Hannah Stodell

The Grocer

Hannah is a senior reporter at The Grocer and works on the products desk alongside fmcg editor Vince Bamford. Contact Hannah with news of products launches, other innovations and advertising campaigns.

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  • Morrisons makes latest price cut at the pumps

    07 Jul 2010

    Morrisons has cut its fuel prices by 2p per litre on diesel and 1p per litre on unleaded.

  • Kingsmill and Primark buoy sales at Associated

    08 Jul 2010

    Associated British Foods has reported a 5% rise in sales at its grocery arm for the past three months.

  • R&D spend ‘shielded industry in recession’

    10 Jul 2010

    The food and drink industry now invests more than £1.1bn in R&D, bringing it in line with the automotive sector. This is the key finding of a new report from the FDF and the University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing....

  • Heineken completes Femsa takeover

    21 Jul 2010

    Heineken has completed the acquisition of the beer operations of Fomento Económico Mexicano SAB (Femsa), producer of Sol and Dos Equis beer brands.

  • Sweet success for Zetar

    21 Jul 2010

    Zetar, the specialist confectioner and snack foods group has reported an increase in pre-tax profits for the year ended 30 April, with the turnaround in performance driven by innovation and economy product launches.

  • Fruité swoop boosts Britvic Euro sales

    23 Jul 2010

    Britvic has reported a major hike in third-quarter sales, with the acquisition of Fruité boosting its overseas business.

  • Why the fellas at Northern Foods don’t feel too good Subscription

    24 Jul 2010

    Dismal results have thrust scrutiny on the failure of the Goodfella’s campaign to revive Northern Food’s frozen division. Hannah Stodell reports

  • Finsbury cake sales down almost 10%

    29 Jul 2010

    Bread and cake-maker Finsbury Food Group has said it will deliver profits in line with management expectations despite sliding sales in its core cake business.

  • Even if the cookie crumbles, United could be a hard sell Subscription

    31 Jul 2010

    Blackstone and PAI Partners are hoping to offload United Biscuits for £2bn, but even if they do split it up will they find buyers, asks Hannah Stodell

  • Profits surge but Unilever warns of challenges ahead

    05 Aug 2010

    Unilever has unveiled a 20% rise in first-half operating profits – but the fmcg giant warned of tough times ahead for the remainder of the year.

  • Cadbury contribution keeps Kraft on growth track

    06 Aug 2010

    Kraft ‘s acquisition of Cadbury helped it post a 13% increase in profits despite weaker sales in its domestic market.

  • FSA-friendly Coco Pops launched by Kellogg’s

    07 Aug 2010

    Kellogg's has launched a new variety of Coco Pops that meets the FSA's nutrient profiling requirements.Coco Pops Choc 'N' Roll, which launched this week, is classified as 'green' under FSA guidelines as it contains reduced sugar, salt...

  • Northern in deal to offload Dalepak

    09 Aug 2010

    Northern Foods has agreed to sell its Dalepak Frozen Foods business to the Irish Food Processors Group in a cash deal worth £6.4m. 

  • Unilever dips into Danish ice cream with Diplom-Is deal

    09 Aug 2010

    Unilever has added to its ice cream portfolio after snapping up the Danish arm of manufacturer Diplom-Is.

  • Dine-in shoppers give Greencore a lift

    12 Aug 2010

    Greencore Group has reported a 7% rise in food sales and said it expected full-year profit in its convenience foods arm to “modestly” improve on its first-half figures.

  • Kerry confirms Cork supplier offer

    12 Aug 2010

    Cheesestrings owner Kerry Group has set out the terms of its offer to acquire Cork-based Newmarket Co-operative Creameries.

  • Sanderson takes on MD role at Findus Czech arm

    14 Aug 2010

    Neil Sanderson, the man chosen last year to grow the Findus brand in the UK, has been appointed as MD of the group's Czech Republic and Slovakia business. Sanderson has been with Findus since February 2009, working as business unit...

  • Carlsberg buoyed by European growth

    17 Aug 2010

    Carlsberg has lifted its 2010 outlook on the back of a 30% increase in Q2 pre-tax profits and a more positive rouble exchange rate. Pre-tax profits were £435m for the year to 30 June versus £334m the previous year and...

  • Hunger for brands may fuel a golden autumn for M&A Subscription

    21 Aug 2010

    What’s behind the surge in deal activity? And if the pace is kept up, what type of deals and buyers will be to the fore, asks Hannah Stodell

  • Ahold ups profits despite promotions warfare

    27 Aug 2010

    Dutch conglomerate Ahold has reported a 3% in second-quarter income but warned the market remained “challenging” due to high levels of promotional activity.

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