The annual results from UK grocer Sainsbury's have underlined the pressure mainstream supermarkets in the country are facing as discounters...
Associated British Foods, the Primark-to-Kingsmill bread group, said today (9 September) its second-half performance came in ahead of expect...
The headlines on the mainstream business pages may have talked about a "sales surge" at Primark and sugar profits may be especially sweet but Associated British Foods' grocery operations have proven a mixed bag in the last 12 months.
Associated British Foods (ABF) annual results came in ahead of expectations, but analysts have said question marks remain over 2012.
That the online channel is growing - and growing quickly - in the UK, is news to hardly anyone. However, online still accounts for under 4% of grocery sales in the country. For all its growth, the sector is still evolving and there is much manufacturers and retailers can learn to ensure they take a chunk of a channel that is set to see sales almost double by 2016. just-food presents ten things to consider when operating in the online sector.
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Concern over the outlook for Associated British Foods' sugar business has weighed on the company's share price in spite of a jump in full-year earnings. While the outlook for sugar remains challenging, ABF expects an upswing at its grocery and Primark businesses to continue to propel profits in the coming year, FD John Bason tells just-food.
Investor and media attention may often focus on growing fashion retail chain Primark but owner Associated British Foods has an extensive grocery business in markets like the UK, the US and Australia. In this month's just-food interview, Dean Best spoke to ABF finance director John Bason about the recent changes within the group's grocery division, its performance and the prospect of having to face rising commodity costs.
First-half profits from Associated British Foods' grocery business have risen on the back of market share growth in its UK bakery business and cost efficiencies in other parts of the unit, despite a fall in sales.
Associated British Foods said today (22 February) it expects a dip in first-half sales from its grocery business but said it seen "progress" on margins.
Associated British Foods said today (4 November) that full-year profits from its grocery division jumped by one-fifth, despite a dip in underlying sales during the period.
The founders of UK cereal group Jordans have taken full control of private-label supplier European Oat Millers.
The UK's competition watchdog is investigating Associated British Foods' planned acquisition of Dorset Cereals.
Associated British Foods has confirmed market rumours that the firm struck a deal to acquire the Dorset Cereals brand from Wellness Foods.
Kellogg, Weetabix and Associated British Foods are reportedly eyeing UK cereal business Dorset Cereals.
Associated British Foods today (11 July) reported a 7% increase in third-quarter sales from its grocery business, helped by parts of its UK and Australian units.
Beyond the continued growth of Associated British Foods' discount clothing chain Primark, the UK-based group's grocery business generally met expectations in the first half of the year.
Associated British Foods has forecast flat revenue from its grocery division in the first half of its fiscal year amid challenging conditions in bread markets in the UK and Australia.
Annual profits from Associated British Foods' grocery business, which includes Kingsmill bread and Jordans cereal, fell 23%, the UK-based group said today (6 November).
Rising sugar prices in Europe helped boost revenues and offset flat grocery sales for Associated British Foods in its third quarter.
A strong performance from its sugar business has helped propel first-half sales and profits growth at Associated British Foods (ABF).
A jump in sugar revenues, on the back of high prices, has helped drive sales at Associated British Foods.
Annual sales and profits from Associated British Foods' grocery business are expected to have risen over the last 12 months, the UK-based company said today (12 September).
Associated British Foods today (14 July) cited "strong" sales from its Jordans and Ryvita brands as the UK-based company reported a 6% increase in quarterly sales from its grocery business.
Shares in Associated British Foods tumbled in morning trade today (27 April) after the Kingsmill maker cut its full-year outlook despite an improved first-half performance from its sugar and grocery businesses.
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Annual profits at Kingsmill bread-to-Patak's cooking sauces group Associated British Foods have jumped by more than a quarter, the company said today (8 November).
A number of the industry's heavy-weights, from Nestle to PepsiCo and Tesco, reported their results last week. Mars Inc and Northern Foods both announced job cuts in the UK while Unilever took swift steps to distance itself from the BNP's election campaign. Here is a selection of the most-read stories on just-food from the past week.
Associated British Foods, the UK-based group behind Kingsmill bread and Jordans cereals, said today (20 April) that "strong performances" across the business had boosted half-year profits.
UK cereal maker Jordans Cereals is to invest GBP6.5m (US$9.8m) in marketing support for its range throughout this year.
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