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ITALY: Retailer Conad posts 5% sales hike for 2013

23 Dec 2013

Italian grocer Conad has reported a 5% increase in annual sales in preliminary data for 2013.

BELGIUM: Former Coopernic alliance renamed Core

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.

GERMANY: Buying alliance Coopernic collapses

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.

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

24 Jun 2013

Labelling was back in the spotlight in the UK last week, as the country's Department of Health unveiled plans for a new hybrid labelling system. The GM debate also returned in full-force as UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson threw his weight behind the use of GMOs in farming. Meanwhile, we saw a busy week in international M&A as Campbell extended its reach in key markets such as China through its acquisition of Kelsen Group, while dairy giant Mengniu kicked off what could be a process of consolidation in Chinese dairy when it made a move to acquire local infant formula maker Yashili.

ITALY: Retailer Conad slams Rome's fiscal policy

21 Jun 2013

The boss of Italian retailer Conad has criticised government fiscal policy, saying a likely increase in VAT will hit families and is not enough to contain public spending.

GERMANY/ITALY: Rewe claims Billa Italy sale reports "unfounded"

15 May 2013

German retail giant Rewe has said reports it is considering a sale of its Billa supermarket operations in Italy are "unfounded".

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