2 October 2004

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  • ‘Reasonable’ access for disabled causes confusion

    02 Oct 2004

    Retailers not catering for disabled customers now face prosecution under the Disability Discrimination Act. The Act, which came into force on Friday, October 1, requires businesses to make reasonable adjustments to their premises, service...

  • n maid is to go Irish co-op Dairygold is set to axe the controversial Somerset Maid character from its Horlicks Farms Cheddar packs.

    02 Oct 2004

    The move will be welcomed by some in the industry who think the character indicates that the cheese is made in Somerset. It is in fact Irish Cheddar packed in Wales. It was produced in Ilminster in Somerset until 2001. Commercial director David...

  • A bit weighed down?

    02 Oct 2004

    They’ve made huge strides but can the co-operative societies continue to flourish? Elaine Watson and Rod Addy reportModernise or die was the stark message of the Co-operative Commission report into the co-op movement in 2001. Three...

  • Administrators hope to keep Frank Rowe going

    02 Oct 2004

    Flower and plant supplier Frank Rowe has been forced into administration and made 17 of its 47 staff redundant, but administrators plan to sell the business as a going concern. Since 1999, the Somerset-based family-run company faced sales to its...

  • Aldi searching for Irish sites in expansion plan

    02 Oct 2004

    Discount chain Aldi has embarked on a major expansion drive in the Irish Republic, taking out advertisements in the Irish national press seeking sites in 80 different locations. The company has 14 stores, and has paid E25m in recent weeks for...

  • Amarula’s challenge

    02 Oct 2004

    Cream liqueur brand Amarula is hoping to steal share from market leader Baileys with a £500,000 advertising campaign in the run-up to Christmas. Distributor First Drinks Brands is launching a press campaign, featuring an image of an escalator...

  • Asda’s Hopson helps tackle the gender pay gulf

    02 Oct 2004

    Asda’s Sally Hopson has been given a place on the newly created Women and Work Commission, set up by the government to review the pay gap between the sexes. Hopson was recently appointed Asda’s first female regional managing director when she...

  • Bread gets all shook up over The King

    02 Oct 2004

    Allied Bakeries has ditched Kingsmill brand ambassadors Mel and Sue – and replaced them with The King. The baker is aiming to rock its competitors with a new £7m campaign featuring a new TV ad starring a young Elvis lookalike. Hitting...

  • Brewers vie for prized Tesco listing

    02 Oct 2004

    A national listing with the country’s biggest supermarket was the prize on offer as hundreds of small brewers waited to hear the results of the inaugural Tesco Brewing Awards. The competition incorporated the Tesco Beer Challenge and for the...

  • Budget burning

    02 Oct 2004

    Greek manufacturer Karelia is adding two budget cigarette brands to its portfolio – Karelia Blue and White.Karelia, which has a presence in the UK Slims market, will be taking on the likes of Imperial Tobacco’s Lambert & Butler and...

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