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Delhaize Group second quarter 2015 results

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Delhaize Group second quarter 2015 results Financial Summary Second Quarter 2015 » Revenue growth of 18.1% at actual and 3.2% at identical exchange rates » Comparable store sales growth of 2.5% in the U.S., -0.6% in Belgium and 1.6% in Southeastern Europe » Group underlying operating profit growth of 25.7% (8.6% at identical exchange rates) […]

3 new Carrefour Express stores in Belgium

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3 new Carrefour Express stores in Belgium Carrefour is continuing to expand in Belgium: before the end of summer 2015, three new Carrefour express stores will have opened to the public. The first will open in Mol, and the others near Leuven and Brussels. This year, several convenience stores have been opened in Belgium, including […]

Wireless Speakers: What Consumers Want

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Wireless Speakers: What Consumers Want Analyst Insight by Wee Teck Loo – Head of Consumer Electronics Research Sales of smartphones are projected to exceed 1.3 billion units in 2015. The explosive sales of smartphones are also driving sales of accordant headphones and wireless speakers. 26% of the respondents paid between US$20-50 for their wireless speakers […]

COMMUNICATING CONVENIENCE IN PERSONAL CARE PACKAGING

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Convenience in packaging has become a widely used term nowadays, often times conveniently misused. While consumers are looking for convenient packages, too many packaging innovations are marked as “convenient” without specifying what makes the package so convenient when compared to others. Thisoversight can reduce the packaging innovation to nothing more than useless material if the product […]

Fighting talk: what retailers and manufacturers can learn from France’s FMCG price war

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  Fighting talk: what retailers and manufacturers can learn from France’s FMCG price war   Whereas many European countries are in the early stages of an FMCG price war, retailers in France have been battling for two years. The reasons for the start of a price war differ from country to country, but there is […]

French Minister Puts Spotlight on Sustainability

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Analyst Insight by Alan Rownan – Ethical Labels Analyst France’s Ecology Minister, Ségolène Royal, has apologised for her recent comments castigating Nutella over its use of palm oil and calling for people to stop eating the popular chocolate hazelnut spread altogether. The comments aired on French television channel Canal+ and immediately gained widespread traction across […]

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