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Sales rise 7% at Ministry of Cake ahead of buyout Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Ministry of Cake reported a 7% sales rise in the year to 30 September ahead of its January buyout by French group Mademoiselle Desserts.

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Fever-Tree shares pop 12% as posh mixer brand upgrades profits forecasts again Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Shares have soared more than 12% at Fever-Tree today as UK demand for its posh mixers showed no sign of slowing, with first-half profits more than doubling.

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Lindt held back by US woes but UK fuels growth in Europe Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Lindt increased revenues by 3.1% to 1.5bn Swiss francs (£1.2bn) in the first six months of 2017 despite a stagnating chocolate market, partly thanks to “very good” results in the UK, but it cut full-year forecasts due to struggles in North America.

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Revenues up 182% for Euro Garages owner Intervias Group Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Euro Garages accounted for the main bulk of the record revenues, with income up 163% to €2.9bn…

Martin McColl

McColl's sales jump as Co-op stores start trading Subscription

24 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

McColl’s Retail Group ’gained momentum’ in the first half as it integrated the acquired 298 Co-op convenience stores and recorded strong sales growth.

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Cranswick sales soar on UK volume growth in Q1 Subscription

24 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The group reported that like-for-like sales, excluding contributions from the acquired Dunbia Balleymena and Crown Chicken businesses, in the three months to 30 June grew 21% compared with a year ago.

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Wholesaler Connect Group reports 1.3% drop in revenue Subscription

24 Jul 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The group’s income for the 45 weeks to 15 July was £1.49bn compared with £1.51bn in 2016

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Quorn to invest £150m in factory as exports boom Subscription

24 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The meat substitute brand also revealed soaring global growth as its focus on exports following the takeover by Philippines-headquartered Monde Nissin in 2015 began to pay off.

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City snapshot: Reckitt’s first half sales slip amid portfolio transformation Subscription

24 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

First half like for like sales fell 1% at FTSE 100 consumer goods firm Reckitt Benckiser despite its “significant progress on portfolio transformation”. Plus, Co-op stores deal boosts sales at McColls, Quorn sales rise amid investment, Cranswick like-for-like sales jump and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Vimto owner Nichols continues to outperform UK soft drinks market Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Vimto owner Nichols has boosted revenues 12.4% to £63.5m in the first half to 30 June as the soft drinks maker continued to outperform the market in the UK.

fairburn eggs

Egg supplier LJ Fairburn maintains strong sales growth Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

The supplier saw turnover grow from £60.1m to £66m during the 12 months to 30 September 2016

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Company Shop sales squeezed by food price pressure Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The company also contributed £318k to its social enterprise arm Community Shop

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Unilever boosts long-term strategy as sales grow and margins increase faster than expected Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Unilever hailed its long-term growth model this morning as first-half revenues increased 5.5% alongside a substantial step-up in profitability. The group added the preparation for the sale of the non-core spreads business was “well underway”

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City snapshot: Premier Foods suffers further slump in sales Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Premier Foods revealed a difficult start to the year as first quarter sales fell 3.1%, driven by changes to supermarket promotions and less demand for its products in the June heat

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Hotel Chocolat plans 'shop plus café' growth as sales rise Subscription

19 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The luxury chocolate brand reported a 12% year-on-year increase in revenue to £104m

Eagle Eye Greggs

Eagle Eye remains £1.8m in the red Subscription

18 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Grocery tech firm Eagle Eye Solutions has increased group full-year revenues by 71% to £11.1m but still expects losses to remain at the same level as in 2016.

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Finsbury Food Group offsets UK losses with overseas growth Subscription

18 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The company today said it was confident of delivering profits in line with market expectations

Berry Bros Wine

Berry Bros & Rudd sales rise to six-year high Subscription

17 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Sales were up 17% year on year, boosted by strong en primeur sales

bargain booze

City snapshot: Profits soar at Conviviality as Bibendum beds in Subscription

17 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Profits have more than doubled at Bargain Booze owner Conviviality (CVR) as the integration of Matthew Clark and Bibendum continued ahead of schedule. Plus, growth overseas helps Finsbury Food Group offset UK struggles and Stock Spirits acquires a 25% stake in Quintessential Brands Group’s Irish whiskey division for up to €18.3m (£16m).

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Holland & Barrett profits under pressure from supermarkets Subscription

14 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Holland & Barrett’s UK retail sales rose 4.6% in the year before its £1.8bn takeover by a Russian billionaire

Marks & Spencer puzzles analysts with sales fall Subscription

14 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The market was left distinctly unimpressed this week by Marks & Spencer’s first quarter organic sales fall

Happy Egg Co eggs

Noble delays IPO to focus on rebuilding sales and profitability Subscription

14 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Happy Egg Co owner Noble Foods has put its mooted IPO on ice as it focuses on regrowing revenues

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Parfetts 5.5% sales growth driven by strong final quarter Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Cash & carry wholesaler Parfetts has posted a 5.5% hike in like-for-like sales in its end of year results

South Caernarfon

South Caernarfon Creameries enjoys 'record year' Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Operating profits were up 12% to £3m in the year ended 31 March 2017

B&M

B&M benefits from late Easter and sunshine as shoppers hunt for bargains Subscription

12 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

B&M Bargains has recorded its strongest first quarter of like-for-like growth in three years as the late Easter and hot weather boosted sales and the return of inflation sent shoppers searching for a bargain.

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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

Sainsbury's Nine Elms store

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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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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