Provera Belux, the purchase alliance behind Cora, Match and louis delhaize in Belgium, is delegating its negotiations with 140 important FMCG producers to Carrefour Belgium. This should provide synergies for all parties involved.
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Spanish discount chain Dia has joined Horizon International, the purchasing alliance set up this year by sector peers Casino, Metro and Auchan.
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Brexit or no Brexit, British Tesco and French Carrefour have joined forces for the purchases of both A-brand products and private labels. Service suppliers too will face a united front from now on.
French retail giants Auchan, Casino and Schiever have agreed to form a new purchase alliance with German Metro, named Horizon. This new alliance will allow the chains to coordinate purchases both inside France and abroad.
Surprisingly, merger company Ahold Delhaize will be a member of two European purchase alliances. Both AMS and Coopernic have confirmed its membership.
French E. Leclerc and German Rewe group have joined in an European purchase alliance called Eurelec Trading. This new entity will negotiate with the international food industry and look for operational synergy.