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Barclays Capital Back to School 2014: PepsiCo confident on US snacks despite slowing sales

4 Sep 2014

PepsiCo is confident its US snacks business can deliver a best-in-class top-line performance despite its recent slowdown in sales growth.

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

26 Aug 2014

This week, Russia eased off on its Western import ban, announcing a list of products it would allow into the country. Elsewhere, the takeover battle for Chiquita Brands International took a new twist when juice maker Cutrale Group called on the produce giant's shareholders to vote against its planned merger with Fyffes. Meanwhile, German food giant Dr Oetker struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' North American pizza business.

US: Dollar General FY sales, earnings up

14 Mar 2014

Dollar General has booked an increase in sales and earnings for the fiscal year to the en of January.

US: Dollar General records "strong" Q3

5 Dec 2013

US discount retailer Dollar General said it delivered a "strong" third-quarter after recording an increase in earnings.

On the move: the challenge of revitalising Wal-Mart

4 Dec 2013

Doug McMillon may have followed Mike Duke's path at Wal-Mart with the move from head of international to the CEO's office and, in some ways, he has some foundations on which to build the next stage of the retailer's growth. But he faces some significant challenges ahead.

US: Dollar General posts Q2 profit growth

5 Sep 2013

US discounter Dollar General posted a "solid" performance during its second quarter, with both net profit and sales growing on the back of increased traffic in its stores.

US: Dollar General cuts EPS forecast despite Q1 profit rise

4 Jun 2013

US discounter Dollar General has booked an increase in first-quarter profits but cut the top end of its full-year earnings forecast.

US: Dollar General FY sales gain on food focus

25 Mar 2013

US discounter Dollar General booked an increased in sales for 2012 as merchandising efforts, such as carrying a wider variety of food products, won over consumers.

just-food's outlook for 2013: the international retail scene

31 Jan 2013

2012 was undoubtedly a year of economic pressure for grocery retailers, as consumer spending continued to constrict. With little less pressure expected in 2013, will we see the trend towards internationalisation slow further? Michelle Russell takes a look at some of the key trends that will shape the international retail scene.

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.

US: Discounter Dollar General H1 profits up

5 Sep 2012

US discount retailer Dollar General has booked higher half-year profits after it increased sales.

US: Dollar General raises outlook on Q1 gains

6 Jun 2012

US discounter Dollar General has raised its full-year profit guidance after booking a 36% increase in first-quarter income.

US: Dollar General Q4 profit up, further growth expected

23 Mar 2012

US discount retailer Dollar General has reported a 31.4% jump in net income for its fourth quarter, on the back of increased sales.

US: Dollar General names Safeway exec Sparks EVP

15 Mar 2012

Dollar General has appointed Greg Sparks to the post of executive vice president of store operations.

US: Dollar General announces expansion plans

5 Jan 2012

US discounter Dollar General plans to open 625 new stores and create more than 6,000 new jobs in 2012.

US: Dollar General ups full-year target after Q3 profit

6 Dec 2011

US discounter Dollar General has raised its full-year earnings guidance on the back of an increase in third-quarter profits.

US: Dollar General raises outlook on H1 gains

31 Aug 2011

US discounter Dollar General has raised the low-end of its guidance range for full- year earnings after a "strong" second quarter.

US: Dollar General expands into California

27 May 2011

US retailer Dollar General has announced plans to open its first stores in California in 2012.

US: Dollar General hails "record year"

23 Mar 2011

US discounter Dollar General has reported "record" annual sales, operating profit and net income, despite a "challenging" macroeconomic environment.

Best bits: US food makers face questions at CAGNY

21 Feb 2011

It's the time of year when leading US food executives and Wall Street analysts head to Florida for the annual CAGNY investment conference. After the weather some parts of the US has endured in recent months, a week in the Sunshine State will be welcome but, with the economy remaining fragile and food manufacturers feeling the pressure from commodity costs, there are clouds on the horizon for a number of those presenting this week.

In the spotlight: Peltz looks to pounce for Family Dollar Stores

18 Feb 2011

Nelson Peltz, the US activist investor, is no stranger to the food industry.

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

7 Jan 2011

The impact of the floods in Queensland on food prices in Australia has been the subject of speculation this week and one leading industry executive expects some groceries to become more expensive. And, as UK retailers report how they performed at Christmas, one analyst said Sainsbury's had come out on top.

US: Dollar General to open 625 stores

6 Jan 2011

US value retailer Dollar General has announced plans to open 625 stores in fiscal 2011 with the creation of around 6,000 jobs.

US: Dollar General ups profit target after "strong" Q3

7 Dec 2010

US value retailer Dollar General has raised its full-year profit targets after growth from the company's bottom line accelerated during the company's third quarter.

Talking shop: Family Dollar, Target drive traffic through food

8 Oct 2010

Following Family Dollar Stores' results announcement last week, it seems that an expanded food selection is proving to be a winning strategy for general merchandise retailers in the US.

US: Dollar General profits up, raises guidance

1 Sep 2010

US value retailer Dollar General has upped its full-year earnings forecast on the back of a 57% increase in first-half profits.



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