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Coca-Cola Co buoyed by Zero Sugar's double digit growth in first quarter Subscription

24 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Increasing sales of healthier soft drinks buoyed Coca-Cola in the first quarter, as it recorded volume growth of 3%.


Reckitt Benckiser tumbles on weak first quarter growth Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Household goods giant Reckitt Benckiser (RB) fell sharply as modest first quarter sales growth failed to meet analysts’ estimates.

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Brakes sales rise on Sysco takeover but ebit profits fall 30% Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Profits were down 30% pro rata as the business comes under pressure from rising costs and multiple changes in its leadership

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Bestway wholesale recovery marred by poor health of Well Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

Well Pharmacy profits slumped due to less NHS funding and higher wages


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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P&G quarterly sales up 1% as it seals $4.2bn Merck consumer health acqusition Subscription

19 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Sales at US household goods manufacturer Proctor and Gamble (PG) have grown 1% year-on-year in the third quarter, as it announced the $4.2bn purchase of Merck’s consumer health arm


City snapshot: Unilever's first quarter underlying sales grow 3.4% Subscription

19 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Don

Unilever has posted first-quarter underlying sales growth of 3.4% to reach an overall turnover of €12.6bn (£11bn), driven by 4.3% volume growth excluding spreads. Plus, Nestlé has reported a “solid start to the year” with first quarter organic growth of 2.8%, Pernod Ricard boosted by emerging markets and all the rest of the latest news from the City. 

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City snapshot: Danone delivers strong start to year with 4.9% growth Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Don

Danone has reported a strong start to the year with a 4.9% increase in like-for-like sales growth in the first quarter. Plus, Rémy Cointreau reveals full-year organic sales growth of 7.2%, Heineken beer volumes up 4.3% in the first quarter and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Majestic Wine warns of earnings hit as it looks to lure new customers Subscription

17 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Majestic Wine plans to plough up to £12m into attracting new customers

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EU sugar quota abolition hits profits at Associated British Foods Subscription

17 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Associated British Foods’ sugar arm suffered a first half slump in sales and profits as sugar prices were hit by the abolition of EU quotas.


Bestway annual profits up 8.5% ahead of Bargain Booze swoop Subscription

16 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Don

New Bargain Booze and Wine Rack owner Bestway has posted an 8.5% increase in pre-tax profit from £413.3m to £448.4m in the year ended 30 June 2017. 


Potato storage problems eat into UK profits at McCain Foods Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Frozen potato market leader McCain Foods GB grew sales by 3.1% in the year to 30 June 2017

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Ella's Kitchen soaring sales offset by currency and cost woes Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The company’s most recently filed accounts for the year to 30 June 2017 show a 15.5% rise in sales to £65.7m

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Tayto owner Manderley profits hit despite sales rise Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The owner of Northern Irish crisps supplier Tayto has reported a £10m-plus jump in annual sales

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City snapshot: WH Smith improves food offer as performance hold steady Subscription

12 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Don

WH Smith (SMWH) has posted pre-tax profit down 1% from £83m to £82m on static group revenue of £643m in the half year to 28 February. Plus, Greene King’s shares rise on bullish profits guidance and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Tesco's profits jump: what the analysts say Subscription

11 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco’s profits jump: here is how analysts and other experts reacted to the results


Nisa reports 26% sales hike as store numbers increase

11 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

The results come ahead of the CMA’s phase one ruling on the Co-op’s acquisition of Nisa, due to be published by 23 April

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Tesco profits jump 28% as it 'moves quickly' to deliver Booker synergies Subscription

11 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Don

Tesco has reported “another year of strong progress” with the ninth consecutive quarter of growth and said it was “moving quickly” to deliver synergies and access new growth from the completion of the merger with Booker.

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The Co-op returns to profit for first time since 2015 Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

It recorded £72m profits before tax for the year to 6 January, compared with a £132m loss in the previous year

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Fisherman's Friend maker reports 45% drop in profits Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The company grew sales by 0.7% to £51.6m in the year to 31 December 2017


Constellation Brands fourth-quarter sales exceed estimates Subscription

30 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The company said its beer portfolio was the number one growth contributor to the US beer market

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US spice giant McCormick reports 'great start' to 2018 Subscription

28 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Net Q1 sales rose 19.2% from $1.04bn (£739m) to $1.24bn (£876m), reported chariman, president and CEO Lawrence Kurzius

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Media Bites 27 March: Casino, Amazon, Conviviality Subscription

27 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

French supermarket giant Casino has signed a distribution deal with Amazon

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Wing Yip suffers 30% drop in pre-tax profits Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

According to accounts filed at Companies House this week, pre-tax profits were down from £4.8m to £3.5m on turnover up 8.7…

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Food safety scandal slashes quarterly profits at 2 Sisters Subscription

22 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Second-quarter profits have plunged at 2 Sisters Food Group owner Boparan Holdings, as the closure of its scandal-hit West Bromwich factory weighed on results.

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Suppliers search for clues as Tesco-Booker hints at future strategy Subscription

11 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Booker boss (and Tesco’s newly installed UK CEO) Charles Wilson, together with Tesco chief product officer Jason Tarry, have held initial talks with 39 of Tesco’s biggest suppliers and will summoning smaller suppliers soon

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As Conviviality administration looms, who are the likely buyers? Subscription

29 Mar 2018 | By Adam Leyland, Daniel Woolfson

Sources close to the situation claim numerous suitors have expressed an interest

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Asda’s re-emergent mojo will need supplier partnerships to thrive Subscription

20 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Asda has its work cut out to recover some of the magic of its golden era, and must make good on its promises on renewed innovation and partnership with suppliers 

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The Schuldschein is on the horizon

30 Jan 2018 | By Jeremy Perl

Three trends dominate the corporate debt world in food & drink industry

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Does Marks & Spencer need a Plan B?

12 Jan 2018

The tale of the cauliflower steak is another reason for suggesting it does

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Sainsbury's first-half results: what the analysts say Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sales at Sainsbury’s jumped 17% to £16.3bn in the first half thanks to the acquisition of Argos, but losses at the catalogue retailer, keeping prices down and the national living wage all dragged down the supermarket’s profits

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Marks & Spencer half year results: what the analysts say Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Openings of Simply Food stores to be scaled back  because of the ’increasingly tough trading environment’


Morrisons third quarter sales: what the analysts say Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Group like-for-like sales including fuel increased 3.4% in the period, with total sales for the quarter, excluding fuel, up 2.3%


Tesco first half results: What the analysts say Subscription

04 Oct 2017

Tesco has declared its turnaround “firmly on track” after posting a 27.3% jump in group operating profit before exceptional items and its seventh consecutive quarter of sales growth

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How Clooney worked his magic on Diageo sales too Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Brand growth has largely been achieved by premiumisation focus

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Sainsbury’s hasn’t taken its eye off the grocery ball. But will Nisa prove a distraction? Subscription

04 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

What a difference a quarter makes. One analyst described Sainsbury’s performance as “little short of a Lazarus moment” so should it now focus on its core business?


Sainsbury's Q1 results: What the analysts say Subscription

04 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Analysts have hailed the 3% rise in grocery sales as a positive development



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