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5th March
Carrefour FY Results: 'Profitability is Solid in All Formats'
Carrefour FY Results: 'Profitability is Solid in All Formats'

Carrefour has posted sales of €74.7 billion and a 10.6 per cent increase in recurring operating income (at constant exchange rates) to €2.39 billion, according to its FY2014 results, posted this morning.

Shoppers Back British Pork Over European Imports

Over 80 per cent of British consumers still want supermarkets to sell home-grown pork products, despite a glut of cheap foreign pork from Europe, in part caused [ ... ]

Lidl Continue Image Change by Hiring Michelin-Star...

German discounter Lidl has redoubled their efforts to attract middle-class shoppers by signing Michelin-starred chef Kevin Love to be involved with creating its [ ... ]

Is Carrefour About To Resurrect ED?

Reports in France suggest that supermarket giant Carrefour may be about to bring back its ED stores.

Russia Bans Poultry Imports From Hungary

Russia has temporarily banned imports of poultry meat and poultry products treated at lower temperatures than 70 degrees Celsius, citing recent reports of bird  [ ... ]

Starbucks Selling Non-Colombian Coffee in Bogota R...

Starbucks is under fire from Colombian farmers and an opposition lawmaker for offering foreign coffee at its Bogota stores after pledging to serve "100 per cent [ ... ]

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Retail

Lidl Continue Image Change by Hiring Michelin-Starred ChefLidl Continue Image Change by Hiring Michelin-Starred Chef

German discounter Lidl has redoubled their efforts to attract middle-class shoppers by signing Michelin-starred chef Kevin Love to be involved with cr [ ... ]

Carrefour FY Results: 'Profitability is Solid in All Formats'Carrefour FY Results: 'Profitability is Solid in All Formats'

Carrefour has posted sales of €74.7 billion and a 10.6 per cent increase in recurring operating income (at constant exchange rates) to €2.39 billi [ ... ]

Is Carrefour About To Resurrect ED?Is Carrefour About To Resurrect ED?

Reports in France suggest that supermarket giant Carrefour may be about to bring back its ED stores.

Carrefour CEO Expected Back by End of AprilCarrefour CEO Expected Back by End of April

Carrefour said chief executive officer Georges Plassat is expected to return to work before the end of April once he completes a recovery from surgery [ ... ]

Private Label

Iberconsa Looking To Expand Pan-European Distribution NetworkIberconsa Looking To Expand Pan-European Distribution Network

Grupo Iberica de Congelados (Iberconsa) is seeking to develop its European distribution network through the Wabel Frozen Summit, which takes place in  [ ... ]

Disappointing Figures For Private Label Ice Cream In FranceDisappointing Figures For Private Label Ice Cream In France

In France, sales volumes of ice creams are up, though private label products in the category have fallen in value.

WABEL: Imagining The Future Of Private-Label Frozen FoodWABEL: Imagining The Future Of Private-Label Frozen Food

The third edition of the Wabel Frozen Summit will bring together the key players in the European private-label frozen-food market when it takes p [ ... ]

Private-Label Trailblazer Goes GreenPrivate-Label Trailblazer Goes Green

Due to its environmentally friendly undertakings, the private label food-maker Trailblazer Food Products has received financial reward.

A-Brands

Starbucks Selling Non-Colombian Coffee in Bogota Riles FarmersStarbucks Selling Non-Colombian Coffee in Bogota Riles Farmers

Starbucks is under fire from Colombian farmers and an opposition lawmaker for offering foreign coffee at its Bogota stores after pledging to serve "10 [ ... ]

Itochu Exits China Food UnitItochu Exits China Food Unit

Itochu Corp. agreed to exit a Chinese food unit, leaving Asahi Group Holdings as the sole owner, as the Japanese trader reorganizes its Asian food bus [ ... ]

Henkel Profit Misses Estimates Due To Russia SlowdownHenkel Profit Misses Estimates Due To Russia Slowdown

Henkel AG, the maker of Persil detergent and Loctite glue, reported fourth-quarter profit that missed analyst predictions as the ruble’s drop held b [ ... ]

New Dairy Brand Created In FranceNew Dairy Brand Created In France

In France, a new brand of organic dairy goods has been established.

