13 January 2001

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  • E-fulfilment: Nice and E-asy does it­

    13 Jan 2001

    E-fulfilment firm Collectpoint claims that it's running way ahead of competitors M-box and Dropzone1. Director Scott Bellway said his company has attracted more business because its system is simpler to use. Installing the Collectpoint system onto...

  • E-tailing: Net exchanges launch the megahub' link

    13 Jan 2001

    Two of the largest internet exchanges have joined forces to fund a "megahub", facilitating cheap and easy communication between members of separate trading exchanges. GlobalNetXchange, which is retailer led, and manufacturer-led Transora are now...

  • European trading: Continental giants fail to surprise

    13 Jan 2001

    There were few surprises in the series of trading statements posted by continental Europe's leading retailers in the new year. Metro's full year sales rose 7.1% to DM 91.8bn, largely in line with analysts' expectations, with strong performances...

  • Far East: More fruit from China

    13 Jan 2001

    Chinese top fruit exports to the UK have been given a boost with the announcement that Fyffes Multifresh is handling Bella Nova branded Fuji apples and Ya pears as part of a joint initiative with Capespan. Other exotic fruit trials are being...

  • FC plans a new stadium and retail park

    13 Jan 2001

    Grimsby Town Football Club is to build a retail park alongside its proposed stadium on the A180 Grimsby to Cleethorpes Road. A 90-acre site has been allocated for the combined development by North East Lincolnshire Council. Developer Chiltern...

  • First impressions: Dragonfly organic teas

    13 Jan 2001

    Belinda Gannaway is web editor of on-tap.net, William Reed's information and trading platform for the on-trade I am a big tea drinker and do like to experiment. I am also an organics buyer so this product was on to a winner from the beginning. I...

  • Fish: Cash help as NPD is urged

    13 Jan 2001

    In a bid to introduce more exciting seafood dishes, the Sea Fish Industry Authority has launched an initiative to encourage UK processors to develop new seafood products for the retail market. Seafish will financially support a portion of...

  • Fish: Steady supplies kept up

    13 Jan 2001

    Britain's fish industry defied bad weather and continued almost uninterrupted activity over the Christmas period to ensure supplies were met and maintained. In Plymouth and Newlyn, good weather enabled fishermen to bring a good variety of fish to...

  • Geest: Chilled fear dispelled

    13 Jan 2001

    Fresh prepared foods producer Geest posted a positive trading statement for the second half, maintaining 17% sales growth, and in the process reassured analysts concerned that the chilled food bubble might burst. "EDLP had some impact on margins on...

  • Galaxy launches a raft of specials

    13 Jan 2001

    Galaxy Publications will release five new titles in its specials series this month. The first, Ravers Clean Shaven, is on sale this week, priced £3.25. It will be in A4 format, carry 116 pages, have a print run of 60,000 and be on sale for eight...

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