Food

Amazon launches its own meal box
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Amazon keeps up its innovation drive and has now turned its attention to the meal box industry. In several cities with a Amazon Fresh presence, customers can now order a meal box.

Decent profit growth for Unilever
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Over the first six months of 2017, Unilever’s profit and turnover grew substantially, mainly thanks to price increases and a positive evolution in the care and ice cream divisions.

Carrefour rolls out discount formula Supeco in Italy
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The Carrefour group just opened its first full-blown Supeco store in Italy. The soft discount formula targets both families and professional customers.

Amazon Fresh expands to Hamburg
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Amazon continues to expand its Amazon Fresh service across Germany after its launch several months ago. Following Berlin and Potsdam, it is now available in a large part of Hamburg.

Subway trials new formula
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Fast food chain Subway is trialing a new formula in several of its stores, with a visually altered design and several technological innovations.

Unilever will not get Reckitt Benckiser's food division
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American McCormick & Co has acquired Reckitt Benckiser’s food division for 4.2 billion dollars (3.6 billion euro), trumping Unilever to the purchase.

Unilever targets Reckitt Benckiser's food division
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Unilever is allegedly interested in Reckitt Benckiser’s food division, but would have to fend off American Hormel Foods. Price: about 2.5 billion euro.

TripAdvisor will home deliver meals through Deliveroo
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Meal delivery service Deliveroo is collaborating with TripAdvisor, integrating its service into TripAdvisor. The two companies will work together in Belgium, the Netherlands and ten other countries to facilitate orders.

Carrefour Market will place product reviews in stores
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Carrefour Market is going to display customer ratings for some two hundred items in its physical stores, featuring a short text from the customer and a star-based rating. The chain will implement this feature in its home territory, France, first.

Higher prices spur PepsiCo’s profit
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PepsiCo surpassed its second quarter profit forecast thanks to higher soda and snack prices in North America. It also sold its minority stake in British bottling company Britvic.

French Cora's results stabilized
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French supermarket chain Cora’s results remained stable for its fiscal year 2016, outperforming its competitors that had to deal with lower turnover.

Spar opens its doors in Cyprus
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Supermarket chain Spar is now also active in Cyprus, albeit in a collaboration with Ermes Department Stores. Just like in other countries, Spar aims to become the country’s largest when it comes to independent supermarket entrepreneurs.

Casino carries out deliveries by tram
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French supermarket chain Casino launched a pilot project in Saint-Etienne: several stores will use special trams with no passengers to deliver orders.

Strong second quarter for Carrefour
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French group Carrefour has once again published good results: it achieved a second quarter 6.1 % turnover increase, as its French performance improved and it returned to positive results in Belgium. 

Ahold Delhaize to open first cash register-free store opens next year
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Dutch-Belgian supermarket group Ahold Delhaize has announced that it hopes to launch its first AH To Go stores without a cash register next year. That would be a lot sooner than what Albert Heijn’s CEO, Wouter Kolk, predicted several months ago.

Dutch owner invests 20 million euro in Palm
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Bavaria, which acquired Palm Belgian Craft Brewers a year ago, will invest 20 million euro into the modernization of its Steenhuffel-based brewery. The Dutch company did similarly, with 2.3 million euro, for its affiliate brand Rodenbach in Roulers.

Excellent first quarter for Sainsbury's
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British retailer Sainsbury’s has performed very well in its first quarter, with a 2.3 % like-for-like turnover growth - thereby “outperforming the market” in merchandise and clothing.

Sports nutrition's move into health & wellness
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Sports nutrition, most geared towards 'muscle men', is slowly evolving into a market with a broader appeal. This opens opportunities for traditional retailers, provided they develop a category management approach for this relatively young market.

Danone sells dairy manufacturer Stonyfield
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Danone agreed to sell American dairy manufacturer Stonyfield to its compatriots from Lactalis for 875 million dollars (770 million euro).

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