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Albert Heijn to cut sugar in private-label range

3 Aug 2016

Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn has announced plans to reduce the sugar in more than 100 of its private-label products by between 10% and 40%.

Talking shop June 2015 – Disruptive discounters dominate retail news

30 Jun 2015

The disruptive impact of the discount retailers has dominated global retail headlines during June, as our take of this month's key developments among grocery retailers shows.

BELGIUM: Delhaize tests new-look stores

23 Apr 2014

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group has opened the first of nine new-look domestic stores devised after discussions with customers.

BOSNIA AND HERZIGOVINA: Delhaize to quit Bosnia and Herzigovina in latest Balkans exit

1 Apr 2014

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group has struck a deal to sell its stores in Bosnia and Herzigovina to a vehicle headed by local retailer Bojan Risovic.

US: Delhaize's Food Lion launches sustainable seafood policy

6 Mar 2014

US grocer Food Lion has launched what it termed an "industry-leading" sustainable seafood policy that encompasses fresh, frozen, canned and packaged seafood products.

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

3 Mar 2014

Tesco's bid to try again to revitalise its UK sales grabbed the headlines this week and we looked at the retailer's moves to build a multichannel business. just-food also reported from the Gulfood trade fair in Dubai, where we met a series of senior executives including Mondelez International's regional boss. Our interview pages this week also featured the boss of gluten-free firm Dr Schär's UK arm and the CFO of Scandinavian dairy giant Arla Foods.

BELGIUM: Delhaize: We could not achieve Bulgaria "leadership"

27 Feb 2014

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group has said it decided to quit Bulgaria after concluding it could not secure a "leadership position" in the country.

BELGIUM: Delhaize to quit Bulgaria

26 Feb 2014

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group is set to exit Bulgaria after striking a deal to sell its local business to AP Mart.

US: FTC backs Bi-Lo's Delhaize deal - with conditions

26 Feb 2014

Bi-Lo Holdings has secured regulatory approval for its acquisition of three US chains from Delhaize Group - but the clearance came with conditions.

BELGIUM: Delhaize commits to palm oil traceability aims

18 Feb 2014

Belgian retailer Delhaize Group has announced its commitment to a "no deforestation policy" as part of a move towards sourcing fully traceable palm oil.

just-food's 2014 outlook: International retailers continue to bring focus home

30 Jan 2014

The world of international food retail has undoubtedly got a little less international in recent years and 2014 looks likely to see the big guns continue to take an empire-building breather and sort out their troubled home markets while undertaking only modest overseas activities. Glynn Davis reports.

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

27 Jan 2014

Mondelez International last week announced Nelson Peltz is set to join the company's board. The activist shareholder's investment fund disclosed the US billionaire has turned his focus away from campaigning Mondelez to merge with PepsiCo - and encourage the cola and crisps group to split in two.

BELGIUM: Delhaize reports positive growth in home and US markets

23 Jan 2014

Shares in Delhaize Group rose today (23 January) after the Belgium-based retailer booked higher sales for the fourth quarter of 2013, with its performance at home and in the US, its largest market, beat expectations.

US: Southeastern Grocers sees YTD gains

3 Dec 2013

Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of US chains Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie, registered an increase in sales and earnings during the first nine months of the year.

US: Bi-Lo to keep Harveys banner; discard Sweetbay, Reid's

9 Oct 2013

US retailer Bi-Lo is to hold on to the Harvey's banner but discard Sweetbay and Reid's once it closes its deal to buy the chains from Delhaize Group.

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

9 Sep 2013

European retail giant Delhaize this week named its new CEO - ex-Metro executive Frans Muller - but his appointment, combined with the departure of its US boss, hit the company's shares. In the US, Mondelez International gave more detail on its plans to shake up its plant network and use fewer suppliers. And an investor in Smithfield Foods insisted it had received interest from rival suitors for the US pork giant that could be better value than the current agreed takeover bid from China's Shuanghui International.

