Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom - Food & Drug Retailers RSS feed Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom - Food & Drug Retailers feed en Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:18:13 +0000 Genera CMS Greggs reports 2017 sales growth but cautious on outlook amid Brexit uncertainty Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Numis reckons Just Eat users won’t switch off because of new 50p service charge Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:22:00 +0000 Investors feast on Just Eat as Barclays comes back for another serving Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:40:00 +0000 Booker sees sales jump 3.8% in final few months of 2017; Tesco shareholders set to vote on takeover in February Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:38:00 +0000 Mixed Christmas for Majestic Wine Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:34:00 +0000 Aldi's 2017 sales top £10bn for the first time after record Christmas Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:28:00 +0000 Ocado reports quarterly revenue rise but shortage of delivery drivers limits growth Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:30:00 +0000 JPMorgan ups Just Eat's price target a day after its promotion to the FTSE 100 was confirmed Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:20:00 +0000 Ocado surges on second international partnership, with Casino signing deal in France Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:42:00 +0000 Credit Suisse remains bullish on Ocado after recently attending European roadshow Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:49:00 +0000 Just Eat set to be promoted to FTSE 100 just three years after listing, but Merlin looks set to get the boot Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:04:00 +0000 Patisserie Holdings upbeat as cost pressures ease Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:07:00 +0000 Majestic Wine is the toast of the town as profits soar in first half Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:43:00 +0000 DP Poland celebrates as fiftieth store opens Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:28:00 +0000 DP Poland looking tasty as store growth continues to deliver rising sales in fast-growing country Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:30:00 +0000 Just Eat shares fall on Deutsche Bank downgrade in the wake of its HungryHouse takeover Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000 Just Eat gets unconditional approval for Hungryhouse merger Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:55:00 +0000 Just Eat ups sales target again as Canada booms Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:03:00 +0000 Distil looks forward to launch of new vintage gin Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:27:00 +0100 Just Eat’s £200mln takeover of Hungryhouse gets provisional green light from regulators Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:27:00 +0100 Booker hopeful £3.7bn swoop by Tesco will be tied up early next year Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:56:00 +0100 New ranges and breakfast demand boost sales at Greggs Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:30:00 +0100 More about online than groceries: Ocado seen as a technology firm than a retailer Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:42:00 +0100 Ocado weak as rise in costs offsets news of strong growth in average orders per week Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:50:00 +0100 DP Poland on track to open 50th store next month as it drives towards critical mass Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:44:00 +0100 Booker says Tesco takeover competition review is progressing as it reports quarterly sales growth Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:36:00 +0100 Loyal customer base puts Just Eat back on the menu at UBS Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:04:00 +0100 Time for vending to join the tech revolution believes Uvenco UK Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:22:00 +0100 'Greggs’ growth potential looks tasty' says Berenberg as it upgrades to ‘buy’ Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:52:00 +0100 Greggs first-half profits fall on restructuring costs but sales boosted by salads and breakfasts Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:21:00 +0100 DP Poland hits major milestone with opening of fiftieth store Peter Shaw, chief executive of DP Poland (LON:DPP), stopped by the Proactive Investors studio as the group celebrates the opening of their fiftieth store in the country.

The first store opened in Warsaw in 2011 but DPP now has outlets in 21 cities.

Of the 50 stores, 26 are corporately managed, two are under management contract and 22 are sub-franchised.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:11:00 +0000
DP Poland on track to open 50th store next month Peter Shaw, chief executive of DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP), tells Proactive they're on track to open their fiftieth store next month.

The AIM-quoted company, which has the exclusive right to operate the Domino’s Pizza brand in Poland, now has 48 stores in the eastern European country after opening 13 over the past 9 months or so.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:10:00 +0100
Uvenco steaming ahead to revolutionise the 'out of home' food and drink industry Sergey Kornienko, chief executive of Uvenco UK (LON:UVEN) tells Proactive they're a national operator in the 'out of home' food and drink industry.

''We're among the top five players in the market'', Kornienko says.

He adds they've got big expansion plans on the horizon with depots in the pipeline for both Northern Ireland and Scotland.

''We are predominantly strong in the NHS - but the range of customers  include offices ... and really any customers who want to enjoy a decent cup of coffee''.

