14 April 2001

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  • £56.3m Doncaster sale

    14 Apr 2001

    Teesland, developer of Doncaster's Interchange site, has set up a limited partnership with Bank of Scotland and Sir Robert McAlpine to buy the adjoining Frenchgate Centre from the Prudential for £56.3m. The Frenchgate Centre's tenant line-up...

  • Added value fruit: Moving in

    14 Apr 2001

    A new range of assorted single unit prepacked fruit designed for c-stores and garage forecourts has been launched by importer/ prepacker Sara Produce. The Fruit on the Move branded box contains 17 units and includes apples, pears, mandarins, grapes...

  • Apples: Organic arrivals

    14 Apr 2001

    Washington State, which supports one of the largest apple industries in the world, has taken the UK organic market by storm this year. Imports so far this season have already accounted for over a quarter of its 470,000 carton shipments until the...

  • Alco pops given an unfair press

    14 Apr 2001

    Sir; Concerning a report in the Daily Express of March 29 ­ "Alco pops aimed at pre-teens says report"): My company is a producer of "Alco pops" (RTDs, or PPSs). Since 1996 the industry has been regulated by the Portman Group which, with the...

  • Asda: Landslide wrecks Brighton store

    14 Apr 2001

    Asda has been forced to close its Brighton Marina store indefinitely after the building was partly demolished by a 4,000 tonne landslide. "The extent of the damage has yet to be confirmed and it's therefore much too early to say when the store...

  • Ahold: 1,250 more

    14 Apr 2001

    Ahold has announced it is to open 1,250 new and remodeled stores to boost organic growth. The company expects its total store count to reach approximately 9,000 by the end of the year. "Our strength lies in our ability to achieve significant...

  • Bass T stays on the boil

    14 Apr 2001

    As part of its £7m market support for Tennent's Lager, Bass is launching the biggest on-pack promotion yet seen on a beer brand in Scotland. This summer T in the Pack will offer prizes that include a trip for two to New York for any music concert...

  • Bass splashing out to make Carling the biggest lager adverti

    14 Apr 2001

    Bass Brewers is shrugging off the ownership problems that hang over it, saying goodbye to its sponsorship of football's Premier League and putting all its weight behind supporting the brands. This year that budget will total £88.5m of which £43m is...

  • Beef: Brussels fragmented' over reform package

    14 Apr 2001

    Overheated instructions resulted in unworkable reforms' ­ NBA The controversial beef industry reform package hurriedly put together by the European Commission immediately after the eruption of the BSE crisis on the continent last November is...

  • Australia: Coles Myers split in two

    14 Apr 2001

    Australian retail giant Cole Myers has announced a restructure of its business following the news its apparel and merchandise activities dragged down half-year profits (The Grocer, March 24, p12). The Australian retail giant will split its...

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