10 October 2009

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  • AB InBev cuts debt with $3bn Euro sell-off

    15 Oct 2009

    Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced the sale of its central European drinks business in a move designed to cut the brewing giant’s post-merger debt.

  • Acid Test: A Le Coq Rosé

    10 Oct 2009

    It sounds wine-based but it's not. Beer meets berries in this bizarre new alcopop

  • Ad of the Week: Plucky Patak’s pines for the past

    10 Oct 2009

    We all have regrets: the girl that got away; the twelfth Sambuca; buying a unicycle. (What a night that was.)

  • Aldi names Aussie-based Barnes as new UK MD

    16 Oct 2009

    Aldi has named Matthew Barnes – the head of buying at its Australian business – as its new UK managing director.

  • APPetite for success Subscription

    10 Oct 2009

    With the number of smartphone users soaring, increasingly ingenious applications are opening up a multitude of new ways for brands and retailers to connect with consumers, as Simon Creasey reports

  • Around the Papers 12/10/09

    12 Oct 2009

    Co-op cashes in; Deloitte on rack over Bakkavor sale; Cadbury update looms

  • Around the Papers 13/10/09

    13 Oct 2009

    Million-pie auction; Co-op results frenzy; M&S investor day

  • Around the Papers 14/10/09

    14 Oct 2009

    Rose successors queue up; Newcastle Brown Ale on the move; PepsiCo pact with Anhesuer

  • Around the Papers 15/10/09

    15 Oct 2009

    Diageo woe; Punch not pleased; green tea beats cancer

  • Asda disability range comes under attack

    10 Oct 2009

    Asda is to meet with Trading Standards officers next week following a complaint about its range of disability products.An anonymous letter sent to 12 regional offices of the consumer watchdog alleges some of the products in the...

  • Asda, library of the masses

    10 Oct 2009

    New stats show we each spend the equivalent of an entire day reading labels in supermarkets every year to find out if stuff is British (clue: probably not) and whether your organic, additive-free, fresh-from-the-ocean pilchard purée has more...

  • Babylicious trading after administration

    10 Oct 2009

    Frozen babyfood company Babylicious fell into administration late last month but is continuing to trade after completing a management buyout, The Grocer has learnt.The company, which has listings for its Babylicious and Kiddylicious...

  • BingoLotto scrapped after just four weeks

    10 Oct 2009

    BingoLotto has failed in its second attempt to break into the UK market.The Swedish-owned lottery-style game has been scrapped just four weeks after relaunching, because of poor gamecard sales in Tesco stores. The game was relaunched...

  • Blakemore appoints ex-Somerfield man as trading director

    10 Oct 2009

    AF Blakemore has appointed Mike Boardman as trading director, replacing David White, who retired due to ill health.Boardman joins from Somerfield, where he was head of ambient trading, following the supermarket group's acquisition by The...

  • 'Bogof later' spearheads Tesco green revolution

    16 Oct 2009

    Sir Terry Leahy today called for urgent action on climate change to avoid the “chaos” it will create for future generations.

  • Booker buoyed by half-yearly profits boost

    13 Oct 2009

    Booker has posted a 12.1% increase in half-year pre-tax profits to £29.7m as sales continue to rise at the cash & carry giant.

  • Bring on that Guernsey factor Subscription

    10 Oct 2009

    Regional player Brymor Ice Cream has boosted its production capacity as it gears up to win over the multiples' buyers with its unique Guernsey flavour. Michael Barker reports

  • Bulletin: Gates tackles world hunger... Sainsbury's bid talk... PepsiCo iPhone gaffe

    16 Oct 2009

    Microsoft guru's foundation invests in food production; supermarket's shares soar on speculation; PR gaffe? there's an app for that

  • Campaign Trail: Cobra makes a meal of it

    10 Oct 2009

    Molson Coors is investing £10m in a three-year push for Cobra beer to reinforce its suitability as an accompaniment for meals. The campaign will include sponsorships of "high-profile curry events", including National Curry Week in November, to...

  • Bumper sales and profits for The Co-op

    12 Oct 2009

    The Co-operative Group has reported bumper half-year sales and profits following its acquisition of Somerfield earlier this year.

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