21 August 2004

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  • Tesco faces protests over its PO closures

    21 Aug 2004

    Campaigners opposing the closure of post offices at former T& S sites have launched a web site to publicise the issue. The site enables visitors to sign petitions, keep up to date with planned closures and get involved in local...

  • Tesco fruit gets Disney pull

    21 Aug 2004

    Tesco is encouraging children to eat more fruit with the launch of children’s packs of fruit labelled with Disney stickers and offers of a chance to win instant prizes. The packs carrying the stickers will be ‘fun size’ apples, pears and bananas...

  • Tesco Metro gets into Hot water

    21 Aug 2004

    An Aussie water brand is making a splash on this side of the world after securing a listing with Tesco. Wattle Springs claims that its offering, named Hot, is also the first Aussie spring water brand to make it onto supermarket shelves over...

  • Tesco sells 181-store Dillons chain

    23 Aug 2004

    Tesco has sold its CTN chain Dillons Stores to TM Retail. The 181-store chain was part of T&S Stores which was acquired by Tesco in a £530m deal in October 2002.TM Retail operate 1,161 stores across the UK under the McColls, Forbuoys and...

  • Tesco summer availability ace

    21 Aug 2004

    The average multiple stocks 50 different skus of ice cream tubs, with 15% of the category on promotion. At this time of year, 14% of normal lines and 27% of promotional products are low on stock. Asda shoppers love a deal judging by a whopping...

  • The Acid Test

    21 Aug 2004

    >>consumers and buyers give their views on the latest launchesA Marca BravaraFrom: Halewood InternationalBrewed in Brazil and imported directly to the UK, A Marca Bravara is made from premium hops and select barley....

  • Thai cuisine fires up Blue Dragon

    21 Aug 2004

    Oriental food specialist Blue Dragon has added two new varieties, Green Tea Rice Noodles and Fine Brown Rice Noodles, to its noodles range. Green Tea Rice Noodles, flavoured with green tea, has been designed to add colour and interest to...

  • Tesco’s take-out challenge

    21 Aug 2004

    Tesco is targeting the high street coffee bar market with a major roll-out of Coffee Nation’s self-service gourmet coffee units. The concessions have already been installed in 30 Tesco Express stores and the multiple aims to roll them out to 150...

  • Thailand sees steady growth in soft drinks

    23 Aug 2004

    The consumption of soft drinks in Thailand has been growing steadily over the past few years.The tropical climate has helped to maintain a healthy market for this industry, according to beverage industry analysts Canadean, despite the...

  • Tesco tops the list with £26m

    27 Aug 2004

    The eight men who run Tesco earned £26m between them last year, according to a report in today’s Guardian.The Tesco key players netted £4m more than directors from Vodafone, in the number two spot, and £23m more than rivals Sainsbury and...

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