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

30 Jun 2014

In a week when ConAgra Foods faced uncomfortable questions over its performance, Ben & Jerry's waded into the GMO-debate and the UK government revealed that it is looking at various ways to curb sugar consumption - including fiscal levers - here is just-food's week in words.

Talking shop: Sainsbury's tries to shore up flank with Netto JV

24 Jun 2014

In a surprise move, Sainsbury's has reacted to the continued growth of discount retailers in the UK with a venture to bring the Netto banner back to the country. Sainsbury's and Netto owner Dansk Supermarked will launch a clutch of stores on a trial basis but Netto, which struggled on its previous visit to the UK, faces even stronger competitors now. Dean Best reports.

DENMARK: Netto UK sale hits profits at retailer Dansk Supermarked

17 May 2012

The sale of Dansk Supermarked's Netto stores in the UK to Asda has hit profits at the Denmark-based retailer.

Comment: Tesco faces bumpy road to UK recovery

17 Apr 2012

A year ago, when Philip Clarke took the reins as chief executive of Tesco, one City analyst told just-food that the retailer's new boss was likely to only have to "fine-tune" the business than "rebuild the engine".

UK: Tesco market share remains weak as Asda hits new high

27 Mar 2012

Asda has grown its market share to an all-time high as the impact of last year's acquisition of Netto's UK stores boosted sales.

In the spotlight: Food makers still face commodity pressure

27 Mar 2012

We are just days away from the end of the first quarter of 2012, a year in which manufacturers were hoping the pressure of last year's commodity inflation would ease significantly. However, those hopes may not materialise as quickly as many manufacturing giants expect.

UK: Tesco loses market share - Kantar

28 Feb 2012

Tesco has seen its share of the UK grocery market fall to its lowest level for seven years, according to data issued by Kantar Worldpanel.

Promo Tracker: Asda upped discounts in December

13 Jan 2012

Asda, unlike Tesco and Sainsbury's, increased its number of promotions in December, according to data from just-food's Promo Tracker.

UK: Big Price Drop hits Tesco's market share - Kantar

6 Dec 2011

Tesco's Big Price Drop promotional campaign has hit its share of the UK grocery market, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

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.

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.

UK: Asda appoints two new execs

12 Sep 2011

Asda's president and CEO Andy Clarke has announced two new appointments to the retailer's executive team.

UK: Asda Q2 sales up, Netto deal hits profits

16 Aug 2011

UK retailer Asda increased sales during the second quarter but saw profits fall due to costs linked to its acquisition of Netto's local business.

UK: Asda promotes McKeon to commercial director role

26 Jul 2011

UK retailer Asda has named Adrian McKeon as its new grocery commercial director.

UK: Food inflation drives UK grocery growth - Kantar

19 Jul 2011

Inflation is driving growth in the UK's grocery sector, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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

1 Jul 2011

Casino's anger towards the Diniz Group intensified this week as it became clear that its fellow shareholder in CBD had been in talks to merge the Brazilian retailer with the local operations of Carrefour. Meanwhile, Thorntons announced plans to slash its store estate and Premier Foods plc surprised analysts with an unexpected profit warning.

UK: Morrisons acquires more Netto stores

25 May 2011

UK supermarket group Morrisons has entered into an agreement to acquire a further two former Netto UK stores from Asda.

DENMARK: Dansk Supermarked Q1 profit down

11 May 2011

Danish retailer Dansk Supermarked said today (11 May) that it saw its profits decline in the first quarter as Easter slid into the company's second quarter.

UK: Woodhead Bakery saved from administration

18 Apr 2011

Former Morrisons supplier Woodhead Bakery has been saved from administration after being sold to two buyers on Saturday (16 April).

UK: Haldane "doubles store estate" with Netto buy

14 Apr 2011

UK retailer Haldane Retail Group announced today (14 April) that it had doubled its store estate with the acquisition of some 20 former Netto stores in the country.

SWEDEN: Netto denies making Lidl bid

25 Feb 2011

The managing director of discount retailer Netto's international division has denied speculation that the retailer is bidding for Lidl's Swedish operations.

UK: Asda exec McKeon joins Netto to aid integration

1 Feb 2011

Ade McKeon, Asda's category director for beers wines and spirits has joined Netto UK as integration trading manager.

UPDATE: UK: Morrisons to acquire 16 Netto outlets

12 Jan 2011

Morrisons announced today (12 January) that it has agreed to buy 16 former Netto stores from rival UK retailer Asda for GBP28.1m.

UK: Asda sells 39 Netto outlets

12 Jan 2011

Asda announced today (12 January) that it has completed the latest regulatory hurdle in its plans to acquire Netto's UK stores.

The just-food management briefing - M&A in 2010 - a timeline

20 Dec 2010

There have been over 640 stories in just-food's M&A section since April this year covering everything from industry-changing mergers to bolt on acquisitions and brand disposals. This section to the briefing tracks the major moves through the year by looking at all the deals that were put under scrutiny in our insights section.

UK: Netto managing director resigns

12 Nov 2010

Netto has confirmed that the managing director of its UK operations, Charles Kay, has resigned from the company.

DENMARK: Dansk Supermarked net profit up 2%

11 Nov 2010

Dansk Supermarked has reported a 2% increase in net profit for the first nine months of 2010.

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

27 Aug 2010

Canadian convenience operator Couche-Tard posted record net earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 this week, up 42% against the same period of the previous year.

Best bits: Wal-Mart faces tougher US market

23 Aug 2010

Manufacturers found reason to breathe a sigh of relief last week as Wal-Mart announced it would be reversing a number of the range rationalisation initiatives it undertook as part of its 'Project Impact' scheme.

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

20 Aug 2010

Wal-Mart posted its second quarter results this week, and to the relief of many manufacturers it announced it is looking to return a number of products that were delisted as part of its Project Impact initiative.





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