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Greggs predicts better than expected profits as sales soar 5.4%

15 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

Greggs has reported like-for-like sales up 5.4% for the 11 weeks to 13 September and up 3.5% for the year to date.

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Morrisons honours dividend pledge despite plummeting profits Subscription

11 Sep 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Morrisons’ underlying profits before tax plunged 51% to £181m in the six months to 3 August…

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McBride’s full-year sales hurt by brand promotions

10 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Don

An explosion of promotional activity on branded goods has hit the performance of private label specialist McBride in the year to the end of June.

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Thorntons profits jump 60% as fmcg focus pays off

10 Sep 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Thorntons has announced a 60.4% increase in full-year profits as its pledged to grow its global business to rebalance the company away from UK retail to become an international fmcg firm.

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Why is UK fruit so expensive? asks Joanna Blythman Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Joanna Blythman

Back in Britain after a spell abroad, I can feel my healthy, sun-kissed diet go down the tube…

HEALTH DILEMMA

Labour plans to micro-manage our diets - it won't work Subscription

16 May 2014 | By Kevin Hawkins

The nanny state, like an old comic opera, is about to have a revival…

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Pushing brand values during the price war Subscription

09 May 2014 | By Andy Poole

The old adage ‘price is king’ could not ring any truer for grocery brands at the moment…

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