1 May 2004

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  • New prosecutors to tackle antisocial behaviour

    01 May 2004

    Retailers will be able to call on a new team of specialist prosecutors to help combat antisocial behaviour in their communities. The 12 government-appointed prosecutors, who will be stationed regionally, will be accountable to the local...

  • Nobilo relaunch turns on NZ’s screwcap campaign

    01 May 2004

    New Zealand wine brand Nobilo is continuing its country’s charge of the screwcaps by rolling out the closure across its portfolio of premium wines. The range will be relaunched this month under the Regional Collection banner. New packaging,...

  • 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...

  • Old school loses out

    01 May 2004

    Tesco and Sainsbury’s shares of the wine market dipped last year as rival retailers upped the ante. Tesco’s share of the £2bn wine market was down 0.4% on last year to 27.3% (TNS, 52 w/e February 1 2004).Sainsbury’s share dipped even...

  • Olive oil recall

    01 May 2004

    As olive oil prices continue to escalate, importers are concerned over a recent product recall of Spanish product in Norway. The product, a blend of sunflower and olive oil produced by Aceites del Sur, was the subject of the EC Alert...

  • One size fits all

    01 May 2004

    Marks and Spencer is aiming to introduce a one-size-fits-all set of improved standards for livestock producers this summer.This follows the integration of the field to fork regime for fresh produce growers last year.Agriculture chief...

  • Pimm’s mixes an RTD

    01 May 2004

    Diageo is extending its summer stalwart Pimm’s into the premixed sector with a series of new launches.The gin-based spirit, which supermarkets already sell in cans mixed with lemonade, is making its debut in the RTD arena with a similar...

  • Pink Lady gets rowing

    01 May 2004

    Apple growers are hoping to raise their profile with a sponsored row. Pink Lady apples is sponsoring a group of four men’s attempts to row the Atlantic in a shocking pink boat called the Pink Lady. The attempt, from Newfoundland, to England,...

  • Production scrutiny

    01 May 2004

    Marks and Spencer has claimed success for its new field to fork code of practice launched last year, and said it set the highest environmental standards yet. However, a key element was to prepare itself for further expected criticism of the...

  • Retail staff urged tobe special constables

    01 May 2004

    Retailers have a key role to play in fighting crime, home secretary David Blunkett told shopworkers union Usdaw this week as he promoted two schemes to help tackle assaults on staff and other retail crime.Speaking at the Usdaw conference in...

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