18 April 2009

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  • Around the Papers 24/4/09 Subscription

    24 Apr 2009

    Greene King eyes spree; WHSmith dances on Woolworths grave; Domino's cleans up

  • Robert Wiseman bags new Co-op milk supply deal Subscription

    24 Apr 2009

    Robert Wiseman Dairies has secured a lucrative contract to supply milk to The Co-operative Group’s food stores across the north of England from August.

  • Adnams faces shareholder flak over growth plan Subscription

    24 Apr 2009

    The brewer Adnams has been criticised by one of its shareholders for the way it has expanded the business over recent years, including the launch of its Cellar & Kitchen retail chain.

  • WH Smith boss Swann hails Woolies effect Subscription

    24 Apr 2009

    WH Smith is on the hunt for more former Woolworths stores and claims its sales have  been boosted by the closure of the variety retailer.

  • Beleaguered Dawson wants new OFT newspaper probe Subscription

    24 Apr 2009

    Dawson News has called for the Office of Fair Trading to re-examine the distribution of newspapers and magazines, just six months after the conclusion of a lengthy investigation into the sector.

  • Ten problems to keep Sir Terry up at night Subscription

    24 Apr 2009

    The Tesco juggernaut keeps on trucking, with sales of £59bn and profits north of £3bn in its latest accounts. Yet Tesco is not infallible and against the backdrop of a global economic recession suppliers, industry consultants, City analysts and marketing experts have been unusually critical of certain aspects of its strategy. The Grocer team reports

  • WKD to shake up cider market with Core launch Subscription

    24 Apr 2009

    WKD is breaking into the cider market in the brand’s first move into non-spirit products since 1996.

  • Nestlé in first quarter sales dip Subscription

    22 Apr 2009

    Nestlé, the world's largest food group, has reported a slight fall in first quarter sales but said organic sales across the business rose 3.8%.

  • Around the Papers 22/4/09 Subscription

    22 Apr 2009

    Tesco reaction; ABF reaction; now meat causes cancer, apparently

  • Greene King rights issue to fund pub spree Subscription

    23 Apr 2009

    Brewer and pub company Greene King has launched a £207.5m rights issue to enable it to acquire struggling pubs.

  • Greencore appoints Walker as new convenience chief Subscription

    23 Apr 2009

    Convenience foods manufacturer Greencore has appointed Diane Walker as chief executive of Convenience Foods UK.

  • Sales and profits down at Smiths News Subscription

    23 Apr 2009

    Newspaper and magazine wholesaler Smiths News has blamed “difficult market conditions” for a drop in half-year sales and profits.

  • Retailers slam Darling’s Budget Subscription

    23 Apr 2009

    Retail associations have slammed Chancellor Alistair Darling’s Budget for failing to offer help to struggling retailers.

  • Around the Papers 23/4/09 Subscription

    23 Apr 2009

    Budget reflection; packed sandwiches worse for you than crisps; Swiss food giant toils

  • Tesco unveils record £3bn full-year profits Subscription

    21 Apr 2009

    Tesco has posted stronger results than expected over the past year, notching up double-digit growth in both profits and sales.

  • Raspberries, the essence of existence Subscription

    21 Apr 2009

    There’s bizarre news for stargazing fruit-lovers in today’s edition of The Guardian, which claims the basic building blocks of existence taste of raspberries.

  • Around the Papers 21/4/09 Subscription

    21 Apr 2009

    Pepsi to bottle it; another 'mare for Ramsay; raspberries define existence

  • Tesco plots aggressive banking expansion Subscription

    22 Apr 2009

    Tesco has signalled its intention to capitalise on public distrust of banks with an aggressive expansion into financial services.

  • Diageo ponders bid for iconic champagne brands Subscription

    22 Apr 2009

    Diageo is considering launching a bid for some of the world's oldest champagne labels, including Moët & Chandon, Krug and Dom Pérignon, according to press reports.

  • Heineken sales dry up as beer volumes fall Subscription

    22 Apr 2009

    Dutch beer group Heineken, the world’s third largest brewer, said like for-like beer volumes in the first quarter fell 6.3%.

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