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21st October
All Set For SIAL
All Set For SIAL

SIAL throws its doors open on 19-23 October to another wave of decision-makers, products and key retail experts. ESM reports.

Sainsury's Offering Pre-Christmas Savings In Toy S...

British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s claims it will help customers save £13 million on Christmas branded and own-label gifts this year in its early toy sale [ ... ]

Scots Begin To Pay For Carrier Bags

Retailers in Scotland have begun to charge shoppers a minimum of 5p for single-use carrier bags as of 20 October. Retailers can choose to donate the proceeds fr [ ... ]

Tesco Faces Further Problems In South Korea

Tesco is facing further problems in South Korea, as executives in the country could be investigated over allegations that it sold customer data.

Russian Retailer O'Key Opens Its First Hypermarket...

Russian grocery retailer O'Key Group has opened its first hypermarket in Orenburg. It is O'Key's 100th store trading in the market.  

SuperValu Drinks Deals Leave Everyone In High Spir...

SuperValu, the Irish retailer, has announced new drinks deals with three Irish spirit suppliers.

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Retail

Tesco Faces Further Problems In South KoreaTesco Faces Further Problems In South Korea

Tesco is facing further problems in South Korea, as executives in the country could be investigated over allegations that it sold customer data.

Russian Retailer O'Key Opens Its First Hypermarket In OrenburgRussian Retailer O'Key Opens Its First Hypermarket In Orenburg

Russian grocery retailer O'Key Group has opened its first hypermarket in Orenburg. It is O'Key's 100th store trading in the market.  

X5 Retail Group Launches New Perekrestok StoresX5 Retail Group Launches New Perekrestok Stores

Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group has launched a new Perekrestok supermarket in Moscow. The group has also purchased Agrotorg-Samara, a local ret [ ... ]

Metro Sales Meet EstimatesMetro Sales Meet Estimates

Metro AG, the owner of Germany’s Kaufhof department stores and the Saturn appliance chain, reported quarterly sales that met analysts’ estimates.  [ ... ]

Private Label

Sainsury's Offering Pre-Christmas Savings In Toy SaleSainsury's Offering Pre-Christmas Savings In Toy Sale

British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s claims it will help customers save £13 million on Christmas branded and own-label gifts this year in its earl [ ... ]

Consumers Still Hot For Spicy Food Like Tesco’s Three-Chilli Steak BurgersConsumers Still Hot For Spicy Food Like Tesco’s Three-Chilli Steak Burgers

Consumers are still hot for spicy food, with supermarkets' private-label offerings such as Tesco’s Three-Chilli Steak Burgers and Asda’s Habanero  [ ... ]

Supermarket Teas Come Out On TopSupermarket Teas Come Out On Top

In a recent Which? survey, UK supermarket private-label teas have come out on top, beating more expensive 'luxury' rivals.

Czech Albert Expands Private Label OfferingCzech Albert Expands Private Label Offering

Since January 2014, Dutch retailer Ahold has introduced more than 330 AH Basic private label products in its Albert stores in the Czech Republic.

A-Brands

Ben & Jerry’s Refuses to Change ‘Hazed & Confused’ NameBen & Jerry’s Refuses to Change ‘Hazed & Confused’ Name

Ben & Jerry’s won’t rename its Hazed & Confused ice cream, defying anti-hazing activists, who complained that the moniker was insensi [ ... ]

Russian Courts Closing McDonald’s RestaurantsRussian Courts Closing McDonald’s Restaurants

Russian consumer-safety regulators are conducting inspections at more than 200 McDonald’s Corp. restaurants around the country.

Danone Hasn’t Yet Decided On Priorities For External GrowthDanone Hasn’t Yet Decided On Priorities For External Growth

Danone said that it hasn’t settled on priorities for external growth, two days after a report claimed that the world’s biggest yoghurt-maker  [ ... ]

Starbucks Workers Get Pay BumpStarbucks Workers Get Pay Bump

Starbucks Corp. unveiled a spate of new perks for its workers yesterday, including higher starting pay and first crack at coffee from the company’s  [ ... ]

Fresh Produce

Chiquita to Move on Fyffes After Rejecting Buyout OfferChiquita to Move on Fyffes After Rejecting Buyout Offer

Chiquita Brands International Inc. will proceed with its €352 million ($449 million) bid to buy rival banana producer Fyffes Plc after rejecting a h [ ... ]

Cutrale-Safra Raises Offer for Chiquita to $658 MillionCutrale-Safra Raises Offer for Chiquita to $658 Million

Brazil’s Cutrale Group and Safra Group boosted their offer to buy Chiquita Brands International Inc. to about $658 million, raising pressure on the  [ ... ]

Hungarian Mushroom-Grower Goes Pink To Fight CancerHungarian Mushroom-Grower Goes Pink To Fight Cancer

In the fight against breast cancer, Tesco and Aldi in Hungary have teamed up with leading local mushroom grower Bio-Fungi to raise awareness and funds [ ... ]

Europe Increases Pomegranate Consumption Europe Increases Pomegranate Consumption

Much to the satisfaction of growers in Tunisia, Europe's desire for pomegranates has continued to accelerate.

