M&S's food suppliers played a key role in returning the retailer to profit

M&S’s profit ‘depends on food suppliers’

By Michael Stones

Upmarket retailer Marks & Spencer’s (M&S’s) first return to profit in four years reflects the strength of its relationship with its food suppliers, according to market analyst Conlumino.

Strong food sales helped to offset the fall in general merchandise sales and the retailer's 'dot com fiasco', said analysts

Marks & Spencer’s food sales up - again

By Michael Stones

Marks & Spencer’s food sales rose by 4.2% in the first quarter of its financial year ending June 28, continuing to buck the trend of falling general merchandise sales, despite online problems.



By Rod Addy

In a story published on 13th November concerning a meeting of the creditors of Rivermill Ltd’s subsidiary Rivermill Foods Ltd, a bakery business in Hexham, Northumberland we incorrectly referred to a quite separate brand-licensing business carried on...

Food sales continue to outshine general merchandise at M&S

Food continues to star at Marks & Spencer

By Mike Stones

Food continues to outshine clothing at posh retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S), according to the firm’s first quarter results, covering the 13 weeks to June 29 2013.

M&S results revealed 'excellent' food sales, possibly benefiting from the horsemeat crisis. See the end of this article to book your free place at our free one-hour horsemeat lessons webinar

Marks & Spencer benefits from horsemeat crisis

By Mike Stones

Upmarket retailer Marks & Spencer’s (M&S’s) “excellent” food sales in the fourth-quarter of 2012/13 could be due to the horsemeat crisis, according to two City analysts.

2 Sisters is expanding capacity to create up to 500 food manufacturing jobs

2 Sisters gears up to create up to 500 jobs in 2013

By Lorraine Mullaney

2 Sisters Food Group is getting its business ready to create up to 500 new jobs throughout 2013 as a result of winning significant new business, including a multimillion-pound contract to supply poultry to Sainsbury.

‘The business is not broken at all but its engine requires a bit more than fine tuning’: Shore Capital

Morrisons ‘lost touch with core customers’: City

By Mike Stones

The UK’s fourth biggest supermarket Morrisons has “lost touch with its core customers”, claimed one leading city analyst, after the retailer reported total sales down by 0.5% over the six weeks to December 30 2012.

Trade Team, part of logistics firm DHL, has offered an enhanced redundancy package

Trade team Hams Hall redundancy row over

By Dan Colombini

The row between drinks distributer Trade Team and former workers at its Hams Hall site has ended after Unite the union confirmed a compensation package had been agreed for its members.

Leamington Desserts future rests on knife edge

Leamington Desserts future rests on knife edge

By Ben Bouckley and Elaine Watson

Fears are growing over Leamington Desserts' future as a going concern, after administrator KPMG failed to find a buyer for the firm before last night's sale deadline, although it remains in talks with one interested party.

Fresh campaign boss

Fresh campaign boss

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC), the trade association which supports the UK fruit and vegetable industry, has appointed Anthony Levy as chairman...


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