27 June 2009

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  • ‘Low carbon footprint lines preferred’

    27 Jun 2009

    Consumers want to see more carbon footprints and green brands, a survey of 1,000 people has indicated. According to the Carbon Trust survey, 63% of consumers were more likely to buy a product linked to a company fighting climate change.

  • A third of fresh produce companies performing ‘excellently’

    27 Jun 2009

    Fresh produce companies are continuing to perform well financially despite the challenges of the recession, analysts have reported.

  • Acid Test: Southern Comfort Lemonade And Lime

    27 Jun 2009

    Company: Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands Rsp: £1.59 per 250ml can Market size: £199m The competition: Smirnoff Vodka & Schweppes tonic, Morgan's Spiced & Cola, Bulleit Bourbon & Cola

  • Ad of the Week: Starburst’s smooth devil has its way with your memories

    27 Jun 2009

    Sometimes it can be hard to let go to move on and grow as a person. Or, you know, as a brand of brightly coloured fruit chews.

  • Around the Papers 1/7/09

    01 Jul 2009

    Tesco ready to Rock; overseas workers row in Cheshunt; veggie diet cuts cancer risk

  • Around the Papers 2/7/09

    02 Jul 2009

    Rose goes next year; Diageo axes 900 jobs; SABMiller sells major stake

  • Big four woo thrifty with ad spend hike

    27 Jun 2009

    Recession hasn't stopped the big four from spending on advertising in fact they are spending significantly more than a year ago. The big four spent an additional £13m on advertising in the first five months compared with the same period last...

  • Asda staff save the day as flood hits

    27 Jun 2009

    One of Asda's largest stores was flooded last week, in "monsoon conditions" that hit Leeds without warning. The Asda Wal-Mart supercentre in Pudsey had to close its ground floor, which houses the George and health & beauty ranges, for 48...

  • Beauty lines get Fairtrade makeover

    27 Jun 2009

    Fairtrade-accredited beauty products are being introduced to the UK for the first time to plug a gap in the market. A 57-strong range of products, including lip balms, face masks, body butters and shower gels, is this week being launched under...

  • Bacardi star David in Glenfiddich switch

    27 Jun 2009

    Glenfiddich distiller William Grant & Sons has announced that Bacardi Group marketing chief Stella David is to replace chief executive Roland van Bommel, who is stepping down after five years at the helm. During her 15 years with the...

  • Baker wins with canned meat treat

    27 Jun 2009

    Spam's so versatile apparently you can even eat the stuff, as well as using it to damp-proof masonry and ward off evil spirits.

  • Around the Papers 29/6/09

    29 Jun 2009

    Sainsbury's nears new chair; Tesco faces scenic rebellion; fewer steaks means greener planet

  • Around the Papers 30/6/09

    30 Jun 2009

    Sugar on the up; Premier figures; liquid lunches

  • Around the Papers 3/7/09

    03 Jul 2009

    Tesco investor unrest; Ramsay's kitchen nightmare; doctors want booze ads banned

  • Bluewater to open John Lewis food hall

    27 Jun 2009

    The second John Lewis food hall from Waitrose is set to open on 6 August at the Bluewater shopping centre, following a £21.9m spend on the branch. The hall will include a charcuterie bar, wine bar and pattisserie in the basement.

  • Bill to boost penalties for shoplifting

    27 Jun 2009

    The ACS is calling on MPs to support a Bill demanding tougher punishment for shoplifters. Thefts from Shops, a 10-minute Bill introduced by Tory MP Anne McIntosh, is seeking to amend the guidance used by the police to deal with shop theft.

  • Booths opens new store in Yorkshire

    27 Jun 2009

    Northern supermarket chain Booths opened its first store in two years this week, in Ripon, Yorkshire. The 18,000 sq ft supermarket is the retailer's first opening since 2007, when it opened its Lytham store.

  • Bpex signs cricketer Tufnell to drive pork ideas for barbecues

    27 Jun 2009

    Bpex has signed up former England international Phil Tufnell to front its Lovepork barbecue campaign this summer.

  • Brewing in new sectors Subscription

    27 Jun 2009

    Recession? Pah! Coffee Nation has seized the moment to launch new machines and conquer a caffeine-loving market. Beth Phillips reports

  • Booker makes debut on senior stock market

    02 Jul 2009

    Cash & carry giant Booker has had its first full day of trading on the main stock market.

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