1 August 2009

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  • ’X’ marks the stock as Premier revamps Oxo

    01 Aug 2009

    After 100 years of kitchen duty, the iconic Oxo cube could face 'X-tinction' following Premier Foods' revamp of its cooking stock brand, The Grocer can exclusively reveal. Premier is relaunching Oxo with updated packaging, new products, £2m...

  • ’X’ marks the stock as Premier revamps Oxo

    01 Aug 2009

    After 100 years of kitchen duty, the iconic Oxo cube could face 'X-tinction' following Premier Foods' revamp of its cooking stock brand, The Grocer can exclusively reveal.

  • “Organic producers need to do a better job with freshness, quality and pricing if the category is not ultimately to prove a short-lived fad ”

    01 Aug 2009

    Poor old organic. The chattering classes are deserting it in droves because it's too pricy and they don't know what it stands for any more (see Focus On p57). And now it has been kicked in the proverbials by research claiming it's no healthier than...

  • £50 parking sharks attack

    01 Aug 2009

    Sainsbury's last week leapt to the rescue of irked shoppers who had cited abuses of its disabled parking spots as their main gripe with the supermarket. Its spies have been despatched to 're-educate' errant parkers with £50 fines. Next week,...

  • £50 parking sharks attack

    01 Aug 2009

    Sainsbury's last week leapt to the rescue of irked shoppers who had cited abuses of its disabled parking spots as their main gripe with the supermarket. Its spies have been despatched to 're-educate' errant parkers with £50 fines.Next...

  • 2 Sisters set to axe 95 at chicken plant

    07 Aug 2009

    Up to 95 staff are facing redundancy at 2 Sisters’ Willand site after poor summer weather and growing demand for whole chickens forced the company to make cuts.

  • Asda to urge branded suppliers to slash their packaging levels

    01 Aug 2009

    Asda is to challenge big name brands to follow its lead by slashing packaging by up to a third. Following a drive to cut own-label packaging by 25%, which resulted in a saving of £10m, chief merchandising officer Darren Blackhurst said he...

  • Andalusian suppliers join forces

    01 Aug 2009

    Two major Andalusian fresh produce suppliers have forged a commercial partnership that could lead to merger. The Unica Fruit and Vegetable Group and Quality Distribution Fruits have agreed to pool resources and make joint purchases to boost...

  • Arla plans launch of a new branded milk

    01 Aug 2009

    Arla Foods plans to launch a new milk brand in 2010, The Grocer can reveal. The dairy giant, which already produces filtered milk brand Cravendale, had identified new technology and would launch a new brand later next year, said Jessica...

  • ABP buys abattoir to lift regional capacity

    01 Aug 2009

    Anglo Beef Processors has gained its first foothold in the West Country for more than 20 years in a move it claims will strengthen its regional focus. The purchase of Sturminster Newton Abattoir in Dorset would enhance ABP's strategy of...

  • Ad of The Week: no new tricks as 5 reloads The Matrix

    01 Aug 2009

    Five isn't a particularly lucky number. There's the reception-shy TV channel, as well as the mercifully defunct boy band both of which you could call 'unfortunate' at best. And now you have 5, Wrigley's revolutionary new 'lifestyle gum', which...

  • Acid Test: Cheestrings Shots

    01 Aug 2009

    Delightful dairy boost or a parent's worst nightmare?

  • Andalusian suppliers join forces

    01 Aug 2009

    Two major Andalusian fresh produce suppliers have forged a commercial partnership that could lead to merger. The Unica Fruit and Vegetable Group and Quality Distribution Fruits have agreed to pool resources and make joint purchases to...

  • Arla plans launch of a new branded milk

    01 Aug 2009

    Arla Foods plans to launch a new milk brand in 2010, The Grocer can reveal.The dairy giant, which already produces filtered milk brand Cravendale, had identified new technology and would launch a new brand later next year, said Jessica...

  • ABP buys abattoir to lift regional capacity

    01 Aug 2009

    Anglo Beef Processors has gained its first foothold in the West Country for more than 20 years in a move it claims will strengthen its regional focus. The purchase of Sturminster Newton Abattoir in Dorset would enhance ABP's strategy of...

  • Ad of the Week: No new tricks as 5 reloads The Matrix

    01 Aug 2009

    Five isn't a particularly lucky number. There's the reception-shy TV channel, as well as the mercifully defunct boy band - both of which you could call 'unfortunate' at best.

  • Around the Papers 3/8/09

    03 Aug 2009

    Nisa bid rejected; Cameron to model nation on Tesco; TV product placement on the way

  • Aimia adds to Outspan with ‘educational’ Juice Splash

    07 Aug 2009

    Aimia Foods has launched a new juice drink it claims will help provide education for South African children.

  • Aspall brings Little Creatures range to UK

    01 Aug 2009

    Premium cider producer and distributor Aspall is introducing Australian ale brand Little Creatures to the UK, as part of an ongoing agreement with owner Little World Beverages The five-strong range of 330ml bottles includes Pale Ale, Amber Ale...

  • Aspall brings Little Creatures range to UK

    01 Aug 2009

    Premium cider producer and distributor Aspall is introducing Australian ale brand Little Creatures to the UK, as part of an ongoing agreement with owner Little World BeveragesThe five-strong range of 330ml bottles includes Pale Ale,...

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