26 February 2011

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  • Yeo Valley overhauls its frozen portfolio

    26 Feb 2011

    Yeo Valley is revamping its ice cream and frozen yoghurt portfolio with a view to trebling sales to £1.5m within the next year. The organic dairy producer whose consumer awareness rocketed after its 'rapping farmers' TV ad aired last...

  • Wragg to forefront of Imperial's display ban fight Subscription

    26 Feb 2011

    Imperial Tobacco has promoted Colin Wragg to the role of senior UK corporate and legal affairs manager. Wragg moves from head of grocery and replaces Steve Stotesbury, who is moving to another position in the company..

  • World News 26/2/11

    26 Feb 2011

    Walmart posted a fourth-quarter decline in sales as it continued to lose share to rivals. Like-for-like sales fell 1.8% in the 13 weeks to 28 January. International business boosted net sales by 2.5% to $115.6bn...

  • Wiseman asks for a 5ppl milk price hike

    26 Feb 2011

    Robert Wiseman Dairies has written to a small selection of its retail customers who take roughly 3% of Wiseman's total milk volume to demand a hike of 5ppl in its milk price. Wiseman sent a letter to customers on 8 February stating...

  • Wensleydale launches an Aztec Cheddar

    26 Feb 2011

    The Wensleydale Creamery is launching an Aztec-themed Cheddar with chilli to tap into the growing interest in chilli-based foods. Chantico, named after the Aztec goddess of fire, will be promoted as 'the cheese all others fear'. It is...

  • Warburtons loaf on trial at Poundland

    26 Feb 2011

    Poundland is trialling a mid-size Warburtons Toastie loaf that has been exclusively developed for it by the manufacturer.The 600g product which is midway between a full 800g and half-sized loaf and available in thick or medium slices …

  • Vodka made from iceberg arrives in UK

    26 Feb 2011

    Iceberg Vodka, a unique spirit that actually is, as the name suggests, made from icebergs, is about to hit the UK. The super-premium 40% abv vodka, available from next month (rsp: £26.99), is distilled from the pure water inside small...

  • Unilever unveils ice creams for summer

    26 Feb 2011

    Unilever is preparing for summer with a raft of new ice creams. Viennetta Selections Red Berries (rsp: £2.49) hits shelves mid-March along with Carte D'Or Macadamia Nights and Carte D'Or Cherry Blossom tubs (rsp: £2.99). The premium tubs...

  • UK gets a fresh taste for French cuisine

    28 Feb 2011

    French food is the fastest growing cuisine in the UK, with sales of Gallic-inspired ready meals and desserts up 16% in the past year.

  • UB axes 85 jobs to make Tollcross site more competitive

    26 Feb 2011

    Two major suppliers have confirmed redundancies at major UK plants. United Biscuits confirmed this week it was cutting 85 jobs at its McVitie's factory in Glasgow. The cuts at its Tollcross site, which makes Hobnobs and Go Ahead! bars,...

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