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Profits slump at Princes after 'raw material price increases' Subscription

11 Jan 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Princes had already announced plans to shut down its Chichester manufacturing site in 2020

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City snapshot: Lidl festive sales jump 8% Subscription

11 Jan 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Sales at Lidl jumped 8% year-on-year over the festive period, driven by strong sales of its Deluxe range. Plus Fortnum & Mason sales surge 12% over Christmas and all the latest news from the City.

Tesco Extra

City snapshot: Tesco outperforms market with 2.6% festive sales growth Subscription

10 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn, Alec Mattinson

A hectic morning sees Christmas trading updates from grocery stalwarts Tesco, John Lewis Partnership, Marks & Spencer as well as B&M, C&C Group, McBride and Hilton Food Group.

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Sainsbury's attributes falling sales to cautious shoppers Subscription

09 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

Like-for-like sales from Argos stores open for over a year in Sainsbury’s supermarkets increased 10% year on year

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Sainsbury's festive sales fall 1.1% despite grocery growth Subscription

09 Jan 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Sainsbury’s has blamed “cautious consumer spending” for a 1.1% fall in like-for-like sales over the Christmas period, Naked Wines has driven growth at Majestic, and much more on a busy day in the City

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Wholesale growth drives 3.6% Morrisons Christmas sales rise Subscription

08 Jan 2019 | By Alec Mattinson

Morrisons has reported a like for like festive sales jump of 3.6%. Plus market share data shows a slowdown in grocery growth over Christmas.

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Selfridges reports 8% rise in sales for Christmas period Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

Sales were up also up 8% in the week leading up to Christmas 2018

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Halewood Wines & Spirits profits triple as sales soar Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

This time three years ago Halewood was more than £8m in the red, and sales had fallen £38m.

Aldi

Aldi UK sales jump 10% over Christmas Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Aldi Christmas sales surge to almost £1bn.

Baxters Fiery Fish

US expansion puts Baxters back in the black Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Alec Mattinson

Soup maker Baxters Food Group is back in the black after a year of US expansion grew sales.

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Park Garage Group credits pre-tax profit hike to Brexit plan Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

Forecourt operator invested £700,000 to create a framework of best-practice

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Addo Food Group plunges into red in first year of PE ownership Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

PE house LDC completed a secondary buyout of the Pork Farms munfacturer in April 2017

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Dairy operators blame cost hikes for profits slowdown Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Wyke Farms, First Milk’s cheese operation and Graham’s The Family Dairy have all been hit

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Liberty Wines earnings hammered by weak pound Subscription

03 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

Sales surged but ”did not neatly translate into the margins we had been achieving”, said the distributor’s COO

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Next kicks off Christmas reporting season with solid sales performance Subscription

03 Jan 2019 | By Alec Mattinson

High street bellwether Next has reported sales growth in-line with expectations over the festive period, but has cut its profit guidance due to higher sales of lower margin goods.

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Waitrose Christmas week sales jump 19% to 'hit expectations' Subscription

02 Jan 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Sales at the premium supermarket were heavily distorted by the timing of Christmas and New Year compared to 2017, the retailer said in its weekly trading update

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Cellar Trends profits fall following loss of brand rights Subscription

02 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

The business has posted a pre-tax loss of £270,965 for the year ending 31 May 2018

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General Mills beats profit estimates despite decline in yoghurt sales Subscription

19 Dec 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The Old El Paso manufacturer’s shares jumped 4.8% prior to trading, after it revealed improved margins

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Nando’s grocery sales more than triple amid global expansion Subscription

14 Dec 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Nando’s grocery sales more than tripled over the past year amid significant investment to expand the chicken condiment brand globally.

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Planet Organic back in growth before private equity buyout Subscription

14 Dec 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Planet Organic moved back into the black in the run-up to its PE buyout earlier this year.

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