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French retailers Casino Group and Teract ditch supply-chain tie-up talks

Exclusive supply-chain tie-up talks between French retail groups Casino and Teract have been abandoned following four months of discussions. Debt-laden…

France’s Groupement Les Mousquetaires in talks to join Casino Group, Teract in supply-chain tie-up

French food manufacturer and retailer Groupement Les Mousquetaires has joined exclusive supply-chain tie-up talks between domestic retail groups Casino and Teract.…

New products – UK baby food brand Piccolo moves into infant formula; Unilever launches vegan stock pots under Knorr brand; UK’s Signature Flatbreads launches Brioche Style Wraps

This week's batch of new products includes a nut mix range from Intersnack-owned UK crisps brand Tyrrells and Lizi's branching…

France’s LDC to buy chicken facility from local retail giant Casino

LDC, the French poultry supplier, has inked a deal to buy a production facility from the Casino Group, one of the…

French retailer Casino opens up transparency with animal-welfare labelling

French retailer Casino Group has partnered with three independent bodies to provide animal-welfare labelling on its products, offering more transparency…

What can buying pacts between retailers mean for food manufacturers?

With some major grocers in Europe working together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the impact these tie-ups can have…

Listeria scare triggers recall of French private label packaged ham

Several French supermarkets, including Carrefour, Casino and the local arm of Germany's Lidl, have issued a recall of their own…

Food businesses face French legal action over ‘undeclared nanoparticles’

Mars and McCormick & Co. are among the food groups potentially facing court action in France over allegations of undeclared…

Issues at Asda, Couche-Tard M&A spree continues, Aeon eyes Myanmar – August retail round-up

August saw the announcement of an eighth consecutive quarter of declining sales at Asda, the UK arm of Wal-Mart. Across…

“Heavenly” baby food firm to target Asian markets – interview

Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty…