2 September 2000

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  • Eurosport ads for Colombia coffee

    02 Sep 2000

    Nichols Foods is introducing Buendia which it claims is the only instant coffee product in the UK that is produced and packed entirely in Colombia. Made from Arabica coffee beans and packaged in black and gold jars, the coffee is produced by the...

  • Facing up to Mums

    02 Sep 2000

    A £2m national television advertising campaign for McVitie's pan-European children's biscuit brand BN breaks on September 4, aiming to make mums regular purchasers while maintaining kid' appeal. The new ad, which runs to the end of November,...

  • Food safety: BSE scare goes phut

    02 Sep 2000

    Meat traders have detected little or no consumer reaction to the latest BSE media scare which began on Monday with the publication of research findings suggesting the rogue protein responsible might infect other animals and humans. The implied...

  • Germany: Wal-Mart bruises Metro with lasting' cuts

    02 Sep 2000

    Metro shares have taken another beating as Wal-Mart slashed prices on 1,000 products in its German stores. "The price cuts are lasting cuts which we are implementing because we managed to lower purchasing costs with our suppliers," said a spokesman...

  • Getting saucier

    02 Sep 2000

    McCormick Foods is extending its Schwartz sauce repertoire with four ready prepared and four dry fish sauces. Pre-prepared variants are: Mediterranean Topping for Cod; Creamy Thai Prawn Curry; Oriental Salmon; and Tuna & Tomato Pasta Bake (rsp...

  • Global retailers: Acquisitions buoy up Carrefour

    02 Sep 2000

    First half net profits at Carrefour were slightly below expectations at 277m euros, a 4.3% increase on figures for the same period last year. Sales rose 27.7% to 30.68bn Euros, a jump explained by the consolidation of acquisitions in Italy,...

  • Global suppliers: Coke works for Mexican peace

    02 Sep 2000

    Coca-Cola is working with antitrust authorities in Mexico to find an extrajudicial solution to the row over monopolistic practices sparked by rival PepsiCo. A probe by the country's federal competition commission (CFC) found Coke guilty of...

  • Health and safety: Directors could be tripped up

    02 Sep 2000

    A third of all company directors working in retail or manufacturing could be exposed to "corporate manslaughter" if new legislation is rubberstamped. Insurance broker Smithson Mason Group Risk Management said the new legislation places a company...

  • Ideal for first timers

    02 Sep 2000

    At just £23,000 for the leasehold interest, Fircroft News in Manor Road, North Lancing, West Sussex, is reasonably priced, reckons Christie & Co. An established business with two bedroom owners' accommodation, it could be ideal for first-time...

  • In the city: Analysts are hungry for more light to be shed

    02 Sep 2000

    As Iceland prepares to release its last set of separate interim results on Tuesday, observers will be more interested in the accompanying progress report about its merger with Booker. "Investors just want to hear some reassuring noises about the...

  • Industry code of practice: Brown unveils groundbreaking' co

    02 Sep 2000

    Exclusive Clive Beddall Attacked by cynics as "PR fluff" in advance of the Competition Commission verdict on supermarkets' profitability, the new industry code of trading practice for buyers and sellers was given a ministerial stamp of approval by...

  • International papers: Wall Street invests in UK

    02 Sep 2000

    Retailers can win a range of prizes and cash in The Wall Street Journal Europe's summer retail competition that runs for two months from the end of this week. The launch of this $260,000 summer retail campaign follows the release of the paper's...

  • Internet trading exchanges WWRE: here's how we'll outsmart t

    02 Sep 2000

    Tesco and Ahold are already trialling procurement through the WorldWide Retail Exchange, its newly appointed chief executive Colin Dyer revealed this week. In his only interview with the UK trade press, he told The Grocer that buying and selling...

  • JESTER IMPRESSES MARKS AND SPENCER

    02 Sep 2000

    A new tomato variety called Jester grown by English Village Salads ­ which also controls the seed ­ has impressed Marks and Spencer so much that it has contracted for supplies well into the next decade. Several other types have been on display at…

  • Jewish Chronicle: Holidays of a lifetime

    02 Sep 2000

    The Jewish Chronicle is to run two in-paper promotions during the Jewish New Year period. The New Year issue is dated Friday September 29. The first promotion, which runs through the issues of September 8, 15 and 22, is based on a three week token...

  • Keep those bottoms nice and pink

    02 Sep 2000

    Procter & Gamble is adding a soft option to its Pampers portfolio with the launch of nappies and wipes for babies with sensitive skin. Sensitive Wipes, available now, contain a lotion which protects babies' skin, while Sensitive Nappies, which...

  • Launches: Younger eye on air power

    02 Sep 2000

    Key Publishing is targeting younger readers for the first time with the launch of Air Action. The launch issue, coverdated October, will go on sale September 7 priced at £1.95. Air Action is a new concept, claimed the publisher. "Our research has...

  • Launches: Two new kids' titles from BBC Worldwide

    02 Sep 2000

    BBC Worldwide is to launch two more monthly educational magazines in October aimed at children aged from five to seven. These will be The Magic Key, linked to a new BBC TV programme and the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, and Number Time, designed to...

  • LAMB: Regional appeal renewed

    02 Sep 2000

    Producers of hill and regional breed lambs have tended to suffer most in the past couple of seasons, their vulnerability prompting various promotional organisations to seek partnerships with major retailers. The usual story is the distinctive...

  • Kwik Save thinks veg prepacks

    02 Sep 2000

    Kwik Save has launched a new range of prepacked fresh produce ­ as it starts the process of removing Somerfield branded goods from its stores. Marketing director Emma Woollett said Kwik Save wanted to remove Somerfield own label lines as part of...

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