16 April 2011

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  • Jim Beam claims flavoured bourbon first with Red Stag

    19 Apr 2011

    Maxxium UK has launched what it claims is the first ever flavoured bourbon in the UK market as it looks to redefine the ageing category. Red Stag By Jim Beam is made with four year-old Jim Bean bourbon whiskey, infused with natural black cherry flavours.

  • Kanes plans charity packs of asparagus

    16 Apr 2011

    Fresh produce supplier Kanes Foods is launching two asparagus products to raise money for charity and highlight horticulture in the Vale of Evesham. Asparagus Salad, with baby plum tomatoes, chard, wild rocket and ­watercress, and...

  • Kids ‘at risk of overdosing on super-strength squash’

    16 Apr 2011

    Double-concentrate squash may be good for the environment but it is encouraging children to be sweet-toothed, Bottlegreen MD Simon Speers claims. Speaking to The Grocer at the UK Soft Drinks Conference in Leeds this week, he said kids...

  • Labels still hard to understand for shoppers

    16 Apr 2011

    More than a quarter of consumers are grappling with food labels but many are still not bothering to read them, says new research. A survey of more than 1,000 consumers conducted by research company Harris Interactive between January and...

  • Landmark for sustainable fishing award

    18 Apr 2011

    The 9000th product to be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council has gone into Waitrose stores. MSC eco-labelled Waitrose oat-crumbed Scottish mackerel fillets hit fish counters at the supermarket last week.

  • Laughing stockings Subscription

    21 Apr 2011

    It must be the warm weather getting everyone so hot under the collar. In the papers it’s as if the silly season has started a couple of months early, with a bunch of dozy stories surfacing in the past few days that you’d normally expect to see only in high summer.

  • Let’s get rid of battery eggs

    16 Apr 2011

    Sir, For the first time 50% of UK eggs are now laid by cage-free hens and more people than ever are choosing higher welfare eggs. The latest figures from Defra reveal that 45% of eggs produced in the UK in 2010 were free-range and 5% were...

  • Letter of the week: The era of fairness has arrived

    16 Apr 2011

    Sir, In his rush to accuse supermarkets of exploiting their supply chains (The Grocer, 2 April), NFU president Peter Kendall has conveniently forgotten much of the emphasis of the Competition Commission's work in 2009. It was not, as he would have everyone believe...

  • Lid no longer jars for old and weak

    16 Apr 2011

    Weaklings of the world rejoice! No longer will stubborn lids come between consumers and their jam as long as they buy Duerr's. Following a trial in Morrisons, the jam and marmalade supplier is rolling out an easier-to-open lid with two...

  • Little Dish appoints O’Brien to double its sales by end of 2012

    16 Apr 2011

    Natural kids food brand Little Dish has appointed a new sales director as it looks to double sales by the end of 2012. Andy O'Brien has joined the company from Innocent Drinks, where he worked for more than two years as a grocery...

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