21 February 2009

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  • 3663 plan to increase use of green fuel

    21 Feb 2009

    Foodservice giant 3663 is to increase the proportion of its vehicle fleet which can run on recycled chip fat.The fuel is created from oil 3663 collects from customers such as KFC and adds to regular diesel, to create a 30% biodiesel...

  • Abel & Cole hopes to cut emissions

    21 Feb 2009

    Abel & Cole is aiming to improve efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. The door-to-door organic produce business has installed a Cybit vehicle tracking system to analyse distribution patterns and improve route planning. Plant oil...

  • Acid Test: Chicago Town Gorgeous

    21 Feb 2009

    Pizza... for women? Whatever next?

  • Ad of the Week: The Co-op checks in for some ethical cleansing

    21 Feb 2009

    Few figures in the rock pantheon divide opinion like Bob Dylan, who for decades has been either a visionary chronicler of man's folly or a pointy-faced weirdo who barely plays guitar and definitely can't sing. Dylan's seminal hit Blowin' in...

  • Advertising: Asda makes feisty start to the new year Subscription

    21 Feb 2009

    Asda has come out all guns blazing in 2009, spending almost 50% more on advertising in the four weeks to 1 February than it did in the same period last year

  • Alcohol duty rises ‘jeopardise 75,000 jobs’

    26 Feb 2009

    Up to 75,000 jobs could be lost from the drinks industry if duty on alcohol continues to rise, according to new research.

  • Anheuser InBev completes Labatt sale

    24 Feb 2009

    Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed the sale of InBev’s US business, including the US rights to Canadian lager brand Labatt.

  • Around the Papers 23/2/09

    23 Feb 2009

    Tesco in China; CCTV in off-licenses; foot and mouth lab to continue crumbling

  • Around the Papers 24/2/09

    24 Feb 2009

    Simpsons pizza shame; Primark drives Associated; Coke vends it in Venice

  • Around the Papers 25/2/09

    25 Feb 2009

    Rhodes in Flora fiasco; fat kids as unhealthy as smokers; Heinz gets beanz boost

  • Around the Papers 26/2/09

    26 Feb 2009

    Cadbury top brass freeze pay; Fairtrade gathers momentum; bread is not healthy

  • Around the Papers 27/2/09

    27 Feb 2009

    Bird flu at Bernard Matthews; Tesco to receive emails; sun-cream cures cancer

  • Asda clears the clutter by cutting back brands

    21 Feb 2009

    Asda is removing up to 30% of branded items from certain categories in a cost-cutting campaign. In the coming weeks, 10 grocery categories will be put under the microscope to see which products can be taken out. Asda had adopted a...

  • Asda says ‘bye-bye to Bogofs’ in new round of price cuts

    27 Feb 2009

    Asda has announced a new round of price cuts covering 5,000 everyday products in a move it says signals “bye-bye to Bogofs” – or any promotion not substantiated by a specific price.

  • Associated predicts profits shortfall as grocery dips

    23 Feb 2009

    Associated British Foods has warned that first-half profits at the manufacturing giant will show a drop from last year despite improved sales at its Allied Bakeries subsidiary.

  • Bacardi Breezer ditches 'full fat' for 100 Calories

    21 Feb 2009

    Bacardi is replacing its two Bacardi Breezer ranges with a single lower calorie offer that it hopes will win over women who usually steer clear of RTDs.The first variants of Bacardi Breezer 100 Calories, which is 65 calories lighter than a…

  • Bernard Matthews hit by new avian flu alarm

    26 Feb 2009

    The avian flu virus has been detected on two Bernard Matthews farms, but consumers have been reassured there is no danger to human health.

  • Big Brother is not watching, claims Co-op

    21 Feb 2009

    The Co-operative Group is to use fingerprinting machines to track staff hours.The society plans to install biometric data collection terminals in its food stores over the next two years to record the working hours of its 55,000...

  • Big rise in Fairtrade sales figures

    21 Feb 2009

    Fairtrade sales have increased by over 40% this year to £700m, the Fairtrade Foundation has revealed on the eve of Fairtrade Fortnight.At a conference in London on Thursday, the foundation urged retailers to extend the range of Fairtrade…

  • Boyle-in-the-bag gong for Asda academy

    25 Feb 2009

    Tenuous celebrity-grocery crossover of the week: Slumdog Millionaire auteur Danny Boyle transports his filmmaking trophies around in a supermarket carrier.

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