17 October 2009

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  • Costcutter set to meet 100 store target

    17 Oct 2009

    Costcutter has recruited 120 new retailers to its fascia since the start of its financial year in May.However 76 retailers have either closed their stores or left the group, resulting in an overall growth of 44. Costcutter MD Nick Ivel...

  • Cracking first TV ad for Wensleydale

    23 Oct 2009

    The Wensleydale Creamery is launching its first ever television advert to reinforce its authentic credentials in consumers' minds.

  • Cream for slimmers at 12% fat

    17 Oct 2009

    A new cream with 70% less fat than standard double cream has been launched by WeightWatchers. Reduced Fat Thick Cream (rsp: 89p for 200g), manufactured under licence by Dairy Crest, contains only 12% fat. It would address the three main...

  • Critical Eye... on kids with machetes and big sparkly power drills

    17 Oct 2009

    Stop the presses! We're drinking too much. (Yawn.) If it's not the BrewDog'n'meths cocktails making you sleepy, it's probably because you've heard this a million times before. Booze makes you fat, makes you fight, makes you f-...feel unwell. The...

  • David Beckham to stand by calamity-hit GO3

    17 Oct 2009

    GO3, the frozen food range fronted by David Beckham, recorded sales of just £600 in September, but the football superstar has promised to keep the faith as a series of disasters beset the brand.

  • Editor's Comment: Sir Terry's latest role model must be Swampy

    17 Oct 2009

    While Sir Terry Leahy's comments on "woefully low" education standards made front page news, his IGD speech reminded me of a secondhand car, polished up to look new.

  • Delia’s Christmas gift to fine food suppliers

    17 Oct 2009

    Fine food suppliers are gearing up for a surge in demand this Christmas as Delia Smith's new Festive Season book hit shelves this week.In a return to the celebrity cook's roots, Delia's Happy Christmas champions 18 fine food suppliers in...

  • Eismann UK sets up frozen food delivery operation for elderly

    17 Oct 2009

    Frozen food home delivery retailer Eismann UK has launched into meals on wheels with a new venture, Country Home Foods.The company is similar to Eismann UK, which delivers frozen ready meals ordered through a catalogue or the website and…

  • Eblex standing firm on quality standard

    17 Oct 2009

    The quality standard mark for beef and lamb is to live on in independent retailers and the foodservice industry, following an Eblex pledge to support the mark.

  • Don Pumsey on the canonisation of St Peter Marks

    17 Oct 2009

    From the DRIP to the IGD conference

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