13 March 2004

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  • Young’s is in Deep

    13 Mar 2004

    Leading seafood supplier Young’s Bluecrest is investing money into marine conservation through a new partnership. The brand has signed a sponsorship deal for an undisclosed five-figure sum with The Deep in Hull, a lottery project dedicated to...

  • Wotsits hots things up

    13 Mar 2004

    Walkers is ploughing £4m behind Wotsits and Square Crisps in a bid to take both brands to a wider audience. Wotsits is getting a new Flamin Hot variant and improved Really Cheesy flavour, while Square Crisps is getting new pack designs and...

  • Why availability stays below par

    13 Mar 2004

    Lousy forecasting, poorly managed promotions and problems in the last fifty yards of the supply chain continue to dog on-shelf availability, according to young managers polled for our reader panel. The overwhelming majority (98%) of IGD’s...

  • Westler Foods finance boss rises to MD

    13 Mar 2004

    Canned food manufacturer Westler Foods has promoted Henry Breese from financial director to managing director of the company. He will be responsible for the development of the company’s Tyne and Chesswood grocery brands as well as its...

  • Weetabix finds a perfect fit with the Olympics

    13 Mar 2004

    Weetabix has won the race to sponsor Britain’s Olympic team this summer. Brand owner Premier Foods said that the deal, for an undisclosed sum, was a perfect fit for Weetabix’s health, energy and wellbeing values. The company plans to run a major...

  • We must keep our position of strength

    13 Mar 2004

    from Shamus Lehel, Wootton Post Office, Londis, BedsSir; Now that even the new independent directors appointed by KPMG have reached the conclusion that Londis should be sold, we should all get geared up behind our company and push for...

  • Warming to winter

    13 Mar 2004

    Unilever Bestfoods is adding a new Warm Salad paste and dressing combinations range to its Hellmann’s brand.The launch is part of the company’s campaign to drive Hellmann’s from a £75m brand to one worth £128m in five years by extending its...

  • Wal-Mart man joins M&S to manage drinks category

    13 Mar 2004

    Marks and Spencer has recruited James Leeson from Wal-Mart as category manager for wine and drinks. M& S said that he would aim to raise the profile of its wine through increased merchandising activity. He joins from Wal-Mart in the US,...

  • Wal-Mart German arm finds an asset in Wild

    13 Mar 2004

    David Wild has taken up the post of trading director at Wal-Mart Germany. He replaces Uwe W Klenk-Zilli, who transfers to Wal-Mart Canada as part of an executive development program. Best known for spearheading Tesco’s controversial factory...

  • Waitrose move axes Chitty plant

    13 Mar 2004

    A meat producer has been forced to axe a large part of its business after the loss of a major retail customer. Slaughterer and meat processor Chitty Food Group is to close its Congerstone killing plant in Warwickshire, which it bought in...

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