Dutch-British company Unilever
has sent out a profit warning, as it predicts “a weakened growth in plenty of emerging countries” and a “flat to
slightly lower” turnover in developed markets.
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Delhaize's Romanian subsidiary Mega Image is to create a new Romanian
chain. AB Cool Food will solely focus on
selling frozen foods. Bucharest,
the capital, will house its first store.
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Belgian supermarket group Delhaize has
been the victim of internal corruption. For years, a former Delhaize manager
demanded bribes from contractors who were working for the distribution group. In total, the scandal could have
lasted 20 years.
horse meat scandal has barely died down in Great Britain or there is
another labelling scandal brewing: a BBC investigation has shown that
pork, labeled by Tesco as British, pretty much never originates from
the British Isles.
November, German customers of Rewe supermarkets will be able to pay with
their smartphone. A simple registration, followed by the download of
a password-protected app will enable this payment method. Scanning
the QR-code that appears in the cash register’s display will then
complete the payment.
largest distributor Carrefour is looking for 7,000 new employees in
2014 (including replacements). In total, the 134 French biggest
companies seek to employ more than 200,000 people next year, says a
study by Le Figaro .
EXKi, Belgian’s healthy fastfood chain, will open its first American restaurant in New York in 2014, an event it has been preparing for the past two years.
bottler Spadel managed a turnover of 101.405 million euro in the first half of 2013, only 0.1 percent lower than
the first half of 2012.
French supermarket chain Carrefour
managed a 4.9% profit increase to 766
million euro over the first six months of 2013. Encouraging were the results in home country France and the
and salad chain Subway aims to open 800 to 1,000 new stores in Europe
next year, focusing on Great Britain and increasing pace in the
Netherlands. Belgium on the other hand remains a difficult start-up
In order to show their customers the renewed Extra, without actually
having to leave the comfort of their own home, Tesco has collaborated
with Google Streetview to allow a digital stroll through the
A fungus has
wreaked havoc in Latin America, ruining a large part of the local
coffee harvest. One sixth of all coffee originates in this region,
which means that a failed harvest may lead to an uncontrollable rise
of the price of coffee.
At a time when British consumers worry about the quality of their food, Waitrose has opened a shop at its own farm The Leckford Estate. This way the supermarket chain wants to emphasise its green and healthy image.
The Belgian Delhaize Group wants to equate some modalities of two long-term bonds, which were issued by subsidiary Delhaize America, with those of the bonds of the parent company. Owners of the bonds that agree to the offer, will get a bonus of fifteen dollar per thousand dollar in bonds.
Tesco has opened its new Tesco Extra hypermarket in Watford, which has been completely overhauled to show what the ‘new Tesco’ wants to be on all its shopping floors. The shop of over 7,500 sqm has to be a "combination of shopping and leisure".
Belgian retail chain Delhaize has had a strong second quarter, and therefore raises its prognosis for the entire year. Sales of the group came to 5.3 billion euro, near what analysts had expected, but the underlying company profit of 193 million euro was clearly higher than the anticipated 180 million euro.