30 April 1998
Strong pound and BSE hangover hit food firms

FOOD exporters and retailers dominated the 88 companies issuing profit warnings in the first quarter of 1998, according to a report released yesterday.

The report, compiled by Ernst & Young, showed that 14% of listed food manufacturers issued profits warnings in the first quarter, citing export problems and the BSE hangover as their biggest headaches.

  • The Daily Telegraph 30/04/98 page 39