Family-owned UK company Bennett Opie is a varied business, selling products from pickles to compotes under its Opies brand at home and abroad and handling a fast-growing distribution arm in its domestic market. just-food spoke to fourth-generation owner William Opie about the company's recent rapid growth and its ambitions to expand further overseas.
Finnish grocery retailer Kesko has announced a jump in pre-tax profits for the first half of 2016 to EUR103.8m (US$116m) over EUR68.5m in the same period last year.
Profits from Kesko's food retail business fell in the first quarter of the year, with the Finland-based grocer's domestic business faring worse than the market as a whole.
Finnish retailer Kesko plans to launch its K-Menu private label range, with the first products to be in store from next month.
Finnish retailer Kesko has booked an increase in profit despite weaker sales, as the group benefited from cost cutting.
Finland-based retailer Kesko has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings from its food stores, boosted by cost savings.
Finland-based retailer Kesko has booked an increase in food earnings in the first half.
Finland-based retailer Kesko has booked an increase in food earnings in the first quarter.
Expansion into Russia and store openings hit profits from Finland-based retailer Kesko's food stores last year.
Finland-based retailer Kesko has opened its first food store in Russia in the city of St Petersburg.
Expansion into Russia and store openings hit Finland-based retailer Kesko's food profit in the first nine months of the year.
Expansion into Russia has hit profits from Finland-based retailer Kesko's food division in the first half of the year.
Finnish retailer Kesko has booked a drop in first-quarter group profits as earnings in its food retail division slid.
Finnish retailer Kesko has booked an increase in full-year profits from its food business, boosted by strong sales.
Finnish retailer Kesko has reduced its target for 2012 profits due to lower consumer confidence and the economic turmoil in Europe.
Kesko saw operating profit in its food business grow over the first half of 2011, with the Finnish grocery retailer reporting "excellent" sales of its Pirkka private-label range.
Finnish grocery retailer Kesko has revealed plans to launch a hypermarket format in Russia.
Continued growth from Kesko's grocery retail business failed to offset falling profits from its DIY chain in the fourth quarter of 2010, the Finnish company reported today (3 February).
Finnish retailer Kesko today (26 October) posted an almost 40% jump in operating profit from its food division during the third quarter of the year.
Finnish retailer Kesko saw profits from its grocery business jump almost 40% during the second quarter of 2010 as the food industry cancelled some campaign plans amid this spring's industry strikes.
Finnish retail group Kesko saw profits in its food division drop for the first quarter of 2010, despite a lift in sales.
Finnish retail group Kesko reported a drop in full-year profits today (5 January) but said the sales performance of its food stores remained “steady” during the period.
Finnish retail group Kesko hopes to acquire Carrefour's Russian hypermarkets, according to Kesko chief financial officer Aria Talma.
Finnish food and DIY retailer Kesko today (11 September) that "no decisions" had been made on whether to take its grocery retailing business into Russia.
Finnish retailer Kesko said today (24 July) that its second-quarter profits halved as consumers reigned in spending due to the economic downturn.
Finnish retailer Kesko said today (28 April) the near future remains “dim” as it posted a drop in first-quarter net profit due to weak demand.
Kesco Food’s Russian subsidiary Cassa Oy is looking to acquire Russia's third-largest grocery chain OOO Lenta, the company confirmed today (20 October).
Finnish retailer Kesko and Valluga-Sijoitus have sold 23 jointly-held store properties to Aberdeen Property Fund Finland.
Russian hypermarket chain Lenta is staying tight-lipped over the rumoured sale of a stake in the business.
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