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French food group Agromousquetaires eyes UK private-label market

7 Feb 2017

France-based food group Agromousquetaires is preparing for a move into the UK private-label market in a bid to increase sales and expand product development overseas.

Talking shop January 2016 – Wal-Mart's revamp, Supervalu's spin-off, Casino scrutiny

3 Feb 2016

January brought further evidence of the seismic shifts taking place in the global retail sector. Established retailers have largely responded to these challenges through an emphasis on cost cutting and price slashing. Others, however, continued to benefit with the likes of Lidl, Casino and Intermarche all expanding in the month. Here is just-food's digest of the top retailer stories from the past 31 days. 

Food industry news of the week: United Biscuits, Dairy Crest

7 Nov 2014

United Biscuits is set for a new owner - Turkey's Yildiz Holding. The UK-based snacks maker announced this week brands including McVitie's and BN would join Godiva chocolate in the Yildiz portfolio. The M&A spotlight was firmly on the UK last week, with German giant Müller striking a deal to buy Dairy Crest's liquid milk assets - competition approval pending.

Intermarche bid for pork supplier Gad gets court OK

17 Oct 2014

A French court has approved Intermarché's takeover offer for local pork processor Gad's plant in Brittany.

Analysis: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

15 Oct 2014

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to team up on purchasing. And the country's food manufacturers are not happy.

Intermarche submits bid for Gad pork plant in Josselin

26 Sep 2014

French retailer Intermarché has submitted its bid for a plant owned by ailing pork processor Gad.

FRANCE: Intermarche parent confirms "interest" in Gad

2 Sep 2014

French retail giant Intermarche has confirmed its interest in a plant owned by ailing pork processor Gad.

ANUGA 2013: Cheese firm Castelli eyes CEE, Asia

9 Oct 2013

Italian private-label cheese manufacturer Castelli plans to expand its export business by growing sales in central and eastern Europe and Asia.

In the spotlight: Carrefour ups heat with price cuts

23 Apr 2013

Competition in the French retail scene could be about to heat up, with market leader Carrefour reporting an improvement in its domestic operations. Carrefour says it has been encouraged by the results of its pricing initiative and, if the world's second largest retailer really has pulled its socks up at home, life could become tougher for its competitors.

FRANCE: Retailer Intermarche quits Romania

18 Sep 2012

French retailer Intermarché has decided to leave the Romanian market and focus on its operations in the Balkans.

FRANCE: Carrefour, Intermarche in store swap

13 Sep 2012

French retailers Carrefour and Intermarché have signed a deal to swap a batch of stores, a transaction prompted by their deal earlier this year over the Altis joint venture.

FRANCE: Intermarche set for disposals after Altis all-clear

10 Apr 2012

France's anti-trust watchdog has cleared Intermarche's move to local retail venture Altis - but has asked the company to offload five stores to assuage competition concerns.

FRANCE: Intermarche eyes acquisition of Carrefour, Eroski JV

13 Dec 2011

French retailer Intermarché is looking to take over Altis, the local retail venture that Carrefour is set to leave.

FRANCE: Intermarche names Cotillard director of purchasing

18 Oct 2011

French retail group Les Mousquetaires has appointed Thierry Cotillard as director for purchasing for its Intermarché and Netto divisions.

POLAND: Intermarche "on Emperia bid shortlist"

7 Oct 2011

French retailer Intermarche and four private-equity funds have reportedly been shortlisted as potential buyers of Polish company Emperia's retail arm.

FRANCE: Les Mousquetaires launch green label pilot

6 Oct 2011

French retail group Les Mousquetaires is launching a pilot labelling scheme to let shoppers know the environmental impact of their food purchases.

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

26 Sep 2011

Tesco announced a revamp of its promotional strategy in the UK last week, a move that was immediately criticised by its rivals. However, grocers in Scotland were united in their opposition to a tax on major retailers in the country.

FRANCE: Intermarche in convenience push

23 Sep 2011

French retailer Intermarché announced plans to increase its convenience network in major cities, especially Paris.

FRANCE: Intermarche takes aim at rivals with ad campaign

1 Sep 2011

French retailer Intermarché has launched a marketing campaign that offers to refund the price difference on 250 national brands if customers find them cheaper at its rivals.

FRANCE: Intermarche continues to process fish despite fire

10 Aug 2011

French supermarket chain Intermarché has said it remains committed to landing and processing its own fish and seafood even after a fire destroyed one of its plants in Brittany.

FRANCE: Leclerc chief hits out at proposed competition laws

5 Jul 2011

Michel Edouard Leclerc, the head of eponymous French retailer E. Leclerc, has responded angrily to proposed laws that could make it easier for independent retailers to change fascia.

FRANCE: Intermarché marketing director quits

23 Jun 2011

Intermarché's director of marketing, Philippe Vincent, has quit the group, the French retailer confirmed to just-food today (23 June).

FRANCE: Intermarché shakes up own-label portfolio

18 Apr 2011

Intermarché has started to rationalise its own-label ranges in a bid to improve consumer awareness of the portfolio.

FRANCE: Duc sells frozen-food plant to Intermarche

6 Apr 2011

French poultry processor Duc has sold a frozen processed food plant in Brittany to the production arm of retailer Intermarché.

FRANCE: Intermarché eyes strong growth from production arm

30 Mar 2011

Intermarché is looking to increase the turnover of its production arm by almost 40% over the next five years, the French group announced at the MDD Expo retailer brand exhibition currently taking place in Paris.

FRANCE: Intermarche launches own label

11 Mar 2011

French retailer Intermarche has launched a new own label that aims to become the "freshest distribution brand", supporting sustainable development while also retaining a value positioning.

FRANCE: Marine Harvest to open plant in Boulogne

21 Feb 2011

Norwegian seafood group Marine Harvest has unveiled plans to invest EUR11m in a new 8,000 sqm processing and packing plant for salmon and white fish located at the French Channel port of Boulogne-sur-Mer.

FRANCE: Les Mousquetaires appoints new president

26 Nov 2010

French retail group Les Mousquetaires, the parent company of Intermarche, has appointed Jean-Pierre Meunier as its president.

Talking Shop: Tesco makes half-hearted click-and-collect attempt

24 Aug 2010

Tesco announced today (23 August) it is joining a number of French retailers and becoming the first UK retailer to launch a click-and-collect, or "drive-thru" grocery service.

FRANCE: Intermarche starts work on distribution hub

16 Jul 2010

French retailer Intermarché is to occupy a 67,000 sqm distribution hub in a new logistics park development in Montbartier, in the south-west of the country.


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