1 May 2004

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  • Immune to the Atkins factor

    01 May 2004

    The natural health credentials of yogurt are beating off concerns about carbohydrates, aided by light optionsThe majority of yogurts and chilled desserts have a strong health image and are perceived as healthy because of their...

  • Imported pigmeat specs blasted

    01 May 2004

    Beleaguered UK pig producers are hitting out at rising imports which they claim use production methods which would be illegal in the UK.A British Pig Executive report shows imports of pork and processed pork products such as bacon rose by...

  • Independents urged to change tack to survive

    01 May 2004

    Independents and distributors need to raise their game if they are to successfully compete with the might of Tesco, industry bosses agreed this week.While the structure of the food industry faces a defining moment as Tesco ploughs ahead into...

  • Industry warned over rising costs

    01 May 2004

    Spiralling costs could threaten food and drink companies’ profits in the coming year.In a survey of 300 business owners from all areas of the supply chain, lending company Cattles Invoice Finance said 70% reported increased costs in 2003...

  • Instore TV delivers

    01 May 2004

    Instore TV advertising is 10% more effective than traditional PoS at driving sales, according to new research from Tesco.It claimed that average sales uplifts on 62 products that were advertised on TVs in three test stores were 10% higher...

  • Is home where work is?

    01 May 2004

    I’m often asked how a regular columnist comes up with ideas (I’m often asked why, come to that) and the answer for this month’s column is startlingly easy: all I have to do is look around me because I’m writing this at home or, to be precise, in the...

  • It’s a family affair

    01 May 2004

    Musgrave is promising to boost Londis’ chilled, fresh and frozen goods facilities should it eventually take control says John WoodMusgrave moved quickly to reassure Londis retailers after the Londis board announced that it was its...

  • It’s a Sainsbury’s with Bells on

    01 May 2004

    Bells and Sainsbury are aiming to develop 75-80 dual-branded c-stores by the end of 2005.Speaking at the opening of the first Sainsbury’s at Bells store in Peterlee, Co Durham, Bells Stores joint MD David Graham said the aim was to acquire...

  • JS hires John Wood to underpin quality tactic

    01 May 2004

    Sainsbury has signalled its intention to continue targeting customers looking for high quality food by recruiting John Wood as executive chef.Wood joins on July 1 from the luxury Burj Al Arab Hotel inDubai. He has extensive international...

  • Legal probe for veteran

    01 May 2004

    Scottish Courage has called in lawyers in a bid to safeguard the future of its veteran Newcastle Brown ale after admitting the brew was in danger of losing its protected mark of origin.The company hopes to keep the Protected Geographical...

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