25 April 2009

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  • Tesco 'solves' soggy sarnie problem

    28 Apr 2009

    Tesco is claiming to have solved the age-old problem of the soggy tomato sandwich.

  • 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...

  • California Raisins get TV ad green light

    28 Apr 2009

    California Raisins has declared victory in its battle with the FSA's Nutrient Profiling Model, after the agency decided raisins were free to be advertised to children. Originally the guidelines regulated by TV watchdog Ofcom deemed foods...

  • Unions and MPs ask UB to open up about proposed India move

    28 Apr 2009

    United Biscuits faces mounting opposition to restructuring plans that opponents warn will lead to 170 UK jobs moving to India. Unite has collected more than 3,000 signatures on a petition opposing the move, which would see 55 finance jobs go...

  • Around the Papers 27/4/09

    27 Apr 2009

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

  • Sainsbury’s takes tough line with booze suppliers on duty rise

    27 Apr 2009

    Sainsbury’s is playing hardball with its beer and cider suppliers, threatening to de-list them if they refuse to absorb last week’s duty rise.

  • Unilever continues acquisition hunt

    27 Apr 2009

    Consumer goods giant Unilever is still on the acquisition trail following its recent purchase of haircare brand TIGI, according to press reports.

  • Cobra chief exec McKeon exits as split looms

    27 Apr 2009

    Adrian McKeon, chief executive of iconic beer brand Cobra, has departed suddenly ahead of a likely break-up of the business, The Times reports.

  • £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?

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