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28th November
Suspended Tesco Execs Shown The Exit Door
Suspended Tesco Execs Shown The Exit Door

  The eight Tesco directors suspended amid the grocer’s £263 profit overstatement are expected to be dismissed or made to stand aside as early as next week, according to reports in the UK.

Lidl Eyes Expansion In France

It's been reported that Lidl's parent company has earmarked a €250 million cash injection for its French arm.

Agrokor-Mercator Tie-Up May Create Monopoly

The merger of Balkan retail chains Agrokor and Mercator could potentially cause serious problems to the Serbian economy.

Carrefour Set For Algeria Return: Reports

Carrefour is reportedly set to re-enter the Algeria market by opening a hypermarket in the country next year, according to reports.

UK Consumer Confidence Stalls

UK consumer confidence was unchanged this month as Britons’ willingness to make big purchases offset a deterioration in their outlook for the economy.

Bagged Milk Still Popular In Slovakia

Even though traditional packaging has almost become extinct, Slovak supermarkets are still carrying milk packaged in recyclable plastic bags.

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Retail

 Lidl Eyes Expansion In France Lidl Eyes Expansion In France

It's been reported that Lidl's parent company has earmarked a €250 million cash injection for its French arm.

Agrokor-Mercator Tie-Up May Create MonopolyAgrokor-Mercator Tie-Up May Create Monopoly

The merger of Balkan retail chains Agrokor and Mercator could potentially cause serious problems to the Serbian economy.

 Carrefour Set For Algeria Return: Reports Carrefour Set For Algeria Return: Reports

Carrefour is reportedly set to re-enter the Algeria market by opening a hypermarket in the country next year, according to reports.

UK Consumer Confidence StallsUK Consumer Confidence Stalls

UK consumer confidence was unchanged this month as Britons’ willingness to make big purchases offset a deterioration in their outlook for the econom [ ... ]

Private Label

New Private-Label Research On French Paper ProductsNew Private-Label Research On French Paper Products

According to recently published research by IRI, one of the leading bodies studying trends in European retail, in France, the loss of market share suf [ ... ]

Wabel Commemorates Private-Label ExcellenceWabel Commemorates Private-Label Excellence

Wabel, the French private-label sourcing company, has presented 14 awards for excellence in private-label development at the Wabel Grocery Awards cere [ ... ]

Tesco Slovakia Expands Its Finest RangeTesco Slovakia Expands Its Finest Range

From now on, customers of the British retailer in Slovakia have access to more than 200 private-label products of the highest quality.

Metro Croatia Introduces Premium Free RangeMetro Croatia Introduces Premium Free Range

The Croatian unit of Germany wholesaler Metro Cash & Carry has introduced products from the first commercial farm where poultry is grown under str [ ... ]

A-Brands

L'Oréal and Nestlé Scrap Joint VentureL'Oréal and Nestlé Scrap Joint Venture

L’Oréal and Nestlé announced they will end their joint venture Innéov during the course of the first quarter 2015.

European FMCG Sales Not Driven By Price Alone, Study ClaimsEuropean FMCG Sales Not Driven By Price Alone, Study Claims

The purchase of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in European supermarkets is largely driven by factors other than price, according to a new study.

Danone Weighing Up $2bn Yakult SaleDanone Weighing Up $2bn Yakult Sale

Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, is considering selling its 20 per cent stake in Japanese dairy-drink producer Yakult Honsha.

Dawn Meats Pens Deal With Co-op TerrenaDawn Meats Pens Deal With Co-op Terrena

Irish meat processing firm Dawn Meats has signed a new agreement with French farming co-operative Terrena.

Fresh Produce

UK Grocers Fail To Meet Chicken Contamination TargetsUK Grocers Fail To Meet Chicken Contamination Targets

UK supermarkets, struggling with deflation and falling sales, received a new blow today as a Food Standards Agency report said no national chain is me [ ... ]

Home Vegetables Oust Foreign Produce At CarrefourHome Vegetables Oust Foreign Produce At Carrefour

French farmers have convinced the country's largest retailer to replace vegetables from outside France with those grown at home.

