21 March 2009

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  • Abbey Well splashes out on new ad drive

    21 Mar 2009

    Coca-Cola is urging the nation to take a dip with a patriotic campaign to support Schweppes Abbey Well bottled water.

  • Acid Test: Sprout ready meals

    21 Mar 2009

    Not full of Brussels sprouts, thankfully

  • ACS: put credit insurance in the Budget

    21 Mar 2009

    The Association of Convenience Stores has called on the Government to devise plans to underwrite trade credit insurance in the Budget.The withdrawal of trade credit insurance means suppliers and wholesalers are less willing to extend credit...

  • Advertising: Detergent feels the chill of recession Subscription

    21 Mar 2009

    Despite being the biggest-spending fast moving consumer goods category in terms of advertising, the washing powder and liquid sub-category cut its year-on-year ad spend a whopping 65% to £5.32m in the four weeks to 1 March. The reduction in...

  • Ad of the Week: All Rhodes lead to London for Flora's flawed fauna

    21 Mar 2009

    There's a danger for any company touting its socially responsible cuddliness that more or less anything it does will come off as a cynical PR stunt rather than altruistic act of ethical enterprise. After all, companies exist to make cash -...

  • AG Barr's namesake director set to retire

    21 Mar 2009

    Robin Barr, veteran chairman of Irn-Bru maker AG Barr, has announced he is retiring after more than three decades at the helm of the group.Barr, who has been a director for 44 years, including 31 as chairman, will be succeeded by Ronnie...

  • Around the Papers 23/3/09

    23 Mar 2009

    Bordeaux loses its appeal; pub sell-offs go flat; Fry axed by Twinings

  • Alcohol consumption falling

    21 Mar 2009

    Sir Liam Donaldson’s plea for a minimum price per unit seems poorly timed, as this week saw the release of Government figures showing alcohol consumption fell more than 3% last year.Quoting statistics from HM Revenue & Customs, the British…

  • Arniston Bay grows with fine wine range

    21 Mar 2009

    Arniston Bay owner The Company of Wine People is introducing a fine wine range as part of an ongoing strategy to widen the brand's appeal. Arniston Bay Reserve, rolling out now, comprises a Sauvignon Blanc and a Shiraz from South Africa,...

  • Another one bites the dust at Moy Park as Rooney departs

    21 Mar 2009

    The commercial director of poultry and food processor Moy Park, Seamus Rooney, has become the latest in a string of high-profile departures from the company since December. Rooney, who has led the UK sales and marketing team for 10 years,...

  • Around the Papers 24/3/09

    24 Mar 2009

    Inflation hits 0%; pressure grows on Rose; Pot Noodle captures kebab magic

  • Around the Papers 25/3/09

    25 Mar 2009

    More on inflation; rent woe for retailers; sugar makes kids grow

  • Around the Papers 26/3/09

    26 Mar 2009

    Didn't Sainsbury's do well; Coke goes flat in China; pubs to sell wine in smaller glasses

  • Around the Papers 27/3/09

    27 Mar 2009

    Retail growth slows again; Northern benefits from budget lines; now hot tea gives you cancer

  • Booze stings show stores lead way in responsible retailing

    21 Mar 2009

    As chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson continued his crusade for potentially "devastating" minimum pricing levels on alcohol this week, new research revealed supermarkets and convenience stores were already leading the way on responsible...

  • Asda and Tesco consider further halal counters

    21 Mar 2009

    Asda and Tesco are increasing the number of halal counters in stores in a bid to cater more fully to their Muslim customers.Asda is set to double the number of National Halal Food Group concessions from 10 to 20, creating 200 jobs this year,...

  • Brands grow sales as price gap with own label narrows Subscription

    21 Mar 2009

    Contrary to expectations, brands have outperformed own label in both value and volume terms. James Ball asks how they've managed to pull it off

  • Beef shortages likely as Irish go elsewhere

    21 Mar 2009

    The UK is facing a shortage of British and Irish beef on supermarket shelves from this summer.

  • Bacon defies recession as consumers turn to butties

    21 Mar 2009

    Pre-pack bacon is defying the credit crunch as consumers look for convenient, recession-busting comfort food.Although sales increased just 1.6% in volume terms in the year to 26 February [TNS], they were up 4.3% in the final three months of...

  • Asda first with British Little Gems

    26 Mar 2009

    Asda has become the first major multiple this year to stock British-grown Little Gem Lettuces.

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