12 April 2003

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  • Hendersons set to expand

    12 Apr 2003

    Ken McWhinney, sales and marketing director of Spar's Northern Irish wholesaler Hendersons, has become group corporate development director. McWhinney will focus on the corporate growth of the business, including store acquisitions. However, he...

  • Huelva crop volume flat

    12 Apr 2003

    The start of the Spanish strawberry season has been described as disastrous by importer Redbridge AFI. Industry representative organisation Freshhuelva said it was questionable whether volumes would surpass last year's figures, despite the 8%...

  • Inquiry set to go public

    12 Apr 2003

    John Wood The leading figures in the UK supermarket sector could soon be putting their case at a public hearing by the Competition Commission panel looking into the bids for Safeway. Sir Derek Morris, chairman of the Competition Commission...

  • Interbrew amicably settles local dispute

    12 Apr 2003

    Interbrew and HSBC bank have settled a dispute over the wording of their corporate slogans in an out of court deal. The "amicable" agreement draws to a close a disagreement which started last year when the Stella Artois brewer objected to...

  • Interbrew sells stake in Namibian Breweries

    15 Apr 2003

    Interbrew has sold its 28.9% stake in Namibian Breweries to Diageo and Heineken for 31m euros.The Belgian brewer of Stella Artois said it has also extended its license agreement with Namibian Breweries for the production, marketing and...

  • Irish backs to the wall

    12 Apr 2003

    Suppliers in the Irish market claim their margins are under intense pressure from local chains fighting the record price cuts recently announced by Tesco. The Irish Food and Drink Federation has warned that jobs may be lost, and some suppliers could...

  • Japan is recognised in the UK both as a source of trendy bee

    12 Apr 2003

    Now Japanese brewers are also turning their attention to health issues. While most western markets have focused on lower alcohol and low calorie products, Japan's Kirin Brewery has adopted a more innovative approach. In February the...

  • K-C wins Andrex tussle

    15 Apr 2003

    Kimberly-Clark ended a bitter price dispute with Sainsbury over its top branded toilet tissue Andrex this week, announcing it had agreed to resupply the product to the retailer.The brand will initially go back on the shelves at the same...

  • Kerwin to drive cheesemaker's growth

    12 Apr 2003

    Thirsk-based blue cheese maker Shepherds Purse has appointed John Kerwin associate director for corporate sales. Kerwin will focus on building sales through major national accounts, whether independent delis or top multiples. He said: "The...

  • kiwi forecast

    12 Apr 2003

    Zespri is forecasting an export increase of 5% on green kiwi varieties, dependent on good weather. The Gold variety is also expected to continue to expand by as much as a million cartons to nine million this year. Fruit size looks particularly good....

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