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UK: Morrisons selects Costcutter owner for depot deal

27 Jul 2012

Morrisons has signed a logistics deal with Bibby Distribution, owner of the Costcutter convenience store chain reports have claimed it has been looking to buy.

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

25 Jun 2012

The top stories on just-food this week had a distinctly French flavour. Danone issued a profit warning, with Spain's problems affecting the Activia maker. Meanwhile, French retail giant Carrefour's new CEO Georges Plassat made his first public appearance since taking the job, with the industry keen to hear how he planned to revitalise the world's second-largest retailer.

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

21 Nov 2011

Uncertainty surrounds PepsiCo at the moment, with rumours that some directors now want the US food and drink giant to examine whether to split the company in two - a move some analysts and investors demand. CEO Indra Nooyi is reported to be against such a move and is said to be lining up acquisitions to bolster the company. Elsewhere, Unilever again faced claims that it would look to offload more food brands and HJ Heinz said it would close more factories to deal with the "difficult" trading conditions in some markets, Click on the headlines for more.

UK: Spar targets Tesco in price-comparison scheme

18 Nov 2011

Spar stores in the UK have rolled out a marketing campaign that compares its prices with those in Tesco's convenience outlets.

Talking shop: Costcutter faces supermarket might

16 Nov 2011

Bibby Line hailed the convenience retail sector as a "great opportunity" in the wake of its acquisition of major player Costcutter. However, can Costcutter stand up to the will and spending power of supermarkets, which have also recognised the opportunities c-stores offer? just-food explores the issue.

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