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CMA widens scope of Sainsbury’s/Asda merger investigation to include discounters

17 Oct 2018

Asda and Sainsbury's have won their fight to have discounters Aldi and Lidl included in the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)'s investigation into their planned merger. 

What might Tesco's new Jack's format mean for suppliers?

27 Sep 2018

Tesco is fighting back in the UK against Aldi and Lidl with the opening of its own discount chain, Jack's. Simon Creasey outlines what the move could mean for manufacturers.

Listeria scare triggers recall of French private label packaged ham

13 Feb 2018

French supermarkets, including Carrefour, Casino and the local arm of Germany's Lidl, have recalled own-label ham following the discovery of traces of the listeria bacteria.

Strike action at UK's Scotbeef suspended as talks move to ACAS

19 Dec 2017

Two planned strikes at the UK's Scotbeef, which supplies major food retailers including Marks and Spencer, Aldi and Lidl, have been suspended after the company agreed to move talks over pay to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).

Under-scrutiny 2 Sisters poultry plant to resume production

6 Nov 2017

2 Sisters Food Group plans to restart production this week at its poultry processing plant at West Bromwich in the Midlands, which was temporarily closed in September after an investigation revealed poor hygiene standards. 

Update - Aldi, Lidl suspend supplies from 2 Sisters plant

29 Sep 2017

Aldi and Lidl have joined Marks and Spencer in suspending accepting supplies from the 2 Sisters Food Group plant alleged to have broken labelling rules and followed poor sanitary conditions.

UK Food Standards Agency says "no evidence of breaches" at 2 Sisters plant

29 Sep 2017

The UK's Food Standards Agency said it found "no evidence of breaches" when it inspected the poultry production plant of 2 Sisters Food Group alleged to have broken labelling rules and followed poor sanitary conditions.

2 Sisters 'exposed altering chicken date labels in potential health hazard'

29 Sep 2017

An investigation has claimed UK poultry firm 2 Sisters Food Group tampered with labels on its fresh chicken products to alter slaughter dates in a potential health hazard to consumers.

Danone and Kellogg back Swiss sugar reduction scheme

8 Sep 2017

Food giants Danone and Kellogg have signed up to an agreement with the Swiss government to reduce sugar content in yogurts and breakfast cereals in the country by the end of 2018.

Wal-Mart's US pricing initiative, Aldi and Lidl US expansion, Tesco staff restructuring – retail round-up, February 2017

7 Mar 2017

February saw Wal-Mart signal an acceleration of the price war brewing in the US grocery sector, while discounters Aldi and Lidl continued to progress their own agendas in the country. Tesco's steady improvements in the UK continued and the group revealed plans to further adjust its staffing strategy. Here are some of the highlights from the world of grocery retail over the past month. 

Lidl launches own-label free-from, organic range in Italy

4 Nov 2016

Lidl has launched an own-label range of free-from and organic products in Italy comprising more than 60 products across frozen, fresh and dried products, wine and drinks.

Lidl makes global own-label pledge on cage-free eggs

3 Nov 2016

Lidl, the Germany-based discount retailer, has plans to use only cage-free eggs in its private-label products by 2025.

Lidl next to make cage-free egg pledge in UK 

29 Jul 2016

German discounter Lidl has become the latest supermarket to say it will transition its egg supply to cage-free eggs. 

Lidl launches GM-free milk across stores in Germany

11 Jul 2016

Lidl said today (11 July) that it had become the first German supermarket to be awarded GM-free certification for its own brand milk on sale throughout the country.

Wales' Winning Blend forecasts turnover rise after investment boost

13 Jun 2016

Welsh bakery Winning Blend has said it is on course for a GBP2m (US$2.8m) boost in turnover by the year's end on the back of a government-backed expansion of its Llantrisant bakery.

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. 

