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Good Q3 for Toupargel

Toupargel, the French food retail group which specialises in home delivery, has reported a 2 per cent improvement in third quarter sales, helped by solid...

Carrefour loses interest in Brazilian bid

Carrefour has pulled out of the bidding race for the Brazilian assets of the troubled Ahold group, preferring instead to pursue its own new store...

Casino's relentless growth continues

Carrefour may be the pace setter in the French food retail market, but Casino is more than capable of keeping up with its larger rival,...

Ireland backs CAP and welcomes competition

A settled policy environment is in store for Irish farmers following reform to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and imminent decoupling, said Jim Flanagan...

Delhaize to quit Singapore?

Belgian retail group Delhaize has had a troubled year, with poor sales at its US operations in particular weighing heavily on its results. The chain...

Sweeteners vs. sugar in the battle of the palate

Which do we prefer - the light or full-on version? Food scientists investigating sweeteners in soft drinks find the consumer palate might be perverse, preferring...

Co-op says no to GM

With the ink still wet on the latest revelations about genetically modified crops in the UK, one of the nation's biggest farmers and retailers has...

Green still interested in Safeway?

Philip Green, the retail entrepreneur has been particularly quiet about a potential bid for the Safeway chain in the UK in recent weeks, but he...

Sustaining the coffee world

As trading nations get to grips with globalisation in the 21st century the issue of sustainability is increasingly compounded for commodities on today's market. Nowhere...

Threshers pushes petrol station business

With legislators clamping down more heavily than ever on drink driving in the UK, the news that leading drinks retailer Threshers is to open more...

Major price cuts at Albert Heijn

Albert Heijn, the flagship store chain of the embattled Ahold group, is to slash the prices of a wide range of food products from today....

CAP: securing the future

With the European Union soon to represent 450 million consumers, which common agricultural policy will best serve an enlarged Europe? "A single CAP that serves...

Irish innovation gains from network in food arena

Results from an ongoing Irish initiative to boost product innovation - new ingredients and finished food and drink products - unveiled at an industry food...

First Indian store for Metro

Metro is one of Europe's most adventurous retail groups, often among the very first operators in a number of key growth markets. The German cash...

Ahold losses deepen under US rules

When Dutch retailer Ahold reported losses of around €1 billion for 2002 earlier this month, it warned that the figure would almost certainly fall deeper...

Carrefour seeks closer Thais

After a relatively quiet period, focusing on maintaining and growing underlying sales at a time of extreme fluctuations in exchange rates, Europe's biggest retail group...

WTO investigates protected products

Global tugs of war continue in the trade zone with the the WTO agreeing to demands from the US and Australia to examine Europe's rules...

Sustainable cocoa agreement enters into force

The sixth International Cocoa Agreement in three decades came into force at the beginning of October, heralding a break from the past with the exclusion...

Mixed results from heat-hit retailer

Exceptionally warm summer weather kept shoppers in France on the beach and out of stores in the third quarter, according to Carrefour franchisee Guyenne &...

Pressure grows on Spanish retailers over price hike

Spanish retailers have reacted strongly to accusations that they artificially inflated the prices of various fruit and vegetables in September, saying that the increases were...

New store boost for Carrefour

In the last week alone, Carrefour has unveiled plans to expand its business in Japan, Korea and Norway, and the logic behind the French group's...

Sainsbury slips further behind rivals

Erstwhile UK market leader Sainsbury continues to fall farther behind its rivals - and with several smaller players also outperforming it on a regular basis,...

M&S rapped over &More launch

Marks & Spencer has had a tough week. Just two days ago it reported weaker than expected sales growth for the latest quarter and yesterday...

Carrefour in Norwegian JV

Most of the world's leading food retailers are looking to the emerging markets for growth, but France's Carrefour is also hoping to increase sales in...

Hot weather lifts Iceland

Iceland, the supermarket chain owned by the UK's Big Food Group , has registered its first rise in sales for several quarters as a result of...

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