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:08:00 +0100
DP Poland continuing to deliver on strong growth Peter Shaw, chief executive of DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP) talks Proactive through their update on store performance for H1 2017.

Total system sales, which includes the ten new stores opened so far this year, increased by 50% year-on-year to PLN27.5mln (H1 2016: PLN18mln) for the six months to 30 June.

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:33:00 +0100
Zak Mir tips Distil shares to retest 2017 highs Technical analyst Zak Mir is tipping the Distil PLC (LON:DIS) to retest its 2017 highs of 3.5p-plus in the coming months.

“There’s been the decent breakout…in January with a break through the 50 and 200-day moving averages,” Mir explains in the latest Proactive Investors Bulletin Board.

Currently we’ve got notional support at the 200-day line around the 1.9p level and while we hold above that, a retest of the best levels of the year-to-date at 3.5p-plus seems to be on the cards.”

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:50:00 +0100
DP Poland's £5.25mln raise 'all about maintaining momentum', says CEO Peter Shaw Peter Shaw, CEO of DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP) talks through with Proactive's Andrew Scott their £5.25mln raise.

DPP raised the cash by issuing 12.2mln shares at 43p per share, slightly above Monday's closing price of 42.63p

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:40:00 +0100
Ocado Group PLC's European deal likely to be first of many says ETX's Neil Wilson Details were light, but it was still the announcement investors have waited eighteen months says Wilson and will open doors to new deals for both the smart platform and warehousing.

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:55:00 +0100
DP Poland's Peter Shaw on 'strong' sales growth and new store openings Peter Shaw, chief executive of DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP) tells Proactive they've been trading in line with expectations, with a 21% increase in like-for-like system sales during the first quarter.

Fri, 05 May 2017 10:50:00 +0100
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Tue, 02 May 2017 12:30:00 +0100
DP Poland's Peter Shaw highlights 'fantastic' growth in annual sales Peter Shaw, chief executive at DP Poland (LON:DPP) goes through its annual results with Proactive Investors and highlights the company's 'fantastic' growth in annual sales.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:39:00 +0100
'Our existing stores are creating very good growth', says DP Poland's Peter Shaw Peter Shaw, chief executive of the pizza group DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP), spoke to Proactive to give an update on store performance for 2016 - among the highlights were like-for-like system sales up 27% and total system sales up 62%.

''[The numbers] are great. They're a combination of strong store rollout … and we've got great like-for-likes so the existing stores are generating very good growth'', Shaw says.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:04:00 +0000
DP Poland sells four stores to "fantastic new sub-franchisee" DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP), which runs the Domino’s Pizza franchise in Poland, has announced the sale of four stores to a new sub-franchisee in Krakow.

Chief executive Peter Shaw is very happy to have “a fantastic new sub-franchisee” in Wojtek Fronczyk on board and tells Proactive Investors why.

“He’s got a lot of experience. He was based in the UK for 10 years,” Shaw said. He understands the business, he has been an area manager with DP Poland since the summer, he’s Polish and he’s from Krakow, so he seems like a perfect choice.

“We’re selling him the stores at net book value,” Shaw explained.

“He takes on those stores, and he’s taking on those teams, which he’s very pleased with, and we think with the added incentive of the sub-franchise he has – because it is his business – he’ll take those stores to the next level,” Shaw said.

DP Poland has a mixture of stores that are owned and run by the company and others that are run under a franchise operation. It looks like more sub-franchisee deals could be in the offing, with Shaw revealing that, backed by the £3.2mln the company raised last month, it is able to loan money to other area managers wishing to follow in Fronczyk’s footsteps.

“Of course, we are [also] building and managing our own stores, that are going to be run by corporate managers, so … it’s that mixed model that works very well in the majority of Domino’s markets, where you have an expertise in running your own stores and you are bringing in very motivated people to run their own businesses,” Shaw said.

The company is currently in nine cities and Shaw said next year it will be in a lot more, which will see the balance of the mix move back to corporate stores being predominant, but over the long term Shaw expects the sub-franchisees will form the greater part of the DP Poland estate – maybe one-third corporate, two-thirds franchised in five or so years’ time.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:21:00 +0000
DP Poland Plc a 'double-whammy investment' says Capital Network's Ed Birkin DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP) has recently raised £3.2 million to accelerate its store opening programme across Poland.

