22 June 2002

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  • Bananas: Focus special

    22 Jun 2002

    Bananas, the UK's most popular fruit, are estimated to be worth at least £600m in sales this year. That represents around 725,000 tonnes, according to David Read, chariman of importer-funded promotional organisations the Banana Group.

  • Band comes up before the judge

    22 Jun 2002

    2000 AD magazine will be grabbing the headlines when a special anniversary copy is auctioned on internet site Ebay on July 1. The copy of the magazine has been signed by the band Pitchshifter, who appeared in the title's 25th anniversary issue....

  • Battery cages will stay until 2012

    22 Jun 2002

    Britain's record on the welfare of laying hens has been branded shameful by the RSPCA as the government prepares to take what the charity calls only the minimum steps to phase out battery cages. DEFRA has adopted legislation that will not ban...

  • Beckham sparks a bender on bangers

    22 Jun 2002

    It's not only brewers that are benefiting from a sales surge caused by the England football team's World Cup success. Tesco says sausage sales have rocketed too. The supermarket giant claims sales of its World Cup Bender, an 8ins chipolata that...

  • BFG pushes home shopping

    22 Jun 2002

    The Big Food Group has recruited Lee Pinnington as head of home shopping marketing, with a brief to capture a larger market share. Pinnington will be responsible for all aspects of home shopping marketing to customers. He was previously a...

  • Biodegradable is not acceptable

    22 Jun 2002

    Sir; Promoting biodegradable carrier bags to retailers as an "ideal solution" (Letters, June 8) is not only misleading, it could encourage litter, damage the environment, and severely restrict existing recycling schemes. In fact the damage...

  • Bites: Baby Organix; Quorn Fajitas; Tabasco

    22 Jun 2002

    Baby Organix has added a Bolognese sauce to its organic baby pasta range. Golden Wonder is spending £1.75 on an ad campaign for Nik Naks that breaks this month and runs for eight weeks with the theme They're tangy on your tongy'. Marlow Foods...

  • Bites: Birds Eye; Robinsons; HL Foods

    22 Jun 2002

    Birds Eye Wall's frozen potato products are getting a new look, including foil packaging for Fritters and Alphabites, as well as a £3.75m support package this year.

  • Bites: Bodyform; The Cookie Coach Company; Bonio

    22 Jun 2002

    Sanpro brand Bodyform is to sponsor Channel 5's Home and Away for £3m.

  • Bites: Ballygowan; St Ivel Gold; Burton's Biscuits; Banana Boat; Jacksons' Organic Mood

    22 Jun 2002

    Ballygowan makes its silver screen debut by sponsoring the London Irish Film Festival (April 27-May 3). 

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