Drinks

SuperValu Drinks Deals Leave Everyone In High SpiritsSuperValu Drinks Deals Leave Everyone In High Spirits

SuperValu, the Irish retailer, has announced new drinks deals with three Irish spirit suppliers.

Heineken Cuts Sierra Leone Operation As Ebola Shuts BarsHeineken Cuts Sierra Leone Operation As Ebola Shuts Bars

Heineken NV’s unit in Sierra Leone has sent staff home and halted expansion plans as it joins a growing number of companies cutting operations in th [ ... ]

Champagne Of World War I For £4,000Champagne Of World War I For £4,000

Pol Roger Champagne dating from the start of World War I and three bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild 1929 Bordeaux will be auctioned in London at  [ ... ]

Diageo First-Quarter Revenue Growth SlowsDiageo First-Quarter Revenue Growth Slows

Diageo Plc, the world’s biggest distiller, reported slower first-quarter revenue growth than analysts expected amid weaker sales in Asia.

Supply Chain

Government Campaign Promotes Czech ProductsGovernment Campaign Promotes Czech Products

The Czech Ministry of Agriculture will launch a €1.8-million campaign to motivate consumers to buy locally produced foodstuffs.

Kerry And Glanbia Cut Milk PricesKerry And Glanbia Cut Milk Prices

Kerry Group and Glanbia, the Irish-based food companies, have cut Irish milk prices for September.

Brazilians Losing Money Before Soybeans Get PlantedBrazilians Losing Money Before Soybeans Get Planted

When Claudio Scariote agreed in May to add 200 hectares (494 acres) to his soybean farm in Brazil, leasing more land made sense. Now that planting has [ ... ]

Butter Prices Tumble Most In 18 Years As Imports Add To Supplies Butter Prices Tumble Most In 18 Years As Imports Add To Supplies

Butter prices plunged the most in 18 years as increasing shipments to the US ease tight supplies that pushed costs to a record last month. Imports in [ ... ]

Technology

Largest Slovak Grocer Uses Digital Price TagsLargest Slovak Grocer Uses Digital Price Tags

For more than a year, Slovak grocer Coop Jednota has been using digital price tags. The chain is the first one in the country to introduce electronic  [ ... ]

Waitrose Trials Automated Click-And-CollectWaitrose Trials Automated Click-And-Collect

Upmarket British food retailer Waitrose is trialling automated lockers for online grocery orders in off-site locations. The first two temperature-con [ ... ]

Honeywell Profit Tops EstimatesHoneywell Profit Tops Estimates

Honeywell International Inc. posted third-quarter profits that exceeded analysts’ estimates and raised the low end of its full-year earnings targets [ ... ]

Apple CEO Faces High Holiday Sales Bar Fuelled by New DevicesApple CEO Faces High Holiday Sales Bar Fuelled by New Devices

Apple Inc. chief executive officer Tim Cook is ready to tackle the holiday season with a full product array, including new iPads. His challenge now is [ ... ]

Packaging Design

Scots Begin To Pay For Carrier BagsScots Begin To Pay For Carrier Bags

Retailers in Scotland have begun to charge shoppers a minimum of 5p for single-use carrier bags as of 20 October. Retailers can choose to donate the p [ ... ]

Difficulty In Opening Tinned Food To Drive Demand For Alternative PackagingDifficulty In Opening Tinned Food To Drive Demand For Alternative Packaging

A recent survey by Canadean has found that one in five consumers considers tinned food difficult to open. With British consumers spending over £8 bi [ ... ]

Quinn Glass Up For SaleQuinn Glass Up For Sale

Encirc, the glass manufacturer formerly known as Quinn Glass, is to be sold off.

Food Scientists Hit Out At Carrefour Over LabellingFood Scientists Hit Out At Carrefour Over Labelling

Food scientists have attacked French retail giant Carrefour over its food labelling policies. The grocery experts have criticised the advice given to [ ... ]