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Think Pink

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month may not be until October, but many grocery retailers and suppliers in the U.S. are equally committed to combating the deadly disease through year-round initiatives. Nevertheless, the month-long occasion is when such promotions are...

Aberdeen Group unveils ‘The Food Retail Technology Guide’

Aberdeen Group, provider of fact-based research focused on the global technology-driven value chain, has released a technology guide which peeks into rapidly changing future. 'The Food Retail Technology Guide' provides an assessment of the current upheaval and planned areas...

Tesco chief slams ombudsman plans

Government plans to introduce a watchdog to settle disputes between supermarkets and suppliers could hurt consumers, the chief executive of Britain's biggest grocer, Tesco, told the Financial Times in an interview.The competition watchdog asked the government last year to...

Let it Pour

The year 2010 is shaping up as even more challenging than 2009 for retailers in most industries, according to published forecasts. Many consumers are changing their buying habits. Some are “buying down” with less expensive products, while others are...

Got Talent?

In today’s tight economy, businesses are often forced to push human resource issues to the back burner or, unfortunately, face layoffs to cut costs. When supermarkets post a job opening, they’re deluged with applications due to the high unemployment...

Bakery Bucks Up

After consecutive years of flat sales and stale performance, in-store bakery department performance is on the rise, but there still remains ample room for continued improvement, according to the latest insights revealed in Progressive Grocer’s 2009 annual Bakery Operations...

Supermarket & hypermarket expansion leads to competitive retail environment

Indian modern trade scene is getting increasingly complex and competitive by the day, according to the latest Nielsen ShopperTrends India report. The report found the number of customers frequenting supermarkets and hypermarkets has grown by 11 per cent in...

Birla appoints new CEO for More supermarkets

In a major development, Aditya Birla Retail has appointed Satendra Aggarwal as the new CEO for its supermarkets chain — More, reports The Times of India. Earlier, Aggarwal was working with Pepsi India as executive director and was looking...

Carrefour food-retailing concept arrives Morocco

World’s second largest retailer and the leader in Europe, Carrefour, has signed a exclusive franchise agreement with Morocco’s leading supermarket operator Label'Vie for the development of the Carrefour fascia in Morocco. According to a joint press release, the agreement...

The Whole Package

When Walmart starts pushing its weight around to influence packaging trends, you know massive retooling isn’t far behind. But while a mandate from the world’s largest retailer is fairly compelling, it’s just part of an ongoing drive toward sustainable...
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Indo Count signs licensing agreement with US-based Iconix for two brands

Under the agreement, Indo Count will bring two brands, Fieldcrest and WaverlyNew Delhi: Home textile bed linen manufacturer Indo...
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