13 December 2003

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  • Alldays transfer

    19 Dec 2003

    The Co-operative Group has completed the transfer of 30 Alldays stores to Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester Co-op. So far, seven stores have been refurbished to OS&G’s Swift Shop format and two to its Village Store format, with all 30 due to be...

  • Alldays transfer

    19 Dec 2003

    The Co-operative Group has completed the transfer of 30 Alldays stores to Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester Co-op. So far, seven stores have been refurbished to OS&G’s Swift Shop format and two to its Village Store format, with all 30 due to be...

  • BFG moves on Londis

    19 Dec 2003

    The Big Food Group has offered to pay Londis retailers £20,000 in cash over two years – double the amount offered by Musgrave last week.Under its proposal BFG said Londis retail shareholders would get £39.7m, while the directors would get...

  • Festive supply chain strain

    19 Dec 2003

    Supermarkets can expect to see volumes rise up to 25% in food and between 40%-50% in non-food over the Christmas peak, according to a new report from Deloitte. More than half (55%) of retailers they surveyed said they were worried about the...

  • Fyffes upgrades profit forecast

    19 Dec 2003

    Irish fruit and vegetable distributor Fyffes said full-year pre-profit should be 7% ahead of its figures for 2002.Fyffes announced the upgrade on the back of strong performances from its acquisition of German banana distribution business...

  • Fyffes upgrades profit forecast

    19 Dec 2003

    Irish fruit and vegetable distributor Fyffes said full-year pre-profit should be 7% ahead of its figures for 2002.Fyffes announced the upgrade on the back of strong performances from its acquisition of German banana distribution business...

  • Northern Foods names new CEO

    19 Dec 2003

    Northern Foods has announced that Pat O’Driscoll will become group chief executive from April 2004. O’Driscoll is retail vice-president of Shell Europe, where she has been responsible for refocusing the European forecourt business....

  • Old Firm promotes sensible drinking

    19 Dec 2003

    Coors Brewers has launched a new advertising campaign on Scottish TV for its Carling brand, to promote sensible drinking. The ads unite Old Firm managers Alex McLeish of Rangers and Martin O’Neill of Celtic. Two 20-second ads appear...

  • Ahold deal for Disco falters

    18 Dec 2003

    Dutch retailer Ahold said a deal to sell its controlling stake in the Argentine supermarket chain Disco to Chilean retailer Cencosud had failed.Ahold said: “Discussions on the sale of Disco are continuing with interested parties but cannot...

  • S&N beefs up marketing

    19 Dec 2003

    Scottish & Newcastle has named three new directors to oversee group operations, marketing and information services.Simon Ricketts joins with immediate effect as information services director. He was previously chief information officer of...

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