2 March 2002

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  • fish: sustainability

    02 Mar 2002

    JS fights for tuna As sales of fresh tuna reach an all time high, Sainsbury has announced it is to join forces with the Marine Stewardship Council to fund a project to protect stocks. Consumer spending in the UK on fresh tuna alone increased...

  • fish: SUSTAINABILITY

    02 Mar 2002

    US scientists point to serious concern for global food security' Ocean-wide study reveals collapse of fish stocks The first ocean-wide synthesis of the status of fisheries in the North Atlantic has revealed a grim prognosis. A press conference...

  • Four England-based mushroom growers are preparing to expand

    02 Mar 2002

    Fiddleford Mushrooms, in Dorset, Pond Chase Nurseries, in Essex, Shackleford Mushrooms, in Surrey, and Snowcap Mushrooms, near Peterborough, produce 380,000lbs weekly, 95% white and 5% brown and chestnut. This level of production makes SMC one of...

  • FORUM FOR FEMALE FARE

    02 Mar 2002

    The market for women's food products is booming, says Leatherhead Food Research Association. The group is holding a conference on April 18 at its headquarters to examine the trend, looking at influencing factors such as advertising and branding. An...

  • France flags up its own little red mark

    02 Mar 2002

    Kit Davies, Paris French president Jacques Chirac and prime minister Lionel Jospin both attended the opening of France's massive international farm show in Paris this week ­ not least to flag up their ambitions in the impending presidential race....

  • Focus develops for the affluent

    02 Mar 2002

    Focus magazine from Origin Publishing is planning to spend more than £100,000 in the next six months on point of sale promotions, including covermounts. Origin, which recently acquired the title, has appointed a new editor to oversee the title's...

  • get an edge in a competitive environment

    02 Mar 2002

    Exhibitors are ready to unveil a raft of launches and a wealth of new ideas to give c-store operators the edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace With nearly 150 exhibitors, the Convenience Retailing Show will be packed with products for...

  • Fyffes buoyant after cutting costs

    02 Mar 2002

    Fyffes has doubled its annual profits through various cost reduction measures. Vice chairman Carl McCann said: "We have cut distribution costs by 150m every year since 1998." Merger of the Fyffes and Geest logistical operations had led to annual...

  • Glamour's

    02 Mar 2002

    birthday CD Glamour, the handbag sized magazine, celebrates its first birthday with its April issue on sale March 7. The issue comes with a free covermounted CD . After a year selling at the cover price of £1.50 ­ which forced competitors...

  • FUNCTIONAL: MORE THAN JUST WATER

    02 Mar 2002

    Functional food and drink continues to make the marketplace buzz, and the arrival of Danone Activ a year ago shook up the traditional bottled water market. However, with all products of this kind, educating consumers as to what these products...

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