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OC&C Top 150 2018: On the edge Subscription

No sooner has the industry’s growth engine finally spluttered into life, than suppliers find themselves hurtling towards a potential no-deal Brexit

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City snapshot: Sainsbury’s posts first half underlying profit growth as second quarter sales improve Subscription

08 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Sainsbury’s grew underlying profits by 20% in the 28 weeks to 22 September 2018 and recorded improved second quarter sales driven by the warm summer. Plus all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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M&S interim results: what the analysts say Subscription

07 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Analysts react to another tough trading period for Marks & Spencer, with like for like food and clothing sales continuing to slide.

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M&S warns 'further significant change is still needed' Subscription

07 Nov 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Like-for-like food sales sunk 2.9% in the six months ended 29 September 2018

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City snapshot: Marks & Spencer warns 'change needed' as sales continue to slide Subscription

07 Nov 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Marks & Spencer has warned that “further significant change is needed”, as it reported a decline in food and clothing sales. Plus all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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City Snapshot: Morrisons third quarter like-for-like sales rise 5.6% but retail growth slows Subscription

06 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

On a busy morning, wholesale growth boosts Morrisons’ third quarter sales but core retail sales slow, UK retail sales edge up by just 0.1% in October, ABF posts profit growth despite sugar woes, Greene King CEO steps down and P&H collapse hits profits at Imperial Brands. 

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City snapshot: Just Eat warns investments will hit full year profits Subscription

01 Nov 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Takeaway delivery marketplace Just Eat has posted a 41% jump in third quarter revenues, but warned its investments back into the business mean full years profits will be at the lower end of expectations. Plus trading updates from Hilton Food Group and Glanbia, Applegreen completes Welcome Break takeover and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Baby milk factory disruption hits third quarter sales at Reckitt Benckiser Subscription

30 Oct 2018 Updated: 31 Oct 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

”FTSE 100 consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser saw a 2% drop in headline revenues in the third quarter as weak sales in infant nutrition and the impact of currencies hit its top-line results.

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Tetley owner Tata hit by decline in UK black tea sales Subscription

26 Oct 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The ongoing decline in black tea sales hit UK revenues and profits at Tetley Tea owner Tata Global Beverages.

Avocados

Fresca Group sales dive 7% after Sainsbury's contract loss Subscription

26 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Sales slid after the loss of the Sainsbury’s supply deal which was phased out in 2017

One stop

One Stop credits like-for-like growth to own-label relaunch Subscription

26 Oct 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco-owned One Stop grew like-for-like sales by 5% last year as the 2017 re-launch of its own label range boosted sales at the convenience chain.

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City snapshot: Global brands drive 4.5% third quarter growth at AB InBev Subscription

25 Oct 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The world’s largest brewer AB InBev grew revenues by 4.5% in the third quarter driven by strong growth in its global beer brands. Plus, C&C Group reports tripling of first half sales and Kerry Group makes two acquisitions

Heineken

Hot weather in Europe drives Heineken third quarter sales growth Subscription

24 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Heineken benefitted from the hot summer, as it posted 4.6% organic sales growth driven by the continued strong performance of its Heineken brand lager.

McDonald's

McDonald's shares jump 6% after sales growth beats expectations Subscription

23 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Shares rise at the US fast-food giant after it beat global sales expectations following menu price increases.

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Heart of England Co-op reports 7% sales jump Subscription

23 Oct 2018 | By Andrew Don

The growth comes despite the society pointing to a tough trading environment

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Whitbread posts 2.5% first half profit rise after Costa sale agreement Subscription

23 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Whitbread recorded a modest rise in profits in the first half of the year, after agreeing to sell the Costa coffee chain to Coca-Cola.

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Home Bargains reports second year of double-digit growth Subscription

19 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Accounts for the full year to 30 June 2018 reveal sales rose 14.6% to £2.1bn

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Parfetts paid £800k for Blakemore depot Subscription

19 Oct 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Stockport-based cash & carry operator recorded a 6.8% increase in sales to £346m for the year to 30 June

Bear

Bear Yoyos drive 17% growth at Urban Fresh Foods Subscription

19 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The kids’ fruit snack manufacturer reported sales of £33.4m for the year to 31 December 2017

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YOY online sales growth for Sept down to 7.5% Subscription

18 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Year on year online growth for September was 7.5%, compared to the 13% growth seen in the same month last year

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Brexit knocks Broadland Wineries profits despite sales surge Subscription

18 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Director Mark Lansley blamed “losses made on several fixed-term sales contracts signed prior to the referendum”

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