12 May 2007

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  • Anchor goes back to the old buttercup test

    14 May 2007

    New advertising for Anchor butter this summer will feature the old-fashioned buttercup test as owner Arla repositions the brand as the only free-range option on the market.TV ads featuring the childhood method of checking whether someone...

  • Andean lifts Argentina

    14 May 2007

    The Argentinean wine category is in need of new brands, according to wine agent Chalié Richards, which is preparing to launch a new range into the sector.Andean was developed following research that suggested the Andes were the main...

  • Asda gets potatoes direct from farms

    14 May 2007

    Asda is repeating last year's experiment with locally sourced new potatoes in a handful of its stores.The first Cornish earlies were delivered direct into Asda's Falmouth store last week and are due to appear shortly at shops in Bodmin...

  • asda's supply chain shapes up

    14 May 2007

    David Cheesewright was only one year into his three-year term as chief operating officer at Wal-Mart Canada when the call came from Asda chief executive Andy Bond asking him to return home. Although he was reluctant to give up the "great...

  • Asda's Welsh spears debut

    14 May 2007

    Asda claims it is the first multiple to sell Welsh asparagus, which it is offering in just one Welsh store.Spears grown in Tenby by Nick and Pat Bean are being delivered direct into Asda's Swansea supermarket. Asda will sell the...

  • Atlantic cod hit by global warming

    14 May 2007

    Climate change is making the plight of north east Atlantic cod stocks worse, according to a WWF report.It has called for immediate measures to give stocks - already at risk due to overfishing - a chance to rebuild themselves.The...

  • Bob's the job for new drink

    14 May 2007

    Fruit pieces 'bobbing' in juice is the latest innovation in UK soft drinks.Frubob, a fruit juice drink available in orange, peach and pineapple flavours, ­contains little pieces of fruit floating inside. It promises no added sugar,...

  • Britvic acquires C&C Group soft drink business

    14 May 2007

    Britvic has acquired the soft drinks and distribution businesses of the C&C Group for E249.2m (£169.5m) in cash.The deal includes brands such as Club soft drinks and Ballygowan water, as well as the rights to the Pepsi and 7Up brands through...

  • Britvic updates Tango with natural flavours

    14 May 2007

    Iconic fizzy drink brand Tango is poised to unveil a new healthier image in a bid to grab a bigger share of an increasingly health-conscious market.From July, Tango will contain only natural flavours and colours, although brand owner...

  • California expects more stone fruit

    14 May 2007

    California is predicting a return to a heavier stone fruit crop this year, with some fruit expected a week earlier.Peach, plum and nectarine growers are expecting a 50.5 million container crop for the 2007 season - up from 47.5 million...

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