City snapshot: First half pre-tax profits dive 30% at ABF

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Associated British Foods has announced pre-tax profit down 30% to £603m on group revenue up 2% to £7.4bn in the 24 weeks to 3 March as profits dived in its sugar division. Plus, Majestic Wine plans to accelerate growth “by materially increasing investment in new customer acquisition” in 2019, a ...

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