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Green light for Heritage Foods' acquisition of Reliance Retail's dairy unit

12 Apr 2017

The Competition Commission of India has given the green light to the country's Heritage Foods buying the dairy business of Reliance Retail.

Heritage Foods acquires Reliance Retail's dairy unit 

1 Nov 2016

India's Heritage Foods has entered into an agreement to acquire the dairy business of Reliance Retail Ltd (RRL).  

Briefing: Emerging market e-commerce: India's fledgling food e-retail scene

21 Jan 2015

Complex infrastructure and limited access to the internet are just two of the challenges in growing the online grocery channel in India. But manufacturers in every sector and online retailers are eyeing the opportunity as the country's economy grows and incomes rise. Hannah Abdulla looks at how the FMCG industry can win online.

INDIA: Q3 sales jump at Reliance Retail

20 Jan 2014

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, has recorded a 38% jump in third-quarter turnover.

INDIA: Reliance Retail posts 41% hike in H1 turnover

22 Oct 2013

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of industrial conglomerate Reliance Industries, has recorded a 41% hike in first-half turnover.

INDIA: Reliance Retail Q1 sales up

22 Jul 2013

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, has reported "strong" first-quarter sales growth.

UK: M&S tight-lipped over India food retailing "plans"

3 Apr 2013

UK retailer Marks and Spencer has declined to comment on reports it is looking to start food retailing in India.

INDIA: H1 sales up at Indian retailer Reliance

16 Oct 2012

Reliance Industries said yesterday (12 October) that its retail arm, Reliance Retail, booked a 48% increase in first-half sales.

INDIA: 2 Sisters in talks to supply Reliance

10 Jul 2012

UK food company 2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed it is in contact with Indian retail giant Reliance Retail as it considers its options for expansion in the country.

INDIA: M&S appoints two to executive team

21 Feb 2011

Marks and Spencer's joint venture with Reliance Retail has made two appointments to its executive team in India.

The just-food management briefing - convenience stores - part II

18 Aug 2010

Convenience stores are no longer the preserve of cash-rich but time-poor consumers in developed markets. They are increasingly popular in emerging markets too.

INDIA: Himalya extends own-label yoghurt supplies

18 Jun 2010

Indian food group Himalya International has expanded its yoghurt business with some of the country's largest retailers.

INDIA: Reliance Retail turns to profit on tax payout

25 May 2010

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Reliance Industries, turned its first profit since opening its first store over three years ago.

Top stories on just-food this week

30 Oct 2009

What goes into food and what is slapped on the outside dominated the headlines on just-food this week. Food manufacturers and retailers continued to fall over themselves to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable palm oil although, as our interview with the WWF revealed, there are those in the industry that have yet to take any action on the issue. One industry-wide action on food labelling in the US has hit the buffers with the country's leading food makers pulling out of the Smart Choices Program. Will US regulators now fill that void? These are the top ten stories on just-food this week.

INDIA: Reliance retail units see continued losses

28 Oct 2009

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has revealed that its retail businesses ended the year with a loss of INR55.7bn (US$1.17bn) - on sales of about INR400bn.

FDI off India's menu but rural push will help retailers

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.

UK: M&S cuts dividend as full-year profits drop

19 May 2009

UK retailer Marks and Spencer posted a drop in annual profits this morning (19 May) and cut its dividend by a third.

INDIA: "Mom-and-pop" stores are fierce retail foes

6 May 2009

Domestic and multinational food retailers doing business in India need to be aware of competition from the country's traditional, “mom-and-pop” traders, a leading homegrown retailer said today (6 May).

FRANCE: Carrefour stays coy over Seventh Continent

6 May 2009

French retail giant Carrefour has declined to comment on reports it intends to buy a 75% stake in Russia’s Seventh Continent.

FRANCE: Carrefour denies Reliance partnership reports

27 Apr 2009

French retail giant Carrefour has denied reports it has signed a partnership deal with Indian retailer Reliance Retail.

INDIA: Reliance to "expand private-label business"

1 Apr 2009

Indian retailer Reliance Retail is to expand its private label business nationally, according to reports.

INDIA: Reliance “to close 25-30 stores”

5 Feb 2009

Indian retailer Reliance Retail is reportedly planning to close 25-30 unprofitable Reliance Fresh stores.

INDIA: Reliance “to exit wholesale market”

3 Feb 2009

Reliance Retail has confirmed that it is looking at ways to reduce expenditure in response to the global economic crisis, with reports suggesting the Indian retailer plans to abandon its cash-and-carry operations.

INDIA: Himalaya targets domestic growth

12 Sep 2008

Indian food group Himalaya International is eyeing increased sales in its domestic market, as it prepares to start a supply deal with Reliance Retail and begin production at a newly-built yoghurt plant.

INDIA: Reliance looks to Wincanton for supply chain support

19 Aug 2008

India’s Reliance Retail is looking to UK-based supply chain specialist Wincanton to increase the efficiency of its back-end food, supermarket and hypermarket operations.

Ten facts on Indian retailing

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.

UK: Rose on defensive at M&S AGM

9 Jul 2008

Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose has told the company's shareholders that he takes corporate governance "extremely seriously" following his controversial promotion to executive chairman.

INDIA: Reliance beats expectations in first year

19 May 2008

Reliance Industries’ grocery business, Reliance Retail, has reported better-than-expected results, the company revealed in its 2007-8 annual report.

INDIA: Carrefour, Casino in real estate talks

8 May 2008

French retail giants Carrefour and Casino are locked in separate talks with Indian property developer Parsvnath Developers over their possible entry into the country.

INDIA: India a food industry "trailblazer" - Future CEO

7 May 2008

India’s fast-growing food industry can be a model to the rest of the world, despite a restrictive regulatory climate, according to the country’s largest retailer.


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