6% versus the year-ago period, driven by a 4% and 2% increase in volume and price, respectively, with 1 point of acquisition growth offset by negative foreign-currency movements. Gross margin increased 50 basis points to 44.0%, driven by a
margins while keeping prices competitive. When combined with potential logistics savings (over the next few years) from the acquisition of DIA in France, we believe that Carrefour can sustain a 3% operating margin over the long term.
BRUSSELS, March 5 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said Thursday, saying that he would add cybersecurity to new acquisition guidelines for the industry.
3G raised a $5 Billion " acquisition Fund"--close to how much ..... asked him "stocks or a full acquisition ", he paused and said ..... it is primed for bolt on acquisitions . Contrary to what Jim Cramer ..... was purchased, the largest acquisition to date), he did most of
March 5 (Reuters) - Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, forecast a full-year profit above analysts' estimates as it benefits from its acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc and higher margins on fuel.
March 5 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers , acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1430 GMT on Thursday:
STOCKHOLM/MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) - Broadcaster CTC Media said it had appointed two board members with experience of mergers and acquisitions as it mulls a possible sale of its Russian business to comply with a new law on foreign ownership.
March 5 (Reuters) - Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, on Thursday reported a 23 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by its acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc and higher margins on fuel.
* 2017 profit goal raised following SafeNet acquisition (Recasts, adds analyst comments, details)