IRELAND: Aldi Suing Dunnes Over Price Claims
Aldi will reportedly launch a lawsuit next week against Dunnes Stores in Ireland over the use of its name and prices in Dunnes’ advertising.
UK: Tesco Chief Rules Out Price War; Insists It Is Not Squeezing Suppliers
After announcing a further deterioration in its trading performance yesterday, Tesco’s Chief Executive Philip Clarke attacked the discounters and insisted that the retailer would not be forced into a price war.
UK: Progress Being Made On Clearer Supermarket Pricing But Some Still Not Being Completely Open
The major supermarkets have acted to make pricing clearer and simpler for shoppers, according to Consumer Minister Jo Swinson, but work still needs to be done to make all retailers completely open on promotions.
UK: New Waitrose Competition Offers A Day With Heston Blumenthal
Waitrose is offering its customers the chance to win a day in the company of brand ambassador Heston Blumenthal.
UK: Nisa Launches Advent Calendar Competition
Nisa has launched a ‘Countdown to Christmas’ advent calendar on its Facebook page, through which it will offer prizes each day.
EUROPE: Retail Sales Down For Second Straight Month
Retail sales across Europe declined in October, the second straight month they have done so.
RUSSIA: Philip Morris, Japan Tobacco In $1.5bn Deal For Distributor Stake
Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco have said they will buy 20% stakes for $750m each in Russian distributor Megapolis.
EASTERN EUROPE: Atlantic Grupa To Distribute Unilever Brands In Two Countries
Food major Atlantic Grupa will now handle the distribution of Unilever brands such in the markets of Croatia and Slovenia.
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