12 May 2007

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  • Letter of the week - Nisa already has the vision it needs

    14 May 2007

    I disagree with Mark Proudfoot's thoughts on Nisa-Today's needing to look to the "outside world" for a new chairman (The Grocer, 5 May, p26). I believe there is a chairman elect on the Nisa Holdings Board already. Having noticed the transformation...

  • Lidl abandons foie gras trial

    14 May 2007

    Lidl has abandoned an experiment selling foie gras in some of its UK stores.It said the decision to sell the delicacy, made with the livers of force-fed ducks, was based on customer requests. But less than a year on it has been...

  • Lower yield sparks Riesling price rise

    14 May 2007

    Riesling prices are set to rise following a growth in worldwide demand and a lower than average yield in the 2006 harvest,according to the Deutsches Weininstitut (DWI).Germany is home to more than 60% of the world's Riesling grapes and...

  • Men explore space with Teacher's help

    14 May 2007

    Teacher's Whisky is trying to shake-off its old-fashioned image with a new campaign aimed at men over 30 years old.The campaign, Create Your Space, is part of a £1m investment in the brand by owner Beam Global UK to reposition the...

  • Money lavished on Kensington debut

    14 May 2007

    Whole Foods Market has shelled out almost three times more money fitting out its debut UK store than it would on an typical North American site. Pre-opening expenses for the 80,000 sq ft store in Kensington, London, which is due to open...

  • Midlands steps up store refurb plans

    14 May 2007

    Midlands Co-op is to ramp up its store refurbishment programme this year.The society, which operates 159 food stores across the Midlands, refitted and re-merchandised 30 last year. This year it plans to revamp 60 c-stores and capitalise...

  • Morrisons takeover rumours continue

    14 May 2007

    Private equity firm CVC is reportedly considering making a bid for Morrisons.The firm is in discussions with its advisors Goldman Sachs about making an offer, according to reports in the Sunday Express.Morrisons has been the centre...

  • Moët driving trial of premium still wines

    17 May 2007

    Moët Hennessy UK is to increase the focus on its still wine range in the UK.The company sees the UK off-trade in particular as a huge opportunity as consumers continue to move to home drinking, brand director Louise Pilkington...

  • Moët driving trial of premium still wines

    17 May 2007

    Moët Hennessy UK is to increase the focus on its still wine range in the UK.The company sees the UK off-trade in particular as a huge opportunity as consumers continue to move to home drinking, brand director Louise Pilkington...

  • Most people understand GDA labels

    14 May 2007

    Eighty per cent of shoppers have now seen Guideline Daily Amounts labels on food and drink products and 54% have used them, according to GDA campaign research.Some 83% of those questioned thought the GDAs were useful and 84% said they...

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