13 March 2004

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  • New MD for Schwan’s UK arm

    13 Mar 2004

    Schwan’s Consumer Brands UK has promoted Chuck Weum, vice president of customer strategy at its North American offices in Minneapolis, to MD of its UK division. The maker of Chicago Townand Freschetta frozen pizza said Weum has relocated to...

  • News sales switch to grocery

    17 Mar 2004

    The CTN sector is contracting as more supermarkets and c-stores start selling news, a new report reveals. A net 477 newsagents closed over the 12 months to September 2003, according to the latest data from the Association of Newspaper and...

  • News sales switch to grocery

    17 Mar 2004

    The CTN sector is contracting as more supermarkets and c-stores start selling news, a new report has revealed.A net 477 newsagents closed over the 12 months to September 2003, according to the latest data from the Association of Newspaper...

  • Nisa-Today’s goes for planogram cool

    13 Mar 2004

    Nisa-Today’s has upgraded its online planogram service for chilled and frozen to incorporate local purchasing trends. The new online service, which is available free to all members, creates a bespoke planogram which is based on the store...

  • No shame in rogue baccy

    13 Mar 2004

    A third of smokers would consider buying tobacco that had been illegally imported, according to exclusive consumer research carried out by The Grocer’s quarterly magazine Tobacco Trade Review, published this week. The March edition reveals that...

  • NZ lamb gets back on the telly

    13 Mar 2004

    A heavyweight campaign will thrust New Zealand lamb back into the limelight. The £1.5m push will see the meat back on to mainstream television for the first time since the 90s, said John Mabb, market development manager with the New Zealand Meat...

  • Ocean’s new bioculture

    13 Mar 2004

    Cranberry drink specialist Ocean Spray is aiming to make a splash in a new area of soft drinks with the launch of a range of probiotic yogurt drinks. The drinks combine the tiny red fruits with a “friendly bacteria” bioculture. Ocean Spray...

  • Olive oil worries

    13 Mar 2004

    The olive oil market has seen further sharp increases on bulk oil costs which were not really expected, according to traders. Extra virgin is up 3% and olive oil up 5%. Increases are also affecting other seed oils with increases of between...

  • Pernod sales hit by currency

    18 Mar 2004

    Wine and spirits giant Pernod Ricard said annual sales fell 27% impacted by negative currency rates despite strong organic growth.For the year to December 31, the maker of Jacob's Creek wine and Jameson whiskey said turnover dropped to 3.5bn...

  • PG Plunger drops out of sight

    13 Mar 2004

    Unilever is pulling the plug on its PG Plunger loose tea concept after sales failed to reach the company’s expectations. The product had been a bold move by the food giant to inject some life into the flagging hot beverages market, which last...

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