14 May 2011

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  • Cracking the QR code Subscription

    14 May 2011

    They may have come of age in Japan and the US but in the UK the use of QR code technology is still in its infancy. Are networks and the general public ready for an fmcg QR revolution, asks Jon Severs

  • Clarke starts to feel the quality

    16 May 2011

    In The Times today, Andy Clarke is again banging the drum on his supermarket’s new focus on quality.

  • Call for vigilance over nanofoods

    14 May 2011

    Sir, FSA research looking at consumer attitudes towards nano foods has reinforced Which? findings from 2007 consumers are open to some developments and cynical about others, but overall they expect much greater openness and effective oversight...

  • Campaign Trail: Eat natural, help squirrels

    14 May 2011

    Eat Natural is helping preserve Britain's red squirrels with an ongoing promotion on packs of its Peanut, Almond and Hazelnut snack bars. From the end of this month, it will donate 5p from single packs (rsp: 82p) and 15p from multi-packs (rsp:...

  • Campaign Trail: Mixed-up vimto gets sociable

    14 May 2011

    Social media will become the focus of Vimto's marketing campaign for the first time this summer when owner Nichols pours £6.5m into a push for its flagship soft drink brand. The company said the push, the second under the 'Seriously Mixed Up Fruit'...

  • Careers File: It may be time to take a career health check Subscription

    14 May 2011

    Whether you are just moving up the ladder or you are a seasoned veteran, it may be time to think about taking a career health check. Quite often, where you find yourself in your career is not as a result of good planning or natural sequential...

  • Bottlegreen makes most of green tea

    14 May 2011

    Soft drinks producer Bottlegreen is hoping to tap into growing consumer taste for green tea with its latest pressé drink. Green tea & elderflower sparkling pressé (rsp: £2.95), rolling out to Waitrose now, is an ideal summer drink,...

  • Boots owner downbeat despite booming profits

    16 May 2011

    The parent of high street chemist Boots warned of  “subdued” demand in the year ahead despite profits soaring by more than 14% in the past year.

  • Bottlegreen bought by WKD maker

    18 May 2011

    Bottlegreen Drinks has been sold to Northern Ireland’s SHS Group, the maker of WKD. The soft drinks producer was previously controlled by Piper Private Equity. Piper paid around £5m for a majority stake in 2007 and reportedly valued the company at £30m.

  • California law change a step closer for Fresh & Easy

    18 May 2011

    The Californian bill that could force Fresh & Easy to add full-service checkout stands in its 126 stores has progressed past the committee stage.

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