1 May 2004

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  • Functional foods head for £1.7bn

    07 May 2004

    The UK functional food market is forecast to double in the next three years according to a new report from Mintel. The market, valued at £835m in 2003, could top £1.7bn by 2007, predicts the report. Drinks were the ideal vehicle for...

  • Functional foods head for £1.7bn

    07 May 2004

    The UK functional food market is forecast to double in the next three years, according to a new report from Mintel.Valued at £835m in 2003, the market could top £1.7bn by 2007, predicts the report.Drinks were the ideal vehicle for...

  • Soft drinks sales soaring

    07 May 2004

    Consumers’ thirst for soft drinks is unquenchable, as revealed by this week’s nine-page in-depth Focus On report. Take-home sales breached the £5bn barrier in 2003 – up 11% in value on the previous year. With volumes up 7%, that means...

  • Sainsbury underperforms market

    07 May 2004

    Sainsbury’s performance remains markedly behind that of its nearest competitors according to the latest industry market share data from TNS Superpanel.The data, which tracks consumer spending across supermarkets in Britain, shows that in the...

  • Sainsbury non food plans

    07 May 2004

    Sainsbury has struck deals with three leading designers to create an exclusive new range of lifestyle products called ‘by’.Cookware designed by Terence Conran, cut flowers and planted arrangements from Orlando Hamilton and home accessories...

  • Fyffes acquires Swedish company

    07 May 2004

    Fyffes has struck a deal to acquire the Everfresh group of companies, a leading distributor of fresh produce in Sweden.Fyffes will acquire an initial 60% stake in Everfresh for €28.7m, with the balance of 40% to be acquired in...

  • Northern Foods Sells Emile Tissot

    05 May 2004

    Northern Foods subsidiary Cavaghan & Gray Group has sold its Emile Tissot foodservice business to Dawn Fresh Foods for £3.5mDawn Fresh Foods is part of the Queally Group in Ireland.Emile Tissot produces frozen ready meals for the...

  • Richmond Edges Into Black

    05 May 2004

    Own label ice cream supplier Richmond Foods today announced an interim profit of £2.1m – the first time the company has been in the black in its seasonally weaker first half.Sales for the six months to March 28 were up 22% at £51.6m –...

  • Coca-Cola names chief

    05 May 2004

    Coca-Cola has named Neville Isdell chief executive and chairman.He will replace Doug Daft when he retires as planned at the end of the year.Isdell, aged 60, worked for Coca-Cola and its bottling companies for more than 30...

  • Survey Reveals UK Availability Crisis

    06 May 2004

    UK grocery retailers are in the grip of an availability crisis, according to a survey conducted by industry leaders.Only three out of 200 products have 100% availability according to the survey, which was carried out by the Institute of...

  • Scotland Waves Goodbye To Kwik Save

    06 May 2004

    Somerfield has announced plans to ditch the Kwik Save brand in Scotland.The multiple said it aimed to close 22 Scottish Kwik Save stores altogether because they were in poor locations and were not sufficiently profitable.The...

  • Somerfield Sales Hold Steady

    06 May 2004

    Somerfield has announced full year like-for-like sales up 1.1% for the 52 weeks ended April 24, compared with 1% for the previous year.Its Somerfield stores division achieved an increase of 2% for the year having recorded 2.2% for the first...

  • Soft drinks sales soaring

    07 May 2004

    Consumers’ thirst for soft drinks is unquenchable, as revealed by the nine-page in-depth Focus On report in The Grocer this Saturday.Take-home sales breached the £5bn barrier in 2003 – up 11% in value on the previous year.With...

  • Unwins Explores Sell-off

    07 May 2004

    The board of Unwins Wine Group is considering selling the company following the launch of a business review.The drinks group said shareholders had asked the board to review the viability of a sell-off as one option for the business’ future...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Glisten appoint former M&S boss

    04 May 2004

    Chocolate and sugar-based confectionery maker Glisten has appointed Guy McCracken as a non-executive director.McCracken is a former joint managing director of Marks and Spencer. He is currently chairman of food company Duchy Originals and a...

  • 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...

  • Somerfield targets local businesses

    05 May 2004

    Somerfield has launched a new service that will allow local businesses such as village shops, B&Bs and nursing homes to buy their groceries in one the multiple's stores and have them delivered at a time to suit them.The Business Delivery...

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