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Russia Improving, Great For Carlsberg

When Russia sneezes, Carlsberg catches a cold. This way of thinking was well-justified during the past few years, as a slowdown in consumer spending, a hike in beer taxes and, more recently, a...

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Strong Growth Expected In MGR

Turkey's food retail industry is one of the emerging world's most exciting, and we expect a lot of growth over the next few years, especially in discount food retailing. Tremendous expansion by soft...

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Tesco Negotiating Turkey Deal

Tesco's Turkish unit, Tesco Kipa, is currently negotiating with the Turkish domestic retailer Uyum Gida with a view to acquiring a majority stake in the Istanbul-focused retailer. With a current...

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Mercator Challenged By Weakness At Home

Slovenia's leading food retailer Mercator finds itself particularly exposed to ongoing weakness at home and across the Balkan region. Mercator has just reported results for the first nine months of...

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Fast Food Sector Thriving

Although 2012 has been a turbulent year for South Africa, with the mining strikes and surrounding violence serving as a catalyst for a more negative rhetoric towards the country, whilst also raising...

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Carrefour Calls Time On Indonesia

Under new CEO George Plassat, France-based retailer Carrefour has looked to sell international businesses where it is not a market leader. This focus on its core domestic business as well as higher-...

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Lactalis Acquires Slovenian Dairy Firm

France-based dairy company Lactalis has reached an agreement to acquire a controlling 50.3% stake in Slovenian dairy firm Ljubljanske Miekarne. The Slovenian company is active across the dairy...

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Dia Continues Staunch Growth

The Spanish consumer is in a dire position, wrestling stubbornly high and still-rising unemployment, and fiscal austerity. With private final consumption expected to contract by 1.7% in 2012, we are...

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