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This Tuesday (5 July), FEMSA, a Mexican Coca-Cola bottler and convenience store operator, announced its all-cash offer to acquire Swiss convenience and foodservice retailer Valora. The deal is subject to regulatory approval, but if approved, FEMSA has agreed to purchase all the publicly held shares of Valora Holding AG for 260 Swiss francs per share, totaling CHF1.1 bn (€1.1 billion). It expects to close the deal later this year.  

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SPAR International published its 2021 annual report with a 3.3% growth on global turnover at €41.2 bn, even better against 2019 at +10.7%. Europe’s dominance continues Europe’s responsible for 80% of the global turnover of the SPAR business, reporting positive year on year growth. Western Europe took €25.6 bn in 2021 which was +1.8% year on year and +13.4% vs 2019. Other European markets in...
The SPAR Austria Group saw its food businesses, which operate in Austria, Croatia, Hungary, northern Italy, and Slovenia, grow sales by 4%, to €15.09 bn. SPAR Group noted its performance across all its operates had been significantly impacted by the on-going effects of the pandemic. Positive performance in its home market SPAR Austria reported its food retail business enjoyed sales growth o...
Sustainability remains an important topic for retailers in 2022, with many continuing to improve their commitments and go the extra mile. The Schwarz Group continues to raise its targets, with the intention to set improvements where necessary, while Lidl has extended its Eco-Score trial across multiple countries. Separately, SPAR Austria has introduced a deposit return scheme on glass jars, for...

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