market this year.

Talking shop: Does the hypermarket format have a future?

3 Apr 2012

"Soulless sheds", "beached whales" and "blips in the history of retail" are descriptions that have recently been assigned to hypermarkets, a format that seems to have taken on the persona of a dinosaur whose days are numbered. Glynn Davis takes a look at whether this once high-flying format can be rejuvenated.

FRANCE: Casino looks to remove Diniz, Houzé from board

30 Mar 2012

Directors at French retail giant Casino have put forward plans to remove directors Abilio Diniz and Philippe Houzé from its board.

FRANCE: PepsiCo launches "premium" Lay's crisp range

29 Mar 2012

US food and drink giant PepsiCo has launched a "premium" range of Lay's crisps in France.

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

26 Mar 2012

The Consumer Analyst Group of Europe investment conference in London dominated just-food's working week and we exclusively provided the news and views from the event.

BRAZIL: Casino moves to take control of CBD

22 Mar 2012

French supermarket operator Casino has initiated the process to take sole control of leading Brazilian retailer Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao.

UAE: Retail Arabia plans Géant expansion

22 Mar 2012

Retail Arabia, the Dubai-based firm that operates the Géant banner under license from France's Casino, has confirmed plans to expand the chain's footprint in the United Arab Emirates.

BELGIUM: Delhaize poaches top Carrefour exec for CFO role

8 Mar 2012

Belgian food retailer Delhaize has appointed Carrefour's executive director for emerging markets as its CFO.

FRANCE: Emerging markets propel Casino sales, profits

28 Feb 2012

Casino has booked a 6.6% jump in net income for 2011, with double-digit sales gains driven by a strong performance from emerging markets.

FRANCE: Casino, Galeries Lafayette buyout talks stall

27 Feb 2012

The ongoing dispute between Galeries Lafayette and Casino over ownership of the Monoprix joint venture looks set to continue as the two firms remain embroiled in a deadlock over the valuation of Galeries Lafayette's 50% stake in the retail banner.

PHILIPPINES: Casino inks distribution deal with Rustan's

22 Feb 2012

France's Casino has struck a distribution deal that will see its own-label products available in the Philippines at stores operated by local retailer Rustan's.

UPDATE: FRANCE: Analysts gloomy on Carrefour prospects

19 Jan 2012

Analysts have issued a grim assessment of Carrefour's prospects after the retailer reported lower 2011 sales, confirmed its annual profits would slide and announced it would review its Planet hypermarket format.

FRANCE: Sales growth, margin outlook boosts Casino shares

17 Jan 2012

Rising fourth-quarter sales and "reassuring" guidance on margins have helped buoy shares in French retail giant Casino.

BRAZIL: Food sales accelerate at retailer CBD

17 Jan 2012

CBD, Brazil's largest retailer, saw the growth in its food sales accelerate in the fourth quarter of 2011.

2011 in review - Retail giants battle consumer weakness, corporate turmoil

22 Dec 2011

A slump in consumer confidence and a turbulent year at a corporate level for some major retailers were defined 2011. Dean Best looks back at a tumultuous year for the world's major food retailers.

FRANCE: Casino set to supply Alsace co-op

20 Dec 2011

French retail giant Casino has entered into talks to supply a chain of co-op convenience stores in the Alsace region.

FRANCE/MIDDLE EAST: Casino expands in Middle East

15 Dec 2011

French retailer Casino plans to develop a franchise chain in Qatar and Oman.

THAILAND: Tesco reveals impact of Thai floods

8 Dec 2011

The recent floods in Thailand took 0.5 percentage points off Tesco's total third-quarter sales, CFO Laurie McIlwee revealed today (8 December).

GERMANY: Metro shares slump after profit warning

6 Dec 2011

Shares in Metro Group, the world's third-largest retailer, tumbled today (6 December) after it cut its sales and profit forecast for 2011.

Focus: Ahold need not fear Jumbo C1000 alliance - analysts

29 Nov 2011

Analysts say Jumbo's acquisition of rival retailer C1000 will not threaten the balance of power in the Dutch grocery sector.

FRANCE: M&S plans first Simply Food store "within 18 months"

24 Nov 2011

Marks and Spencer plans to open its first Simply Food convenience outlet in Paris within 18 months, the UK retailer's chief executive said today (24 November) as the company marked its return to the French capital.

NETHERLANDS: "Multiple bids" for retailer C1000

2 Nov 2011

Several private-equity firms and trade buyers have reportedly submitted first-round bids for Dutch supermarket chain C1000.

THAILAND: Floods force Tesco to close stores

21 Oct 2011

Tesco has confirmed that it has been forced to close stores in Thailand due to the floods in the country.

THAILAND: Thailand floods force retailers to close stores

20 Oct 2011

Casino's Thai business Big C has been forced to close stores and distribution centres following the recent floods in the country.

THAILAND: Casino unit Big C in share issue to fund expansion

20 Oct 2011

Retail giant Casino's Thai arm Big C plans to issue shares in the business to fund expansion.

FRANCE: Casino partners with La Poste

20 Oct 2011

French retail giant Casino has signed a partnership deal with French post office group La Poste.

FRANCE: Casino reports "very strong" Q3 sales growth

13 Oct 2011

French retail giant Casino has posted "very strong" growth in sales in the third quarter of the year thanks to its domestic convenience and discount arms and its international operations.

FRANCE: Intermarche in convenience push

23 Sep 2011

French retailer Intermarché announced plans to increase its convenience network in major cities, especially Paris.

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