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Morrisons continues to deliver strong growth, with like-for-like sales up 2.4% for the 13 weeks to 30 October. Total sales excluding fuel were up 4.6% for the period, and the retailer claimed it had welcomed record numbers of shoppers, delivering growth ahead of the market.
Caravan’s Olympians Luncheon has raised a record £265,000 for the grocery charity. The money raised from the annual lunch, held last week, will allow Caravan to support 210 of its 2,100 beneficiaries for the next 12 months.
Midlands Co-operative Society has reported half-year like-for-like sales growth of 2% in its food business. The UK s second biggest co-op said its food stores had performed particularly strongly in the six months to 6 August, with sales and profits both up.
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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