Fresh Produce

Shoppers Back British Pork Over European ImportsShoppers Back British Pork Over European Imports

Over 80 per cent of British consumers still want supermarkets to sell home-grown pork products, despite a glut of cheap foreign pork from Europe, in p [ ... ]

Czech Potato Prices Fall 40%Czech Potato Prices Fall 40%

Prices of most food products in Czech shops are lower than a year ago, with potatoes recording the biggest year-on-year price fall of almost 40 per ce [ ... ]

New Type Of Tomato Tested SuccessfullyNew Type Of Tomato Tested Successfully

A new genus of tomato has proved to possess significant market potential.

Total Produce Sees EPS Rise 4.5%Total Produce Sees EPS Rise 4.5%

Irish-based fruit supplier Total Produce saw its earnings per share (EPS) rise 4.5 per cent to 9.45 cent last year, according to the business's full-y [ ... ]

Drinks

Single-Estate Cava To Become AvailableSingle-Estate Cava To Become Available

Single-estate cava will soon be join the international wine market.

Coca-Cola Marks Contour-Bottle Centenary With Ad CampaignCoca-Cola Marks Contour-Bottle Centenary With Ad Campaign

The 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola's iconic contour bottle is being celebrated with a multimedia campaign detailing those whom the bottle has 'ki [ ... ]

Fake Veuve Clicquot Shows Brazil's Tide of Counterfeit GoodsFake Veuve Clicquot Shows Brazil's Tide of Counterfeit Goods

Discerning drinkers called to complain that the Veuve Clicquot didn’t quite taste right.

Latour To Release 2003 Grand VinLatour To Release 2003 Grand Vin

The Bordeaux wine estate Château Latour is reportedly to release a yet-to-be-announced amount of its 2003 grand vin.

Supply Chain

Russia Bans Poultry Imports From HungaryRussia Bans Poultry Imports From Hungary

Russia has temporarily banned imports of poultry meat and poultry products treated at lower temperatures than 70 degrees Celsius, citing recent report [ ... ]

Innovative Sustainability And Human Rights In The Seafood IndustryInnovative Sustainability And Human Rights In The Seafood Industry

During the past year, we have seen significant growth in seafood innovation, including improvements in food security, traceability and sustainability. [ ... ]

M&S To Streamline Apparel Supply ChainM&S To Streamline Apparel Supply Chain

Marks & Spencer has said that it will adopt a more hands-on approach to its apparel supply chain.

Hogan Praises Spain's Supply Chain PoliciesHogan Praises Spain's Supply Chain Policies

Phil Hogan, the EU's commissioner for agriculture, has praised Spain's transparent supply chains.

Technology

PayPal to Acquire Mobile-Wallet Startup PaydiantPayPal to Acquire Mobile-Wallet Startup Paydiant

EBay’s PayPal, the digital-payments unit being spun off from the Internet marketplace later this year, agreed to buy startup Paydiant to broaden its [ ... ]

Co-operative Mobile Offer Helps Boost Sales At Phone Co-opCo-operative Mobile Offer Helps Boost Sales At Phone Co-op

A deal with the UK supermarket chain The Co-operative Group has helped boost sales for EE MVNO the Phone Co-op, it has been reported. The P [ ... ]

Tesco Loses £40 Million on Blinkbox VentureTesco Loses £40 Million on Blinkbox Venture

New figures released by Tesco show that the retail giant lost £40 million on its music and entertainment outlet, Blinkbox, last year. Pre-tax losses  [ ... ]

Half of Shoppers Under 30 Compare Prices OnlineHalf of Shoppers Under 30 Compare Prices Online

Online shoppers are famous for having instant access to price comparisons at the very moment of making a purchase – but now ‘bricks and mortar’  [ ... ]

Packaging Design

La Conserverie des Tuilières Arnaud Changes PackagingLa Conserverie des Tuilières Arnaud Changes Packaging

La Conserverie des Tuilières Arnaud, the French maker of pâtés and rillettes, is to undergo a packaging revamp.

EU Moves To Cut Plastic-Bag Use By 80%EU Moves To Cut Plastic-Bag Use By 80%

In what is being described as a landmark ruling, European Union chiefs have approved new rules that will clamp down on the use of plastic bags.

Packaging Award Goes to Czech Wooden LabelPackaging Award Goes to Czech Wooden Label

In the category of beverages, a wooden wine label has won the most prestigious packaging award given in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

DS Smith Announces Duropack AcquisitionDS Smith Announces Duropack Acquisition

DS Smith, a leading provider of recycled corrugated packaging, has announced the acquisition of Duropack, for €300 million, subject to competition c [ ... ]