14 February 2009

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  • Acid Test: Tropicana Gold Label

    14 Feb 2009

    The panel set loose the juice with Tropicana's new black-carton effort

  • Ad of the Week: Gary's Indian job does us all a favour

    14 Feb 2009

    As attention-grabbing publicity gimmicks go, PepsiCo's Do Us A Flavour campaign for Walkers has dollops more substance than most. Indeed, assuming the genuinely inspirational Builders' Breakfast is rightfully crowned the eventual winner, the...

  • Around the Papers 16/2/09

    16 Feb 2009

    Rapper makes millions from Diageo; Coke grows in China; Co-op to close Somerfield HQ

  • Around the Papers 17/2/09

    17 Feb 2009

    M&S squeezes suppliers - again; farmers cheer up; UK is ‘fast food nation’

  • Advertising: Butter brands spread the ads on thick Subscription

    14 Feb 2009

    Johnny Rotten, crumpet-topped camper vans and stunt-jumping cows - who said butter was boring?

  • Alan Hempton retires after 45 years with ABI

    14 Feb 2009

    Allied Bakeries Ireland MD Alan Hempton has retired after a 45-year career with the company.Peter Henry is expected to take over the Irish arm of Allied, which produces Kingsmill, working at general manager level.Hempton joined ABI...

  • Asda's £2 roses create row not romance

    16 Feb 2009

    Asda has been slammed by a major poverty charity over roses costing just £2 a dozen, designed to woo cash-strapped shoppers for Valentine's Day.

  • Asda hails 'vintage year' after 7% sales hike

    18 Feb 2009

    Asda chief executive Andy Bond called 2008 "another vintage year" for the group after announcing like-for-like sales growth of more than 7% for the past quarter and 6.5% for the previous 12 months.

  • Around the Papers 18/2/09

    18 Feb 2009

    'Vintage' year for Asda; Cadbury to cut farting cows; Price backs UK farmers

  • Asda's plan for Tesco-town store is moving closer

    14 Feb 2009

    Asda has moved a step closer to competing in the 'Tesco-town' of Inverness after it put forward plans for £1.5m of road improvements. After more than a year of planning proposals and consultations, the Highland Council said it was...

  • ASA upholds complaints about pork welfare ads

    14 Feb 2009

    The Bpex campaign to promote UK pig farming experienced a major setback this week when welfare claims in one of its ads were branded "misleading" and had to be removed. The advert, which appeared on billboards and in the press during 2008,...

  • Around the Papers 19/2/09

    19 Feb 2009

    Brewers to cut costs; Fairtrade holds up despite downturn; obesity education plan falls flat

  • Asda not filled by the fat of the land

    19 Feb 2009

    They say you can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. Now local authorities are finding that you can’t even get fat people to Asda if it involves learning something.

  • Around the Papers 20/2/09

    20 Feb 2009

    Nestlé boost; Iceland auction looms; cure for nut allergy nears

  • Bald is not beautiful for ex-battery birds

    17 Feb 2009

    Chickens look surprisingly fashionable in homespun knitwear

  • Business swinging at Rhythm & Booze

    14 Feb 2009

    Regional off-licence chain Rhythm & Booze has claimed it is thriving despite the recession. MD Martin Swaine said the stores' promotional offers had helped drive "good like-for-like sales growth" in a value-obsessed market. Latest...

  • Bakin' Boys aims to double sales by targeting impulse

    14 Feb 2009

    The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys is taking on McVitie’s in the grab-and-go market as it strives to double sales to £32m within three years. The family-owned cake manufacturer is rolling out three ranges of individually wrapped flapjacks, muffins and...

  • Bill's Produce Store to hit the expansion trail

    14 Feb 2009

    Greengrocer and café operator Bill's Produce Store is planning a major expansion programme to capitalise on the popularity of its 'farmers' market' format. The East Sussex operator, which runs two stores in Lewes and Brighton, is looking at...

  • Can love bloom once more for the cauli?

    14 Feb 2009

    Shoppers are being encouraged to rekindle their love for the cauliflower by a new Brassica Growers Association campaign. UK cauliflower production has fallen by almost a third over the past decade, according to the association, as the public...

  • Cadbury set to curl it like Beckham

    14 Feb 2009

    You may have heard of the butterfly effect - the theory that when a bug flaps its wings in, say, Brazil, it sets off a causal chain that results in a hurricane on the other side of the globe. In grocery terms: when a knight of the realm...

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