The AIM-listed Domino’s Pizza master franchise owner said the extra cash will mean they can add a further 20 outlets to its roll-out across the country – and they’re aiming to get 100 stores by 2020.

Capital Network's Ed Birkin tells Proactive: I think they're very exciting. At the moment investors are looking for a safe place to put their money and growth has always been appealing. At the moment they're doing like-for-like growth of 28% and total sales growth of over 70% - so you're getting this double-whammy where you are getting very impressive like-for-like growth numbers which is combined with a strong store roll-out programme.''

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:10:00 +0100
DP Poland CEO: ‘Now is the time to put our foot down’ The chief executive of pizza delivery business DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP), Peter Shaw, tells Proactive Investors that now is the time to push on and build on a successful few years.

“We’re really consolidating on the progress we’ve made over the last couple of years and we feel now is the time to put our foot down a bit more to continue to build that roll-out,” Shaw says.

He adds that he now expects the company to have at least 35 stores in ten Polish cities before the year is out, while he is targeting 100 stores before 2020.

Shaw also tells Proactive that there is still a strong appetite for the company’s offering in Poland.

“[Our established] stores are continuing to grow and there’s no sign of a levelling off in either sales or corporate store EBITDA performance”

On a broader macro level, consumer demand in Poland is “very strong” and has been for the last couple of years or so, Shaw claims.

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:30:00 +0100
DP Poland Plc talks rising dough from sales growth and Domino’s Pizza store openings in Poland DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP) chief executive Peter Shaw talks to Proactive Investors’ Stocktube about the continuing expansion of the Domino’s Pizza franchise business in Poland.
Financial results released this morning showed narrowed losses in the first half of the year thanks to a 28% rise in like-for-like sales and a 57% increase in total sales to £3.2mln. It marks the fifteenth successive quarters of double digit like-for-like sales growth.
Investors now look to the bottom line.
“Group EBITDA tends to lag the actual investment in the resource required to feed this roll-out,” Shaw said.
“As we’ve recruited people, as our distribution costs increase, we will see sales catch up and overtake, so proportionally what we will see is both direct and indirect costs become less and less significant as sales grow.”
Shaw also talks about the group’s pipeline of new store openings and discusses growth via sub-franchising.

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:25:00 +0100
DP Poland sees plenty of scope for expansion The Domino’s Pizza model is operating very nicely in Poland under the auspices of DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP).

Commenting on the company’s first-half results, chief executive officer (CEO) Peter Shaw said both the corporate branches and the sub-franchisees had a strong first half.

The company continues to roll out new stores and having opened five new outlets in the first half of the financial year, Shaw expects the company will open at least that many, and probably more, in the second half.

DP Poland will be opening the new stores in cities where it already had a presence, but also in some new ones.

“There are well over 40 cities with at least a hundred thousand people in them in Poland so we’ve got great scope for expansion. We will be able to continue opening new stores in new cities for years to come,” Shaw predicted.

As its penetration grows, it will be able to start splitting existing store delivery areas to open a second store, which is “the classic Domino’s model”, the CEO said.

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:29:00 +0100
Strong growth set to continue, says DP Poland Plc boss DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP) chief executive Peter Shaw believes that the company will continue to grow throughout 2016, after it recorded its 14th consecutive quarter of double digit like-for-like system sales growth in the first quarter of the year.

“The consumer economy is strong in Poland, people seem to be excited by the dominos offer and I certainly believe we will continue in the same vein,” he says.

Shaw also announced that DP Poland is to open three new stores outside of Warsaw, two of which will be “in existing cities where [DP Poland] currently [has] stores, and also there’ll be one new city in there as well”. For the time being, he says he won’t reveal the name of the new city, citing “competitive reasons” for his desire to keep the location under wraps.

Tue, 03 May 2016 12:29:00 +0100
DP Poland plc is in a “great position”, says chief Peter Shaw, chief executive of DP Poland plc (LON:DPP), says the company is in a “great position” and that he expects the firm to “put its foot on the accelerator with store roll-outs and driving sales”.

