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Mash Direct

Mash Direct profits boost as awareness outside of Northern Ireland grows Subscription

16 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Northern Irish convenience food manufacturer Mash Direct has increased profits five-fold thanks to a rise in sales driven by growing consumer awareness of the brand outside its domestic market.

Hilton Food Group meat

Hilton Food Group to deliver results 'ahead of expectations' Subscription

16 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Meat packer benefits from positive foreign currency conditions and sales growth in number of markets

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Parfetts sees sales boom over Christmas period Subscription

16 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Parfetts has reported a rise in Christmas sales of 8.8%

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Fortnum & Mason sales soar 16% over Christmas Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The luxury brand reported a 22% year-on-year increase in online sales in the five weeks to 1 January

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Cook reports record rise in Christmas sales Subscription

13 Jan 2017 Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Cook reports strong growth in its 87 shops of just under 6%, so “still believes in the high street”

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Suppliers in distress as mults enjoy recovery, says report Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The recovery of the supermarkets has piled increasing pressure on the supply chain

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Meadow Foods sales plunge by 40% in run up to PE backing Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Dairy processor Meadow Foods saw its sales drop by almost 40% last year as the plunging price of milk hit revenues

pork farms

Addo Food Group profits soar as it turns around Kerry pastries Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sales and profitability have soared at Addo Food Group after it turned around the Kerry chilled savoury pastry business

booths

Booths tops £10m sales mark after record-breaking Christmas Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Booths reported strong growth in its online channel, with sales from home delivery and click & collect channels up by 6.9%

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Marks & Spencer Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

M&S reported better-than-expected results over Christmas, with group sales up 5.9% in the 13 weeks to 31 December. But what did the analysts and retail watchers maker of it?

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City Snapshot: 'Super Thursday' brings solid festive updates from Tesco, M&S, Waitrose and more Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco has reported UK like-for-like growth of 1.4% in the 19 weeks to 7 January November as market share gains and volume growth boosted sales

Poundstretcher

Poundstretcher sales and profits decline as estate shrinks Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The business, owned by the Tayub brothers’ Crown Crest Group, closed 30 shops in the year to 31 March 2016 as part of its expansion strategy to more modern, larger sites.

lidl

Lidl UK reports 10% sales boost over Christmas period Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Lidl said its Christmas, ad which featured one of its turkey farms, helped boost sales of the bird by 40%

Spar

Spar UK reports strong sales but warns convenience is slowing Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Spar said it aimed to draw in more customers by building on the success of fresh food sales

best one

Best-one symbol group sales up almost 20% Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

New Bestway DC sees sales soar “as members get behind our fresh and chilled offer”…

chairman Peter Blakemore

AF Blakemore sees sales and profits rise despite deflation Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Spar wholesaler reported a 2.4% sales increase to £1.31bn for the year ending 30 April 2016

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Sainsbury’s Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

11 Jan 2017

Leading retail and City analysts react to the latest results

co-op

Co-op reports Christmas like-for-likes up 3.5% Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op attributes success to investment in stores, focus on convenience and its heavyweight advertising campaign

majestic wines

Majestic Wine celebrates best ever Christmas Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Majestic Wine has reported a bumper Christmas for its retail stores, with like-for-like sales jumping 7.5% – its best ever festive performance.

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Morrisons Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

10 Jan 2017

City and retail analysts react to Morrisons’ Christmas trading update

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HKS Retail grows profits after boost to store numbers Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Forecourt operator HKS Retail has reported a £16m sales boost after growing store numbers

Poundworld

Poundworld slips to a loss as it invests in growth Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Poundworld has fallen into the red despite sales growing another £40m last year as new private equity owner TPG Capital invested in future growth.

Direct Food Ingredients

Record year for Direct Food Ingredients Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Direct Food Ingredients has increased sales 29% to a record £17.6m in 2016 thanks to the expansion of its client business and the introduction of new product ranges.

Aldi

Aldi reports record sales over Christmas Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The discounter attributes a 15% year-on-year uplift to strong demand for premium products

Famous Grouse

Asset sale boosts Maxxium UK’s profits as sales dip Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Premium whisky distributer Maxxium UK has reported a 56% jump in pre-tax profit largely due to the sale of a subsidiary business as its overall sales dipped in “challenging” conditions.

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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

morrisons christmas mistletoe

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

Gavin Darby

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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New launches drive UK sales and profits improvements at Lindt & Sprüngli Subscription

10 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Swiss chocolate giant Lindt & Sprüngli recorded double-digit sales and profit growth in the UK last year thanks to “significant” growth of its Lindor and Excellence product lines.

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Could Tesco's pension deficit derail its impressive recovery? Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

Tesco revealed its pension deficit ballooned an eye-watering £3.2bn to £5.9bn in the first half, but what does it mean for the turnaround at the supermarket?

dave lewis

Tesco’s ‘big six’ questions Subscription

05 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn, Edward Devlin

Dave Lewis hailed its first-half results as proof the retailer was “out of crisis”. Here are the big six questions raised by today’s announcements

tesco

Tesco results: what the analysts say Subscription

05 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Analysts full of praise for CEO Dave Lewis as “the tanker is turned around”



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