Good morning, it's Paul here with the SCVR for New Year's Eve eve.

I'm not sure if there will be much news today, but as for yesterday, here is a placeholder for reader comments.

Agenda - just the one company reporting today -

Creightons (LON:CRL) - interim results. Tough prior year comparatives, due to the (previously flagged) one-off sales last year from pandemic-related products. Operating profit down about 14%. I flag up a couple of points of concern, re excessive share options, and negative cashflow. Overall, it looks a decent business, and maybe priced about right for now. Worth considering perhaps?

Also,

Parsley Box (LON:MEAL) - my mystery shopping experience is now concluded, you may be relieved to hear, with all the product consumed. My conclusion is that product quality is too variable, and the target niche looks too small. Shares remain uninvestable, due to it being close to running out of cash. Big dilution (or insolvency) look likely. Hence uninvestable until it's raised more cash.


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Parsley Box (LON:MEAL) mystery shopper - I've finished off all my remaining product from Parsley Box (LON:MEAL) and the last few were OK. So I think it's clear that MEAL has a real problem with variable product quality. Some items are OK quality (e.g. salmon & asaparagus, sweet & sour chicken, fish pie, toffee cake,…

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