Premier Foods brands lose £37m in a year

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

Two trading disputes with Tesco cost Premier Foods brands at least £37m in lost sales, The Grocer’s Top Products Survey can reveal.

The biggest loser was Hovis: sales fell by £26m - a 6.1% year-on-year decline [Nielsen 52w/e 2 October 2011] - after 11 lines were delisted by Tesco in October last year.

A second fallout with Tesco - revealed by The Grocer - resulted in the temporary delisting of 168 lines this spring. Premier issued a profits warning estimating sales would decline by £10m.

Accolade Wines fared even worse, with brands down £40m year-on-year. Kellogg’s (-£22m) and Müller (-£13m) also lost.

In contrast, PepsiCo brands rose £119m. Coca-Cola Company brands were up £110m and Unilever brands £108m, with Diageo brands gaining £65m.

Have your say

These comments have not been moderated.

You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment.

Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments.

If you wish to complain about a comment please use the “report this comment” facility or email

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

Grocer jobs Experts in FMCG

Redhill Recruitment Ltd Business Development Manager – Meats

Business Development Manager – Meats - Redhill Recruitment Ltd

Upto £30k Basic + Excellent OTE - Company Car- Laptop & Phone
Search jobs
Sign in

Newsletter Sign-up


I wish to receive the following newsletters:

For Members

Become a Gold Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a Finance Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a member of The Grocer



CLICK HERE to search for the products, services and companies you need in the definitive guide to the UK food and drink industry.


The Grocer's commentators and opinion makers