Greggs' 'strong' results were welcomed by analysts

Greggs’s ‘strong’ results praised by analysts

By Michael Stones

High street baker Greggs has posted own-shop like-for-like sales up by 5.9% in the first four months of the year, in “a strong” set of results, according to the analyst N+1 Singer.

Sainsbury said Q4 volume sales increased for the first time in more than a year

Sainsbury Q4 analysis

Sainsbury cuts discounters’ price lead

By Rod Addy

Sainsbury cut the price gap between it and discount retailers such as Aldi and Lidl in its fourth financial quarter (Q4), reflecting the discounters’ flagging momentum, a leading analyst has claimed.

Cranswick continued to buck the grocery trend, said City analysts

Cranswick results ‘buck grocery trend’

By Michael Stones

Cranswick’s third-quarter results, boosted by strong Christmas sales, continued to buck the flat or downward trend in the UK grocery market, said City analysts.

The party's over for Tesco boss Philip Clarke

Tesco boss finds party’s over after quitting top job

By Michael Stones

A party for Tesco boss Philip Clarke, scheduled for last night (July 22), to celebrate his 40 years with the retailer, was cancelled on Monday, after he revealed his intention to quit his chief executive role in October.

Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney has disposed of his firm's

Greencore’s Minsterley sale to Müller: analysts’ view

By Anne Bruce and Mike Stones

“White elephant”, “millstone” and “problem child”: Just three of the images analysts have used to describe Greencore’s troubled desserts facility in Minsterley, which has been sold to Müller Dairy for £4.3M.

Premier's focus on Power Brands leaves the door open for disposals

Banks will demand Premier Foods disposals

By Graham Holter

Analysts believe that Premier Foods will come under intensifying pressure to sell off some of its businesses following this week’s deal with its banks.


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