Tempo and Central Bottling Company, who together control almost 90% of Israel's beer market, both raising prices; Goldstar, Maccabee, Carlsberg, Tuborg, Leffe, Stella beers will get more expensive.
A source close to the deal said the new Arcaffe partner, Yaron Yarkoni, who had been deputy CEO of Aroma Israel, will divest himself of his interest in Aroma.
Yoram Anavi of the financially-troubled 5 Nagarim chain, which closed seven branches about two weeks ago, says chances are high that he has a buyer for the retailer.
Company owes NIS 177 million, could hold liquidation sale next week.
Hopes remain of reopening Netanya furniture retailer in dept. store format.
New group alleges grocery chains cooperating over price increases.
Hothouse tomatoes were selling for NIS 8.8 a kilo at Tel Aviv's Carmel Market Sunday, NIS 7.99 a kilo at Mega Ba'ir outlets in the city, and NIS 6.99 at Super-Sol Sheli stores in Tel Aviv.
Part of the problem was with last year's crop - the yield was low, but many of the cukes were too big for their cans.
Food prices are expected to rise, as 'The cost of energy, raw materials and taxes continues to go up, and the companies are feeling the effects dramatically.'
As Regulator Demands Reports on Profits: Stores, Dairies Clash Over Who's Creaming Off the Big Profits
Supermarket chains say figures will prove that they are barely making profits on dairy products.