He speaks to Proactive Investors as the Domino’s Pizza franchise holder for Poland released full year figures for 2015, which showed strong sales growth and an improvement in underlying earnings.

Last year marked a step-change in that corporate store EBITDA went to a positive £174,000 compared to a loss of £254,000 the previous year, and Shaw says “we deliver a great service, it’s a great product, and it’s really as a result of our sales and marketing efforts over the last few years.”

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:40:00 +0000
DP Poland boss pleased with LFL performance in 2015 DP Poland (LON:DPP) chief executive Peter Shaw tells Proactive he is “very pleased” with the progress made by the company in 2015.

“Demand is continuing to grow and our like-for-like (LFL) sales show the stores are performing well, marketing is proving effective and most importantly we are seeing growing loyalty with our customers,” he adds.

LFL system sales in 2015 were up 16% on the year before, while the LFL order count was up 14%.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:58:00 +0000
DP Poland’s Shaw on very promising store in wealthy Wroclaw Peter Shaw, chief executive of DP Poland (LON:DPP), says its latest store in Wroclaw is showing early promise as it benefits from its location in Western Poland’s largest city.  It is also one of the country’s wealthiest cities with a student demographic, that at 100,000 strong, makes up a sixth of the entire population.

Shaw tells Proactive the company is  poised to take advantage of the student community as the DP Poland brand becomes more recognised with a rollout of the Dominos Pizza franchise that “will be in all major cities in the not too distant future.”

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:14:00 +0000
DP Poland delivering on plans, says CEO The chief executive of DP Poland (LON:DPP), Peter Shaw, comments on the company’s half-year results, which confirmed like-for-like sales had grown for the eleventh consecutive quarter and losses had been cut.

The Domino’s Pizza franchise holder for Poland told investors today it had seen an improvement in store performance and will continue to focus on finding and negotiating new sites.

It also added that it will open its new commissary soon, giving it the capacity to supply fresh dough and ingredients to its stores across Poland.

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:09:00 +0100
DP Poland boss targeting "efficient" store rollout after fundraise The chief executive of DP Poland (LON:DPP), Peter Shaw, says he is aiming for a "smooth and efficient" pizza store rollout across the eastern European country.

It comes after the Dominos franchisee conditionally placed 34.8mln shares to raise around £5.5mln.

The funds will help the company to expand its universe of corporately managed stores outside of Warsaw of Krakow and drive the firm towards profitability.

Speaking to Proactive, Shaw explains how the company will work towards opening up to 20 outlets in 2016/17, and ramp-up the marketing spend to increase awareness of the Domino's Pizza brand.

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:44:00 +0100
DP Poland CEO aiming to open stores in more Polish cities Peter Shaw, chief executive of DP Poland (LON:DPP), says the goal this year is to roll out the pizza franchise in two or three cities in Poland.

The Domino’s Pizza franchisee already has stores in Warsaw and Krakow but it is aiming to expand outside Poland’s largest two cities in 2015. Shaw says the strategy is a combination of profitability and expansion.

The company’s share price was on the rise yesterday after it revealed like-for-like sales across its corporate and franchised outlets were 17% higher than last year’s January-March period.

Wed, 06 May 2015 10:45:00 +0100
DP Poland CEO presents final results Peter Shaw, chief executive officer of DP Poland (LON:DPP), runs investors through the group’s financial results for 2014.

The Polish Domino’s Pizza franchisee revealed a 35% increase in full-year sales and said it is eyeing up new store openings in the eastern European country this year.

The company, which currently runs 12 stores across Warsaw and Krakow and six-sub franchises in the capital, said sales reached £3.96mln in 2014 – up from £2.9mln the year before – resulting in nine consecutive quarters of double digit like-for-like sales growth.

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:32:00 +0000
DP Poland looks to "significant progress" with its franchise LON:DPP), tells Proactiveinvestors that the master franchise that the company holds for its exclusive operations in Poland give it a good opportunity to benefit from the economy as it moves ahead. Peter says that in addition to the opportunities that Poland itself offers, the brand and the management team that has been put in place gives investors the chance to benefit from the company's position. ]]> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:11:00 +0000