Netherlands Eggs Export Ban ExtendedNetherlands Eggs Export Ban Extended

Discounter Lidl has said it is keeping an attentive eye on developments in the Netherlands after the country's export ban on eggs was extended until S [ ... ]

Aldi Expects Egg Shortages As Bird Flu StrikesAldi Expects Egg Shortages As Bird Flu Strikes

Germany's Aldi South group says that its expects an egg shortage due to a three-day ban on all poultry exports from the Netherlands, due to an ou [ ... ]

Drinks

SABMiller Looks To Coca-Cola Deal To Castel InterestSABMiller Looks To Coca-Cola Deal To Castel Interest

SABMiller will seek to strengthen its partnership with French drinks company Groupe Castel after forming the biggest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa with  [ ... ]

Profits Down At Rémy CointreauProfits Down At Rémy Cointreau

Rémy Cointreau’s heavy involvement in a slowing Chinese market, along with its continual dependence on cognac sales, have hurt its financial perfor [ ... ]

Global Vodka Sales Slide Global Vodka Sales Slide

Worldwide vodka sales fell by 1.1 per cent to 496.4 million cases in 2013, hit by continued declines in Eastern and Central Europe.

Advertising Authority Reprimands MorrisonsAdvertising Authority Reprimands Morrisons

According to the Guardian, supermarket chain Morrisons has been reprimanded by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority for "misleading" newspaper a [ ... ]

Supply Chain

'Cannon Fodder' Suppliers Being Pushed To The Brink'Cannon Fodder' Suppliers Being Pushed To The Brink

The price war between UK supermarkets has seen buyers using suppliers as "cannon fodder", according to new research by accountancy firm Moore Stephens [ ... ]

Eroski Unveils New Logistics PlantEroski Unveils New Logistics Plant

Eroski officially inaugurated its new logistics base in Elorrio, Bizkaia, with an automated platform that incorporates state-of-the-art technology, pu [ ... ]

Supply-Chain Solutions Ease The Path To Omni-Channel SuccessSupply-Chain Solutions Ease The Path To Omni-Channel Success

Supply-chain technology firm Kewill has expanded its 'MOVE on the Cloud' hosted transportation management and order-fulfilment software platform to eq [ ... ]

JBS To Pay $1.3 Billion For PrimoJBS To Pay $1.3 Billion For Primo

JBS SA, the world’s biggest meat producer, said it plans to increase exports to Asia after paying $1.3 billion to buy Primo Group, the largest produ [ ... ]

Technology

Coca-Cola France Signs Marketing Deal With FacebookCoca-Cola France Signs Marketing Deal With Facebook

Coca-Cola France has signed a unique agreement with Facebook, marking a genuine milestone in European FMCG marketing.

Google Is Targeted By EU Lawmakers Google Is Targeted By EU Lawmakers

European Union lawmakers seeking to combat what they consider anti-competitive behaviour by Google are weighing a call to split up companies that focu [ ... ]

World Customs Organisation Adds Tracekey To Its NetworkWorld Customs Organisation Adds Tracekey To Its Network

The World Customs Organisation (WCO) has added Tracekey Solutions to its global network of track-and-trace and authentication solutions, interfaced wi [ ... ]

Facebook Warns Marketers On Ad PostingsFacebook Warns Marketers On Ad Postings

Facebook is telling marketers to stop putting up posts that look like advertisements, unless they actually are paid promotions.

Packaging Design

Bagged Milk Still Popular In SlovakiaBagged Milk Still Popular In Slovakia

Even though traditional packaging has almost become extinct, Slovak supermarkets are still carrying milk packaged in recyclable plastic bags.

SABMiller, Coca-Cola Form Joint Bottling VentureSABMiller, Coca-Cola Form Joint Bottling Venture

SABMiller and Coca-Cola Co will combine bottling operations for non-alcoholic beverages in southern and eastern Africa, forming the continent’s larg [ ... ]

Croatia To Introduce New Food Labeling RulesCroatia To Introduce New Food Labeling Rules

Croatia is set to introduce a raft of new food labeling rules, including the use of a 1.2 millimetre font size for better readability, and the obligat [ ... ]

Precycling To Enter The NetherlandsPrecycling To Enter The Netherlands

Precycling is continuing to grow in prominence in Europe, with the confirmation that a supermarket of this variety will soon open its doors in the Net [ ... ]