20 June 2009

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  • Acid Test: Classic Variety Cordials

    20 Jun 2009

    You are cordially invited to try this new range of soft drinks.

  • Ad of the Week: Townies turn village idiots in the uncanny valley

    20 Jun 2009

    If the recession means the value of your house has dropped faster than Paris Hilton's pants, flinging chinless City types out of a plane could help you let off steam - and also introduce a performance-related 'incentive' that might just stop them...

  • Andalusian growers in lower cost pledge

    20 Jun 2009

    A group of 650 Andalusian growers is promising lower costs to supermarket customers after forming one of Europe's largest fresh produce co-operatives.The Unica Group, which will produce 140 million kg of fruit and veg per year with a...

  • Arla set to boost NPD with hi-tech plant

    26 Jun 2009

    Arla has opened a new innovation centre that it claims will significantly boost its NPD capabilities.

  • Around the Papers 22/6/09

    22 Jun 2009

    Essentials success but brands suffer; Gillette back-waxing wheeze; 'free-range' egg scam

  • Around the Papers 23/6/09

    23 Jun 2009

    US website challenges Wal-Mart; Rose shares move; Waitrose reflection

  • Around the Papers 24/6/09

    24 Jun 2009

    Discounters stall; M&S machinations; Alara in the spotlight

  • Around the Papers 25/6/09

    25 Jun 2009

    Woolworths online launch; McBride numbers; high-fat salads

  • Around the Papers 26/6/09

    26 Jun 2009

    M&S adds pick'n'mix; Woolies goes online; alcohol death toll

  • Badger beer with hint of hedgerow

    20 Jun 2009

    Hall & Woodhouse hopes to cash in on the trend for speciality beer after adding an organic dandelion ale to its Badger range. The 4.5% abv Badger’s Dandelion premium organic ale is now available in Sainsbury's (rsp: £1.99 per 500ml bottle).

  • Baker beats the heats with canned meat treat

    23 Jun 2009

    The greatest asset of Spam is undoubtedly its versatility – apparently you can even eat the stuff, as well as using it to damp-proof masonry, wear it as low-weight body armour and ward off evil spirits.

  • Battle lines drawn over Rose departure

    24 Jun 2009

    The timing of Sir Stuart Rose’s departure from Marks & Spencer has come under renewed scrutiny after deputy chairman Sir David Michels reportedly declared his interest in succeeding Rose.

  • Beef industry gives Meat Free Mondays short shrift

    20 Jun 2009

    The British meat industry has derided Sir Paul McCartney's new Meat Free Monday campaign. On Monday, the former Beatle and his daughters Stella and Mary launched a campaign calling on meat eaters to give up meat one day a week. His interest...

  • Benson & Hedges makes RYO debut

    20 Jun 2009

    Benson & Hedges is making its first foray into rolling tobacco with an upmarket range to plug a gap in the market's premium end.Benson & Hedges Rolling Tobacco will be available from the end of next month in gold and silver variants and will...

  • Book now for new discounter conference

    20 Jun 2009

    Paul Foley, MD of Aldi, is set to share his wisdom at a new conference on the rise of the discounter.Foley - whose company was named The Grocer of the Year and Discounter of the Year at The Grocer Gold Awards this week - will discuss Aldi's...

  • Booker unveils 49p Wall's Magnum rival

    20 Jun 2009

    Booker is to launch a hand-held ice cream under its Euro Shopper own-label range this month.The Euro Shopper Classic, a vanilla ice cream coated with Belgian chocolate, is price-marked at 49p and will provide a profit on return of...

  • Budgens and Londis start summer deals

    20 Jun 2009

    Musgrave Retail Partners GB has launched its summer promotional campaigns for Budgens and Londis retailers.Budgens' Summer of Loving and Londis' Cool Prices have been created to coincide with sporting events and the BBQ season.The...

  • Burton's bites into on-the-go

    20 Jun 2009

    Burton's Foods is launching bite-sized versions of Cadbury Fingers, Maryland and Jammie Dodgers.From this week, the biscuit brands will be available in 125g pouch packs called Snack Bites (rsp: £1.59). The format would meet a "growing need...

  • Bob blows back for Co-op with new TV run

    24 Jun 2009

    The Co-operative has announced it is to bring back its high-profile ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ TV commercial for a fresh three-week run.

  • Blue Nun owner in UK wholesale switch

    25 Jun 2009

    Blue Nun owner Langguth Erben has announced the immediate transfer of its UK cash & carry distribution business to drinks giant Halewood International.

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