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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...

Tesco joins the Safeway bidding game

Given the huge amount of interest in the proposed sale of the Safeway supermarket group in the UK, it was only a matter a time...

Solid growth from G&G

Guyenne et Gascogne (G&G), the French company which is a key franchise holder for Carrefour, has announced solid growth in sales for 2002. Turnover for...

Hyparlo improves despite difficult conditions

Hyparlo, the French hypermarket group which is the main franchise holder for Carrefour stores, has reported a 4.4 per cent increase in sales to €1.15...

More bidders emerge for Safeway

Britain's number four food retailer is clearly coveted by a number of companies. Last week's announcement of a recommended bid for the chain by smaller...

Sainsbury's confirms interest in Safeway

Given the almost constant rumours regarding possible bids for the UK retail group Safeway over the last few months, it was almost inevitable that even...

Carrefour hit by South American decline

A 37 per cent decline in sales from its stores in the Americas pushed full year sales at French retail giant Carrefour into the red,...

Less than juicy results for cranberry group

US cranberry company Northland Cranberries, a manufacturer of cranberry juice blends and Seneca brand fruit juice products, reported a drop in net revenues for the...

Burns Philp bid continues

Australian ingredients company Burns Philp has agreed to waive or change some of the conditions of its A$2 billion (€1.1bn) takeover bid of Goodman Fielder,...

After the rumours, a bid for Safeway - from Morrisons

Troubled UK supermarket group Safeway has been the focus of many rumours in recent months, with larger rival Asda seen as a potential buyer. But...

Store design - is style more important than substance?

Retailers constantly strive to ensure that the customers who pass through their doors are entirely satisfied with the products and services on offer - but...

Carrefour, Auchan sell stores

Carrefour, the French retail giant, has sold 59 Spanish supermarkets operating under the Champion fascia to a consortium of three French investment groups. The price...

What, no shortbread?

No more deep-fried chocolate bars, fry-ups and shortbread. A major new campaign launched yesterday by the Scottish government will seek to improve the diet of...

Strong first half for Colruyt

Colruyt, the Belgian retail group, has reported a 10 per cent increase in sales for the first half of 2002/03, in turn pushing up profits....

French retail sales fall in December

French retail sales slowed down in December compared to the same month in 2001, due mainly to fewer selling days in such an important month....