Talking shop: Delhaize CEO appointment brings uncertainty

4 Sep 2013

Shares in Belgian retailer Delhaize Group slid in morning trade today (4 September) as investors responded to the appointment of former Metro Group executive Frans Muller as CEO. While Muller has extensive retail experience, he comes to Delhaize from Metro's cash and carry arm and, significantly, has no experience of operating in Delhaize's largest market, the US. Katy Askew reports.

BELGIUM: Delhaize names former Metro exec Muller CEO

4 Sep 2013

Belgian retailer Delhaize Group has appointed former Metro Cash & Carry chief Frans Muller to the post of CEO.

US: Bi-Lo tight-lipped over "IPO plans"

21 Aug 2013

US regional supermarket operator Bi-Lo has remained silent over reports it is planning an initial public offering later this year.

BELGIUM: Retailer Delhaize ups profit forecast, shares jump

8 Aug 2013

Shares in Delhaize Group jumped today (8 August) after the Belgium-based retailer lifted its forecast for annual underlying operating profit.

BELGIUM: Delhaize sells 25 Montenegro stores

11 Jul 2013

Belgian retailer Delhaize Group has sold 25 of its stores in Montenegro to distributor Expo Commerce.

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

3 Jun 2013

This week saw the high levels of M&A activity we have seen throughout May continue, with the shock announcement that the board of US pork group Smithfield has given its unanimous backing to a takeover bid from Chinese pork group Shuanghui International.

Talking shop: Delhaize better positioned in US following disposal

30 May 2013

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize is to sell its Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid's chains in the US to Winn-Dixie owner Bi-Lo. The move could reduce earnings in the short term but should provide the group with the opportunity to improve its balance sheet and, significantly, will help position its US operations for long-term growth. Katy Askew reports.

US: Delhaize sells Sweetbay, Harveys, Reid's chains

29 May 2013

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group has struck a deal to sell US chains Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid's to local rival Bi-Lo Holdings for US$265m.

BELGIUM/US: Delhaize "plans to sell Harvey's Sweetbay chains"

24 May 2013

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group is reportedly looking to sell two US chains, Harvey's and Sweetbay.

Best bits: Wal-Mart rumours surface as CEOs hit spotlight

13 May 2013

In a week dominated (at least in the mind of one of the just-food editorial team) by the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson from Manchester United, there were questions and rumours about the future of two senior food retail CEOs - and confirmation that a third did plan to step down.

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

13 May 2013

The quarterly results continued to roll in this week and we listened to a number of CEOs talk about the challenges and opportunities they face in 2013. Elsewhere, just-food covered Hofex, the largest food and hospitality tradeshow in Asia-Pacific, where we spoke with UK SMEs about their international ambitions. Retailer Delhaize Group has also begun the search for a new CEO following the resignation of Pierre-Olivier Beckers.

On the move: Beckers departure could herald Delhaize shake-up

9 May 2013

Delhaize Group is on the look-out for a new chief executive. The Belgium-based retail giant yesterday (8 May) issued a shock announcement revealing that CEO Pierre-Olivier Beckers plans to retire after 15 years at the helm. Michelle Russell takes a look at the shape Beckers will leave Delhaize in and the impact his departure could have on the grocer.

UPDATE: BELGIUM: Delhaize to benefit from "new thinking" - CEO Beckers

8 May 2013

Delhaize Group CEO Pierre-Olivier Beckers has said it is the "right time" for him to step down as chief executive and insisted the retailer will benefit from "new thinking" and a "fresh pair of eyes".

What the analysts say - Delhaize CEO departure, Q1 results

8 May 2013

In two separate announcements this morning (8 May), Belgian retailer Delhaize Group revealed its CEO Pierre-Olivier Beckers is to retire at the end of the year and that it had returned to profit in the first quarter. Analysts gave a mixed view of the announcements.

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