25 July 2009

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  • Candy plan Subscription

    25 Jul 2009

    Tangerine executive chairman Steven Joseph tells Nick Hughes why he thinks the business has sweet prospects

  • Acid Test: Red Square Moscow Mule

    25 Jul 2009

    Red Square's RTDs get a kick up the backside

  • Ad of the Week: Coors' snowbound assault is so much white noise

    25 Jul 2009

    Only a deaf leprechaun would mourn the Corrs' passing from self-proclaimed Most Irish Band in the World to string-fiddling footnotes in pop culture obscurity.

  • Ad watchdog scotches Tesco’s ‘biggest discounter’ claim

    29 Jul 2009

    Tesco’s controversial claim to be “Britain’s biggest discounter” has been scotched by advertising regulators following complaints from retail rivals.

  • Around the Papers 30/7/09

    30 Jul 2009

    Organic health blow; Cadbury numbers; Bond right fit for M&S

  • Bill tackles Ireland's 'pay for display'

    25 Jul 2009

    A bill is to be introduced in the Irish Parliament to tackle the issue of 'pay for display', the money major retailers allegedly demand from suppliers.The legislative move comes as it emerged that a group of Irish suppliers had paid a total...

  • Asda trials Cornish bakery concession

    25 Jul 2009

    Asda has opened its first bakery concession at its store in St Austell as part of a wider revamp of its bakeries across the country.The branded concession with local company Rowe's, which has supplied Asda for the past 15 years with...

  • 'Astonishing' sales increases in Bestway's round pound range

    25 Jul 2009

    Cash & carry giant Bestway has launched a £1 promotional range that has boosted sales of some lines by up to 500% in its first week.The Crunch Buster promotion features 17 branded lines of food and health and beauty products that retailers...

  • Benecol's first 5-a-day smoothie

    25 Jul 2009

    Benecol is claiming a category first by bringing its cholesterol-lowering credentials to the smoothies category.

  • BabyDeli revamped as it hits Waitrose

    25 Jul 2009

    Babyfood startup BabyDeli has brightened its packaging and invested £250,000 on marketing after securing a listing at Waitrose.BabyDeli was launched last September at Ocado, through which the full 10-strong range of frozen organic tubs is...

  • Bacardi taps popularity of Mojito

    25 Jul 2009

    Bacardi is launching a premix Mojito to cash in on the current surge in popularity of the rum-based cocktail in Britain.

  • Booths gives north a Ripon yarn Subscription

    25 Jul 2009

    Sainsbury's and Morrisons watch out. Booths' new store is rocking Ripon's supermarket scene with murals, tastings and a raft of unorthodox initiatives. Beth Phillips reports

  • Blue M&Ms ‘could help spinal injuries’

    28 Jul 2009

    Blue M&Ms have had hard times in recent years as thousands of parents harboured suspicions the pigment giving them their colour caused hyperactivity in their offspring.

  • Asda cuts packaging and challenges suppliers to follow suit

    31 Jul 2009

    Asda will challenge big-name brands to follow its lead by slashing packaging by up to a third this autumn.

  • Around the Papers 31/7/09

    31 Jul 2009

    Vacant high street; Uniq numbers; fish stocks pick up

  • Brand values key as well as price

    25 Jul 2009

    Sir, It is refreshing to read a report about the current state of the beer and cider market that isn't all doom and gloom (Focus on Beer & Cider, The Grocer, 11 July). More than anything the recession should be a catalyst for innovation and change;...

  • Burnt Sugar relaunches in smaller packs

    25 Jul 2009

    Burnt Sugar is relaunching its adult confectionery range introducing new packaging, smaller pack sizes and NPD in a bid to double sales to £2m in the next year.The new-look range, which is being rolled out next month, features a new logo and...

  • Branston ups output with new factory

    25 Jul 2009

    Branston opened a new £3.5m prepared vegetable factory this week that it claims is one of the country's most advanced food production facilities.The 27,000 sq ft site is heated by a system that uses waste potato boxes and pallets as fuel. It...

  • Cadbury staff weigh up strike action over pay

    25 Jul 2009

    Cadbury workers are voting on possible strike action over claims the confectionery giant has broken pay promises.Cadbury had broken a long-standing deal struck with workers at Cadbury's plants in Bourneville, Chirk, Marlbrook and Somerdale...

  • Brewdog bites back at binge drinking claims after launch of 18% abv Tokyo*

    28 Jul 2009

    Independent Scottish brewer Brewdog has come under fire from alcohol campaigners after launching an 18.2% alcohol content beer.

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