2 March 2002

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  • Asda transport staff access skills online

    02 Mar 2002

    Asda is rolling out internet training suites in distribution hubs across the UK following their success in four initial locations. The centres will use the Learndirect online network of training courses and services that have been designed by UFI,...

  • Aunt Bessie steps in with more spuds

    02 Mar 2002

    Heinz has added to its Aunt Bessie's frozen potato collection in a bid to capitalise on a buoyant market. Chunky Croquettes (550g) and Potato Cakes (750g) join Aunt Bessie's Crispy Roasts, which was launched in 1999 and is now an £18m brand,...

  • Australian anti-GM lobby blasted

    02 Mar 2002

    The Australia New Zealand Food Authority has issued an unprecedented attack on anti-GM lobbies, accusing them of "whipping up public anxiety". MD Ian Lindenmayer said: "I can understand people wanting to avoid GM foods for environmental, ethical,...

  • Australian's wine by design

    02 Mar 2002

    South Australian producer Nardone Baker is using Aboriginal imagery to highlight the origins of its latest range of premium wines. Labels for the Wara Manta collection have been designed by an Aboriginal artist and Nardone Baker is donating a...

  • Beans help lift

    02 Mar 2002

    The Grocer 33 Price rises of 6p or 7p on Diet Coke and 2p on own label baked beans helped push up The Grocer 33 shopping bill this week. Asda said its baked beans had risen in price because of poor harvests affecting both beans and tomatoes, but...

  • Britons quaffed almost 1.6 billion litres of bottled water l

    02 Mar 2002

    Driving growth are the healthy connotations, the convenient packaging formats and its compatibility with today's lifestyles, making it a strong rival to other non alcoholic drinks. Last year Well Well Well repositioned its Aqua Pura range to focus...

  • Bumper weekend

    02 Mar 2002

    The Guardian is enhancing its weekend package by publishing a 56-page fashion handbook today (Saturday). In addition, it is supporting its Weekend magazine with a national radio advertising campaign which continues today. The handbook covers...

  • bottled water category in double digit growth

    02 Mar 2002

    The bottled water category has continued to keep up its momentum, achieving double digit growth during 2001. Its value growth hit 16.4%, driven by an increase in the number of households trying the category last year. An additional 1.3 million...

  • Cadbury Trebor Bassett is repositioning its Wildlife Bars as

    02 Mar 2002

    Wrigley's Orbit gum is now in seven rather than five-stick packs, but maintains the same price per stick, with rsps now 30p for Peppermint and Spearmint and 36p for Orbit Ice White. Orbit White has moved from a box to a 10-pellet pack (rsp 34p). ...

  • Botterill blasts SNP war on tobacco ads

    02 Mar 2002

    A record 420 delegates at this year's Scottish Grocers' Federation conference heard new president Jim Botterill pledge to raise the political profile of Scottish independents during his term in office. Botterill said: "It's estimated that we have a...

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