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Dean Best | 9 Oct 2009

It is a story that is changing by the day but one thing seems certain - Dutch retailer Super de Boer is set to have a new owner. After struggling for much of the 2000s, the business is ending the decade as one of the European food sector's big M&A stories of the year. And, as Dean Best reports, champagne corks are likely to be popping at its majority owner, France's Groupe Casino.

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Sam Webb | 23 Sep 2011

Private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners has remained tight-lipped about reports it is considering selling Dutch retail group C1000.

Petah Marian | 28 Mar 2011

Dutch grocery retailer Ahold lost a court case against Schuitema on Thursday (24 March) around its decision to acquire some Jumbo stores in early 2010. | 8 Mar 2010

Dutch retailer Schuitema has agreed to sell five stores in order to get regulatory clearance for its bid to buy 79 Super de Boer outlets. | 12 Feb 2010

Schuitema, the operator of C1000 supermarkets in the Netherlands, has posted a drop in 2009 sales due to a reduction in the number of outlets it operates. | 26 Jan 2010

The Dutch competition watchdog is set to probe Schuitema's planned acquisition of 80 Super de Boer stores following a request from the EU. | 7 Dec 2009

The Dutch competition watchdog has cleared supermarket operator Jumbo's move to buy local rival Super de Boer, it was announced today (7 December). | 18 Nov 2009

Dutch retailer Ahold has reported a strong third quarter with rises in sales, operating income and net income. | 19 Oct 2009

Dutch retail giant Super De Boer has agreed to a buyout offer from competitor Jumbo, after the bid was raised to fend off Sperwer Holding. | 8 Oct 2009

Sperwer Group has quashed speculation in the Netherlands that it is looking to co-operate with Jumbo, a rival bidder for Dutch grocer Super de Boer. | 7 Oct 2009

Retail giant Ahold has given backing to local peer Sperwer Group in its bid to buy Dutch retailer Super de Boer. | 7 Oct 2009

The jostling for position in the Dutch food retail sector shows no sign of abating with the announcement that Jumbo and Schuitema are to co-operate on purchasing - and on the imminent takeover of Super de Boer. | 5 Oct 2009

Super de Boer is set to receive a second takeover bid for the business, the Dutch retailer said today (5 October). | 1 Oct 2009

Dutch retailer Jumbo has secured access to the books of takeover target and local peer Super de Boer. | 24 Sep 2009

Dutch retailer Jumbo has told just-food that it is in exclusive talks with the majority shareholder in takeover target Super de Boer amid speculation that a counter-bid could be made for the business. | 24 Sep 2009

Shares in Dutch retailer Super de Boer jumped by more than 6% today (24 September) amid speculation that a second takeover bid could come in for the company. | 1 Sep 2009

Dutch retailer Schuitema has seen operating profit and sales fall during the first half of its fiscal year as a result of store disposals. | 20 Aug 2009

Ahold, the Dutch retailer behind US chains Stop & Shop and Giant Food, posted a drop in first-half profit today (20 August), impacted “significantly” by discontinued operations. | 28 Jul 2009

Ahold, the Dutch retailer behind US chains Stop & Shop and Giant Food, has seen its sales growth slow during the second quarter of the year. | 15 May 2009

Schuitema, the Dutch retailer, has posted an 8.4% drop in turnover for the first quarter of 2009 due to the closure of a number of C1000 stores. | 21 Apr 2009

Schuitema, the Dutch retailer, today (21 April) posted a drop in net sales for the 2008 financial year. | 13 Mar 2009

Dutch retailer Schuitema, the operator of the C1000 supermarkets, has appointed Joost Sliepenbeek, finance chief of HEMA, as CFO with effect from 1 May. | 3 Feb 2009

Super de Boer and Schuitema, the Dutch retailers, have remained tight-lipped over claims that they could be set to form a purchasing joint venture. | 2 Feb 2009

Dutch retailers Super de Boer and Schuitema could be set to form a purchasing joint venture, according to local reports. | 24 Jul 2008

Schuitema, the Dutch retailer, has seen half-year sales rise over 2%, although growth slowed during the second quarter. | 8 Jul 2008

Dutch retailer Schuitema has appointed Tonn van de Laar as interim chief executive officer with immediate effect. | 4 Jul 2008

Bert Roetert, CEO of Dutch retailer Schuitema, is to leave following confirmation of the change of control at the company. | 27 Jun 2008

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of the Dutch based food retail company Schuitema by the investment fund CVC Fund IV, which is owned by CVC Capital Partners Group. | 15 May 2008

Schuitema, the Dutch supermarket group, has thanked a store revamp and a review of its real estate for rising first-quarter profits. | 23 Apr 2008

Ahold has struck a deal with private equity group CVC for its stake in fellow Dutch retailer Schuitema.

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