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City snapshot: Reckitt Benckiser like-for-likes up 2% in first quarter Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson, Andrew Don

FTSE 100 consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has posted 2% like-for-like sales growht in the first three months of the year, despite weak sales of its Scholl and Dettol brands. Plus, Brakes’ first financial accounts under the ownership of US food distribution giant Sysco show a 30% fall in pro-rata operating profits and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Stacey Solomon to host The Grocer Own Label Awards

By Daniel Selwood

She will co-host The Grocer’s awards ceremony on Friday 11 May alongside The Grocer’s editor, Adam Leyland

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Coconut water sales slump as smoothies rebound Subscription

By Julia Glotz

A sharp loss in secondary feature space in the mults is a key driver behind the decline

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Mark Price: retail will ‘get tougher for traditional players’ Subscription

By Marianne Calnan

Price believes Brexit and technology will hugely affect the future of the grocery sector


Good Sixty set for expansion after £197k crowdfunding Subscription

By Henry Saker-Clark

The company has seen 10% month-on-month growth over the past year

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M&S marketing boss Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne tweets resignation

By Marianne Calnan

He is the latest casualty of M&S senior management cull that has seen head of food Andy Adcock, head of stores and online Laura Wade-Gery and head of womenswear Belinda Earl booted out

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Sainsbury's Bracknell: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

By Marianne Calnan

‘There are 387 colleagues, and everyone seems to want to do a good job, which makes the whole operation run smoothly’

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Supermeat & Fish Awards: what you need to know

A handy, at-a-glance guide with all the info about entering the 2018 event

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Better chicken welfare, more to come on sugar

Sainsbury’s approach for improving chicken welfare is not going far enough for the millions of chickens in its supply

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Waste Not Want Not food waste campaign: The industry pledges its support

The Grocer has launched a major campaign on food waste. Here’s how it’s been received so far



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