In five years' time, Picnic wants to be a major international player. A new purchasing alliance with German market leader Edeka and the launch of its own private label should make that possible: France and the United Kingdom are already in sight.
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At the end-of-year fair Carrefour Belgium showed the renewed look of its own brand. New packaging and sub-brands should make the products easier to find and more recognisable on the shelf.
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Healthy fast food chain Exki will receive an injection of 3 million euros from its shareholders. With the capital injection, the breakfast and lunch formula should be able to invest again.
Next year, Uncle Ben's rice will appear in the shelves as Ben's Original. The change comes after criticism of the brand's name and face, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
With the new AH Compact app, Albert Heijn specifically targets single and two-person households: the minimum amount is lower, the range is smaller, delivery is free.
Seventeen major food retailers and brand manufacturers are joining forces to combat deforestation caused by the production of palm oil, soya and wood pulp. "Forest protection is an engine for economic growth, not a sacrifice to growth."
Unilever's Dutch shareholders agree to move the FMCG producer to London. Despite the threat of a departure penalty of 11 billion euros, the shareholders voted almost unanimously in favour.
An old feud among Aldi heirs is escalating as a grandson of co-founder Theo Albrecht is suing some family members. In the background, the complex financial structure of the retailer plays a role.
Robots fill the shelves at various neighbourhood supermarkets in Japan. After an initial trial, franchise chain FamilyMart is so enthusiastic that it wants to employ at least twenty by 2022.
With a new technology partner, Carrefour wants to take its e-commerce activities operationally to a higher level and improve the customer experience. The scoop is for Belgium, other countries will follow.
Aldi Süd is taking its first steps in e-commerce in the United Kingdom: the discounter trials online shopping with click&collect, and is launching a partnership with Deliveroo in several cities.
Asda will soon be in the hands of private investors. The British supermarket chain has entered the final bidding round, and Apollo, Lone Star and TDR are the last acquisition candidates in the running.
Now that top executive Olaf Koch has announced his departure, Czech investor Daniel Kretinsky is making a fresh attempt to get his hands on the German foodservice company Metro.
The Avocado Show goes international: the vegetarian restaurant chain will open nineteen franchised outlets in France, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. The avocado bar is also looking in Ghent and Antwerp.
French hypermarket chain Auchan is laying off 1,475 employees as part of a major reorganisation: a change of strategy is now necessary as customers are buying more and more online and less and less in stores.
Carlos Brito's position at the head of AB InBev has never been so unsure in sixteen years. The search for a successor is reportedly in full swing, both inside and outside the world's largest beer-brewing company.