11 July 2009

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  • Acid Test: Blue Nun Gold Edition

    11 Jul 2009

    Ill-fated novelty or soon to become a new dinner party staple?

  • Ad of the Week: Hula Hoops hits a hole in one (but not the other)

    11 Jul 2009

    It's dangerous to assume everyone sees things the way you do - Michael Jackson probably thought calling alcohol 'Jesus juice' in that documentary made him seem less creepy and sinister rather than more so.

  • Amoy turns up strength of noodles

    11 Jul 2009

    Heinz has added the first flavour-infused wet noodles to its Amoy Straight to Wok range in response to consumer demand for stronger-flavoured noodles. The Chilli and Garlic & Coriander noodles will roll out across the major retailers later...

  • Anyone fancy... venom of a honeybee?

    11 Jul 2009

    The Food Standards Agency is consulting on a New Zealand company's bid to make honeybee ­venom a novel food ingredient.

  • Aldi offers three-fish roast for Christmas

    11 Jul 2009

    Aldi has added a new three-fish roast to its Christmas range, featuring layers of smoked white fish, cod and salmon with a creamy cheese and chive sauce. The 1kg line, which goes on sale on 3 December, serves four.The discounter already…

  • Around the Papers 13/7/09

    13 Jul 2009

    Sainsbury's chairman candidate in demand; catfish is not cod; fish oil benefit debate

  • Asda set to trial mini Apple, Orange and Sony shops in stores

    11 Jul 2009

    Asda is considering introducing new concessions to its Supercentre stores from companies such as Apple, Sony and Orange, The Grocer has learnt.The retailer is looking at ways to enhance its Supercentre offer and is understood to be talking...

  • Bottled water makes a splash in heatwave

    11 Jul 2009

    The recent heatwave has helped improve consumer attitudes to bottled water, claims industry body The Natural Hydration Council (NHC).Many shoppers were now more likely to choose water instead of a carbonate, said NHC director Jeremy Clarke....

  • Booths' Dee rises to trading director role

    11 Jul 2009

    Northern supermarket chain Booths has promoted Chris Dee to the new role of trading director. The promotion follows a restructure at the independent retailer, which has formed a new trading department at its Preston HQ by merging its buying...

  • Around the Papers 14/7/09

    14 Jul 2009

    C&C red-faced; Tata hunts non-tea; Potts in the Times

  • Asda guarantees satisfaction on bargain uniforms with money-back offer

    15 Jul 2009

    Asda is offering a 100-day money-back guarantee on its bargain-basement £4.50 school uniform.

  • Around the Papers 15/7/09

    15 Jul 2009

    Britons eat in; Tesco targets long-term jobless; Britvic looks abroad

  • Around the Papers 16/7/09

    16 Jul 2009

    Northern and Thorntons; Reckitt re-brands; banana champ 'fraud' woe

  • Around the Papers 17/7/09

    17 Jul 2009

    Competition testiness; Swiss miracle chocs; bag cuts

  • Campaign Trail: Paula's got George

    11 Jul 2009

    Move over Simon Cowell, there's a new judge in town. Former Britain's Got Talent winner and breakdancer George Sampson will judge the singing and dancing ability of youngsters in Dr Oetker's Paula's Farmyard Fame competition, as part of the...

  • Campaign Trail: SCA gives it plenty

    11 Jul 2009

    From beach huts to lighthouses, cleaning duo Brenda and Audrey are on hand in SCA's latest TV ads for household towel brand Plenty. The brand will also sponsor Channel 4 show How Clean Is Your House? from August, with ident ads kicking off on More4...

  • Campaign Trail: Sweets from a pure sky

    11 Jul 2009

    It's raining Fruit-tella, hallelujah, in the latest TV ad campaign from Perfetti van Melle. Two new ads for the chew brand will see fruit falling from the sky and turning into Fruit-tella sweets as it lands, to highlight that they contain no...

  • Campaign Trail: Another side to bath time

    11 Jul 2009

    Trying to enjoy a soak in the tub becomes a lot more difficult in Beverage Brands' latest ad for vodka-based alcopop WKD, when the idyll of bath time is shattered by an intruding other half. Featuring the brand's well-known strapline 'Have you got a...

  • British apricot debut by Norman Collett

    11 Jul 2009

    Top fruit marketer Norman Collett is to launch its first line of British apricots into supermarkets next week.Collett will be supplying two varieties, Tomcot and Flavourcot, into a range of supermarkets in 350g packs. It follows investment...

  • C&C admits sales decline in results U-turn

    14 Jul 2009

    C&C Group the maker of Magners cider has been forced to admit it got the numbers wrong last week when it published its results for the four months to June.

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