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Costco

Costco reports 8% sales increase in third quarter Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Net sales were up $2bn to $28.22bn (£21bn) in the three months to 7 May

Birds Eye breaded cod fillets

Nomad ups earnings expectations after promotion-driven organic sales growth Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Birds Eye and Findus owner Nomad Foods has upped its full year earnings expectations after heavy promotions in the UK drove it to a 1.1% rise in organic sales in the first quarter

steve rowe m&s

Five things we learned from the M&S results Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Steve Rowe was upbeat about ongoing plan to revamp estate and further integrate two sides of business

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Marks & Spencer shares hold firm despite profit slump Subscription

26 May 2017

Long-time supporters of Marks & Spencer found cause for comfort but there was plenty for bears to get their teeth into

Frankie & Benny's

City snapshot: Leisure spend slowdown continues as sales slide at Restaurant Group Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

More suggestions of a UK consumer slowdown have emerged this morning as Frankie and Benny’s owner Restaurant Group reported a slide in sales at the start of the year

bargain booze

Conviviality sees sales almost double thanks to 'wider reach' Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The company has hailed a year of “unprecedented change”

B&M Bargains

City snapshot: Organic growth and new stores drive bumper year for B&M Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

B&M European Value Retail has recorded a double-digit rise in sales and profits driven by increased organic growth and its rapid store roll-out programme

Pepsi Max Ginger on shelf in Sainsbury's

Britvic’s shares rise despite profits drop Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

Robinsons owner Britvic has posted a double-digit rise in first half sales, but restructuring costs hit pre-tax profits.

Marks & Spencer

M&S results: analyst reaction Subscription

24 May 2017 | By The Grocer News Team

Annual profits at Marks & Spencer have fallen by 64% to £176.4m, here’s how leading City and retail analysts reacted

bacon meat Cranswick

Cranswick export push and poultry expansion drives record sales Subscription

23 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Growing pork exports to the Far East and soaring poultry sales have fuelled a record year at meat supplier Cranswick.

booker

Buoyant Booker defies Tesco deal distraction talk Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty, Alec Mattinson

Tesco’s proposed £3.7bn takeover of Booker has not distracted the wholesale giant as it delivered a 15% growth in pre-tax

cathedral city

Dairy Crest profits rise 5% despite sales slump Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Kevin White

CEO Mark Allen describes interim results as a ‘robust performance in a tough market’

sean clarke

Asda sales fall 2.8% but Clarke insists fightback momentum is building Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Parent company Walmart released its figures for the first quarter of 2017 today

moy park chicken

Poultry sales help boost Moy Park revenues by 6.6% Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Quarterly results posted by the JBS-owned processor this week showed year on year revenue growth of £22.9m to £370.4m

booker customer

City snapshot: Booker profits up 15% ahead of Tesco buyout Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco-bound Booker saw pre-tax profits rise 15% in its full financial year, driven by rising non-tobacco like-for-like sales growth. Plus, all the rest of the latest news from the City

Premier Foods basket 2016

City snapshot: Premier Foods lowers growth target and ups cost savings drive Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Premier Foods (PFD) is shifting its strategy away from focussing on revenue growth to a more ’balanced approach’ after full year underlying sales slipped 1.4% 

coca cola

Coca-Cola Hellenic boosted by growth in emerging markets Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Coca-Cola is flatlining, but European bottler Coca-Cola Hellenic continued its run of effervescent results. Plus, the share price movements of Refresco and Premier Foods.

kerrygold

Kerrygold sales boom boosts revenues at Ornua Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Kevin White

The Irish butter brand topped €900m in global sales, with the US reporting 20% volume growth

One Stop Warstock Post Office

One Stop like-for-like sales rise 7% at franchised stores Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Year-on-year margin growth at the Tesco-owned convenience store chain’s 161 franchised stores rose 5%

coca cola

City snapshot: Coca-Cola HBC revenues up 5.2% in first quarter Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

European Coke bottler Coca-Cola HBC saw revenues rise 5.2% at constant exchange rates in the first quarter driven by higher prices in emerging markets. Plus, strong first quarter sales growth at Refresco and Henkel, Diageo fights £107m tax demand and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

fever tree

58 food and drink firms named in LSE’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report Subscription

10 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

A total of 58 food and drinks companies have been named in the London Stock Exchange’s list of 100 Companies to Inspire Britain

bud light

AB InBev's UK volumes grow in double digits in first quarter Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Global volumes dropped –0.5%, but revenues were up 3.7% (organic) compared with the same quarter in 2016

cocoa pods chocolate

Mondelez sees commodities costs rise despite falling cocoa prices Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Confectionery giant was unable to take advantage of lower prices because of hedging arrangements

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Burts Potato Chips hails strong sales of £19.7m in nine months Subscription

08 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Pre-tax profit was £873,415 in the truncated period to 31 December 2016

lidl staff and customer

Mults record the best growth since 2013 as discounters power on Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK grocery market posted its best growth figures since 2013 over Easter

Morrisons CEO David Potts

Morrisons results: what the analysts say Subscription

04 May 2017

Morrisons’ like-for-like sales rose 3.4% in the 13 weeks to 30 April – its highest growth rate yet under CEO David Potts

Sainsbury's Nine Elms store

Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say Subscription

03 May 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported a 1% drop in profit before tax for the year to 11 March. Here’s how leading City and retail analysts reacted to the news

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Tesco results: what the analysts say Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Tesco’s UK-like-for-like sales were up 0.9% in the year – its first reported full-year growth for seven years. Here’s how analysts have reacted

Sainsbury's Nine Elms store

Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

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Asda tills

Asda’s quiet man Sean Clarke is right to focus on more than price Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Today’s results provide some encouragement that Asda is at least heading in the right direction, but there’s still a long way to go …

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Grocers' Christmas results top City expectations Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Which of the supermarkets ‘won’ Christmas is a fight decided at the tills, but the winner of the battle in the City comes down to expectations.

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'Remarkable' Christmas as major retailers all report success Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

All of the major food and drink retailers have come through the crucial trading period in decent fettle

Tesco food cloud

Tesco Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

12 Jan 2017

Our roundup of how leading retail and City analysts reacted to Tesco’s latest quarterly update

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The big boys are starting to get even. And David Potts makes it look easy Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A back to basics approach implemented by CEO David Potts has seen the once-troubled supermarket bounce back with its best financial results for seven years

morrisons christmas mistletoe

Which of the grocers has "won" Christmas? Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Ahead of a busy week of grocery trading updates there are good reasons to think the supermarkets had a far better time of things over the festive period.

B&M front

"Well positioned" B&M benefits from Christmas momentum Subscription

07 Jan 2017 Updated: 09 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

As general retailers suffered this week on a gloomy outlook for 2017, the City rushed to grab a piece of B&M European Value Retail, with discounters seen as a safe haven in uncertain times.

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