13 October 2007

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  • M&S stops selling white veal in-store

    15 Oct 2007

    Concern over the welfare of calves has led Marks & Spencer to stop selling white veal.Calves' liver is also being pulled as it comes from the animals reared on the Continent for white veal, often in small crates, which restrict their...

  • Marketers Make mostof evolution

    15 Oct 2007

    The marketing industry has been faced with challenges at every turn this year. Ofcom's ban on the advertising of HFSS foods to kids has sparked a complete overhaul of the way the industry advertises many well-loved brands. And the unpredictable...

  • McVitie's ordered to alter packaging

    15 Oct 2007

    United Biscuits has been ordered to change the packaging for its McVitie's Fig Rolls before launching them in Ireland. Manufacturer Jacob Fruitfield Food Group, which has a 35% share of the Irish biscuit market, was granted a High Court...

  • Milk industry pins hopes on merger

    15 Oct 2007

    The proposed merger between First Milk and Milk Link has been billed by the NFU as "the best news the dairy industry has had for many years". But while it has been welcomed by milk processors and dairy farmers, is it really the great white hope...

  • NBA's Northern Ireland press release bombs with target market

    15 Oct 2007

    What was the National Beef Association thinking of when it sent out its latest press release?"Explosive Northern Ireland Red Meat Industry Task Force report will detonate throughout UK beef sector," screamed the headline.Was this...

  • My Alternative CV - Mike Igoe, retail director, PayPoint

    15 Oct 2007

    What's your nickname? With a surname like Igoe to work with, too many to choose from!  Who was your first teenage crush and why? I would have to say that Wonder Woman had a certain appeal at the time.  When was the first time you got drunk and what...

  • Munday to oversee FDF's science policy

    15 Oct 2007

    The Food and Drink Federation has recruited a director of food safety and science to spearhead key policy areas.Scientist Helen Munday - who is currently head of research at Mars UK's Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition - will draw up,...

  • Morrisons' winning formula - Q&A and Availability

    15 Oct 2007

    This small Morrisons store in the Derbyshire Dales may seem unassuming from the outside, but inside it is a shining example of the retailer's countrywide rebranding project. Just six weeks ago, Chapel-en-le-Frith was the second Morrisons store in...

  • New appetite for curly kale

    15 Oct 2007

    Curly leaf kale is making a surprise comeback on the strength of its nutritional values.The nutrient-rich green that helped sustain the nation through years of rationing caused by World War II has been reinvented in a sweeter "baby"...

  • monitor - Dairy product prices

    15 Oct 2007

    Spiralling dairy product prices could be about to plateau. There are signs that prices have reached the top of the cycle and even, for some products, begun to ease. Skimmed milk powder, for example, has fallen back 4.5% in value from its peak last...

  • Nectar gets firepower to analyse 10 million

    15 Oct 2007

    Sainsbury's loyalty card is set to "leapfrog" Tesco's by analysing the shopping habits of millions more consumers than its rival, according to the man who used to run Clubcard.This summer Peter Gleason left Dunnhumby, the company that...

  • Nestlé sales up 9%

    18 Oct 2007

    Nestlé has reported a 9% increase in nine-month sales to CHF78.7bn (£32.8bn).In Europe, a focus on accelerating innovation had resulted in organic growth of 2.5%, the food giant said. There was also strong organic growth for its...

  • Offshoring

    15 Oct 2007

    Wrigley transferred production of its breath-freshening strips from the US to its confectionery plant in Poznan, Poland, in 2004 Kraft closed the Terry's chocolate factory in York and relocated production of brands such as Terry's...

  • NFU move may revive the polytunnel battle

    15 Oct 2007

    Soft fruit growers are playing the anti-polytunnel lobby at its own game in a move that threatens to reignite the battle over the plastic structures.Growers are asking NFU members nationwide to support a planning application for 20ha of...

  • OFT called on to give merger green light

    15 Oct 2007

    Dairy industry sources have called on the OFT to give the go-ahead to the proposed merger of First Milk and Milk Link.Opponents of the merger have argued that although the combined co-op would control less than 25% of Britain's raw milk...

  • non-food - 13th October 2007

    15 Oct 2007

    ? Buying a games console is no longer as clear-cut as it once was. The arrival of three next-generation consoles, each offering a unique entertainment proposition, has broadened choice for the consumer, but has made choosing new hardware more...

  • Nisa takes the fight to the multiples

    15 Oct 2007

    Nisa takes the fight to the multiples Leo Gillen Gillen's, Nisa-Todays member Sir; It's a da pity Il Bogof neva stayed for Godfather II running till Wednesday ('Nifa-Today and the Neapolitan conference', The Grocer, 6 October, p130)....

  • Online retailing is in need of new attitude

    15 Oct 2007

    Online retailing is in need of new attitude Justin Opie Event director, E Commerce Expo Sir; Too few companies are paying attention to what happens after a customer arrives on a website. Poor experiences, failed transactions and...

  • Obesity 'could take 30 years to reverse'

    17 Oct 2007

    The growing problem of obesity could take as long as 30 years to reverse, a government report has warned.Obesity could cost the UK as much as £45bn a year by 2050 if current trends continue, according to the Foresight Report on Obesity,...

  • Ocado eyes northern distribution centre

    18 Oct 2007

    Online retailer Ocado is reportedly planning to open a distribution centre in the north of England.It is looking for a 20-acre site capable of delivering about £1bn worth of orders a year to allow it to expand across the north of England and...

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