Coop has opened a concept store called Fooby in Lausanne. It is a premium foodmarket based on Coop's culinary online platform of the same name.
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With an overwhelming majority (589 votes for, 72 against), the European Parliament has approved a directive that wants to protect farmers and small food businesses from unfair trading practices by - usually larger - partners.
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Due to the shift towards home delivery, traditional supermarkets will soon be in serious trouble, Nils Van Dam of Duval Union Consulting predicts. He estimates between 30 to 40 % of supermarkets will have to close in the coming decade, due to a lack of revenue.
FMCG giant Mars has launched a new slogan and corporate identity to make it clear to the world that the group is doing more than just making candy. Sustainability will also be playing a prominent role.
Sun Art's French CEO is to step down and be replaced by a Chinese successor. The retail group is in French (Auchan) and Chinese (Alibaba) hands, and this move turns out to be proof that China is anything but an easy market for Western companies.
Olivier Goudet is resigning as chairman of AB InBev due to a possible conflict of interest. He has opted to remain the CEO of JAB Holdings (which includes Douwe Egberts and Keurig Dr. Pepper), and feels he can no longer combine that with his position in the brewery group.
Are pre-packaged salads about to become a thing of the past? Under Waitrose's leadership, British supermarkets want to have their own gardens and vertical farms by the end of this year.
Former Ikea CEO Peter Agnefjäll and current Swanson CEO Katie Doyle are joining the supervisory board at Ahold Delhaize on 10 April. They will succeed Rob van den Bergh and Mark McGrath, who will both retire.
French retail giant Carrefour has seen its comparable turnover grow 1.4 % in the past year, to 84.916 billion euros. Excluding non-recurring events (such as selling the Dia chain), net profits ended at 802 million euros (+ 3.75 %).
The German Schwarz group, parent company of Lidl and Kaufland, has shown an interest in about 100 Real stores, currently belonging to the Metro Group. There are at least five other interested parties, including fellow food retailer Edeka.
Ahold Delhaize's decent financial results in 2018 came not only courtesy of its online activities, but also of its supermarkets in Belgium, the Netherlands and the United States. The difficulties stemming from the merger have been resolved and the chain is now ready for the future, says CEO Frans Muller.
Much like in France before, Carrefour Italy wants to tackle its bad financial results by downsizing the staff and reducing the size of several hypermarkets. On the other hand, the retailer will be investing in store openings and e-commerce.
Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize is to leave its headquarters in Brussels next year, after a 149 year presence in the Belgian capital. The company will move to Asse, just outside of the Brussels Region.
As turnover and profit growth have returned to Belgian restaurant chain Lunch Garden, owning family Brenninkmeijer (who also own fashion chain C&A) are looking to capitalise.
Food manufacturer Kraft Heinz is having a miserable time: a billion dollar net loss is coinciding with a investigation into the company's accounting and a German boycott. Shareholders did not take kindly to the matter.
Knorr (Unilever) and the World Wildlife Fund have released the "Future 50 Foods" report: a list of fifty types of produce that make our meals more nutritious and drastically reduce the negative impact on the planet at the same time.