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Bob Spooner Hovis

Hovis Limited chief executive Bob Spooner resigns

30 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Hovis Limited chief executive  Bob Spooner has resigned.

Premier Foods

Premier Foods blames volume decline on shopping habit shift Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Dramatically changing shopping habits are having a far more significant effect on branded suppliers than the supermarket p…

raisin bites

Hovis Fruity Nibbles: acid test Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Fox’s Biscuits, which already produced Hovis-branded breakfast biscuits…

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Will Premier Foods restructure boost its share price? Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Adam Leyland, Alec Mattinson

An early refinance, better customer relations and a cat-man approach is just the start, insists CEO Gavin Darby

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Broken business rates

30 Oct 2014

Sir: As a local shop owner I have been campaigning on the broken system of business rates for the past few years (‘Business rates need a roadmap for reform, says BRC,’ thegrocer.co.uk, 28 October). Our latest campaign is based on the unfair amount small shops pay in comparison to supermarkets and especially mini supermarkets. In St Albans we have lost more than 120 shops, pubs and restaurants in the past year or so, many of them as a direct ...


Auto-enrol confusion

30 Oct 2014

Having had first-hand experience with auto enrol…

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Private-label pride

23 Oct 2014

It is good news for the retail sector and private label that Tesco has revamped its new ‘BD Beauty Secrets’ range…

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