16 April 2011

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  • Rubbish publicity for mults as police swoop on bin diver Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    News that a bin diver faces trial has not just thrust the spotlight on freeganism, but also the amount of food the mults chuck out, says James Halliwell

  • Sainsbury’s switches sights to Paralympics

    16 Apr 2011

    Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King tried his hand at sitting volleyball this week to mark the 500-day countdown to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The retailer, which is sponsoring the games, launched the One Million Kids Challenge to…

  • Scotmid downbeat about year ahead despite Botterills injection

    19 Apr 2011

    Scotmid Co-operative Society has posted a £24m increase in full-year sales to £378m following its acquisition of Botterills Convenience Stores. Although the society’s food convenience retail division delivered “solid profit growth”, overall operating profits fell 11% to £9.1m during the year due to the economic downturn and severe weather conditions.

  • Second Opinion: Now this is what I call fruit and veg Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    The freshness and diversity of Italy’s offer put UK supermarkets to shame, says Joanna Blythman

  • Snacks are biting back with a crunch on British pockets Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    Price hikes on raw materials mean shoppers may soon have to pay more for their snacking habits. Mintec’s Robert Miles reports

  • Snax 24 silent on plans to be a petrol giant

    16 Apr 2011

    Snax 24 is keeping schtum on reports that it is part of a consortium bidding for Total UK and Murco. Reports have suggested the indie forecourt retailer is in exclusive talks with Total UK for its 780-site UK forecourt business in a joint...

  • Spuds not celebs to star in Jersey Royals TV debut

    21 Apr 2011

    The Jersey Royal Co will next week make its debut on national television, in a campaign notably free of “Hollywood starlets”. The potato supplier will launch its push during Coronation Street on 25 April, marking a rare TV foray for the ultra-versatile vegetable.

  • Swan gets a new look to tap growth in RYO

    16 Apr 2011

    Republic Technologies has revamped the packaging of its Swan cigarette filters and papers for the first time in more than a decade. The company said the redesign would boost growth in the burgeoning roll-your-own tobacco market. "The move...

  • Swedish cider hopes to change UK tastes

    16 Apr 2011

    A new Swedish cider is heading over to the UK to offer a "new flavour profile" to British cider fans. The 4.5% abv Briska comes from Spendrups, one of Sweden's largest breweries, and was launched there last year. It is described as being...

  • Tales of Titania: Spearmint Rhinos and sticky white goo

    16 Apr 2011

    In an unexpected attack of prudery, our glorious leader Karoline (with a K) has complained to the ASA about the current Creme Egg ads on TV. They feature the eggs working themselves up into a frenzy and then suddenly splurging sticky white goo all...

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