2 March 2002

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  • so completely at your convenience

    02 Mar 2002

    Revitalised and ready for a record number of visitors, the CRS is a unique and impressive window on the world of convenience retailing Everything for the efficient running of a c-store business can be found at the Convenience Retailing Show 2002...

  • Soft drinks again lead the way in the list of new products f

    02 Mar 2002

    Also in the US, South Beach Beverage has added four new varieties to its Enlightment line. One of the varieties, Dragon, contains the SoBe 3-G package of ginseng, gingko and guarana, and is dragonfruit-flavoured. Other products with an...

  • Sore Dilmah hits back after ASA blow

    02 Mar 2002

    Ceylon tea company Dilmah has accused Twinings of dirty tricks after the British rival reported it to advertising watchdogs. Merrill Fernando, Dilmah's chairman and founder, made the claim after his company was this week rapped by the Advertising...

  • SPONTEX FORECAST

    02 Mar 2002

    Cleaning products manufacturer Spontex is hoping to bring a bit of sparkle to TV screens with its renewed sponsorship of the GMTV regional weather slot. Four 10-second executions will be rotated to run three times daily on weekdays. The nationwide...

  • Stubbs plans to build enthusiasm for wine in Safeway

    02 Mar 2002

    Safeway has recruited former Seagram wine director Matthew Stubbs as wine buying manager. He will report to commercial manager for beers, wine and spirits Tom Brooks. Stubbs will be responsible for the overall direction of the Safeway wine range. ...

  • Suppliers encouraged to experiment

    02 Mar 2002

    Scottish Mace wholesaler Aberness is encouraging key suppliers to experiment in certain stores in a drive to foster innovation. Speaking at the SGF conference, Aberness md Stanley Morrice said the company wanted to create a "no fear of failure...

  • The problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the develop

    02 Mar 2002

    Antibiotic use in animal rearing is associated with intensive farming methods which increase the susceptibility to cross-infection between animals and hence increased use of antibiotics to maintain the health of the herd. High guaranteed prices...

  • Toasting

    02 Mar 2002

    the euro The Famous Grouse, Macallan and Highland Park have become the first Scotch whiskies to be sold in euros on the web said brand owner Edrington. Prices will be shown in both euros and pounds because of the importance of the European...

  • Tesco cracking on with

    02 Mar 2002

    factory gate ambitions Tesco believes its new factory gate pricing initiative will help it slash the £500m currently spent every year moving products from factories into its distribution centres. Group supply chain director David Wild said: "We...

  • Tesco works to reward individual at checkouts

    02 Mar 2002

    Tesco has started trialling promotional initiatives utilising Clubcard data to target customers with ultra-specific deals at the checkout. Dunnhumby, the consultancy helping Tesco develop Clubcard, said trials had started in January in a cluster of...

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