27 July 2002

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  • Wilkie will lead Greggs' drive for expansion and new shops

    27 Jul 2002

    Greggs has promoted Lindsay Wilkie to retail operations director to spearhead plans to open 70 new shops by 2008. Wilkie will supervise the company's expansion through new shop acquisitions across Yorkshire. He will head Greggs' shop design team,...

  • WAL-MART GOES FOR RFID

    27 Jul 2002

    Wal-Mart is trialling radio frequency tags and plans to introduce them in the UK next year. Wal Mart's American experiments have so far been restricted to pallets in collaboration with major suppliers Kimberly-Clark and Coca-Cola. But now Wal...

  • Unwins to introduce food and create new store type

    27 Jul 2002

    Rod Addy Unwins is planning to convert 300 of its 400 UK stores into food and wine shops. The plan is to reposition the company, because the off-licence sector is in decline. However Unwin's chief executive David Wetz denied the move meant the...

  • Wales' own MLC arrives in autumn with funds boost

    27 Jul 2002

    A new body tasked with driving forward the red meat sector in Wales should be up and running by the autumn as the MLC presses on with its radical restructuring exercise. The body, comprising representatives from the MLC, the Welsh Development...

  • Waitrose collects the top Brammy accolade

    27 Jul 2002

    Sainsbury and Marks and Spencer battled it out at this year's Brammy Awards but Waitrose pipped them both to the title of best multiple retailer. The Brammys, which celebrates the contribution of retailers, manufacturers, caterers and the media to...

  • Wales' True Taste mark has premium ambitions

    27 Jul 2002

    Elaine Watson True Taste ­ an umbrella brand for top quality Welsh food and drink ­ will make its debut on supermarket shelves in October, when a new accreditation and awards scheme gets under way. Products judged to be of superior taste and...

  • UK fleet financial crisis highlighted by Seafish

    27 Jul 2002

    Reduced landings, increased running costs and lower than expected prices have had a severe impact on the profitability of the UK fishing fleet, according to a report published by the Sea Fish Industry Authority. The 2001 Economic Survey of the UK...

  • UCAS support for uni guide

    27 Jul 2002

    A new publication that lists university and college courses in the UK goes on sale on August 13. The publisher says that Hot Courses: What Uni or College 2002/03 is the only news stand publication for those considering full time, higher education...

  • Udex recruits new chief exec

    27 Jul 2002

    Udex Holdings, the supply chain solutions firm working on barcoding and online product cataloguing for the multiples, has recruited Robin Howe as chief executive officer. Howe said: "Udex is already recognised as offering significant benefit to the...

  • Two sectors where the dynamics are changing is drinking yogu

    27 Jul 2002

    Yop, the yogurt drink from Yoplait Dairy Crest, has been repositioned as a portable, "pit-stop" drink designed for young men wanting a fuel-stop but with no time to eat. Gulp!, flavoured milk drinks from Arla Foods, has had a similar makeover and...

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