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Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

27 Jan 2014

Last week, the race to buy Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory took a decisive turn when Murray Goulburn - and WCB investor - accepted the bid from rival suitor Saputo's takeover bid in what has been an ongoing saga. ConAgra Foods and US retailer Trader Joe's were accused of breaking competition law, while Cargill settled discrimination claims out of court. There were rumours French meats firm Jean Caby was undergoing a restructure and that United Biscuits could either float or be sold. And there were job losses at Kellogg, UK baker Bright Blue and US meat giant Tyson Foods. Here is the week in quotes.

BRAZIL: Tycoon Diniz slated for Brasil Foods board seat

22 Feb 2013

Brazilian tycoon Abilio Diniz, the chairman of the CBD, the country's largest retailer, has been lined up for a seat on the board of local food group Brasil Foods.

BRAZIL: Tycoon Diniz slated for Brasil Foods board seat

22 Feb 2013

Brazilian tycoon Abilio Diniz, the chairman of the CBD, the country's largest retailer, has been lined up for a seat on the board of local food group Brasil Foods.

FRANCE: International sales boost Casino FY

16 Jan 2013

French retailer Casino Group has recorded an increase in fourth-quarter and full-year sales, boosted by international revenue growth.

FRANCE: Limagrain opens first bakery in Brazil

9 Nov 2012

Limagrain, the French agricultural co-op, has opened its first bakery in Brazil as it looks to build its bread and pastry business outside its domestic market.

BRAZIL: CBD names Casino man Hidalgo finance chief

24 Jul 2012

Brazilian retailer CBD has appointed Christophe Hidalgo, an executive at Casino stablemate Grupo Exito, as chief financial officer.

Best bits: Casino, Carrefour, Danone give French flavour to headlines

25 Jun 2012

There was a French flavour to the major industry headlines last week. Casino triumphantly announced its control of Brazil's largest retailer CBD. The new CEO at rival French retailer Carrefour made his first public comments about the challenges the company faces, while food manufacturer Danone issued a profit warning, citing problems in southern Europe.

Best bits: Casino, Carrefour, Danone give French flavour to headlines

25 Jun 2012

There was a French flavour to the major industry headlines last week. Casino triumphantly announced its control of Brazil's largest retailer CBD. The new CEO at rival French retailer Carrefour made his first public comments about the challenges the company faces, while food manufacturer Danone issued a profit warning, citing problems in southern Europe.

BRAZIL: Casino takes control of retailer CBD

25 Jun 2012

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

BRAZIL: Casino takes control of retailer CBD

25 Jun 2012

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

BRAZIL: CBD profits surge 25%

8 May 2012

Brazilian supermarket group CBD has booked a surge in profits, which were up by more than one-quarter in the first three months of the year.

BRAZIL: CBD profits surge 25%

8 May 2012

Brazilian supermarket group CBD has booked a surge in profits, which were up by more than one-quarter in the first three months of the year.

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.

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.

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: 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.

BRAZIL: Retail giant CBD sees grocery profits rise

17 Feb 2012

Brazilian retailer CBD has reported higher annual profits from its food division, driven by a sharp increase in sales.

BRAZIL: Retail giant CBD sees grocery profits rise

17 Feb 2012

Brazilian retailer CBD has reported higher annual profits from its food division, driven by a sharp increase in sales.

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.

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.

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.

WRC 2011: Carrefour defends performance of Planet format

28 Sep 2011

Carrefour's hypermarket format Carrefour Planet is performing "much better" than expected, given the economic turmoil in Europe, according to a senior executive at the French retail giant.

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

15 Jul 2011

Premier Foods' appointment of Kraft's Mike Clarke as its new CEO this week was a surprise move but one welcomed by the market. Investors in Brasil Foods were also cheered by the news that the 2009 merger that created the company was cleared by Brazil's competition watchdog. However, a plan to combine Brazil's largest retailer, CBD, with Carrefour's local operations was halted amid continued opposition from Casino, which prompted the country's national development bank to pull planned funding for the deal. Click on the headlines for more.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

15 Jul 2011

In an eventful week, the plan to merge Brazil's largest retailer with Carrefour's local operations was called off, new CEOs were appointed at Premier Foods plc and Fonterra and Greencore made an offer to buy UK private-label firm Uniq. Click on the links for more coverage of the stories.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

15 Jul 2011

In an eventful week, the plan to merge Brazil's largest retailer with Carrefour's local operations was called off, new CEOs were appointed at Premier Foods plc and Fonterra and Greencore made an offer to buy UK private-label firm Uniq. Click on the links for more coverage of the stories.

FRANCE: Carrefour issues H1 profit warning

13 Jul 2011

Carrefour has warned that its first-half operating profit is expected to have slumped by 23% due to problems in the French retailer's domestic market.

FRANCE: Carrefour issues H1 profit warning

13 Jul 2011

Carrefour has warned that its first-half operating profit is expected to have slumped by 23% due to problems in the French retailer's domestic market.

BRAZIL: Diniz halts CBD-Carrefour merger plan

13 Jul 2011

Abilio Diniz, the Brazilian tycoon and chairman of CBD, the country's largest retailer, has put plans to merge the business with Carrefour's local operations on hold.

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