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BRICs and beyond: Auchan bets on India's potential

The French retailer has become the latest multinational to enter India. We look at its new partnership with local player Max Hypermarket.... | 30 Oct 2009

Sustainability is becoming ever-more crucial for food companies and, this week, the hot topic was palm oil. The WWF issued a report praising those who had moves to source greener palm oil - but castigated those who hadn't. Smart Choices, a US food labelling scheme devised to help consumers, was similarly rebuked for promoting fatty foods. And, all the while, executives from Fresh Del Monte Produce to Chiquita Brands International and Kellogg handed down their insights on the economic and business landscape.

Dean Best | 7 Jul 2009

The world's top food retailers may not have got the news they were looking for when India's new government published its first annual budget yesterday (6 July). Despite apparent support in some political circles for a loosening of the laws restricting foreign investment in Indian retail, the budget made no mention of any reform. However, as Dean Best reports, the likes of Wal-Mart, Tesco and Metro Group should still be cheered by India's plans for modernisation. | 13 Aug 2008

India has attracted increasing attention from multinational retailers in recent years. Alongside China, India is viewed as one of the top economic powerhouses of Asia, generating 19.8% of the Asia-Pacific region's food retail value. While India’s organised retail market is still in its infancy it offers huge potential for expansion. Here are ten quick facts on Indian retail.

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Dean Best | 20 Sep 2012

With India - and the prospect of wide-ranging economic reforms in the country - in the international business headlines, there are few other more opportune times to meet Rakesh Biyani, joint managing director of Future Group, one of the country's largest retailers.

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Katy Askew | 26 Oct 2012

The European olive oil industry is eyeing expansion in India, Asia and the Middle East to fuel growth, with the saturated European market offering little potential.

Michelle Russell | 10 Sep 2012

India's Future Group has received board approval for the merger of its Future Value Retail and Pantaloon businesses.

Katie Smith | 13 Aug 2012

Pantaloon Retail, India's largest retailer, has posted a 79% fall in fourth-quarter profits despite booking a rise in sales.

Michelle Russell | 17 May 2012

Pantaloon Retail, the retail subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Future Group, has booked a drop in third-quarter profits.

Sam Webb | 5 Dec 2011

India's government has reportedly put its controversial reform of the country's retail sector on hold.

Sam Webb | 22 Sep 2011

Future Group is in talks with Japan's convenience store chain Lawson to sell a 49% stake in its foods sourcing and manufacturing operations.

Katy Askew | 16 May 2011

Pantaloon Retail, the retail subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Future Group, has booked an increase in sales and profits for the three months to the end of March.

Petah Marian | 6 May 2011

Wal-Mart Stores has revealed plans to have some 20 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores operating in India by the end of the year.

Katy Askew | 29 Mar 2011

Wal-Mart India has dismissed reports linking the US retail giant to a possible joint venture deal with Indian conglomerate Future Group as "speculative". | 15 Feb 2011

Indian retailer Pantaloon Retail has seen bottom-line gains trail sales growth during its second quarter. | 7 Jan 2011

French retailer Carrefour this week opened its first cash-and-carry store in India after months of speculation. | 27 Apr 2010

Pantaloon Retail, a subsidiary of India's Future Group, has booked an increase in profits for the first nine months of the year.

Katy Askew | 24 Mar 2010

Indian conglomerate Pantaloon Group has confirmed that it intends to expand its retail operations in the east of the country, where it plans to almost double its number of Big Bazaar hypermarkets over the next six months.

Katy Askew | 16 Feb 2010

Indian conglomerate Future Group has confirmed that it is mulling the formation of a joint venture with a number of international retailers. | 28 Jan 2010

Pantaloon Retail, a subsidiary of India's Future Group, has reported a 51% jump in third quarter net profits, driven by a substantial increase in sales. | 22 Jan 2010

Kraft Foods' patient pursuit of Cadbury this week paid off as the US food giant secured the backing of the UK confectioner's board after tabling a higher takeover offer. The proposed acquisition of Cadbury has been met with raised eyebrows on both sides of the pond but the deal will make Kraft the world's largest confectioner. Meanwhile, in the US, Hormel Foods snapped up the Country Crock side dish business from Unilever and, in the UK, egg giant Noble Foods has added to its dessert business with a majority stake in Gu. And, elsewhere, Tesco and Carrefour hinted at further expansion in India. These are the most popular stories in just-food this week.

Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 2010

French supermarket group Carrefour is reportedly nearing an agreement with India’s largest retailer, Pantaloon Retail.

Katy Askew | 18 Dec 2009

In food retail, 2009 was the year of the value message. As ever in an increasingly competitive environment, there have been winners and losers. Here is just-food's take on the food retailers that have prospered over the past year and those who have become casualties of the adverse economic conditions. | 20 Nov 2009

This was the week when even the ongoing speculation over the future of Cadbury was trumped as the headline-grabbing story. That honour fell to UK retail's leading Dutchman, Marc Bolland, who is set to switch from Morrisons after three successful years for upmarket rival Marks and Spencer. The Bolland bombshell overshadowed the latest twist in the Cadbury saga, which saw Hershey and Ferrero indicate they could enter the fray - with a possible joint bid for the Dairy Milk maker a possibility. These are the top stories on just-food this week. | 20 Nov 2009

Pantaloon Retail, the Indian retailer, has confirmed that it is seeking potential acquisitions in a bid to expand its food business. | 12 Nov 2009

Pantaloon Retail has confirmed that it is in negotiations with Kellogg in a bid to increase its margins, but remained coy over reports that it is preparing to boycott Kellogg's cereal products. | 30 Oct 2009

Indian retail giant Pantaloon Retail is to spin off its Bazaar food retail business into a wholly-owned subsidiary in order to drive growth at the unit. | 27 Oct 2009

Pantaloon Retail has posted a rise in first-quarter profits on the back of sales gains. | 29 Sep 2009

Pantaloon Retail, the Indian retailing group, has enjoyed an 11% jump in annual profits despite the country's buoyant economic growth slowing amid the economic downturn. | 7 Jul 2009

Pantaloon Retail, India's largest retailer, said today (7 July) that government plans to up spending in the country's rural areas should spark the sector into expanding outside big cities.

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