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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

11 Mar 2013

In a week of results from major retailers, Carrefour cheered the market with improvement in France, upmarket UK grocer Waitrose highlighted its strong year and Belgium's Delhaize insisted its business in the US would improve. Elsewhere across the Atlantic, meat processor Smithfield Foods faced calls from a major investor to consider dividing in three.

BELGIUM/US: Delhaize to cut 500 posts in US

8 Feb 2013

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group, which runs chains including Food Lion and Hannaford in the US, is to cut 500 jobs from its business across the Atlantic.

US: 99 Cents appoints Anicetti interim CEO

24 Jan 2013

US discount retailer 99 Cents Only Stores has appointed an interim CEO in a bid to build on its previously announced accelerated growth strategy.

BELGIUM: Retailer Delhaize issues profit warning

3 May 2012

Shares in Delhaize Group fell today (3 May) after the Belgium-based retailer forecast its underlying operating profit could be down by as much as 20% this year.

UK: Asda appoints Smith as marketing officer

19 Mar 2012

The marketing chief of Wal-Mart Stores' operations in China, Stephen Smith, has been appointed to lead the marketing for the retail giant's UK unit, Asda.

Quote unquote: just-food's week in words

13 Jan 2012

Major UK retailers reported a bit of a mixed Christmas, with Tesco's shares sliding following a trading announcement, while Sainsbury's claimed a "record-breaking" festive period. The fortunes of US baker Hostess Brands are more clear cut. The company this week entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for a second time.

BELGIUM/ROMANIA: Delhaize silent on Romania rumours

20 Sep 2011

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group has not commented on reports that it has acquired Romania's Gimrom Holding.

WORLD: Consumer Goods Forum unveils health drive

15 Jun 2011

The Consumer Goods Forum has unveiled a new set of industry-wide resolutions designed to promote health and wellness.

US: Delhaize to rebrand 15 Bloom outlets

15 Mar 2011

Delhaize has said it plans to rebrand 15 of its Bloom stores in North Carolina and South Carolina under the Food Lion banner, as part of plans that will also see the closure of one outlet.

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

11 Mar 2011

This week featured the surprise news that Morrisons acquired a stake in US online grocer Fresh Direct, while Greencore was outfoxed in its bid to acquire Boparan. Meanwhile just-food attended the Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum. Here's the best of what was said this week:

BELGIUM: Cost focus, sales growth help 2010 profits at Delhaize

10 Mar 2011

Delhaize, the Belgium-based retailer, today (10 March) posted a near 12% rise in profits for 2010 amid higher sales and a continued focus on costs.

Best bits: Europe's food retailers grab the headlines

7 Mar 2011

With spin offs, a significant acquisition and the entry of a new chief executive, Europe's largest food retailers dominated industry headlines last week.

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

4 Mar 2011

just-food's headlines were this week dominated by the Europe's largest retailers, with Carrefour, Tesco, Ahold and Delhaize all making key announcements. While Tesco welcomed a new chief executive, Fonterra announced its boss would leave the hot seat after eight years. Elsewhere, Fairtrade Fortnight started in the UK and we marked the event with one of two CSR interviews to feature on the site this week. Click on the headlines to find out more.

FRANCE: Bedier steps down as head of FCD retail association

3 Feb 2011

Jérôme Bédier, head of French retail body FCD, is stepping down after 15 years as the public face of French retailing to take up a post in the private sector.

BELGIUM: Delhaize opens Shop & Go stores in Romania

16 Dec 2010

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize has announced that it is opening a new chain of Shop & Go convenience stores in Romania.

ROMANIA: Delhaize acquires Primavera stores

14 Dec 2010

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize has bought two stores in Romania from the Primavera supermarket chain.

EUROPE: Food retail sector set for consolidation - analyst

12 Oct 2010

Europe's food retail industry is set to see the return of mergers and acquisitions, analysts at J.P.Morgan Cazenove said today (12 October) as they started their coverage of the sector.

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

2 Jul 2010

Here we take a look at who said what this week.

Editor's choice: the best of just-food this week

2 Jul 2010

The news that dominated the headlines this week was the sale of Tate & Lyle’s European sugar operations - including Lyle's Golden Syrup, purported to be the world's oldest food brand.

Sustainability Watch – Megan Hellstedt, Delhaize

30 Jun 2010

Building links with all stakeholders is seen as a vital component in any corporate responsibility strategy but companies vary both in their readiness and their success in doing this. Megan Hellstedt, director of corporate responsibility at Delhaize Group, spoke with Ben Cooper about how its collaborative culture and devolved business model helps the Belgian-based retail group’s sustainability efforts.

Top stories on just-food this week

12 Mar 2010

The future of Glanbia, with its interest in consumer dairy products, dairy ingredients and sports nutrition, grabbed your interest this week as the Irish food group revealed it was in talks to offload parts of the business. Unilever and Nestle were the subject of M&A rumours as reports in Belgium linked to the two food giants to the country's biggest ice-cream maker. Nestle, meanwhile, launched its nutrition brand Jenny Craig in France as, on this side of the channel, the UK's Food Standards Agency put forward plans for a new to label the nutrition content of food.










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