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ABF posts sales and profit growth in its interim results

ABF sees £171M half-year profits boost

By Gwen Ridler

Associated British Foods (ABF) saw a £171M boost to its operating profits in its interim results posted today, boosted by its ingredients and grocery businesses.

The business prospects for Ocado divided City opinion

Ocado cash flow growth ‘not expected anytime soon’

By Michael Stones

Online grocery distribution business Ocado will not deliver cash flow growth in the short term, according to City analyst Shore Capital, after the online grocery distribution business released its results for the 16 weeks to December 1 2013.

Alison Church: people need 'a very good reason' to get out of the office to atttend an industry show

Exhibitions have to stay small but add sparkle

By Paul Gander

UK packaging industry shows are striking a difficult balance between staying compact and cost-efficient for exhibitors while working harder to attract ever more elusive visitors.

Effective yield control is perceived as a valid case for capital investment

Get a new case for capital investment

By Rick Pendrous

Justifying capital expenditure (Capex) in today’s tough economic environment is probably more difficult than ever. For many food and drink manufacturers, many investment plans have been put on hold – apart from the most essential items.

Tesco is to review the future of its US business Fresh & Easy

Tesco to review US business Fresh & Easy as boss quits

By Mike Stones

Retail giant Tesco announced today (December 5) a review of its US enterprise Fresh & Easy and the departure of the business’ boss, Tim Mason, after years of disappointing financial results.

Food miles tax is the answer

Food miles tax is the answer

The world's supply chain managers should brace themselves for government intervention as high oil prices and shortages become permanent, with no...


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