27 July 2002

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  • royal welsh show

    27 Jul 2002

    Strip tease as Aria Foods takes to the stage Producer co-op Farmers First used the Royal Welsh Show as a launchpad for its new food processing subsidiary, Aria Foods. The new company will be based at the former Sun Valley plant at Blaenavon, south...

  • Rizazz keeps up the pace

    27 Jul 2002

    Tilda is continuing to stray from its Indian heritage with three new versions of its microwavable Rizazz rice. The new rices are taken from cuisines around the globe, following on from the company's foray into internationally-inspired bagged...

  • Red tractor lags in recognition

    27 Jul 2002

    New research suggests the little red tractor is only the third most recognised of the meat and poultry assurance marks. The British Meat mark came top with 71% recognition in an independent survey from the British Turkey Information Service....

  • Red hot chilli absorbers

    27 Jul 2002

    Household paper producer Georgia-Pacific aims to reposition its Thirst Pockets kitchen towels range by focusing on absorbency. New packs, said to be 25% more absorbent than previous ones, roll out next month. They feature three new print designs ­...

  • Rachel's Organic Dairy has made Neil Burchell marketing dire

    27 Jul 2002

    Burchell will be responsible for developing new marketing strategies and improving marketing programmes for the company's existing products and customers. Burchell was previously marketing director of Reliance Security and has a successful record...

  • Quavers' rasher behaviour

    27 Jul 2002

    Walkers has added a new Streaky Bacon favour to its Quavers range ­ the brand's first new flavour in four years. Available from August 12, the newcomer has pink and yellow-striped pieces instead of the usual yellow, and the colours are reflected in...

  • Pork and bacon prices have been even more unstable than expe

    27 Jul 2002

    In the Netherlands a few farms were placed under restriction after pig feed was found to contain the banned hormone growth promoter MPA. Pigmeat exports were not banned, yet the incident was said by traders in the UK to have put a little upward...

  • Pernod Ricard is launching a CD Rom for the trade to bring t

    27 Jul 2002

    Californian wine group Trinchero Family Estates, owner of the Sutter Home brand, has appointed PLB Wines as its sole distributor in the UK. The deal becomes effective on September 1. Allied Domecq Spirits and Wine (UK) has heralded its over ice'...

  • Police launch Raid Control to help retailers confound armed

    27 Jul 2002

    John Wood Police forces across the UK are planning to work with independent retailers in an initiative to fight armed attacks on small stores. The first pilot scheme for Raid Control started at a handful of stores in Croydon this week, and a...

  • Pigmeat buyers are offered more comfort from across the Atla

    27 Jul 2002

    Heavier production from American units is seen by major EU exporters as sure to put more pressure on significant third country markets such as Japan, especially if the dollar remains weak, and could indirectly help soften prices within Europe....

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