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Independent success for Topping Pie Company

Yorkshire-based family bakery The Topping Pie Company has seen its sales from farm shops, delis, garden centres and independent retailers double in the last quarter.

Barclaycard reveals post-Brexit consumer data

The decision to leave the EU has not taken an effect on shoppers after Barclaycard data has shown that spending and retail sales increased during the second quarter.

Sterling boosts ABF but outlook mixed

Kingsmill-owner Associated British Foods (ABF) expects its bottom line to be boosted by a Brexit-weakened pound in the final quarter, it said in its trading update today. 

Boparan enjoys positive Q2 results

Boparan Holdings, the company behind 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported a rise in underlying sales and improved profitability for its second quarter.

Sainsbury’s reports steady Q4 sales

Sainsbury’s has reported a steady Q4 trading period with like-for-like (LFL) sales excluding fuel at 0.1% growth.

Costa reports slowing sales

The high street coffee shop chain’s owner, Whitbread, has blamed mild weather for disappointing sales.

UK economy expands 0.5%

The UK economy expanded by 0.5% in the final three months of last year.

SSP reports strong first quarter

SSP Group, the travel location food and drink brand operator, has reported a like-for-like (LFL) sales increase of 4.3% for its first quarter. 

Sainsbury’s sales good despite LFL drop

Sainsbury’s suffered a 0.4% drop in like-for-like (LFL) retail sales, excluding fuel, for the 15 weeks to 9 January 2016 – despite trading well over Christmas.

Subway continues drive for customer footfall

The Subway brand has announced new products for its menu, as it aims to drive more traffic into its stores in the first quarter of 2016. 

Enormous challenges at Carr’s

Carr’s Group has faced “enormous challenges as a result of the flooding”, the company’s first-quarter trading update has confirmed. 

2 Sisters sees quarterly drop in sales and profits

Boparan Holdings – the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, which runs Holland’s Pies and Fox’s Biscuits, saw sales slump by 3.5% to £778.3m in the three months to 31 October.

Greggs reports Q3 LFL sales rise of nearly 5%

Greggs, the high street bakery retailer, said it planned to “deliver good growth for the year” – as it announced third-quarter like-for-like sales (LFLs) of 4.9%.

Sales climb to nearly €1bn for Aryzta

Aryzta, the Swiss-based bakery group behind brands like Delice de France and Otis Spunkmeyer, saw its third-quarter revenue climb 13.2% to nearly €1bn. 

Sales up for Starbucks

Starbucks has seen a 3% rise in third quarter European like-for-like sales.

Ocado sales growth slows

Online grocery company Ocado this morning reported a gross sales increase of 9.9% for its third quarter and added that year-to-date sales are running ahead by 11.3%.   

Sales up, profits down at Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bread baker, saw its second-quarter sales soar by 43.4% from the same period last year.

Q1 LFLs up 1.4% at Sainbury’s

Sainsbury’s, the supermarket retailer, yesterday unveiled a 1.4% increase in its first-quarter like-for-like sales (LFLs), which it said had been boosted by Jubilee trade.

Sainsbury’s benefits from “universal appeal”

Despite the difficult consumer environment, Sainbury’s this morning unveiled a 3.5% sales increase in its fourth quarter.

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