19 February 2005

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  • Sir John’s fillip to cheesemakers

    19 Feb 2005

    Sir John Krebs’ assertion that cheese is an important part of a healthy diet should be music to the ears of the cheese industry, which fears that any traffic-light labelling system could vilify the product as an unhealthy food. Sir John, Food...

  • Small is just as beautiful

    19 Feb 2005

    Dr Oetker has shrunk its Pizza Ristorante brand into a 6-inch snacking version called Ristorante Piccola. “Ristorante Piccola takes all the best features of the Pizza Ristorante range, but in a snack format that fills a gap for a high quality...

  • Softer sparkle from Healthy Thirst

    19 Feb 2005

    A new soft drink range aims to target discerning consumers looking for a healthy alternative to water and fizzy drinks. Healthy Thirst is made from natural ingredients using both traditional and original recipes, in six slightly sparkling...

  • Stores shun toll increase

    19 Feb 2005

    Increasing the London Congestion Charge would have a catastrophic impact on the capital’s retailers, notching up their distribution costs and damaging local trade, according to three new surveys. Two thirds of London businesses polled by...

  • Strathmore blends juice

    19 Feb 2005

    Strathmore Mineral Water is getting fruity with a new product extension to its spring water brand. The newcomer, branded Strathmore Spring Fruits, is a combination of Strathmore Spring Water with cranberry and blackcurrant juice. It will be...

  • Sveltesse signs up

    19 Feb 2005

    Nestlé is entering the burgeoning one-shot probiotic dairy drink market by throwing its fat-free yogurt brand Sveltesse into the arena. The probiotic market is dominated by Danone Actimel, Müller Vitality and Yakult, but Nestlé believes...

  • Sweetening Fairtrade

    19 Feb 2005

    Billington’s is bringing out two fair trade sugar lines in time for Fairtrade Fortnight next month. The unrefined cane sugar specialist is launching Golden Granulated and Demerara sugar – both accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation – in 500g...

  • Tesco highlights rivals’ prices

    19 Feb 2005

    Tesco has launched its most aggressive leafleting campaign to date, for the first time highlighting the areas where it is beating rivals on price. The number one retailer is in the process of sending out glossy four-page fliers to four million...

  • Texaco’s forecourt retreat

    19 Feb 2005

    Texaco is looking to offload a further 100 company-owned forecourt sites over the next 18 months as it focuses on its core fuel distribution business. Speaking as the fuel giant revealed it was in talks with Somerfield about selling 140 of its...

  • Tesco Value lines expand

    19 Feb 2005

    Tesco has added 20 more fresh produce lines to its low price Value range. Additions include everyday favourites apples, seedless grapes, cherry tomatoes and baking potatoes. But the retailer is also including more exotic fruit and vegetables...

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