Kill or cure
OC&C's annual review of the UK's top 150 food and drink producers (2016)
As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. UK food and drink producers under siege from stagnant growth, falling prices and tightening margins have been desperate for these grim market fundamentals to change. But the shock Brexit decision has shaken up the landscape for these suppliers so profoundly it will be years before the after-effects are fully understood.
To some Brexit can create a newly fertile land primed to generate growth. For others it has irresponsibly scorched the earth and set the fruits of labour back years. What does seem certain is that looking to past trends is no longer a reliable guide to the future.Read publication
Foraging for new growth
Which way is growth? Sales and profit growth has slumped, the latest OC&C Index for The Grocer reveals, but own-label is finding its way more successfully through a changed landscape than the brands
In the toughest grocery retail conditions for a generation, it's not scale so much as fleetness of foot that counts, reveals the latest OC&C Top 150