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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

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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

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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.

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Ornua Foods UK sees £1m loss in 'challenging' year Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The supplier said it was “disappointed” to fall into the red for a second year

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Ocado to invest extra £2m in robot-powered Andover site Subscription

19 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Fulfilment centre will process 65,000 orders a week once at full capacity

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Whitby Seafoods boosted by £10m sales increase Subscription

19 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The scampi specialist credits its strong growth during 2016 to new business wins

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City snapshot: Efficiency focus helps grow profits at Finsbury Food Group Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Cake supplier Finsbury Food Group (FIF) has grown pre-tax profits on flat revenues as investments in production efficiency helped boost the bottom line.

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Icelandic Seachill shrugs off volatility to post rise in sales Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Revenues for seafood supplier climb by £18m despite ending of M&S supply deal in 2016

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Booker sales grow 1.1% in second quarter Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The wholesaler revealed like-for-like growth of 1.3% in the 12 weeks to 8 September

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Morrisons to drive further recovery by expanding The Best Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty, Edward Devlin

Morrisons is to double the size of its The Best premium own-label range by the end of the year

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Filippo Berio profits soar as it predicts tougher year ahead Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sales nudged up 1% to £41.2m in 2016, with a more than £1m fall in cost of sales to £37.4m

Tracey Clements Tesco Express-web

One Stop sales increase 5% as franchise stores turn profit Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Overall pre-tax profit was £18.8m, up 25% on the same period last year.

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Morrisons' seventh quarter of growth fails to impress City Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

As Morrisons found this week, the trouble with over-achieving is that it builds expectations

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Waitrose profits hit by Brexit and store renovation costs Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Waitrose sales rose 2.2% to £3.1bn, with like-for-like growth of 0.7%

Morrisons CEO David Potts

Morrisons' seventh quarter of growth: what the analysts say Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Industry commentators continue to be impressed by CEO David Potts’ turnaround of the retailer

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McBride bounces back from bruising price war Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Own-label supplier McBride was an early victim of the supermarket price wars as heavy branded discounting squeezed sales, but the household goods supplier appears on the way back. 

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Typhoo faces second year of decline in flagging black tea Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Typhoo and PG Tips both suffered delistings in the past year at Tesco

Farmfoods

Farmfoods' pre-tax profits halve as sales drop by £25m Subscription

06 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Pre-tax profits at frozen foods supermarket Farmfoods more have halved in 2016 

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Growth slows as dairy and meat hikes pile pressure on Higgidy Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The business warned margins were under pressure in the new financial year

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McCormick UK profit slumps due to weak pound and writedown Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

It incurred interest charges of £3.7m and an investment impairment of £2m

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Motor Fuel Group parent quadruples profits thanks to Booker deal Subscription

28 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Scimitar Topco’s profits before tax rose 353% for the year ending 31 December 2016…

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Weak pound pushes down Duerr's profits Subscription

25 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Profits have slid almost 20% at conserve maker Duerr’s as the weak pound and low sector growth hit the business

Carling Molson Coors

Molson Coors outperforms UK beer market Subscription

25 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Carling brewer Molson Coors has outperformed the UK beer market after growing domestic sales 3.1% to £1.35bn last year

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Birds Eye owner Nomad slows decline in UK as prices increases lift sales Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Birds Eye and Findus owner Nomad Foods recorded organic growth for the second quarter in a row as the group pushed through price increases

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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?

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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

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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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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

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Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

  Sainsbury’s Nine Elms store

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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

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