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Tesco boss reveals US store format

29 March 2007 — Barcelona (SPN): CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy, said that the retailer expects to have a good store format for the US consumer later this year.According to Planet Retail, Leahy...

Time running out for 2020 Vision special rate

 2 February 2007 — London (UK): The early booking rate for tickets to the 2020 Vision conference will come to an end on Friday 9 February. The 450th anniversary conference of the Stationers' and Newspaper...

Tesco joins BOSS

1 February 2007 — High Wycombe (UK): The UK retailer Tesco has become a member of the BOSS Federation. Paula Disberry, the director of Tesco's papershop category, said: "Tesco is pleased to be part...

Celebrating 450 years

4 January 2007 — London (UK): To mark the 450th anniversary of the granting of their Royal Charter, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers is holding the 2020 Vision Conference on Thursday...

SoHo attractions

A quiet revolution is taking place. The shift from a manufacturing-based economy to the tertiary or service industry means that now more than ever, workers are trying to achieve the illusive work-life balance. Gone...

Tesco banned from buying Carrefour’s Slovak stores

5 January 2007 — Bratislava (SVK): Tesco has been banned from acquiring four Carrefour hypermarkets in Slovakia by the country's Antimonopoly Office. The Slovak competition watchdog said that the transaction would boost Tesco's dominant...

Tesco opens first own name store in Beijing

26 January 2007 — Beijing (CHN): Tesco has today opened its first store trading under its own name in Beijing. The company has opened the store in a joint venture with Chinese firm Legou. Wal-Mart...

Ahold sells Polish division to Carrefour

4 December 2006 — Amsterdam (NL): Ahold, the Dutch retailer, is to sell its troubled Polish division to Carrefour for €375 million euros ($496.4 million). The selling price was originally expected to be in...

Tesco buys Makro’s Malaysian operations

 6 December 2006 — Kuala Lumpur (MAL): Tesco is to acquire Makro's Malaysian cash and carry business.  In a statement, Tesco said: "This strategic move will help the company to strengthen its business in...

Tesco doubles Chinese stake

12 December 2006 — Beijing (CHN): Tesco has almost doubled its stake in a Chinese joint venture with Ting Hsin to 90 percent from its initial 50 percent stake, at a cost of roughly...

Adam Poole

 Name: Adam PooleJob Title: Head of channel marketingCompany: Canon UK What were your childhood ambitions? I suppose as well as the clichéd wish to be a football star, I was always drawn to the thought...

Council trashes shredded paper

 News that a number of local councils in the UK are refusing to collect shredded paper for disposal and claims that it "causes a nuisance" have done little to encourage consumers to shred their...

Fair game

 To say that everybody is talking about ethical trading would perhaps be an exaggeration. But there's no doubt that consumers as well as companies are becoming increasingly concerned about the origin of the products...

Wal-Mart secures India deal

27 November 2006 — Mumbai (IND): Wal-Mart has formed a joint venture with Bharti Enterprises that will allow the retailer to open 'hundreds of stores' across India over a five year period. It is...

Tesco launches own-brand software

 2 October 2006 — Cheshunt (UK): Tesco is launching a range of own-brand software across 100 stores later this month. The retailer has developed the software range with Cambridge-based software distributor, Formjet. Initially, six software packages...

UK retail giant posts £1.09 bn profit

 3 October 2006 — Cheshunt (UK): UK retailer Tesco has announced a massive £1.09 billion ($2.06 billion) in pre-tax profit for the first six months of the year. Group sales were up 12.7 percent to £22.7...

Coles Myer business not up for sale

 21 September 2006 — Melbourne (AUS): Coles Myer, the parent company of Officeworks, has said that it has not been in talks with either Tesco or Wal-Mart and that it does not plan to...

Marks and Spencer to sell office products

4 September 2006 — London (UK): Retailer Marks and Spencer is to expand its range of electrical goods and to stock several office products, including printers and shredders.               The company will open electrical...

Private label faces new challenges

 Private label ventures are finding it increasing challenging to create value for both resellers and suppliers, according to a recently-released report. The staggerin g rate of change in the industry is being part-driven by strategic...

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