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Poundland sales topped £1bn for the first time

Poundland sales top £1bn for first time

By Michael Stones

Discount retailer Poundland has posted sales up by 11.8% to top £1bn for the first time, in full-year results to March 29 but warned trading in the first half of this financial year will be subdued.

Guarding businesses against food fraud is the aim of this one-hour commercial webinar

Fraud webinar helps protect food businesses

By Michael Stones

Arming food and drink managers with the information they need to guard against fraud is the aim of a new commercial webinar from food safety specialist NSF International.

Silver Spoon sales were 'well behind' last year but Primark and Grocery shined

ABF: Sugar slump offset by Primark and grocery

By Michael Stones

A starring performance by clothes retailer Primark and strong growth in grocery helped Associated British Foods (ABF) lift its half-year group profits by £7M to £463M, despite a slump in its sugar business due to lower prices.

Paul Wilkinson: how does your food business measure up against his checklist?

Five top tips for success: food manufacturing guru

By Mike Stones

“View customers and politicians as the enemy,” is one of five controversial top tips for food business success, set out by a veteran business guru and chairman of the national skills academy.

A strong peformance from its cake, bread and free-from products increased revenues at Finsbury

Cakes and bread boost sales at Finsbury

By Dan Colombini

A strong performance from its UK cake, bread and free-from products has boosted sales at Finsbury Foods, according to city analysts.

Ceo Michael Clarke wants to increase focus on key areas of the business

Premier Foods still has battle on hands, say analysts

By Dan Colombini

Troubled food giant Premier Foods still has a mountain to climb despite ceo Michael Clarke’s decision to restructure the business and appoint two new managing director (mds), according to city analysts.

The team will push for the summit tonight

Peak achievement near for food industry execs

By Mike Stones

A team of 10 UK food and drink industry executives will climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, at midnight tonight to raise money for the charity FARM-Africa.


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