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Digesting digital: Suppliers, retailers must collaborate online to deliver value

21 Nov 2014

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focused on a product's RRP. But there are still ways that manufacturers and supermarkets can add value. A central theme of the IGD online conference this week was the need for manufacturers and retailers to collaborate online if they are to avoid a race to the bottom. Katy Askew reports.

Talking shop: Sainsbury's tries to shore up flank with Netto JV

24 Jun 2014

In a surprise move, Sainsbury's has reacted to the continued growth of discount retailers in the UK with a venture to bring the Netto banner back to the country. Sainsbury's and Netto owner Dansk Supermarked will launch a clutch of stores on a trial basis but Netto, which struggled on its previous visit to the UK, faces even stronger competitors now. Dean Best reports.

DENMARK: 2013 sales, EBIT up at Dansk Supermarked

7 Mar 2014

Denmark-based retailer Dansk Supermarked, which is set to switch owners, has reported higher operating profit and sales for 2013.

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

13 Jan 2014

Dairy led the headlines in our sector this week. Danone is to sue Fonterra over last year's botulism contamination saga, French dairy giant Lactalis has entered India with the acquisition of local firm Tirumala Milk Products and Saputo has told Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory's investors its offer for the Australian dairy processor is final.

DENMARK: Maersk to cede control of Dansk Supermarked

7 Jan 2014

Shipping-to-oil group A.P. Møller-Maersk is to sell most of its shares in Dansk Supermarked, the retailer with over 1,300 stores in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Poland.

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

28 Oct 2013

This week we published an exclusive two-part interview with Unilever CEO Paul Polman who spoke to just-food about the firm's low-growth food arm, the slowdown in emerging markets and its much talked about spreads business. Elsewhere, we reported from a Marks and Spencer food briefing, during which CEO Marc Bolland was pushed on the group's position on launching a full online grocery presence.

DENMARK: Maersk denies Dansk Supermarked disposal reports

25 Oct 2013

Dansk Supermarked owner Maersk Holding has denied reports the company is looking to divest the Danish supermarket chain.

WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS 2013: Dansk Supermarked admits "lots more to do" to improve performance

10 Oct 2013

Danish retailer Dansk Supermarked has admitted there is "still a lot to do" as part of its transformation plan to turn the business around and improve the performance of its hypermarkets.

DENMARK: Dansk Supermarked hires Tesco exec as CFO

17 Apr 2013

Danish retailer Dansk Supermarked has named Chris Nicholas, the former CFO of Tesco's Polish business, as its finance chief.

GERMANY: Edeka sells Netto stake to Dansk Supermarked

2 Jan 2013

German food retailer Edeka has divested its minority stake in discount chain Netto Stavenhagen.

Talking shop: Pragmatic Ahold puts Nordic foray under review

7 Sep 2012

Ahold's decision to review its investment in Nordic retailer ICA is another sign of the Dutche retailer's considered approach to growth, Dean Best writes.

DENMARK: Netto UK sale hits profits at retailer Dansk Supermarked

17 May 2012

The sale of Dansk Supermarked's Netto stores in the UK to Asda has hit profits at the Denmark-based retailer.

UK/DENMARK: Dansk Supermarked names Tesco's Bank MD

6 Jan 2012

Danish retailer Dansk Supermarked has appointed Tesco executive Per Bank as its new MD.

UK: Morrisons acquires more Netto stores

25 May 2011

UK supermarket group Morrisons has entered into an agreement to acquire a further two former Netto UK stores from Asda.

UK: Asda, Morrisons touted as rival Iceland bidders

23 May 2011

Asda and Morrisons could emerge as rival bidders for UK frozen-food retailer Iceland Foods, according to a leading retail analyst.

DENMARK: Dansk Supermarked Q1 profit down

11 May 2011

Danish retailer Dansk Supermarked said today (11 May) that it saw its profits decline in the first quarter as Easter slid into the company's second quarter.

UK: Haldane "doubles store estate" with Netto buy

14 Apr 2011

UK retailer Haldane Retail Group announced today (14 April) that it had doubled its store estate with the acquisition of some 20 former Netto stores in the country.

UK: Dansk Supermarked completes Netto sale to Asda

13 Apr 2011

Dansk Supermarked owner A.P. Moller-Maersk has confirmed today (13 April) that it has completed its sale of its UK Netto stores to Asda.

SWEDEN: Netto denies making Lidl bid

25 Feb 2011

The managing director of discount retailer Netto's international division has denied speculation that the retailer is bidding for Lidl's Swedish operations.

DENMARK: Dansk Supermarked sees revenue, profit gains

23 Feb 2011

Dansk Supermarked Group, the retail arm of Danish oil and container shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk, has seen a modest rise in sales and earnings for fiscal 2010.

UK: Dansk fills Netto managing director role

23 Nov 2010

Dansk Supermarked Group announced today (23 November) it has promoted William Smith to managing director of its UK discount retailer Netto Foodstores.

DENMARK: Dansk Supermarked net profit up 2%

11 Nov 2010

Dansk Supermarked has reported a 2% increase in net profit for the first nine months of 2010.

The just-food management briefing - how to green your supply chain - part I

25 Oct 2010

Sustainability is a buzzword including in many a corporate brochure and its ubiquity can attract cynicism about a company's policies to mitigate their impact on the environment. However, food makers and retailers are building the issue into how they interact.

Best bits: Wal-Mart faces tougher US market

23 Aug 2010

Manufacturers found reason to breathe a sigh of relief last week as Wal-Mart announced it would be reversing a number of the range rationalisation initiatives it undertook as part of its 'Project Impact' scheme.

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

20 Aug 2010

Wal-Mart posted its second quarter results this week, and to the relief of many manufacturers it announced it is looking to return a number of products that were delisted as part of its Project Impact initiative.

DENMARK: Dansk Supermarked sees consumption grow in H1

18 Aug 2010

Supermarket group Dansk Supermarked posted a rise in income for the first half of 2010 due to an increase in consumption, with the largest growth in Sweden and Poland.

Comment: Wal-Mart Asda get it right with Netto deal

28 May 2010

That Asda, the UK arm of Wal-Mart and the country's second-largest retailer, is keen to open smaller stores is well-known throughout the industry. That Asda would buy the UK stores of discount chain Netto to help it achieve that goal may not have been quite what some had in mind.

DENMARK: Netto parent Maersk in share offer

2 Sep 2009

The parent company of discount retailer Netto, shipping-to-energy conglomerate A.P. Møller-Maersk, is to issue shares worth some US$1.8bn, the company said today (2 September).

DENMARK: Netto owner H1 profits fall 9%

21 Aug 2009

Half-year profits at Dansk Supermarked, the company behind discount chain Netto, fell by over 9% on the back of lower sales, the retailer's parent said today (21 August).

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