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What can buying pacts between retailers mean for food manufacturers?

15 Oct 2018

With some major grocers in Europe working together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the impact these tie-ups can have on suppliers.

"We can really make a dent in the food industry" - Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium's Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy

29 Aug 2017

Life Health Foods UK, a venture part-owned by Australian major Sanitarium, is embarking on a new strategy that has M&A at its centre and could see the business broaden its breakfast-portfolio into other categories. Dean Best spoke to Chris Laidlaw, the ex-Diageo executive recently-appointed to take the helm at Life Health Foods UK about the venture’s plans to be a European "house of foods".

Dia, Eroski launch own-label purchasing tie-up

16 Mar 2017

Spanish retail groups Dia and Eroski have signed an agreement aimed at creating supply chain efficiencies in sourcing materials for their respective own-label products.

Pilgrim's Pride reports second quarter sales dip

28 Jul 2016

US chicken group Pilgrim's Pride has reported a 37.5% fall in operating income for the second quarter of 2016 – down to US$237m from US$378m in the same period a year ago.

Talking shop November 2015 – Amazon, Alibaba and Asda

3 Dec 2015

Online giants Amazon and Alibaba eyed expansion into new markets, sourcing was put in the spotlight as Wal-Mart owned Asda launched a range rationalisation in the UK, while Casino and Dia formed a strategic purchasing alliance. 

FRANCE: Dia "mulls potential sale of French stores"

2 Apr 2014

Spain-based discounter Dia has reportedly hired bankers to look at the potential sale of its operations in France.

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

10 Mar 2014

This week Unilever was gain rumoured to be looking to sell a food brand - this time Ragu pasta sauces. UK group Premier Foods announced a new refinancing package, while in the US, a mega-merger in the retail sector is on the cards, after Albertsons owner and private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management struck a deal to buy Safeway.

SPAIN: Lidl plans EUR180m store, distribution offensive

6 Mar 2014

Lidi is to spend EUR180m in Spain this year on new stores, improving ranges in existing outlets and opening another warehouse in the country.

SPAIN: 2013 profits up at discounter Dia

20 Feb 2014

Dia, the Spain-based discount retailer, saw earnings rise in 2013, boosted by "outstanding profitability" in Iberia.

SPAIN: Dia admits El Arbol talks, no deal reached

16 Dec 2013

Spanish discounter Dia has revealed it has held initial talks to buy local supermarket chain Grupo El Arbol - but no deal has been reached.

SPAIN: Emerging market growth boosts Dia Q3

28 Oct 2013

Strong sales growth in emerging markets and the sale of a business in Turkey helped boost earnings for Spanish discounter Dia in the third quarter.

Navigating Brazil's slowdown: International retailers battle it out in Brazil

30 Aug 2013

As the fifth-largest country in the world, Brazil is simply too big a market for food retailers to ignore. And with a population of around 190m, the potential for growth and expansion in a market of this size is tremendous. However, for international retailers in the country, it has proved a tough nut to crack.

SPAIN: Emerging markets boosts discounter Dia

29 Jul 2013

Strong sales growth in emerging markets helped boost half-year profits at discounter Dia and offset lower underlying sales in Iberia and France.

SPAIN: Dia rolls out online grocery trial

7 Jun 2013

Spanish discount retailer Dia has rolled out a trial of an online grocery offering at two of its neighbourhood stores in Madrid.

SPAIN: Discounter Dia records "solid" Q1

7 May 2013

Spanish discount retailer Dia has recorded a "solid" first quarter with earnings boosted by "strong" sales momentum in Brazil and Argentina.

FRANCE: Discounter Dia to trial Fresh format in France

24 Apr 2013

Spanish discount retailer Dia has confirmed it is to begin trialling its neighbourhood store model Dia Fresh in France.

TURKEY: Dia, Sabanci sell retail business to Yildiz

22 Apr 2013

Spanish hard discount banner Dia and local conglomerate Sabanci Holding have sold their business in Turkey to food giant Yildiz Holdin

SPAIN: Dia FY profit boosted by Brazil, Iberia growth

21 Feb 2013

Spanish discount retailer Dia said it ended fiscal 2012 having achieved the targets it set itself at the start of the year after booking an increase in profit boosted by growth in Iberia and Brazil.

The just-food review of 2012: International food retail highs and lows

18 Dec 2012

Grocers undoubtedly felt the economic pressures in 2012 with discounters enjoying buoyant growth as a result of an increase in value-seeking consumers. Shoppers' focus on value led to rising online sales and further investment in the channel from the world's food retailers. However, the year was not just about expansion. Some of the world's largest grocers have scaled back overseas, with the trend towards internalisation slowing. Michelle Russell takes a look at the highs and lows for international retailers in 2012.

SPAIN: Dia to launch Fresh format stores

2 Nov 2012

Spanish discount retailer Dia has announced plans to launch a neighbourhood store model across Spain under the banner Dia Fresh.

SPAIN: Dia to launch online store

29 Oct 2012

Spanish discount retailer Dia has confirmed plans to launch an online store in the country.

SPAIN: Emerging markets boost Dia profit

29 Oct 2012

Spanish discount retailer Dia has booked an increase in profit in the first nine months of the year, boosted by growth in emerging markets.

SPAIN: Dia books H1 profit increase

2 Aug 2012

Spanish discount retailer Dia has recorded an increase in first-half profit, boosted by a "good business performance" in Iberia, Argentina and Brazil.

SPAIN: Dia Q1 profits climb

11 May 2012

Spanish discount retailer Dia has recorded an increase in first-quarter profits, on the back of higher sales in Spain and an improvement in emerging countries.

SPAIN: Discounter Dia books increased FY profits

28 Feb 2012

Discount retailer Dia has reported a jump in annual profits for 2011, the year in which it was spun off by Carrefour.

In the spotlight: Is Carrefour's latest game plan a winner?

2 Sep 2011

You can take your pick of French apothegms: "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose," or, more succinctly: "Déjà vu." Either way, industry analysts casting their critical eye over Carrefour's latest strategic revamp could be forgiven for thinking they've been here before, writes Richard Woodard.

BRAZIL: Discount retailer Dia in talks on franchise deal

31 Aug 2011

Discount retailer Dia said today (31 August) that it hopes to close a deal to open more franchise stores in Brazil by the end of the year.

SPAIN: Mampaso appointed Dia vice chairman

25 Aug 2011

Spain-based discount chain Dia has named Mariano Martín Mampaso as vice chairman of the board.

FRANCE: Carrefour issues H1 profit warning

13 Jul 2011

Carrefour has warned that its first-half operating profit is expected to have slumped by 23% due to problems in the French retailer's domestic market.

FRANCE: Carrefour shareholders back Dia spin-off

21 Jun 2011

Shareholders in Carrefour today (21 June) approved the retailer's plans to spin off discount business Dia.


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