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IRELAND: Tesco targets discounters with Price Promise

28 Oct 2013

Tesco has launched its Price Promise comparison scheme in Ireland as it looks to grab back some market share from discounters Aldi and Lidl.

On the money: Sainsbury's: own label key to seeing off discount threat

2 Oct 2013

Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King has suggested investment in own label is a key weapon for mainstream grocers as discounters Aldi and Lidl continue to win sales in the UK.

UK: Aldi enjoys bumper UK profits

30 Sep 2013

Aldi saw its profits in the UK soar in 2012 - another set of data that underlines the discounter's strong performance in the country.

UPDATE: UK: Retailers say checkout snacks "not biggest" obesity issue

17 Sep 2013

UK retailers have said the presence of snacks at supermarket checkouts is "not the biggest issue" in obesity after a campaign was launched urging a ban of junk food at store queuing areas.

NETHERLANDS: Ahold looks to improve Albert Heijn price positioning

10 Sep 2013

Dutch retailer Ahold is looking to improve its price positioning by slashing prices on branded goods and expanding its budget line of own-label products.

IRELAND: McAdam Food files ABP defamation lawsuit

19 Aug 2013

Irish meat trader McAdam Food Products has filed a lawsuit against processor ABP Food Group for alleged defamation at the time of the horsemeat scandal.

just-food's research round-up: emerging markets for dairy; prospects for c-stores

9 Aug 2013

Dairy's top five emerging markets, the outlook for convenience stores around the world and the performance of Whole Foods Market and European hypermarket operator Kaufland are among the topics featured in this week's just-food research round-up.

UK: Retailers commit to price transparency campaign

1 Aug 2013

Aldi and UK retailers The Co-operative Group and Waitrose have signed up to a campaign run by consumer watchdog Which? to support simpler, clearer and more consistent pricing in supermarkets in the country.

Talking shop: The "hybrid" consumer, supply chains and tech dominate BRC event

27 Jun 2013

Catering to a bifurcated market, the prospect of shorter supply chains and the onward march of technology were key topics for food retailers at the British Retail Consortium's annual symposium, writes Chris Mercer.

UK: Bullish Lidl to ramp up investment in Scotland

25 Jun 2013

Lidl is to invest over GBP30m in Scotland over the next 12 months as it builds on success in attracting more local shoppers to its stores.

UK: Mars, PepsiCo among signatories to hybrid nutrition labels

19 Jun 2013

Chocolate giant Mars and crisp manufacturer PepsiCo are among over 20 food makers and retailers to agree to adopt new "hybrid" front-of-pack nutrition labels in the UK.

UK: "Hybrid" front-of-pack labels to be unveiled tomorrow

18 Jun 2013

The UK government is set to launch the planned "hybrid" front-of-pack label - including traffic light symbols - tomorrow (18 June).

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

17 Jun 2013

The latest just-food interview saw the boss of Nestle's business in Greater China discuss the food giant's strategy in the market and why he believed the world's largest food manufacturer had the edge on its rivals in the region. It was a week of a number of notable pieces of M&A, including Canadian retailer Sobeys' move to buy Safeway Inc's business in Canada and JBS's deal to acquire Seara Brasil from local meat rival Marfrig.

US: Lidl confirms interest in US market entry

14 Jun 2013

Discount retailer Lidl has confirmed it is exploring the possibility of entering the US market.

IRELAND: Tesco shuffles Ireland management, appoints CEO

29 May 2013

Tesco has named PJ Clarke as chief executive of its Irish business, after current CEO Tony Keohane was appointed chairman of the unit.

UK: Morrisons "sales improve" - Kantar

21 May 2013

UK retailer Morrisons is seeing its sales improve, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Sustainability Watch - International Finance Corporation

30 Apr 2013

In this two-part Sustainability Watch, Ben Cooper looks at the lending activities of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the division of the World Bank that lends to private corporations, which is rapidly expanding its activities in the agribusiness sector.

IRELAND: Aldi, Lidl grab "highest-ever share" - Kantar

29 Apr 2013

Discounters Aldi and Lidl continue to set the pace in Irish grocery retailing, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

UK: Sainsbury's delivers strongest sales growth - Kantar

23 Apr 2013

UK retailer Sainsbury's delivered the strongest sales growth amongst the big four, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

UPDATE: UK: Lidl focuses on price, quality in fresh push

22 Apr 2013

Discounter Lidl has said it is focusing on the core values of price and quality as it moves to increase its fresh meat and poultry offering in the UK.

UK: Lidl expands meat, poultry offering

22 Apr 2013

Lidl has announced plans to invest GBP66m (US$100.6m) to expand its line up of fresh meat and poultry in the UK.

PORTUGAL: Lidl invests EUR45m in Portugal revamp

19 Apr 2013

Discount retailer Lidl has confirmed plans to invest EUR45m (US$58.9m) on the revamp of its store network in Portugal.

IRELAND: Superquinn gains share at expense of Tesco, Dunnes

2 Apr 2013

Irish supermarket Superquinn has gained market share in the country for the first time in five years, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel reveal.

UK: Waitrose, Aldi lead UK growth - Kantar

26 Mar 2013

Upmarket retailer Waitrose and discounter Aldi posted the strongest growth in the UK retail market during the 12 weeks to 17 March, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel revealed today (26 March).

HORSEMEAT: UPDATE: Tesco recall may be "body blow"

13 Mar 2013

A fresh horsemeat recall initiated by Tesco could come as a "body blow" for the UK retailer, City analysts have warned.

What the analysts say - cautious welcome to Carrefour FY

7 Mar 2013

Carrefour's shares climbed today after the French retailer's 2012 results, which included better-than-expected core profits and higher earnings in France. Analysts cautiously welcomed the numbers, although they argue more work needs to be done.

UK: Lidl trials Simply value grocery line

4 Mar 2013

Discounter Lidl is trialling a budget range of products across its UK stores under the name Simply.

HORSEMEAT: Contamination impact on sales emerges

19 Feb 2013

Sales of frozen products in the UK, Ireland and France have taken a hit from the horsemeat contamination scandal, data has revealed.

HORSEMEAT: Lidl recalls lines in Finland, Sweden, Denmark

19 Feb 2013

Discount retailer Lidl has pulled two products from its shelves in Finland, Sweden and Denmark after tests found traces of horsemeat.

UK: Government to consult on supply chain security - Defra

11 Feb 2013

The UK government is to meet industry officials to determine whether the supply chain needs to be placed under greater scrutiny to ensure food security in the country.

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