Sales have continued to fall at newspaper and magazine wholesaler Menzies Distribution. In a trading update for the four months to 31 October, released this morning, Menzies said its underlying revenues had fallen 4%.
Strong performances in the UK and Poland helped Carlsberg gain market share in Western Europe over the third quarter. But profits for the year to 30 September still fell by 12%, the Danish brewer announced today, as the overall beer market in Europe continued to decline.
Disease hit exports
Exports of pork and other pigmeat products were seriously hit by last year's foot and mouth disease outbreak.
Import bans on meat and live animals by major customers meant that deliveries from the EU fell by more than 18% in...
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