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Can vertical farming ever become mainstream?

28 Jan 2020

Simon Harvey investigates whether vertical farming – growing fresh produce in a controlled environment – can become well-established in the market.

German retailer Edeka 'raises ante on Nestle in price row'

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.

Nestle 'in price row with AgeCore buying group'

22 Feb 2018

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

Mars mum on reported trade spat with Edeka

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.

Edeka, Rewe strike deal on Kaiser's, South Africa's Shoprite in talks with Steinhoff, Ahold Delhaize sets out stall - retail round-up, December 2016

11 Jan 2017

December saw an end to the wrangle over German supermarket chain Kaiser's, South African grocer Shoprite in talks over a possible combination with local retail giant Steinhoff and the recently-merged Ahold Delhaize outline its "Better Together" strategy.

Australia's Woolworths touts progress, UK discounter Poundland sold - retail round-up, July 2016

9 Aug 2016

In July, Woolworths, Australia's largest retailer, saw its shares jump the most in a single day for 20 years after it announced more initiatives to improve its performance. The month also saw UK discount chain Poundland accept a takeover offer from South African retailer Steinhoff.

German watchdog issues fines in grocery pricing probe

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.

GERMANY: Retail giant Edeka censured in supplier case

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.

GERMANY: Watchdog: Edeka "crossed line" in supplier dealings

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.

GERMANY: FY sales climb at retail giant Edeka

29 Apr 2013

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

Interview: R&R chief: We can be "real alternative" to Unilever

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.

GERMANY: Edeka sells Netto stake to Dansk Supermarked

2 Jan 2013

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

GERMANY: John West launches Pole and Line catch tuna range

29 Oct 2012

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

GERMANY: Edeka COO Schambach exits

2 May 2012

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

GERMANY: Edeka FY sales climb

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.

GERMANY: Retailers in spotlight over banana workers rights

6 Jan 2012

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

GERMANY: Edeka confirms international plans

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.

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

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.

GERMANY: Edeka to launch EUR1bn expansion

29 Sep 2011

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

GERMANY: Cartel watchdog launches supermarkets probe

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.

Retail and self service - the evolving market trends

14 Sep 2011

In part two of this month's just-food management briefing, Glynn Davis looks at the success - or otherwise - that retailers have had with self-service technology and considers where the sector could go next.

GERMANY: Edeka plans Netto expansion

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.

Talking shop: Are German supermarkets seeing a renaissance?

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.

GERMANY: Cartel Office launches grocery competition probe

14 Feb 2011

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

GERMANY: Doubt cast on Edeka's acquisition of Ratio

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).

The just-food management briefing - how to green your supply chain - part I

25 Oct 2010

Sustainability is a buzzword including in many a corporate brochure and its ubiquity can attract cynicism about a company's policies to mitigate their impact on the environment. However, food makers and retailers are building the issue into how they interact.

GERMANY: Edeka acquires Ratio Trading Group

1 Oct 2010

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

GERMANY: Edeka plans 200 new stores in 2011

27 Sep 2010

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

UPDATE: GERMANY: Edeka to invest in expansion in 2010

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.

GERMANY: Edeka sales boosted by store buys

28 Apr 2010

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



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