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    1. October 16, 2014

      Carrefour: aisle see you in Rio

      Where’s the growth in the grocery business? For Carrefour, in Brazil, of all places. Despite poor economic news from the...

    2. July 31, 2014

      Carrefour focus on French market boosts profits

      Carrefour showed signs that its back-to-basics strategy is paying off after first-half operating profit beat expectations....

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    1. July 20, 2014

      Growing pains for South Korea’s retailers

      When it is completed in 2017, the sprawling Lotte World complex, which is slowly taking shape in the northeastern Chinese...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes a bump for Fiat after manager magazin reports that VW might be interested in...

    3. July 17, 2014

      Carrefour sales rise despite China dip

      Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer by revenues, reported a near 5 per cent rise in sales for the second quarter,...

    4. July 11, 2014

      Letter from Lex: organisation and artistry

      Defining the right shape and structure for a company is more of an art than a science. If so, this week has seen plenty of...

    5. July 8, 2014

      Carrefour: au retour

      Pondicherry, Chandernagore, Karaikal, Mahé, Yanam. Despite centuries in the country, France’s Indian trade empire never...

    6. July 6, 2014

      Wheels coming off the supermarket trolley

      Steve Jones, transferring succulent Kentish cherries from a wooden crate into punnets at the Whitstable Produce Store, is an...

    7. July 6, 2014

      Supermarkets downsize for convenience

      As traditional supermarkets face increased competition from nimbler rivals, one response is for them to shrink the size of...

    8. July 1, 2014

      Klépierre sells five Swedish shopping centres in €354m deal

      Klépierre has sold five Swedish shopping centres to Olav Thon, Norway’s largest private property owner, for €354m as part of...

    9. April 10, 2014

      Carrefour hit by currency fluctuations

      Sales at Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer by revenue, were dragged down in the first quarter by weakness in...

    10. March 5, 2014

      Carrefour to spend more on store revamps and emerging market push

      Carrefour, the French retail group, said it would accelerate investment in France and key emerging markets as spending on...

    11. February 9, 2014

      Magnit keeps crown as Russia’s leading grocer

      Sergey Galitskiy gets indignant very quickly when asked about investors these days. “I don’t know what investors fantasise...

    12. January 16, 2014

      Carrefour / Ahold: still penny-pinching

      A serving of reality is always worth chewing on. And sales figures on Thursday from French hypermarket and supermarket group...

    13. January 16, 2014

      Carrefour says recovery plans ‘are starting to bear fruit’

      French retailer Carrefour said fourth-quarter sales in Spain returned to growth for the first time since the financial...

    14. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2013

      MAF plans malls, ski slopes, for sub-Saharan Africa

      Majid Al Futtaim, the malls operator that brought an indoor ski slope to Dubai, is seeking to double revenues over the next...

    15. December 16, 2013

      Carrefour: back to the future

      We have come full circle. A decade ago French retailer Carrefour sold some European shopping malls to Klépierre, a property...

    16. December 16, 2013

      Carrefour to buy 127 shopping centres for €2bn

      Carrefour said it will pay €2bn to purchase 127 European shopping centre sites from Klépierre as the French supermarket...

    17. November 3, 2013

      Carrefour rights the boat everybody thought was going to sink

      It is a weekday morning on the outskirts of central Paris and Annick Goncina is browsing the cosmetics section of...

    18. October 17, 2013

      Carrefour and Metro report stronger domestic sales

      European retail groups Carrefour and Metro reported stronger sales in their home markets of France and Germany during the...

    19. October 6, 2013

      Kingfisher head foresees EM supermarket consolidation

      The architect of Carrefour’s global expansion predicts a period of “consolidation” for the European supermarkets that...

    20. October 2, 2013

      Tesco: not quite Carrefour

      With the nights drawing in and the temperature falling, Tesco shareholders did not exactly need more reasons for feeling...

    21. September 7, 2013

      Brazil tycoon closes lid on supermarket feud

      The Brazilian tycoon Abilio Diniz has stepped down from Pão de Açúcar, the country’s largest retailer, ending a bitter feud...

    22. September 5, 2013

      Georges Plassat clears remnants of Carrefour’s shrunken empire

      Aircraft carrier or headless chicken? Neither comparison flatters Carrefour. But each comes from a man in the know. Georges...

    23. August 29, 2013

      Carrefour’s strong earnings lift European stocks

      Equity markets were broadly higher on a big day for results in Europe, helped by a strong showing for the region’s biggest...

    24. August 29, 2013

      Carrefour stages recovery in France

      Carrefour showed a strong recovery in France as the world’s second-largest retailer by sales reported a surge in first-half...

    25. August 25, 2013

      Companies diary: August 26 – September 1

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    26. August 18, 2013

      Boom in plastic money as Nigeria spends, spends, spends

      In 2002, when Mitchell Elegbe was starting his technology business, there were few proper bank cards in Nigeria, ATMs were...

    27. August 11, 2013

      Hutchison: ParknShop around

      Pick an international supermarket chain or private equity group and scan the Hong Kong press. The chances are it will have...

    28. August 9, 2013

      Tesco in China: back to the drawing board

      Empires come and empires go. Tesco knows the feeling. The UK retailer has tried to leverage its century-old heritage to go...

    29. August 1, 2013

      Metro: no reason to cheer

      Hopes must be really battered if a deteriorating performance is something to celebrate. But such is the mood among investors...

    30. July 29, 2013

      Leadership lessons from the pontiff

      Roman Catholics call it “the Francis effect”, the way the new Pope is paring down the inherited pomp of his office to become...

    31. July 25, 2013

      Casino spurred by Latin America to beat forecasts

      Casino, the French retail group, beat analysts’ forecasts despite tough conditions in France, helped by a strong performance...

    32. July 18, 2013

      Carrefour hails domestic focus

      Carrefour said improved sales at its domestic hypermarkets and a turnround in China were “further encouraging signs” that...

    33. July 17, 2013

      Charterhouse faces fashion house debt woes

      One of the biggest French private equity deals of the last buyout bubble is in trouble after fashion retailer Vivarte...

    34. July 15, 2013

      Real estate deal lifts Commerzbank shares

      Commerzbank climbed after selling a portfolio of UK commercial real estate assets to US bank Wells Fargo and Lone Star, the...

    35. July 8, 2013

      Bangladesh factories face inspections after safety deal

      Bangladeshi factories making clothes for 70 mostly European multinationals will be inspected over the next nine months under...

    36. July 3, 2013

      Retail: A difficult brief

      Not long after Marc Bolland became chief executive of Marks and Spencer in May 2010, he likened the high-street retailer to...

    37. July 1, 2013

      Egypt: Increased food demand despite political turmoil benefits Wadi Foods

      Though Egypt’s economy has been badly damaged by continuing post-revolution turmoil, the food sector has bucked the trend...

    38. June 26, 2013

      Colruyt leads European retailers higher

      Colruyt , the Belgian supermarket retailer, was not short of support after better than expected results prompted favourable...

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