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  • Lidl in Portugal
    Analysis

    Analysis: How Lidl owner Schwarz Group is sharpening its tech focus

    2016-09-09T09:42:00Z

    Europe’s largest discount retailer Schwarz Group is updating its tech capabilities to strengthen its European foothold and enter new markets.

  • Carrefour
    News

    Analysis: Carrefour's Billa Romania acquisition signals consolidation

    2016-01-04T16:30:00Z

    Carrefour finally confirmed today an agreement to acquire Billa Romania from Rewe Group despite initial denials from the latter to sell.  

  • Auchan has struck a joint buying arrangement with Metro
    News

    International retailers Auchan and Metro strike joint buying partnership

    2014-10-27T11:43:00Z

    German giant Metro and French powerhouse Auchan have struck a joint purchasing partnership designed to make the most of their strength when negotiating with suppliers.

  • Carrefour has been on a buying spree
    Opinion

    Carrefour benefits from its pan-European trolley dash

    2014-07-22T12:47:00Z

    Carrefour boss Georges Plassat has filled the grocer’s coffers over the past two years thanks to a rationalisation of its international assets, allied with improved performance in a number of markets.

  • Tible runs Kingfisher’s important French business including its Castorama brand
    News

    Kingfisher's French boss Philippe Tible to step down

    2014-06-12T10:03:00Z

    Kingfisher’s chief executive of its Castorama and Brico Dépôt brands Philippe Tible is to step down from the DIY group.

  • Kingfisher has said it will convert the 15 Bricostore shops it has acquired into its Brico Dépôt format
    Opinion

    Comment: Kingfishing for success in Romania

    2013-04-22T12:53:00Z

    Given the recent performance of British brands in Romania, one can be forgiven for doubting the decision last week by B Q owner Kingfisher to enter the market following its acquisition of Bricostore.

  • Kingfisher chief executive Ian Cheshire
    Analysis

    The Romanian retail market: What do retailers need to know?

    2013-04-18T13:26:00Z

    With Kingfisher’s decision to expand into Romania and Debenhams closing six stores in the country, Retail Week takes a look at the opportunities and challenges in the Romanian retail market.

  • UK environment secretary Owen Paterson (centre) will meet European ministers today
    News

    Food Standards Agency raids firms as horse meat scandal reaches UK

    2013-02-13T08:44:00Z

    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and police have raided a slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, and a meat firm near Aberystwyth as the horse meat scandal implicates UK firms for the first time.

  • News

    Supermarket chain Mega Image opens new-model store

    2013-02-06T07:00:00Z

    Delhaize Group’s Romanian supermarket chain Mega Image has opened a new-model store in Bucharest. The store is twice as large as an average Mega Image shop with 17,200 sq ft of sales space and differs in its broad assortment, modern layout and signage. The store focuses mainly on fresh food, ...

  • News

    Cora to expand in Romanian cities

    2012-11-02T07:00:00Z

    Belgian grocer Louis Delhaize’s hypermarket store chain Cora is to expand in Romanian cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, Capital reports. The retailer is to open its ninth hypermarket in the country on November 8 and plans another outlet in Bucharest by the end of the year. It is investing ...

  • News

    Carrefour Romania rents stores from Aliment Murfatlar

    2012-10-10T11:23:00Z

    Carrefour has rented six stores from local retailer Aliment Murfatlar, newspaper Piata has reported. The stores in the city of Constanta will be rebranded as Carrefour Market. The deal will establish Carrefour’s supermarket presence in the city, where its competitor Delhaize Group operates five Mega Image stores.

  • News

    Cora plans click-and-collect service

    2012-04-18T16:31:00Z

    Grocery retailer Louis Delhaize plans to launch a click-and-collect service for its Romanian hypermarket chain Cora. The new service will be called Cora Drive. The retailer already offers Cora Digital, a service that allows customers to pick up consumer electronics delivered from Cora hypermarkets to smaller stores in customers’ local ...

  • News

    Metro targets independent retailers

    2012-03-08T07:00:00Z

    Metro’s Cash and Carry chain is targeting independent retailers with a new format in Romania. The retailer has launched a new franchise programme for a convenience store format under the brand La doi pasi, which translates as ‘two steps’. So far, 200 stores have joined the franchise programme, with 80 ...

  • News

    Carrefour's Romania sales drop 0.4% to £952m

    2011-02-16T15:09:00Z

    Carrefour ’s sales in Romania fell 0.4% to e1.13bn (£952m) during 2010, and on a like-for-like basis sales decreased 5%. The retailer’s sales are now lower than they were in 2008, when full-year sales came in at e1.19bn (£1bn) - even though the retailer now operates 14 more stores than ...

  • News

    Lidl given the go-ahead for acquisition of Tengelmann's discount stores

    2010-11-11T12:41:00Z

    The Romanian competition authorities have formally given their go-ahead for the acquisition of all of Tengelmann’s 105 Plus discount stores in Romania by Lidl . The office stated that the transaction would have no negative effects on competition in the national grocery market. For Lidl, the decision means that it ...

  • News

    Penny to invest £12m in new Romanian stores

    2010-09-07T17:49:00Z

    Germany-based Rewe Group’s discount division Penny is to invest €15m (£12m) opening 10 stores by the end of 2010. The retailer has opened nine stores so far in 2010, each covering between 10,765 sq ft and 14,000 sq ft. In total, Penny has 108 stores in Romania, six of which ...

  • News

    Delhaize reports mixed H1 results

    2010-08-18T15:57:00Z

    Grocer Delhaize Group posted mixed first-half results. In Belgium revenues grew 5.5% to €2.34bn (£1.91bn), supported by 4.7% like-for-like growth and new store openings. Alfa Beta in Greece put in another strong performance with a 7.3% increase in revenues to €765m (£627m) and gained further market share. Operations in Romania ...