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Russia's X5 struggles to deliver on objectives

X5 Retail Group has had a turbulent year. Management changes and a significant strategic shift that has sidelined the importance of M&A to t...


Dean Best | 13 May 2013

US breakfast cereal group Post Holdings kicks off a relatively quieter week of results with its half-year numbers on Monday. On Tuesday, meat giants Marfig and JBS will report on how it fared in the first three months of the year - as will Wal-Mart on Thursday. The week also includes an international conference in the Netherlands looking at the sustainable cultivation of soy.


Katy Askew | 16 Jul 2012

News that Andrei Gusev will stand down as X5 Retail Group chief executive caused shares in the Russian retailer to sink to a 52-week low on Saturday (14 July). The market responded negatively to fears that an unstable management team will be unable to drive growth as X5 struggles to improve organic sales trends. The sudden nature of the announcement and lack of clarity over the reasons for Gusev's departure augmented these concerns. Katy Askew reports.


Dean Best | 14 Oct 2011

Four years ago, Metro Group CEO Dr Eckhard Cordes took the top job at the German retail giant in the wake of discord in the boardroom and uncertainty over the company's future. He is set to leave the world's fourth-largest retailer in much the same way.


In 2010, sales of drinking milk products in Germany declined by less than 1% to reach EUR2.6bn (US$3.65bn), according to Euromonitor International. Research suggests that sales continue to suffer from declining unit prices across the market. However, Euromonitor's Francisco Redruello sees a recovery in sales in the years ahead.

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Liz Newmark | 4 Aug 2017

Major grocers in the Netherlands and Germany have removed eggs from sale after Dutch regulators found the presence of fipronil, an insecticide.


Helen Arnold | 28 Jun 2017

Rewe Group, Germany's second-largest grocer, has announced plans to slash the levels of salt and sugar in its own-label products.


Dean Best | 11 Aug 2015

Rewe, the German retailer, has announced plans to no longer use pigs castrated with anaesthetic for its own-label fresh meat.


Dean Best | 18 Jun 2015

German retailers Aldi, Edeka and Rewe - plus confectioners Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG and Haribo - are among the grocers and manufacturers to be hit with fines after a probe into allegations of price fixing.


Dean Best | 27 Mar 2014

German grocer Rewe has reported higher annual sales and profits, with the retailer enjoying growth at home and abroad.


Hannah Abdulla | 25 Mar 2014

German food retailer Rewe has announced a collaboration with filling station giant Aral to trial its new Rewe ToGo/filling station concept.


Dean Best | 23 Dec 2013

Italian retailer Conad has confirmed its new buying alliance with Swiss grocer Coop, German retail giant Rewe and Belgium's Colruyt will be called Core.


Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 2013

German retail group Rewe is to invest over EUR1.5bn (US$2bn) in a revamp of its domestic and European store network and a reported expansion of its online offering.


Dean Best | 9 Sep 2013

European buying partnership Coopernic has come to an end after "irreconcilable differences" between four members and a fifth, the French retail giant E. Leclerc.


Michelle Russell | 6 Sep 2013

All palm oil present in food products destined for France and Germany have to be sustainable by 2015, according to two new industry pledges.


Michelle Russell | 14 Aug 2013

Rewe has been fined by the Czech anti-trust authority over the German retailer's failure to comply with conditions laid down regarding its acquisition of Tengelmann's Plus discount stores in 2008.


Michelle Russell | 31 May 2013

Germany-based retailer Rewe Group has confirmed plans to invest further in its Romania operations over the next two years.


Michelle Russell | 31 May 2013

Germany-based retailer Rewe Group has confirmed plans to invest further in its Romania operations over the next two years.


Katy Askew | 22 May 2013

German retail giant Rewe plans to expand its Temma organic and natural "bio supermarket" format in city centres throughout the country.


Michelle Russell | 15 May 2013

German retail giant Rewe has said reports it is considering a sale of its Billa supermarket operations in Italy are "unfounded".


Michelle Russell | 15 May 2013

German retail giant Rewe has been fined EUR20.8m (US$26.7m) by Austria's competition authority for price fixing.


Michelle Russell | 17 Apr 2013

German retail group Rewe is looking to accelerate investment in its domestic online grocery service this year.


Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 2013

Rewe Group has confirmed it is to increase its stake in German supermarket chain Wasgau.


Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 2013

Rewe Group has confirmed it is to increase its stake in German supermarket chain Wasgau.


Dean Best | 14 Mar 2013

Profits jumped at German retail giant Rewe in 2012 as the company increased its sales at home and abroad.


Katy Askew | 15 Nov 2012

Alpro intends to expand the European distribution of its plant-based dairy alternatives, which have recently launched in the UK and Belgium.


Michelle Russell | 12 Oct 2012

German retailer Rewe is to invest EUR20m (US$25m) per year to 2016 in expanding its Billa supermarket network in Italy.


Michelle Russell | 10 Oct 2012

German retailer Rewe has decided to stop trading under the Penny banner in western Austria.


Dean Best | 29 Aug 2012

Jan Fuchs has become the latest senior executive to leave Russian retailer X5 Retail Group.

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Dean Best | 12 Dec 2014

Germany's competition watchdog has issued an interim injunction against retailers Edeka and Tengelmann over their planned deal over the Kaiser's supermarket chain.

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