2 March 2002

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  • Ales head for Italy

    02 Mar 2002

    Real ales from six regional brewers in the UK will go on sale in Italy this week as part of a tie up between Food from Britain and cereal marketing body HGCA. FFB's Italian office has teamed up with eight importers across Italy to introduce cask...

  • Alldays looking to sign up more independents

    02 Mar 2002

    Alldays has announced that it is looking to significantly step up the number of independent retailers operating stores under its franchise. Chief executive Stuart Lawson explained: "We have recognised the potential development opportunities in this...

  • Amé moves from the dinner table

    02 Mar 2002

    Britvic is giving its adult drink Amé a facelift, with new names and labels, in a bid to boost its Oriental credentials. From this week, the drinks ­ lightly sparkling fruit spring water with eastern herbal extracts ­ will sport bigger labels...

  • An end to soggy soda crystal boxes

    02 Mar 2002

    Grocery trade stalwart Dri-Pak is breaking with 150 years' tradition to package soda crystals in plastic bags for the first time. The UK's only remaining manufacturer of the age-old cleaning product, which has been used by generations for heavy...

  • Animal welfare

    02 Mar 2002

    Standards evolve as database links point up trends Hilliard: Consistent quality supply from the right source' Malton updates code of practice Suppliers to Unigate subsidiary Malton Bacon are this week receiving an update to The Malton Code,...

  • animal welfare

    02 Mar 2002

    Morley favours switch from live exports Carefully worded opposition to live lamb exports was voiced by Elliot Morley, the DEFRA minister for animal welfare, when he met Compassion in World Farming on Tuesday. Morley noted that many farmers and...

  • Anusol's topical treatment

    02 Mar 2002

    Pfizer is launching a £1m charge to break down the taboos surrounding the treatment of piles. The pharmaceuticals giant is putting the money behind Anusol to revive its One Pain in the Bum' strapline, with 5,000 ads going up at outdoor sites...

  • Argentinians at high altitude

    02 Mar 2002

    Wine importer Private Liquor Brands has high hopes for two Argentinian wines it is introducing to the UK. It plans to fill gaps in the fast growing South American wine sector in this country with the two styles marketed under the High Altitude...

  • Asda still has the cheapest basket despite beans and Coke in

    02 Mar 2002

    Prices hikes on own label baked beans and Diet Coke hit The Grocer 33 shop this week. Some stores had upped their prices last week, but more have now followed suit, increasing the price of baked beans by 2p and Diet Coke by 6p-7p. Only Safeway held...

  • Arla builds in Stourport

    02 Mar 2002

    Arla has reaffirmed its commitment to the UK market with a £40m investment to build a state of the art dairy in Stourport, near Leeds. The 32-acre site off the M1 will replace capacity at a Leeds city centre site which is old, cramped and...

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