15 August 2009

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  • ‘Halo effect’ of 4% restores the shine to original Stella brand

    15 Aug 2009

    While the explosive success of Stella Artois 4% has hogged the limelight in lager lately, sister brand Stella Artois has quietly crept out of the shadows to claw back market share.

  • 99p Stores ready to open its 99th store

    15 Aug 2009

    99p Stores is set to open its 99th store next week.The discount chain will hit the landmark figure when it opens its store in Ashford, Kent, on Friday. It will be quickly followed by the opening of its 100th store the following day in…

  • Acid Test: Heinz Reduced Salt & Sugar Snap Pots

    15 Aug 2009

    Baked beans, in plastic pots. That snap. And have reduced salt and sugar.

  • Ad of the Week: Heinz pours the evil on thick

    15 Aug 2009

    For a few years, recently deceased Hollywood legend John Hughes perfectly captured what it was like to be a (white, rich, good-looking) teenager (from Chicago) in the 1980s.

  • Aldi begins search for new MD after Foley’s shock exit

    15 Aug 2009

    Paul Foley's boss will take temporary charge of Aldi's UK business following the shock departure of the UK MD this week, but the appointment is not expected to be permanent. Armin Burger, promoted to oversee Aldi Süd's international...

  • Are glasshouses and GM the future for our food security? Subscription

    15 Aug 2009

    The need to reduce our reliance on imports is rising up the political agenda. Michael Barker asks what can be done to increase primary production

  • Around the Papers 17/8/09

    17 Aug 2009

    Good news for Scotland; Bond successor emerging; Cobra credit deal

  • Around the Papers 18/8/09

    18 Aug 2009

    Katona axed; US citrus spike; now bread is bad 

  • Around the Papers 19/8/09

    19 Aug 2009

    Waitrose a winner; tea prices up again; now popcorn is healthy

  • Around the Papers 20/8/09

    20 Aug 2009

    Whole Foods healthcare row; BAT bags Burrows; Tories to tax booze

  • Around the Papers 21/8/09

    21 Aug 2009

    Tesco jobs joy; retail figures improve; Heinz means business

  • Banana giant Dole plans to go public

    18 Aug 2009

    Fresh produce giant Dole is to go public on the US stock market in a move it hopes will raise up to half a billion dollars.

  • Bond biking backwards?

    15 Aug 2009

    Not long now until Andy Bond begins his 1,000-mile bike ride across Britain although the Asda PR machine has been unusually quiet about his preparations. Presumably the radio silence has nothing to do with Asda's recent embarrassment over those ads...

  • Booker course boosts staff butchery skills

    15 Aug 2009

    Booker will next month begin a second wave of butchery training.The wholesaling giant has already trained more than 40 staff in butchery over the past 12 months as it attempts to address a shortage of butchers in the trade. "Due to the...

  • Burrows to replace du Plessis at BAT helm

    17 Aug 2009

    British American Tobacco is set to announce former Bank of Ireland chairman Richard Burrows as its new chair.

  • Campaign Trail: Beer’s Oriental background

    15 Aug 2009

    S&N is emphasising the Oriental roots of Tiger Beer in its first major ad campaign since it acquired the Singaporean brand in January. Artistically arranged ads with the beer on exotic backgrounds will appear on the Tube and outdoor ads will be...

  • Campaign Trail: Frankfurter fever

    15 Aug 2009

    Nestlé is flagging up the versatility of its Herta Frankfurters in a new £800,000 push for the brand. Kicking off this week, the campaign includes press ads, a website, in-store promotions and sampling. A team of chefs will tour stores cooking up...

  • Campaign Trail: Trebor gum worth the wait

    15 Aug 2009

    Cadbury has rested the gorilla, airport trucks and eyebrow-bouncing school kids in favour of a team of suited executives for its latest ad. The confectioner has invested £3.5m on the 'Mint People' ATL campaign to support its new Trebor Extra Strong...

  • Campaign Trail: Typhoo backs sports for all

    15 Aug 2009

    England World Cup winning knight Sir Geoff Hurst is the celebrity ambassador for Typhoo's new partnership with the Federation of Disability Sport. Typhoo Sports For All was launched this week to provide more than 500 community-based sports coaches...

  • Can off- licences fight back? Subscription

    15 Aug 2009

    Yes they can, says Peter Cripps. But they will have to raise their games dramatically if they are to claw back share from the supermarkets and start making money again

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