2 April 2011

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  • Asda is the most successful at keeping inflation in check Subscription

    02 Apr 2011

    The latest Grocer Price Index figures show Asda keeping its prices at the same level as a year ago. Not so at the other big multiples.

  • Atradius has lifted trade cover level

    02 Apr 2011

    Sir, We welcome the support offered in the Chancellor's Budget for Britain's businesses, most notably for SMEs and the manufacturing and construction sectors. We have increased the trade credit insurance cover available to British...

  • Bacardi’s new lines spice up at-home range

    02 Apr 2011

    Bacardi is hoping to "inject some Latin spirit into at-home drinking" with cocktail additions to its RTD and ready-to-serve line-up. The rum producer is adding two products to its 'Bacardi &' RTD line-up, and is adding a Pina Colada...

  • Banana study to help Dominican Republic

    02 Apr 2011

    The UNFAO is conducting a major study into the European banana market to identify ways for smaller producers from the Dominican Republic to increase their market share.The Dominican Republic is the third-biggest supplier of bananas into...

  • BBC’s Watchdog to probe Tesco-Asda price claims

    07 Apr 2011

    Asda and Tesco will tonight come under fire from the BBC for allegedly duping customers in the course of their price war.

  • Beefed-up Boasters bids to bounce back

    02 Apr 2011

    United Biscuits is relaunching McVitie's Boasters in a bid to reverse declining sales of the luxury biscuits. The updated Boasters range features a 20% higher chocolate content, while the biscuits have been made a third larger to offer "a...

  • Booker posts 5.1% hike in like-for-likes

    02 Apr 2011

    Booker has notched up a 5.1% increase in full-year like-for-like sales. The C&C giant said total sales had increased 6.2% to £3.6bn in the year to 25 March, with non-tobacco up 5.3% and tobacco up 4.9%. It also served...

  • Carbs are not turned into fat

    02 Apr 2011

    Sir, Joanna Blythman, in 'Calories are not all created equal' (The Grocer, 19 March, p23), states: "Carbohydrates sugar and grains are rapidly absorbed by the body into fat." This is incorrect. The process by which carbs are converted into fat is...

  • Campaign Trail: Isn’t it just the cutest...

    02 Apr 2011

    Toilet tissue brand Cushelle returns to the small screen next week as part of a £6.5m push fronted by its Koala brand ambassador.

  • Campaign Trail: Frozen food at North Pole

    02 Apr 2011

    Prince Harry will be snacking on seafood as he treks to the North Pole with a group of wounded servicemen this week, courtesy of seafood supplier The Big Prawn Company. The company, which is the UK's largest producer of brined and extended seafood...

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