Talking shop December 2015 – Lawson, Couche-Tard and Morrisons

7 Jan 2016

December saw some significant developments in the convenience channel in a number of markets, with Japan's Lawson Inc plotting a strategic alliance with Three F, Couche-Tard acquiring an Irish operator, its Canadian rival Sobeys launching a convenience concept and Morrisons returning to the sector in the UK. In other news, it emerged Kroger plans to trial a store format in the US while Lidl is continuing the march of the discounters across Europe. Here is just-food's round up of the big news stories from the world of grocery retail last month. 

The food industry in 2016 – Tapping global growth in e-commerce 

5 Jan 2016

Online shopping, apps, mobile proliferation and delivery services are transforming how consumers shop. In grocery, the changes sparked by e-commerce have been evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Nevertheless, across developed and developing markets, the growth in e-commerce outpaces bricks-and-mortar retail. In the latest instalment of our management briefing on what to watch in 2016, we take a look at the prospects for online grocery. What markets and categories will offer food makers the greatest growth potential in e-commerce over the coming year? 

Why there is a ceiling to discounter growth

1 Dec 2015

Discount retailers are a major force in grocery retailing in a number of European markets, forcing supermarkets to adapt and prompting suppliers to revise their strategies in a number of areas. However, in a guest column for just-food, José Carlos González-Hurtado, the former Carrefour chief commercial officer who is now president of international at IRI, outlines why there could be limits to the growth of the discounters.

Food industry quotes of the week - Boulder Brands sale, Unilever on carbon

27 Nov 2015

Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.

Talking shop September 2015 – Margin management in the spotlight 

8 Oct 2015

A consistent challenge facing grocers is maintaining – or strengthening – margins in a frequently hostile retail environment. This must be achieved while also developing the customer proposition and investing in growth. Keeping a lid on costs is a must but that has to be balanced against issues like pressure to raise wages, as we have seen in the UK this month, and the need to keep consumer prices low. 

John West, Princes face criticism on tuna sourcing

7 Oct 2015

Thai Union Group's UK unit John West and Princes, the UK food and drink group, have come under fire from Greenpeace over their tuna sourcing and sustainability pledges.

Ballymaguire Foods MD outlines UK ready meal ambitions

8 Sep 2015

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

Lidl to open ice cream plant in Germany

4 Sep 2015

Lidl has confirmed plans to open an ice cream production plant in the German town of Übach-Palenberg.

Farmers claim victory over Lidl on French origin meat and milk

20 Aug 2015

Farmers in northern France are claiming victory over supermarket retailer Lidl in their stand over French origin meat and mik.

Talking shop July 2015 – online dictates retailers' strategy

30 Jul 2015

The rapid development of online retailing has long been a key part of the strategic direction of global food retailers. While the channel represents a growth spot in what can – in many markets – seem a sector struggling for sales growth, there is as yet no clear formula for profitably exploiting it. However, as this month's Talking shop round-up illustrates, a number of grocers are further investing in the channel.

Talking shop June 2015 – Disruptive discounters dominate retail news

30 Jun 2015

The disruptive impact of the discount retailers has dominated global retail headlines during June, as our take of this month's key developments among grocery retailers shows.

Focus: Will synergies lift Ahold Delhaize in US?

26 Jun 2015

The merger between European retailers Ahold and Delhaize is significant because it will allow the group's to scale up in the key US market, where the majority of revenue is generated. Announcing the deal, the companies said EUR500m (US$560m) in annual synergies are on the table. But these, as and of themselves, will do little to raise the combined group's lacklustre US growth trajectory. Katy Askew looks at the impact the merger will have in the US – and whether Ahold Delhaize will deliver on their promise to drive consumer-led innovation.

Editor's viewpoint: Waitrose's personalised promos will stir industry

17 Jun 2015

UK grocer Waitrose has got industry watchers talking this afternoon (17 June) with the launch of a promotional programme that lets consumers choose which products they want to buy on offer. Rivals and suppliers will be watching very closely.

On the money: Premier CEO expects to benefit from rebound at UK supermarkets

23 Jan 2015

Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby has predicted the UK food group's brands will be the co-beneficiaries of a rebound at the country's largest supermarkets.

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