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Ahold Delhaize acquires US supermarket pioneer King Kullen

Ahold Delhaize acquires US supermarket pioneer King Kullen

Stop & Shop, Ahold Delhaize’s largest brand in the United States, takes over its competitor King Kullen Grocery. That retailer, with 37 stores on Long Island, was once the first American superm...

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Penny blending convenience, food-to-go and discount in Germany

Penny blending convenience, food-to-go and discount in Germany

Penny, the discount format of the Rewe Group operating more than 2,000 stores across Germany, has opened a store in the centre of Munich. The store has the size of a convenience store (300 sq m) and strong f...

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Coca-Cola completes acquisition of Costa Coffee for 4.9 billion dollars

Coca-Cola completes acquisition of Costa Coffee for 4.9 billion dollars

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Costa Limited from Whitbread plc for 4.9 billion dollars (4.3 billion euros). The deal has been approved by re...

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 Amazon to launch cash-free shops in UK

Amazon to launch cash-free shops in UK

Amazon is looking for properties in the United Kingdom to open its first British Amazon Go stores. Amazon's convenience store without cash registers is likely to get its European launch soon. The Am...

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Aldi UK plans 130 new stores in next 2 years as profits rise

Aldi UK plans 130 new stores in next 2 years as profits rise

The British arm of German discount supermarket Aldi reported its first rise in annual operating profit for four years on Monday, and signalled no let-up in its approach with plans to open 130 stores in 2019 ...

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Europe is world leader in terms of craft beer innovation – research

Europe is world leader in terms of craft beer innovation – research

The amount of new craft beer launches in Europe has more than doubled since 2013, as the continent overtakes North America in terms of craft beer innovation, according to new research from Mintel. In 201...

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Rewe investing in online

Rewe investing in online

Rewe is expanding its online service as well as investing in improving its logistics capabilities. Rewe's pick up service for online grocery orders will be expanded and it aims to offer it in every Germa...

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Unilever posts first-quarter sales growth amid spreads sell-off

Unilever posts first-quarter sales growth amid spreads sell-off

Unilever has reported first-quarter turnover of 13.3 billion euros– up 6.1% – just two weeks after confirming that it would sell its spreads business. The company confirmed at the start of the month tha...

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Mondelēz invests 75 million pounds in four new production lines

Mondelēz invests 75 million pounds in four new production lines

Mondelēz International has unveiled four new production lines at its Bournville chocolate factory in the UK – the result of 75 million pounds worth of investment. Two of the new lines will be dedicated t...

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Makro Cash & Carry to build semi-automated DC in Prague

Makro Cash & Carry to build semi-automated DC in Prague

Czech developer CTP Invest has signed a lease agreement with Makro Cash & Carry, for about 53,000 sqm of warehouse and office space at the strategically located CTPark Prague North. The transaction ranks...

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