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Comment: The conundrum that is Carrefour

For Carrefour watchers, these are uncertain times. At first glance, the French retail giant's second-quarter and half-year sales figures, pu...

Carrefour faces Belgian dilemma

Carrefour, the French retail giant, has attempted to diffuse union anger in Belgium over plans to scale back its business with revised plans...

Dean Best | 19 Mar 2010

The chief executives of consumer goods group Unilever and retail giant Carrefour, who both took the helm at the start of 2009, have again shuffled their management packs.

Katy Askew | 3 Dec 2009

The launch of Delhaize's “new game plan” has been widely welcomed by the market and the Belgium-based retailer's share price has responded accordingly. The plan aims to drive sales growth by investing in pricing and expanding in new markets and low-cost formats, a strategy that is to be funded through the company's ambitious cost cutting programme. Katy Humphries reports.

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Dean Best | 22 Feb 2018

Nestle is reportedly in embroiled in a pricing spat with members of the European retail buying group AgeCore.

John Shepherd | 2 Jun 2016

Belgium-based retailer Colruyt is aiming to have all its own-label chocolate sourced sustainably within the next year.

Dean Best | 4 Feb 2014

Belgium-based retailer Colruyt has warned annual profits will fall after revenues failed to grow as quickly as expected in its third quarter.

Dean Best | 23 Dec 2013

Italian retailer Conad has confirmed its new buying alliance with Swiss grocer Coop, German retail giant Rewe and Belgium's Colruyt will be called Core.

Dean Best | 28 Nov 2013

Belgian retailer Colruyt has maintained its forecast for annual profits even after an almost 10% jump in earnings.

Dean Best | 18 Nov 2013

Carrefour has launched its first click-and-collect in Belgium, becoming the latest retailer to build expand its multichannel service in the country.

Dean Best | 11 Nov 2013

Colruyt, the Belgium-based retailer, is planning to open a second distribution centre for click-and-collect service Collect&Go as it looks to grow sales made through the service.

This week's selection of key industry intelligence available in the just-food store includes global baby food and formula manufacturers, grocery retailers in Belgium and the future of the bakery and cereals market in Spain.

Dean Best | 26 Sep 2013

Shares in Belgium-based discounter Colruyt tumbled today (26 September) after the retailer said annual earnings would be flat year-on-year - sharply below analysts' forecasts.

Dean Best | 9 Sep 2013

European buying partnership Coopernic has come to an end after "irreconcilable differences" between four members and a fifth, the French retail giant E. Leclerc.

Dean Best | 1 Aug 2013

Belgium-based retailer Colruyt has claimed it has gained market share after its sales grew in the first quarter of its financial year.

Dean Best | 26 Jun 2013

Shares in Belgium-based retailer Colruyt jumped today (26 June) after the company booked higher full-year earnings.

Dean Best | 9 May 2013

Belgian retailer Colruyt has decided to bring together over 50 own-label brands under a new name.

Katy Askew | 29 Jan 2013

Belgian discount supermarket group Colruyt booked an increase in sales for the first nine months of the year, with growth reported at both its retail and wholesale units.

Chris Mercer | 8 Jan 2013

Belgian food retailer and foodservice group Colruyt has announced its new CFO will be Marc Hofman, the current CEO of fellow Belgian food firm Ter Beke.

Dean Best | 3 Dec 2012

Shares in Belgian retailer Colruyt fell today (3 December) after the company's half-year core profits missed analyst forecasts.

Katy Askew | 27 Sep 2012

Belgian retailer Colruyt has said it expects net profit in the financial year ending in March to remain flat, due to margin pressure from food inflation and poor consumer sentiment.

Dean Best | 31 Jul 2012

Colruyt's moves to tap into consumers' desire for value has boosted the Belgian retailer's quarterly sales.

Dean Best | 27 Jun 2012

Shares in Colruyt rose by more than 11% today (27 June) after the Belgium-based retailer reported an increase in annual profits.

Michelle Russell | 14 May 2012

Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King this week welcomed moves from its UK retail rivals to invest in product quality and service after the retailer reported an increase in annual underlying profits.

Michelle Russell | 8 May 2012

Belgium-based retailer Colruyt has split the operational management of the company, appointing Frans Colruyt as COO of retail.

Michelle Russell | 3 Feb 2012

Belgium-based retailer Colruyt has booked an increase in sales for the first nine months of its financial year.

Dean Best | 29 Nov 2011

Belgium-based retailer Colruyt has maintained its target for full-year profits despite a drop in half-year earnings.

Sam Webb | 22 Sep 2011

Belgian discount supermarket chain Colruyt has warned that profits in its current financial year may not reach the level generated in the previous 12 months.

Dean Best | 29 Jul 2011

Colruyt's low price "guarantee" helped the Belgium-based retailer gain market share in the first quarter of its financial year, the company has claimed.

Michelle Russell | 28 Jun 2011

Belgium-based Colruyt has revealed a lower-than-expected annual profits after it came under pressure in the second half of the year due to rising costs.

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