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Agrokor confirms creditor approval for takeover

20 Jun 2018

Agrokor, the Croatia-based food manufacturer and retailer, has secured the backing of creditors for the sale of the embattled business.

Agrokor issues deadline call to creditors

26 May 2017

Creditors of embattled Croatian food manufacturer and retailer Agrokor have been urged to submit claims against the company "in the shortest possible period" and by a "final deadline" of 9 June at the latest.

Croatia nominates restructuring chief for Agrokor

10 Apr 2017

Croatia's government today (10 April) nominated Ante Ramljak to head the restructuring of the country's embattled food manufacturer and retailer Agrokor, after the group was placed in state ownership as part of moves to try to stabilise the business.

Don Don buys Mercator's in-house bakery

17 Apr 2015

Slovenian baker Don Don has entered into an agreement to buy Pekarna Grosuplj, the in-house bakery business of regional retailer Mercator.

SLOVENIA: Rastoder, Agrokor sign cooperation deal

12 Jun 2014

Slovenian fruit and veg processor Rastoder has signed a cooperation deal "worth between EUR70m and EUR100m (US$95-135m)" with Agrokor it announced yesterday (11 June).

SLOVENIA: Mercator completes "last step" to clear path for Agrokor takeover

28 Apr 2014

Slovenian food retailer Mercator has confirmed it has cleared the last hurdle for its takeover by Croatian rival Agrokor after agreeing a financial restructuring deal to manage its EU1bn (US$1.38bn) debt.

UK/CROATIA: Agrokor "eyes London IPO"

14 Oct 2013

Croatian food manufacturer and retailer Agrokor is understood to be eyeing a listing on the London Stock Exchange in the next two years.

SLOVENIA: Mercator sinks into the red for H1

31 Aug 2012

Slovenian retailer Mercator has warned of rising raw materials costs and "profound recession" in many of its key markets after swinging to a net loss in the first half of 2012.

SLOVENIA: Mercator appoints Balazic as CEO

18 May 2012

Slovenian retailer Mercator has appointed Toni Balažic as CEO, replacing Ziga Debeljak, who resigned in March amid disagreement with the owners of the company.

SLOVENIA: Economic slowdown dampens Mercator profits

16 May 2012

Mercator has reported a steep drop in net profit for the first quarter as declining consumption, rising unemployment and a sluggish economic outlook took their toll.

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

30 Mar 2012

The Food and Drink Expo took place in Birmingham, UK, this week, hosting a raft of manufacturers and grocers from across the UK's food and drinks sector.

SLOVENIA: Retailer Mercator sees FY profits slide

1 Mar 2012

Slovenia-based retailer Mercator, which runs over 1,700 stores across south-eastern Europe, has blamed worsening economic conditions in the second half of 2011 for a fall in annual earnings.

SLOVENIA: Agrokor drops Mercator bid

13 Feb 2012

Croatian retailer Agrokor has dropped its bid to acquire a controlling stake in Slovenian rival Mercator.

SLOVENIA: Mercator suspends sale to Agrokor

21 Dec 2011

The long-running saga over the sale of a majority stake in Slovenian retailer Mercator to Croatian rival Agrokor has taken another turn as the sellers announced a freeze on negotiations.

SLOVENIA: Four bids for Mercator stake

21 Oct 2011

Four investors have made bids for a majority stake in Slovenian retailer Mercator, according to a statement from Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), Slovenia's largest bank.

SLOVENIA: Mercator to buy stores in Bosnia

21 Oct 2011

Slovenian retailer Mercator plans to take over the trade operations of Bosnian firm Dvropromet.

CROATIA: Agrokor "tables offer for Mercator"

19 Oct 2011

Croatian food retailer Agrokor has reportedly placed an offer to buy a majority stake in Slovenian retailer Mercator.

SERBIA: Mercator to buy Serbian retailer Familija Marketi

3 Aug 2011

Slovenian retailer Mercator is set to acquire Familija Marketi, the retail operations of Serbian company Robna kuca Beograd.

SLOVENIA/CROATIA: Balkans retailers Mercator, Agrokor set for merger talks

17 Jun 2011

Slovenia-based retailer Mercator said today (17 June) that it will start merger talks over a possible merger with Croatian food manufacturer and retailer Agrokor.

SERBIA: Mercator in talks to buy two Serbian retailers

17 Jun 2011

Mercator, the largest retailer in the Balkans, is in talks to buy two companies in Serbia.

SLOVENIA: Mercator investors to pursue sale

17 Jun 2011

Investors representing over half of the shares in Mercator, the largest retailer in the Balkans, have signed a deal to sell their combined stake in the business.

SLOVENIA: Lasko resumes Mercator sale

20 May 2011

Slovenian drinks group Pivovarna Lasko has confirmed that it intends to resume the sale of its 23.3% stake in supermarket group Mercator.

SLOVENIA: Mercator posts Q1 net profit growth

18 May 2011

Slovenian retailer Mercator today (18 May) posted an increase in quarterly profits despite highlighting an increasingly challenging economic environment in the country.

SLOVENIA: Court rejects Mercator sale appeal

6 May 2011

Slovenia's supreme court has rejected an appeal over a decision from the country's competition watchdog to block the sale of a stake in grocery retailer Mercator to local rival Agrokor.

SLOVENIA: Agrokor confirms Mercator interest

14 Mar 2011

Croatian retailer Agrokor has confirmed its interest in local peer Mercator, indicating that it has submitted a bid for a 23.34% stake in the Slovenian supermarket operator.

SLOVENIA: Mercator shareholder to sell 10.75% stake

22 Sep 2010

Slovenian bank Nova Ljubljanska Bank (NLB) has entered negotiations to sell its 10.75% stake in retailer Mercator to equity fund Mid Europa Partners.

SLOVENIA: Mercator profits climb in H1

25 Aug 2010

Slovenian supermarket group Mercator has booked an increase in first-half profits despite “highly challenging” economic conditions in the period.

SLOVENIA: Mercator calls off Merkur talks

24 Jun 2010

The Mercator Group has called off its attempts to buy the trade division of its rival Merkur.

SLOVENIA: Mercator profits edge up

12 May 2010

Slovenian supermarket group Mercator has posted single-digit growth in profits and sales for the first quarter.

SLOVENIA: Mercator looks to stabilise shareholder base

23 Apr 2010

Slovenian retailer Mercator has confirmed that it hopes to stabilise its shareholder base through an agreement to issue a dividend of EUR7.2 (US$9.68) for fiscal 2009.

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