Food manufacturers remain in the firing line, warned Business Leaders' Forum chair Paul Wilkinson

Business Leaders’ Forum

Supermarket price wars in focus at business forum

By Michael Stones

The impact of the supermarket price war on food and drink manufacturers, politics and the prospect of a food tax all featured in Paul Wilkinson’s summary of 2014 at the Business Leaders’ Forum in central London.

Morrisons' results were hit by falling food volumes and stagnant price inflation

Analysts' view

Morrisons’ Christmas results ‘disappointing’

By Rod Addy

Morrisons is the UK’s “most undernourished” supermarket, according to a leading analyst commenting on the retailer’s Christmas trading statement, in which it unveiled the departure of ceo Dalton Philips.

Top food manufacturing news of the year

Top food manufacturing news of the year

By Laurence Gibbons

An article revealing the identity of Britain’s most popular chocolate bar was the most widely read on this site during 2014.

Morrisons underestimated the demand the promotion would generate

Morrisons wine offer scores own-goal

By Rod Addy

A Morrisons wine promotion provoked outrage from shoppers after it failed to meet the demand it had created, provoking a reprimand from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Morrisons faced 'a Goodnight Irene' challenge if like-for-like sales fall in the fourth quarter, warned Shore Capital

Morrisons’ trading a worry in ‘un-investable sector’

By Michael Stones

Morrisons’ trading remains a worry, as the retailer enters a critical quarter in a currently “un-investable” British retail sector, warns City analyst Shore Capital, ahead of the firm’s third-quarter results to be posted this week.

More convenience stores could help the big four fight off competition from the discounters

Big four should hit discounters with c-stores

By Laurence Gibbons

The big four retailers should launch more convenience stores on the doorstep of their rival discounters to fight the competition, according to a leading professor from Aston Business School.

Morrisons has reported half-year profits down by more than 30%

Morrisons’ interim results: analysts react

Morrisons progress in limbo, say analysts

By Rod Addy

Morrisons’ business strategy is balanced on a knife edge, with financial experts divided over its merits.

Food suppliers could learn powerful lessons from discounters such as Aldi

Food suppliers must learn from discounters

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink suppliers should use insights from the success of hard discounters Aldi, Lidl and Poundland to boost their own retail prospects, a category management specialist has claimed.


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