18 April 2009

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  • ‘Beer goggles’ a myth, find scientists

    20 Apr 2009

    Scientists have rubbished the concept of ‘beer goggles’ after a study found men do not find women any more attractive after consuming alcohol.

  • A challenge, but not a crisis

    18 Apr 2009

    Sir Stuart Rose this week took time out from being pilloried by M&S shareholders to preside over the Retail Futures Challenge, a contest for up-and-coming fashionistas, alongside Tesco clothing boss Terry Green. Rose was an obvious contender to lead...

  • Acid Test: John West No-Drain Tuna

    18 Apr 2009

    It's tinned tuna - but not as we know it

  • Ad of the Week: Chicago Town bids to Barack the big boys

    18 Apr 2009

    Last year literally dozens of Guardian-reading Brits stirred from their apolitical slumber to gawp slack-jawed at the true majesty of democracy in action, as Chicago senator Barack Obama enthused the young and previously idle. Now Chicago...

  • Adnams faces shareholder flak over growth plan

    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.

  • Anchor links with Sawday to offer hols

    18 Apr 2009

    Anchor has teamed up with Alastair Sawday's Special Escapes to launch a £3.5m on-pack promotion to win a British holiday. Promotional packs of the butter will go into stores from 4 May, with shoppers able to enter a prize draw to win a...

  • Another co-op removes bags from checkout

    18 Apr 2009

    Heart of England Co-operative Society has joined the many co-ops that have taken action to reduce carrier bag use.The society, which has 33 food stores in Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire, has removed free plastic carrier bags from...

  • Asda online sales up 60% as web delivers 35% growth to £3bn

    18 Apr 2009

    Shoppers spent an extra £1bn on online groceries in the past year, new research seen exclusively by The Grocer reveals. Online sales of groceries at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Ocado increased 35% to £2.9bn [TNS 52w/e 22 March 2009] to account for...

  • Asda taps its staff to find next Spielberg

    18 Apr 2009

    Asda's top bottom tappers will get the chance to direct the retailer's next TV ad. Staff have been invited to submit video clips of themselves doing the signature Asda pocket tap to the retailer's YouTube channel Saving You Money TV. The...

  • Blueprint for booze boosts sales by 25%

    18 Apr 2009

    Stores that adopted the Federation of Wholesale Distributors' guidelines on selling alcohol have reported a 25% uplift in booze sales over the past 18 months.The FWD has compiled sales data for 80 independent retailers using its Take Home...

  • Azor Wave flies the flag for shaving

    18 Apr 2009

    King of Shaves is appealing to consumers' sense of patriotism with the launch of a limited-edition Union Jack-themed razor under its men's Azor brand. Azor Wave comes in distinctive Union Jack packaging and has all the functions of the...

  • Call for investment in dairy manufacturing

    18 Apr 2009

    The British dairy industry could be reduced to producing little more than raw milk and some high-value cheese if manufacturers do not invest further, an industry analyst has warned. While Britain had become adept at producing premium...

  • Booths stocks National Trust farms meat

    18 Apr 2009

    Booths has become the first supermarket to stock Freedom Food-accredited beef sourced from National Trust farms.The meat, which went on sale in six stores at the beginning of the month, is matured for up to 30 months. It is produced from...

  • Brealey moves from Dr Oetker to sales director at Rachel's

    18 Apr 2009

    Rachel's Dairy has named Neil Brealey as its new sales director. Brealey joins the company from Dr Oetker where he was head of sales for chilled. Prior to Dr Oetker, he worked at Arla Foods, St Ivel and Dairy Crest.Brealey said that...

  • Around the Papers 20/4/09

    20 Apr 2009

    Tesco profits and plans; Ramsay fiasco drags on; G8 food plan

  • Around the Papers 21/4/09

    21 Apr 2009

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

  • Around the Papers 22/4/09

    22 Apr 2009

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

  • Around the Papers 23/4/09

    23 Apr 2009

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

  • Beleaguered Dawson wants new OFT newspaper probe

    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.

  • Around the Papers 24/4/09

    24 Apr 2009

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

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