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Honesty the best policy on food labelling

Food manufacturers in the UK were criticised again this week over misleading food labels when the findings of a new report suggested that labels "are...

Hyparlo quits Italy to focus on France

Hyparlo, the French retail group which is one of the main franchise holders for Carrefour, has announced that it is to sell its operations in...

Organic food, asking the consumer

As Europe debates the anticipated changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Commission suggested its commitment to organic farming with the announcement that...

Casino, Galeries Lafayette extend Monoprix agreement

Casino, the French food retailer, has revised and extended its agreement with the Galeries Lafayette department store group concerning the city centre supermarket chain, Monoprix....

French store sales rise in January

Sales at French hypermarkets and supermarkets increased in January, according to the latest data from the FCD, the French retail association. Hypermarket sales were up...

Colruyt confirms Laurus acquisition

Laurus, the Dutch retail group in which France's Casino group has a substantial stake, has continued to sell off its non-core operations in a bid...

Tesco claims dismissed as 'absolute joke'

While the Office of Fair Trading studies the various bids for the UK's fourth-largest food retailer Safeway, the PR campaign on the part of the...

Agave: 'shooting' the mystery

The secrets of the tequila plant are set to be revealed with the launch of a new study in the UK that will seek to...

Food agency calls for banana diversity

Responding to recent media reports that bananas may be extinct within ten years, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has urged producers to promote...

Jeronimo Martins sells Polish unit

Struggling Portuguese retail group Jeronimo Martins has reached an agreement to sell its Polish cash & carry business Eurocash to a management buyout team for...

Safeway criticised for price comparison claims

Competition in the UK retail sector has never been more fierce, as the major players' almost obscene rush to outbid each other to buy Safeway...

Migros cuts dairy product prices

Migros, the Swiss co-operative retailer, is to cut the prices of a number of dairy products, the company has announced. Migros said it was cutting...

Morrisons gets off to a good start

Morrisons, the UK supermarket group which sparked off the bidding war for Safeway earlier this month, has reported strong post-Christmas sales, a timely reminder that...

Safeway battle will be decided at local level - analysis

The prospective rival bids for the Safeway supermarket group from the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons are likely to stand or fall on...

Anged presses case against Catalan restrictions

The increasingly bitter battle between Spanish retail association Anged and the local government authorities in Catalonia has taken a new twist, with the association taking...

Casein levels to delight cheese manufacturers

News to delight dairy manufacturers and dismay opponents to genetically modified foods arrived this week with publication of a new study that reveals protein-rich milk...

Safeway battle just one of many for 2003?

The ever-widening bidding battle for Safeway could be just the start of a busy year of retail mergers and acquisitions, according to retail market analysts...

New rules on colouring feed additive

A suspected link between the feed additive canthaxanthin and eyesight problems led the European Commission this week to reduce authorised levels of the additive. The...

Excellent first half for Whittard

Whittard of Chelsea, the leading tea and coffee retailer in the UK, has posted an excellent set of first half results, further boosted by very...

Life sciences to increase food supply?

As agriculture and environment ministers at a European and national level discuss the potential impact of proposed changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) -...

Safeway distances itself from Morrisons

Safeway's board of directors has said it can no longer recommend the takeover offer from Morrisons because it has too many other potential bids to consider first.

Somerfield showing clear signs of recovery

Somerfield, the UK food retailer, this week unveiled interim results which showed that it was well on the way to recovery - if not quite...

Morrisons bid 'in Safeway's best interests'

Only Morrisons will be able to guarantee a better deal for Safeway's customers and shareholders, according to the Yorkshire group's chairman, Sir Kenneth Morrison. Commenting...

Casino suffers at the hand of currency devaluation

Like most of its major international rivals before it, French food retailer Casino has reported full-year results impacted by the effect of the devaluation of...

Size matters: food portions curb obesity

Anyone who has visited the United States will have witnessed the generous portions that regale the multitude of eateries. But according to new research to...