26 September 2009

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  • A long time ago in a store far away…

    26 Sep 2009

    Wags have previously compared Tesco's impenetrable Cheshunt tower of power to the Death Star but the supermarket was last week facing a potential religious discrimination claim from across the galaxy after picking on the wrong Jedi.

  • Acid Test: Lyle's Golden Syrup Pudding

    26 Sep 2009

    Our panel get sweet and sticky with this surprisingly lightweight sponge from Farmhouse Fare

  • Act now to secure future milk supply

    26 Sep 2009

    The dairy farming sector is not, as I was quoted as saying in The Grocer's The Dairymen supplement, dead. However, it is definitely in crisis. According to DairyCo data for the 12 months ending March 2009, farmers' gross margins continue at...

  • Ad of the Week: Fallon's creatives have been smoking some weird s**t again for Cadbury

    26 Sep 2009

    Those 'show me your cocoa beam' posters last week had us worried the new TV ad for Cadbury Dairy Milk would be patronising and cutesy.

  • Anuga 2009 preview: The show with real brio

    28 Sep 2009

    The Anuga trade show is quite simply the biggest international food and drink fair around. For visitors, the biennial event is a chance to check out the latest branding, innovation and marketing from around the world. For exhibitors, Anuga is an opportunity to catch up with current buyers and make new contacts.

  • Around the Papers 28/9/09

    28 Sep 2009

    M&S returns shift; Cadbury-Kraft rumbles on; Tesco to sell stores

  • Around the Papers 29/9/09

    29 Sep 2009

    Lucozade looks east; Scots booze pricing plan; working mums have fat kids

  • Around the Papers 30/9/09

    30 Sep 2009

    Kraft put in its place; AG Barr buoyant; Dairy Crest closes pension plan

  • Around the Papers 1/10/09

    01 Oct 2009

    M&S numbers; Kraft handed deadline; Coke ends footie deal

  • Arla farmers save on energy with eco heater

    02 Oct 2009

    Dairy farmers that supply Arla Foods could save over £1,000 a year in utility costs thanks to the development of a new eco-friendly water heating system.

  • Asda in loyalty drive as Bond rules out move to M&S

    02 Oct 2009

    Asda has ushered in what it claims will be a new era of transparency in the way it engages with shoppers.

  • Around the Papers 2/10/09

    02 Oct 2009

    Asda transparency drive; Bond won't join M&S; Wine Cellar no more

  • Cadbury braced for second Kraft bid

    28 Sep 2009

    Cadbury is bracing itself for another bid from Kraft this week, but continues to press the Takeover Panel for a put-up-or-shut-up order the force the US food giant’s hand.

  • C4 provides the full menu for ad break

    26 Sep 2009

    A new concept in food advertising is to hit screens this weekend with a menu-themed ad break featuring seven brands making up a seven course meal.The ads, which will run during C4's Come Dine With Me on Sunday, include consecutive slots...

  • Booths offers a full shop at its latest store

    26 Sep 2009

    Booths opened the doors to its second new store in three months this week, in Garstang, Lancashire. The 22,000 sq ft store replaces a smaller shop in the town, which originally opened in 1975.

  • Booker opens latest depot – in Mumbai

    26 Sep 2009

    Booker launches itself on the international stage today as it opens its first cash & carry in India.The depot in Mumbai will serve stores, food stalls and the restaurant trade with an emphasis on fresh foods, pulses and staples.

  • Campaign Trail: Doritos rocks online

    26 Sep 2009

    PepsiCo is giving away Guitar Hero World Tour kits, Guitar Hero 5 games and Xbox 360 consoles in an on-pack promotion for Doritos as part of a new multimillion-pound push.

  • Campaign Trail: Beck’s connects with public

    26 Sep 2009

    InBev UK is encouraging music-lovers to plug into the Beck's brand, literally, with interactive bottle-shaped outdoor ads that play music back when people plug their headphones in. Part of Beck's Music Inspired Art campaign, the boards are up around...

  • Asda scores double sustainability coup

    26 Sep 2009

    Asda has boosted its sustainability credentials with two new product lines.The retailer has become the first UK outlet to sell king prawns under the Best Aquaculture Practice certification scheme, which guarantees responsible sourcing....

  • Bain Capital starts hunt for McKay’s successor

    26 Sep 2009

    Frank McKay, CEO of foodservice giant Brakes, is to retire in just over a year, parent company Bain Capital revealed this week as it launched a search for his successor.The American private equity owner confirmed it had started a...

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