1 May 2004

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • South Africa avocados lighter

    01 May 2004

    South African avocado growers are hoping to continue their run of success in the UK, despite a lighter crop this year. Production is estimated to hit 8.5 million 4kg cartons, down by one million on last year due to adverse weather...

  • Spider-Man gets stuck into Penguin

    01 May 2004

    Spider-Man will be swinging into the biscuit fixture this summer with Penguin. United Biscuits has signed up the exclusive biscuit and cake category promotional rights to the Spider-Man 2 movie. From early June, a new promotional campaign...

  • Students present campus opportunities

    01 May 2004

    The vast majority of students travel off campus to larger supermarkets to do their food shopping because they offer better value for money and longer opening hours, according to a new survey into student shopping habits.More than 2,000...

  • 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...

  • Tesco second buy in Japan

    01 May 2004

    Tesco has boosted its presence in Japan with its second acquisition in less than a year. The 27-strong Fre’c supermarket chain will complement c-store chain C Two-Network, also in Tokyo, which Tesco bought last July. The combined business...

  • Terminals increased

    01 May 2004

    National lottery operator Camelot plans to add 800 terminals to its estate as it takes a “horses for courses” approach to boosting sales. It has already added 600 terminals in the last financial year, which means 25,500 outlets have a terminal...

  • Tesco earns its first NI crown

    01 May 2004

    Tesco checked in two of this week’s three full baskets on The Grocer 33, including the cheapest, and also picked up its first award for good customer care at a store in Northern Ireland. Tesco at Knocknagoney, Belfast, charged £37.23 for all 33...

  • Tesco back on top

    01 May 2004

    This week Tesco has reclaimed the top spot, reversing last week’s drive by Safeway. It has delivered a 5% lead above its nearest rival and by doing so maintains its year to date dominance. Tesco’s strong buy-one-get-one-free offers on...

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