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Retailer focus: Kaiser's, Shoprite, Ahold Delhaize

December saw an end to the wrangle over German supermarket chain Kaiser's, South African grocer Shoprite in talks over a possible combinatio...

Woolworths, Poundland - retail in July

In July, Woolworths, Australia's largest retailer, saw its shares jump the most in a single day for 20 years after it announced more initiat...

Petah Marian | 18 Feb 2011

The German grocery sector is characterised by low-prices and discounter dominance, resulting in razor-thin margins for operators in this highly-competitive sector. | 6 Jul 2009

Germany's food retailers would be "foolish" to cut spending on their supermarket chains even as they navigate an economy in recession, analysts BMI have claimed.

Dean Best | 20 Nov 2007

Germany's food retailers are in a period of change with the country's top grocers looking at how to generate growth in one of Europe's toughest retail environments. Nevertheless, it is the market's defining factor - the strength of the discount segment - that remains the key driver behind decision-making for consumers and retailers in the country. Dean Best reports.

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Dean Best | 10 Apr 2013

James Lambert, CEO of UK-based R&R Ice Cream, has suggested the company's plan to buy local rival Fredericks Dairies will give retailers a "real alternative" to market leader Unilever.

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Simon Harvey | 6 Apr 2018

German supermarket Edeka is escalating a pricing conflict with Nestle after reportedly urging its stores to drop more of the Swiss food giant's products.

Dean Best | 22 Feb 2018

Nestle is reportedly in embroiled in a pricing spat with members of the European retail buying group AgeCore.

John Shepherd | 27 Apr 2017

Mars is reportedly embroiled in a trade spat with German retail giant Edeka, which is said to have cleared some of the US group's products from its shelves.

Dean Best | 18 Jun 2015

German retailers Aldi, Edeka and Rewe - plus confectioners Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG and Haribo - are among the grocers and manufacturers to be hit with fines after a probe into allegations of price fixing.

Dean Best | 8 Jul 2014

Germany's competition watchdog has found retail giant Edeka guilty of making "abusive demands" on suppliers after its 2009 takeover of rival chain Plus.

Dean Best | 29 Jul 2013

Germany's competition watchdog has claimed retail giant Edeka "crossed a line" in its dealings with suppliers in the wake of its acquisition of Tengelmann's Plus stores in 2009.

Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2013

German retailer Edeka has booked an increase in full-year sales, with growth in each of its divisions.

Michelle Russell | 2 Jan 2013

German food retailer Edeka has divested its minority stake in discount chain Netto Stavenhagen.

Michelle Russell | 29 Oct 2012

Seafood firm John West has launched its Pole and Line caught tuna range in Germany.

Katy Askew | 2 May 2012

The chief operating officer of German retailer Edeka, Gert Schambach, has left the company.

Michelle Russell | 25 Apr 2012

German grocery retailer Edeka has booked an increase in full-year sales and said it plans to invest in expansion in 2012.

Sam Webb | 6 Jan 2012

Charity Oxfam has accused German retailers of sourcing bananas from plantations in Ecuador that have "intolerable and exploitative working conditions".

Sam Webb | 14 Nov 2011

German grocery retailer Edeka has confirmed it is looking to expand into foreign markets as part of its plans for future growth.

Dean Best | 3 Oct 2011

The annual World Retail Congress dominated the headlines on just-food this week as we reported from the event in Berlin. Elsewhere, Swiss baker Aryzta snapped up UK naan and tortilla maker Honeytop Speciality Foods, Mars made its first move into Fairtrade and Nestle named a Wal-Mart Stores executive as its new CFO.

Sam Webb | 29 Sep 2011

German retailer Edeka has outlined its plans to spend EUR1bn (US$1.3bn) expansion.

Sam Webb | 22 Sep 2011

Germany's competition watchdog is looking at whether the country's supermarkets using their buying power to force down prices from manufacturers.

Katy Askew | 28 Apr 2011

German retailer Edeka has indicated that it is going on the attack in the discount sector with the planned opening of 1,000 Netto outlets in Germany. | 14 Feb 2011

Germany's Federal Cartel Office has launched an investigation into competition in the country's grocery retail sector. | 11 Feb 2011

Edeka's proposed takeover of food retailer Ratio will face further “in-depth” investigation from Germany's competition authority, officials at the Bundeskartellamt confirmed today (11 February). | 1 Oct 2010

Germany's largest grocer Edeka is continuing its recently announced expansion plans, with the acquisition of local retailer Ratio Trading Group. | 27 Sep 2010

German grocery co-operative Edeka today (27 September) revealed plans to open 200 full-range supermarkets in 2011.

Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 2010

Edeka, Germany's largest retailer, said today (28 April) that it will invest in the expansion of its store network over the next two years. | 28 Apr 2010

Edeka, Germany's largest retailer, saw sales increase 14.9% in 2009, boosted by store acquisitions by subsidiary Netto.

Stuart Todd | 22 Apr 2010

UK-based R&R Ice Cream is poised to acquire a shareholding in French own-brand counterpart Rolland, the French family-owned firm has confirmed.

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Dean Best | 2 Apr 2015

Germany's competition watchdog has thwarted a move from local retail giant Edeka to acquire supermarket chain Kaiser's from Tengelmann.

Dean Best | 12 Dec 2014

Germany's competition watchdog has issued an interim injunction against retailers Edeka and Tengelmann over their planned deal over the Kaiser's supermarket chain.

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