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Burton's mulls Fox's tie-up as sales plunge Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

With a long-mooted tie-up with Fox’s Biscuits in an IPO reportedly back on the cards, newly filed accounts for Burton’s Biscuits show sales and underlying profitability has fallen once again.

Bakkavor meals

Bakkavor profits up 8.1% as it heads towards November float Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Underlying profits in the first half of 2017 jumped 8.1% to £77.7m

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Tyrrells profits sank 45% in Amplify Snack Brands sale period Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Profits at snack brand Tyrrells almost halved in the period of its £300m sale to Amplify Snack Brands

Lindor

Lindt & Sprüngli in double-digit growth for second year Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli has accelerated its sales growth in the UK

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Loss of major customer hits Cott revenues Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Cott Beverages’ revenues tumbled as it battled a declining UK fizzy drinks market and lost a private-label contract

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Costcutter owner Bibby Line Group plunges to £66m pre-tax loss Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Costcutter owner Bibby Line Group has plunged from an annual profit of £30m to a pre-tax loss of £66m amid turmoil in its oil and gas-focussed offshore division.

Barfoots Spain

Barfoots sales up 18.8% but Brexit hits bottom line Subscription

09 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Fast-growing vegetable producer and importer Barfoots of Botley saw sales rise a further 18.8% last year, but profits were hit by Brexit-related cost rises and the weak pound.

Costcutter

Costcutter makes 'step forward' with deal on the horizon Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Costcutter Supermarkets Group’s EBITDA has returned to break-even point while pre-tax losses have been slashed

Heron Foods trolleys

Heron Foods sales and profits leap ahead of B&M takeover Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Frozen food discounter Heron Foods, which B&M Bargains snapped up for £152m in August, has increased revenues by almost 9% despite a challenging trading environment.

Gousto Annabel Karmel

Gousto moves towards profitable status as revenues rocket 88% Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Recipe box service has posted a £6.6m annual loss as the cost of attracting new customers weighed on the bottom line

Captain Birds Eye

Birds Eye claims it's recovering despite slump in 2016 sales Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Birds Eye has suffered another heavy decline in sales as conditions in the branded frozen space remain challenging

Kellogg's Crunchy Nut

Kellogg's sales continue to slide in the UK Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A declining UK cereal market continues to hamper sales at Kellogg’s as its Special K, All Bran and Crunchy Nut brands fell out of favour with shoppers.

2 Sisters Poultry Chicken

Chicken exposé had 'zero impact' on sales at Tesco Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

CEO Dave Lewis says supermarket has seen ‘nothing in terms of change in buying patterns’

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City snapshot: Tesco hails turnaround as first half profits jump 27.3% Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco has declared its turnaround “firmly on track” after positing a 27.3% jump in first half group operating profit before exceptional items and its seventh consecutive quarter of sales growth. Plus, McColl’s founder James Lancaster steps away and all the rest of the latest news from the City

Greggs coffee

City snapshot: Greggs’ third quarter sales up 8.6% as better availability boosts trading Subscription

03 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Bakery and food to go group Greggs has posted an 8.6% rise in total sales for the 13 weeks to 30 September, driven by strong like-for-like growth and new store openings. Plus, Refresco receives €1.6bn PAI offer, Britvic to shut Norwich factory, Coca-Cola HBC CEO dies and all the rest of the latest news from the City

Glenfiddich

William Grant & Sons revenues and profits soar in 2016 Subscription

02 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sales and profits have leapt at William Grant & Sons as the Scottish spirits giant thanks to “significant” currency tailwinds in the wake of the weak pound.

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Real Good Food swings to £5.8m loss after troubled year Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Beleaguered Real Good Food has swung to heavy losses after a delay in passing on Brexit-linked price inflation and poor cost controls, the group revealed in its full-year results released unscheduled on the London Stock Exchange this afternoon.

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Meat The Alternative to take on Quorn with chilled branded range Subscription

28 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The supplier has created an 11-strong range of meals

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Crawshaw Group shares sink as losses widen at value meat retailer Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in value meat retail chain Crawshaw Group plunged more than 12% today as its first-half losses widened on the back of the devaluation of sterling and investment in lowering prices in an attempt to lure back customers.

hotel chocolat

Hotel Chocolat set to unveil new app and loyalty scheme Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The app will give “very different functionality and capabilities” to the site

Aldi

City snapshot: Aldi UK sales jump 13.5% to £8.7bn but profits fall back Subscription

25 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Aldi grew its UK and Ireland sales by £1bn last year to £8.7bn but investment in growth and price meant operating profits fell by 17%.

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Ocado sees solid growth but reveals Andover investment needed Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Ocado proved once again to be one of the most divisive of all grocery stocks

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KP Snacks in black for first time since Intersnack takeover Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Operating profits more than doubled after investment in factories over the past three years significantly reduced costs

sports nutrition supplements

Sales of sports & nutrition pass £100m Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Rob Brown

Take-home sales rose 19% to £110.5m over the 12 months to 18 June 2017

whitworths

Whitworths reports £50m loss as IT works cause supply chaos

22 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Dried fruit & nuts brand Whitworths slumped to a £50m loss last year as sales fell, a new IT system hampered supply, the former management team departed and loans were written off, delayed accounts have revealed.

Tesco

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

Casamigos clooney

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?

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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

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

  Sainsbury’s Nine Elms store

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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