Unilever Portugal has restructured its joint venture with local
food manufacturer and retailer Jeronimo Martins, a further step
towards the simplification of the company's business units.
Chris Jones reports.
Jeronimo Martins, the Portuguese supermarket group, ended 2003 with
a return to profitability as the results of its restructuring
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Disposal of various loss-making businesses has helped Portuguese
retailer Jeronimo Martins to reduce its debts in the first half,
but exposure to volatile economic conditions means a return to the
black could take some time yet.