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Tequila sees sales boom as premium trend takes hold

21 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Volume sales of the spirit is up 7% while value sales are up 5%

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Danone upgrades earnings expectations despite slow first quarter sales Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

French dairy giant Danone has upgraded its 2017 earnings guidance despite reporting “slow sales” in the first quarter

Reckitt

City snapshot: Reckitt on track to hit growth target despite flat first quarter Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Reckitt Benckiser has reported flat like-for-like revenues in the first quarter but favourable currency rates boosted reported sales by 15%. Plus, Danone upgrades its 2017 earnings guidance and all the rest of this morning’s news from the City.

Unilever

Unilever steadies ship with impressive first-quarter growth Subscription

20 Apr 2017

Unilever comfortably beat City expectations for its first-quarter organic sales growth, posting a revenue rise of 2.9%

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Fiddes Payne upbeat as restructure costs drive it into the red Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Fiddes Payne has slipped into the red as restructuring costs hit the Cake Angels owner

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Pernod Ricard reports 'dynamic' sales growth in the UK Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The company said performance was boosted by advance shipments linked to recent price increases…

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Scotmid Co-operative records 7% drop in trading profit Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Society’s turnover was up 1.6% to £376m for the year to January 2017

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Heineken in global growth despite UK sales dip Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brewer’s global volumes were up 0.6% organically to 44 million hectolitres

Unilever

City snapshot: Price increases drive Unilever underlying sales growth of 2.9% Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Unilever has posted underlying sales growth of 2.9% in its first quarter, entirely driven by price increases as sales volumes edged down. Plus LDC confirms backing of Addo Food Group buyout, quarterly results from Nestle and Pernod Ricard and all the latest news from the City.

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Remy Cointreau reports 'strong' growth in sales Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Total sales reached €1.2bn in the year ending 3 March, up from €1.1bn in the previous year, its latest accounts revealed

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Tesco continues turnaround journey but the City proves hard to please Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Analysts hailed Tesco’s turnaround under the leadership of Dave Lewis on Thursday

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Laila's Fine Foods expands workforce as sales soar 45% Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Fast-growing ready meals supplier Laila’s Fine Foods has posted another year of stellar sales growth

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Young's boss insists business is 'performing solidly' Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

CEO Bill Showalter insists business is on sound financial footing amid claims of ‘broken’ capital structure

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City snapshot: Tesco posts first full-year UK sales rise for seven years Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco has posted its first full-year like-for-like UK sales growth since 2009/2010 as the supermarket’s recovery under CEO Dave Lewis continues to gather pace

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Spar wholesaler Henderson sees record financial year Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Henderson increased pre-tax profits by 11% to £24m and invested a record £34m throughout retail infrastructure and employment

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Tayto Group sees profits slump on sales decline and investment Subscription

07 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Pre-tax profits at Tayto Group more than halved to £3.1m last year as sales declined and the Northern Irish snack maker continued to invest in the business.

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Bidfood profits soar 12% as it slashes administration costs Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

BFS Group, parent company of Bidfood, has reported a pre-tax profits rise of 12% to £45.9m for the year to the end of June 2016

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Co-op slumps to £132m loss after bank write-down Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Food like-for-like sales rose 3.5%, driven by core convenience business

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Halewood International back in profit Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Despite sales falling by £16m to £215m, the group secured a £2.6m profit, up from a loss of £8.2m the previous year

Boots

Walgreens Boots revenues slump despite 'solid' Christmas for UK stores Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A Christmas sales boost at Boots in the UK was not enough to stop a decline in group revenues at parent Walgreens Boots Alliance during the second quarter.

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Yoplait sales fall as yoghurt lovers exit traditional formats Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Yoplait blamed “category slowdown” and changes to promotional strategies and market dynamics for the sales drop

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Birds Eye owner Nomad falls to a Q4 loss but says conditions improving in the UK Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Birds Eye and Findus owner Nomad Foods recorded a loss in the fourth quarter of 2016 but the decline in the UK market slowed as the group battled to turnaround its performance in the challenging frozen market.

Booker

City snapshot: Booker’s non-tobacco like for likes up 4.7% in fourth quarter Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Booker Group has a reported a strong end to the year, with non-tobacco group like-for-like sales up 4.7% in the fourth quarter ahead of its £3.7bn buyout by Tesco

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AG Barr profits sparkle as Irn Bru maker cuts sugar across its range Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in the Irn-Bru maker fizzed 2.2% higher to 559.5p on the back of its results in the year to 28 January.

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City snapshot: Tesco fined £129m for profit overstatement scandal Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco (TSCO) has announced this morning it has agreed with the UK Serious Fraud Office to pay a £129m fine to avoid prosecution for its 2014 accounting scandal

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Tesco results: what the analysts say Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Tesco’s UK-like-for-like sales were up 0.9% in the year – its first reported full-year growth for seven years. Here’s how analysts have reacted

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Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

  Sainsbury’s Nine Elms store

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Asda’s quiet man Sean Clarke is right to focus on more than price Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Today’s results provide some encouragement that Asda is at least heading in the right direction, but there’s still a long way to go …

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Grocers' Christmas results top City expectations Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Which of the supermarkets ‘won’ Christmas is a fight decided at the tills, but the winner of the battle in the City comes down to expectations.

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'Remarkable' Christmas as major retailers all report success Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

All of the major food and drink retailers have come through the crucial trading period in decent fettle

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Tesco Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

12 Jan 2017

Our roundup of how leading retail and City analysts reacted to Tesco’s latest quarterly update

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The big boys are starting to get even. And David Potts makes it look easy Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A back to basics approach implemented by CEO David Potts has seen the once-troubled supermarket bounce back with its best financial results for seven years

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Which of the grocers has "won" Christmas? Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Ahead of a busy week of grocery trading updates there are good reasons to think the supermarkets had a far better time of things over the festive period.

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"Well positioned" B&M benefits from Christmas momentum Subscription

07 Jan 2017 Updated: 09 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

As general retailers suffered this week on a gloomy outlook for 2017, the City rushed to grab a piece of B&M European Value Retail, with discounters seen as a safe haven in uncertain times.

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Who were the winners in the last BBC Great British Bake Off? Subscription

04 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

The popularity of the programme was undeniably good news for the home baking category, which has actually been declining

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Premier Foods boss back under pressure as sales slump Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The September sunshine was blamed for plummeting gravy sales at the Bisto and Oxo supplier



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