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Eat operating loss driven up by increased investment levels Subscription

19 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Like-for-like sales for the year to June were up 4.9%

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Profits at Pukka Pies plunge 45% despite rising sales Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

A hike in the cost of raw materials ate into the Leicestershire-based pie-maker’s margins

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Health-conscious consumers drive record sales at H&B Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

  The retailer saw like-for-like sales increase 3.4% over Christmas and January, with nut roasts and Tofurky up by 25%


PepsiCo organic sales up 2.3% but earnings hit by new US tax law Subscription

14 Feb 2018 Updated: 14 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

PepsiCo has reported organic revenues growth of 2.3% for both its fourth quarter and full-year 2017, but earnings were hit by a one-off $2.5bn charge relating to new US tax rules.

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City Snapshot: Volume and price growth drive “exceptional” year at Coca-Cola HBC Subscription

14 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

European Coke bottler Coca-Cola HBC (CCH) has reported a 5.9% jump in organic sales and a double-digit growth in profits as both volume and price growth boosted its full-year performance. Plus, Danone to sell down some of its 21.3% Yakult stake and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Struggles of former UK confectionery arm hit Raisio’s profits Subscription

12 Feb 2018 Updated: 12 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Full-year sales and earnings at Finnish food group Raisio fell last year as a result of “challenges” in its now-divested UK confectionery business. However, the company is now targeting acquisitions as part of a wider turnaround plan.


Weetabix sales slip under new owner Subscription

08 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Weetabix sales fell 1.2% in the final three months of 2017, according to quarterly earnings reported by Post Holdings

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Quorn sales hit record levels as meat-free demand soars Subscription

06 Feb 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Soaring demand for a meat-free diet has fuelled a 16% jump in sales at Quorn in 2017 to a record £205m. The business said the rise in vegan and flexitarian lifestyles helped drive the global growth.


City snapshot: Ocado slips back into the red as cost of technology weighs on earnings Subscription

06 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Ocado has reported a £0.5m 52-week loss despite double digit revenue growth as the cost of funding expansion and new technology hit the bottom line. Inflation drives strong grocery sales according to latest market share figures and global market slump hammers UK shares.

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CJ Lang & Son sees turnover fall with cigarette sales Subscription

01 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

National living wage increases forced the Spar wholesaler to make cost reductions throughout the business


Unilever navigates 'challenging' conditions to boost top and bottom lines Subscription

01 Feb 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Consumer goods giant Unilever has increased full-year sales and profits despite operating in “challenging” market conditions in 2017.

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Heart of England Co-op reports solid Christmas trading Subscription

30 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

The Co-op at Long Lawford enjoyed a 95% surge after it spent £1.3m on a rebrand and rebuild


Conviviality shares suffer following margins warning Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The company’s shares fell c19% from 302.5p to 285p over the course of the morning, wiping £132m from Conviviality’s market…

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City snapshot: Retail sales growth boosts Conviviality full-year revenues Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Drinks retail and wholesale group Conviviality grew sales by 9.2% in the first half of its financial year, driven by 10% growth in its retail operations. Plus all the rest of the latest news from the City and a look at the week ahead.

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Young's Seafood returns to sales growth but profits still in decline Subscription

26 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Profits have continued to decline at Young’s Seafood despite its sales returning to growth in the year to 30 September 2017.

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Wm Jackson margins hit by tough market Subscription

25 Jan 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Aunt Bessie’s and Abel & Cole owner William Jackson has posted a rise in annual sales but saw margins squeezed

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Sweet Christmas for Hotel Chocolat Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Luxury chocolatier Hotel Chocolat has reported a sweet Christmas trading period as sales recorded a double-digit rise in the 13 weeks to 31 December.

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Frank Field MP blasts accounting 'deficiencies' at Palmer & Harvey Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

The chairman of the House of Commons’ work and pensions committee has blasted the management and auditors of Palmer & Harvey after a report by administrators revealed the failed wholesaler significantly understated its losses in the 2015/16 financial year.

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Fever-Tree overtakes Schweppes in battle for mults' mixer sales Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

A festive surge means it now holds a 39% market share on the off-trade, compared to Schweppes’ 31%

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Trewithen Dairy boosted by new contracts and expansion Subscription

23 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

Turnover rises to £32m according to supplier’s accounts, while branded sales top £11m

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City snapshot: SSP Group’s revenues up 13.5% in first quarter Subscription

23 Jan 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Travel food specialist SSP Group has increased sales by 13.5% in the first quarter, driven by like-for-like growth, contract wins and global expansion. Bacardi buys Patrón Spirits for $5.1bn, UK snow hits Christmas trading at Marston’s, Ocado’s shares surge 28% on Canada tie-up and all the rest of the latest news on a busy morning in the City


Greggs targets evening eating with new hot food trial Subscription

17 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Greggs’ company-managed shops saw a like-for-like sales increase of 3.7% in the final quarter of 2017…

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Lindt boosted by UK performance as group sales pass 4bn Swiss Francs for first time Subscription

16 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

A particularly strong performance in the UK has helped propel sales at Lindt & Sprüngli to more than CHF 4bn Swiss francs (£3bn) for the first time in its 175-history.

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Fortnum & Mason reports record Christmas trading performance Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

Like-for-like festive sales at Fortnum were up 13%; online sales were up 23%

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Lily’s Kitchen sales up 36% but investment results in loss Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Turnover at the premium petfood supplier rose to £19.8m in the year ended 31 March 2017

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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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Tesco Q1 results: analyst reactions Subscription

16 Jun 2017

During the quarter it reported a 1.3% growth in customer transactions – some ten million more than last year

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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

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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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