25 April 2009

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  • £10m fund unveiled to save UK bees

    25 Apr 2009

    A £10m fund has been set up to finance research into the declining population of bees and other vital pollinators. The cash will come from bodies including the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, Defra, the Natural Environment...

  • Acid Test: Jose Cuervo Authentic Margaritas

    25 Apr 2009

    Perfect for lazy barbecues, or just for tequila fans?

  • Ad of the Week: Kebab Pot Noodle takes no prisoners

    25 Apr 2009

    Exotic, quixotic and thoroughly idiotic - the kebab Pot Noodle is here. Being the marketing guy for the new offering is as cushy as jobs get, perhaps after being Angelina Jolie's personal lingerie fitter.

  • Advertising: Successful retailers need the human touch in tough times Subscription

    25 Apr 2009

    Retailers should engage consumers emotionally, not just give them the hard sell, according to research by Cognosis. Glynn Davis reports

  • Amy brews up the brown stuff

    25 Apr 2009

    Yorkshire Tea got an edgy PR boost this week when clean-living chanteuse Amy Winehouse said she had bags backstage at the recent St Lucia Jazz Festival so she could brew up before belting out the hits." [Yorkshire Tea and HP Sauce] were the...

  • Andrew Jones back in production after blaze

    25 Apr 2009

    Pie producer Andrew Jones has literally risen from the ashes - resuming pie production within a week of the fire that extensively damaged its Huddersfield factory.The company, which supplies pies, sausage rolls and pasties locally to Asda...

  • Around the Papers 1/5/09

    01 May 2009

    Cadbury results; P&G under the spotlight; swine flu is 'price for cheap meat'

  • Around the Papers 27/4/09

    27 Apr 2009

    High street celebrates Woolies effect; diet pill hits shelves; Sherbert Fountain to get worse

  • Around the Papers 28/4/09

    28 Apr 2009

    Hog futures not so hot; we drink less beer; belated fury over sherbet packaging change

  • Around the Papers 29/4/09

    29 Apr 2009

    Cereals more sugary than chocs; inside the supermarket price wars; ombudsman agreement unlikely

  • Around the Papers 30/4/09

    30 Apr 2009

    Pork prices keep falling; wine aids longevity; Irish shoppers look north

  • Asda claims win in British fresh race

    25 Apr 2009

    Retailers are jostling to be first to market with new season British produce. Asda claims to have won the race to stock the first British round tomatoes, with Yorkshire-grown produce from English Village Salads hitting stores last week. Tesco began...

  • Asda trials specialist Irish chilled products

    25 Apr 2009

    Asda is introducing a new range of speciality Irish foods into selected stores for a four-month trial this summer.Sourced from 14 Irish food companies, the 33-product range will be stocked in 14 Asda stores from May to September. The range...

  • Aussie chain Coles still wooing UK retail talent

    25 Apr 2009

    Australian supermarket chain Coles is set to plunder the UK retail scene again in a fresh bid to attract new talent Down Under.

  • Bakkavör job losses 'less than expected'

    28 Apr 2009

    Ready meals giant Bakkavör has announced lower-than-expected redundancies as a result of its restructuring programme. The company this week said job losses due to the closure of its Bourne Stir Fry site and the relocation of production to a...

  • Beefeater launches super-premium gin in off-trade channel

    25 Apr 2009

    Pernod Ricard is taking on luxury gin brands Hendrick's and Tanqueray with the off-trade launch of Beefeater 24, a super-premium gin.The new gin, which was launched into the on-trade in October 2008, will sit alongside its standard...

  • Beer goggles a myth, claims (wrong) study

    25 Apr 2009

    As pub closures rack up and operators teeter beneath debt burdens like Geordie binge-drinkers in 10-inch stilettos, Britain's ailing drinks industry took another blow this week.Scientists from the hub of sobriety that is Leicester University...

  • Bendicks makeover aims to double sales

    25 Apr 2009

    Bendicks hopes that by giving its chocolates a more youthful edge it will double the brand's sales to £30m in the next year. From August its entire range will be relaunched to appeal to shoppers outside its core "older consumer base" - the...

  • Blade plan picks best bulls for beef

    25 Apr 2009

    A new scheme to help dairy farmers make unwanted bull calves more attractive to the meat supply chain has been launched by Blade Farming.The Somerset business has spent 18 months researching which Holstein dairy sires produce the...

  • Big Interview: The man with a Sunny D outlook Subscription

    25 Apr 2009

    Sunny D boss Jean Jacques Fredj tells Noli Dinkovski why the once-iconic soft drink brand is poised for a renaissance

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