1 May 2004

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  • A sorry tale of delisting in shetland

    01 May 2004

    from Rita Mcnab, Mcnabs Kippers, Lerwick, ShetlandSir; I have been trading as a retail and wholesale fishmonger for 20 years in Shetland. I have built up this business from scratch, building up good relations with retail and wholesale...

  • A warning over the power of the ‘multi-tasking retail monsters’

    01 May 2004

    Supermarkets are “multi-tasking retail monsters” that have turned high streets into retail deserts. And consumers are getting fed up with them. That’s the startling claim made by food writer Joanna Blythman in this week’s Saturday Essay. In her...

  • ACS plans to bar big four

    01 May 2004

    A motion to bar the major multiples from membership of the Association of Convenience Stores will be debated at its annual conference on May 17. A week after Tesco arm T& S pulled out of the ACS, details of an egm before the conference have been...

  • Adding value to red meat

    01 May 2004

    Meat bosses will be on hand to offer pig farmers help and advice during the Pig and Poultry Fair later this month.The Red Meat Industry Forum will be taking a stand at the fair, May 12 to 13, to provide information on its added-value...

  • Andrews gives us a swirl in its revamped packaging

    01 May 2004

    Andrews Salts has been indulging in a packaging makeover in a bid to make the brand stand out more on shelf.The new pack features a swirl icon, first introduced on the recently launched Andrews Plus variant, which is designed to bring the...

  • Approaching Las Vegas

    01 May 2004

    First Drinks has signed a deal linking Amaretto Disaronno with satellite channel BSkyB.Marking the brand’s first broadcast sponsorship tie-up, the liqueur will appear on break bumpers around Sky One’s drama Las Vegas. Lasting 22 weeks, the...

  • Calcium-rich Kingsmill

    01 May 2004

    Allied Bakeries has added two new healthier options to its Kingsmill range. Kingsmill Calcium & White is rich in calcium and provides half the recommended daily amount of calcium in two slices, while Kingsmill Vitamins & White contains extra...

  • At Le Riche’s the price is still right

    01 May 2004

    Morrisons’ acquisition of Safeway has not yet had an impact on pricing in the Channel Islands, said the islands’ largest food retailer, Le Riche’s Stores. Safeway has one store in Jersey and one in Guernsey, and Morrisons has not yet cut...

  • Blueheath rolls out Lifestyle

    01 May 2004

    Blueheath is rolling out 80 of Landmark Cash & Carry’s own-label Lifestyle lines to its customers after joining the group in February.The online delivered wholesaler has taken on the distribution for 34 lines, including household products,...

  • Cauldron stirs its new product development

    01 May 2004

    Cauldron Foods has made Emma Rainford new product development manager to promote the expansion of its chilled vegetarian and organic convenience ranges.Rainford has worked in various npd roles for companies such as Northern Foods, RG Brookes...

  • Brains returns Davies to the drinks industry

    01 May 2004

    Nutricia UK’s commercial director Richard Davies has returned to the drinks industry after six years with the company.Davies has moved to Welsh independent brewer Brains as sales and marketing director.He was responsible for Nutricia...

  • Asda’s comfort zones

    01 May 2004

    Time is running out for retailers to ensure stores are disabled-friendly. Ian Cook joins Eva McCracken to see how one major multiple is shaping upWhen Eva McCracken went to the checkout at Asda in Kirkcaldy, Fife, she was checking out…

  • Beckham's shave

    01 May 2004

    Shaving giant Gillette has refused to confirm reports that it has signed England captain David Beckham for a £40m worldwide advertising deal.A spokesman said: "Gillette regularly looks at high profile endorsement opportunities and as a...

  • Booker wine deal

    01 May 2004

    Booker is offering members savings on its Malt House Vintners wine range when they buy in bulk. The cash and carry wholesaler is giving customers at least a 5% discount when buying a case of wine. Bookers said the promotion was...

  • Box for a rock

    01 May 2004

    New World wine specialist Edward Cavendish will be rolling out a bag-in-box version of South African brand Robert’s Rock. The format, which will be unveiled at this month’s London International Wine and Spirits Fair, is part of a series of...

  • Brew for veterans

    01 May 2004

    Thwaites has teamed up with the Royal British Legion to produce a commemorative beer for the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings.The Lancashire-based brewer has agreed to donate 10p from every bottle of Liberation Ale sold to mark the...

  • Battle of the giants

    01 May 2004

    n Golden Wonder is stepping up its battle against rival Walkers by introducing a 33% extra free offer across its ready salted, cheese & onion and salt & vinegar variants.n Kicking off...

  • Asda tipped to bid for Matalan

    04 May 2004

    Discount retailer Matalan is tomorrow expected to announce a full year pre-tax profit of about £60m down from £119 a year earlier.The figures are likely to fuel speculation amongst investors that the group will become the target of a...

  • Cherry season gets under way

    01 May 2004

    The cherry season got under way two weeks early in Sainsbury this week. The retailer was celebrating the first arrivals of Californian fruit from supplier JO Simms and Chingford Fruit Packers. Buyer Dominique Schulenberg said: “We’re...

  • Celtic sign up call

    01 May 2004

    Fresh producers are being sought following the successful launch of a premium Welsh meat brand.The Celtic Pride Premium Beef Project is a joint initiative, set up by the Welsh Meat Company, Wynnstay PLC, TH Sutcliffe and Castell Howell...

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