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Dutch grocery giant Ahold has reported a 2.5% increase in third quarter sales to €6.9bn. Profits during the period rose 5.3% to €300m. It also performed particularly well in the US, where sales rose 8.5% to $5.8bn.
Asda is launching its first transactional mobile phone app, allowing customers to buy groceries online and price check the cost of their shopping using their iPhones.
SAB Miller has announced new investments in Africa and Peru as it reported a 3% increase in half-year lager volumes. The brewer said it planned to invest $260m in increasing capacity at its subsidiaries in Uganda, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania on the back of a 23% increase in half-year profits in its African operations.
Delivering sustainable organic growth is an ongoing challenge for most businesses
Overall food and drink exports from the UK were down 4.4% to £12.3bn
Chichester Crown Court heard that contractor Bradley Watts was lagging pipes in the loft space of the company’s Chichester site when he was electrocuted in June
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