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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. 

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: 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.

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.

Best bits: Carrefour to face tense shareholders

20 Jun 2011

It's likely Carrefour CEO Lars Olofsson will be a little apprehensive as he heads off for work tomorrow (21 June).

FRANCE: Carrefour gets union backing for wage proposals

15 Apr 2011

The main union representing Carrefour's French workers today (15 April) voted to accept new wages proposals from the retailer's management.

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

11 Mar 2011

Perhaps the biggest M&A story in the UK food sector this week reached the final chapter when Ireland's Greencore gave up on its pursuit to buy UK rival Northern Foods.

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.

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