Gluten-free specialist Genius is stepping up exports to France’s rapidly growing gluten-free market.
Carrefour Tesco Slovakian swap goes sour
The Slovakian Antimonopoly Office has put the breaks on a deal
between Carrefour and Tesco, saying that it would give the British
supermarket a monopoly over the market.
Franprix orders innovative labelling from Pricer ESL
Innovative labelling from Pricer ESL and Toshiba will now be taken
up in 25 more Franprix supermarkets in a contract worth SEK 6m
(€6m), increasing efficiency in stores.
Carrefour prepares Greek partner for Cyprus expansion
Europe's largest retailer Carrefour has signed a €6m deal to open
its first supermarket chain in Cyprus, following the firm's
successful entry into the island's cash and carry market last year.
Metro: Poor domestic sales prompt job losses
Real, the domestic arm of international retailer Metro Group, has
announced more than 500 job cuts across 30-40 German stores as
sales tumble 8.7 per cent.
Metro and Tesco snap up Casino's Polish stores
Casino, the ailing French supermarket chain, has sold its Polish
operations to Tesco and Metro Group as it strives to repay debts in
excess of €2bn euros.
Carrefour regains strength in France
French retail giant Carrefour yesterday announced an 8.5 per cent
rise in second quarter like-for-like sales, as the firm strengthens
its domestic position through in-store makeovers and competitive
Casino's Polish store sale tempts Tesco
Speculation is mounting that France's number two supermarket Casino
is planning to sell its Polish operations - with Tesco and
Carrefour vying to snap up the unwanted stores.
Carrefour guilty of illegal labour practices
French retailer Carrefour has been found guilty of allowing
hypermarket staff to be paid directly by suppliers, depriving the
employees of payroll benefits and collective bargaining agreements.
Tesco swells Turkish business
British grocery giant Tesco has announced expansion plans for
Turkey to double retail space and push out from the core city base
of Ismer, as international competition mounts.
EU approves Carrefour acquisition
The European Commission has cleared Carrefour's outright purchase
of rival French chain Hyparlo, following an investigation into the
supermarket's anti-competitive behaviour.
Casino beats sales forecast
French supermarket Casino has announced a 17 per cent rise in
first-quarter sales, as domestic performance improves and
international sales smash records.
Carrefour's results belie shaky strategy, claim analysts
The world's second largest supermarket has announced disappointing
year-end results amid restructuring and an ambitious growth
strategy - causing the firm's retail ratings to tumble.
Tesco and Wal-Mart push further into Eastern Europe
As the two retailing giants prepare to battle it out in America,
Tesco and Wal-Mart have both announced plans to expand operations
further in the Czech Republic and Hungary respectively.
Rewe may ditch Poland retail market
Speculation is mounting that Rewe, Europe's fourth largest
retailer, will pull its supermarkets out of Poland following an
influx of foreign retailers.