28 September 2002

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  • ATM blow for c-stores

    04 Oct 2002

    Anne Bruce Independent retailers could lose thousands of pounds of income as the mobile phone networks and Lottery operator Camelot prepare to deliver products through cash machines. Camelot is to start feasibility studies to see if ATMs will...

  • ATM blow for c-stores

    04 Oct 2002

    Independent retailers could lose thousands of pounds of income as the mobile phone networks and Lottery operator Camelot prepare to deliver products through cash machines.Camelot is to start feasibility studies to see if ATMs will support...

  • Athif Sarwar

    04 Oct 2002

    “I’ve never seen so many white vans – well, apart from at Dover docks,” one retailer quips as he loads up his trolley at the United Wholesale Scotland depot. And it is no exaggeration. The queues have been been getting longer by the day since...

  • Asda to get down to nuts and bolts

    02 Oct 2002

    Asda is to launch an inquiry as to how some nuts and bolts got into meat pies sold at two of its stores in the south east.According to The Sun newspaper, two shoppers have complained after one discovered bolts in a mini pork and pickle pie...

  • All-year-round aim

    28 Sep 2002

    Turkey producers are calling on the support of retailers to persuade consumers that turkey is not just for Christmas. The industry is keen to grow its business to 12 months of the year, rather than just the two months surrounding the festive...

  • An appetite for Tio Pepe

    28 Sep 2002

    Tio Pepe has confirmed that it is to sponsor the seventh Carlton London Restaurant Awards. The deal fits in with the drive to market Gonzalez Byass' Fino sherry as an appetite stimulant. Fiona Lovatt, marketing manager for First Drinks,Tio...

  • Apple is a wind up .

    28 Sep 2002

    Kellogg's is rolling out a £1m marketing red carpet to welcome Apple to its Real Fruit Winder range, which includes new TV advertising. The new flavour is the first to join the fruit strip brand since its launch 18 months ago. The company...

  • Asda goes colour-coded

    28 Sep 2002

    Ed Bedington A major overhaul is expected to breathe new life into the meat, fish and poultry category for Asda. The multiple has spent 12 months re-designing the entire section, and the new look was launched this week. Mark James, general...

  • American excitement

    28 Sep 2002

    Safeway has expanded its international own label repertoire with an updated American range. Rolling out now across 480 stores and totalling 30 lines, the revamped selection draws on influences from the Wild West, Tex-Mex and the East Coast....

  • Asda online again fails to deliver

    28 Sep 2002

    Asda regularly tops The Grocer 33 but its online service is still proving a fiasco.Six months after our last online shop and Asda, the worst performer last time, still failed to deliver the goods. Yet it all started so well. Our shopper, a...

  • Alldays in sell-off talks

    30 Sep 2002

    C-store operator Alldays has confirmed that it is in talks with a third party to sell the group’s 600-strong estate.Weekend press speculation has the Co-op as a front runner for the chain which has a market value of some £2.5m but with debts...

  • Asda rolls back cold comfort for shoppers

    01 Oct 2002

    Asda plans to help its customers stave off colds this winter by offering low cost flu jabs at all of its stores.Shoppers will be charged just under £12 for a vaccination, £8 less than the fee charged for private flu jabs. The...

  • A time of transition

    28 Sep 2002

    Sainsbury has made great progress but the climate is getting tougher, with suppliers under renewed pressure. Siâ® Harrington reports from the annual supplier conference It has been a year of great progress at Sainsbury, but the stakes are rising...

  • A new Vintage

    28 Sep 2002

    Shepherd Neame has given its Christmas Vintage Ale a new look for 2002. The Kent brewer has produced a festive gift box featuring Father Christmas, containing two 500ml bottles of Christmas Vintage Ale, together with an engraved stemmed beer glass. ...

  • a case of divine comparisons

    28 Sep 2002

    from Andy Good, Director, Equal Exchange Trading Edinburgh Sir; I am thrilled to see Nestle has moved towards (but not into) Fairtrade with its "innovative" new bar and grabbed the niche created by Divine chocolate over recent years (Focus on...

  • A wrap at Wharf

    28 Sep 2002

    A centuries-old method of maturing meat has been re-introduced to customers through supermarket shelves. Waitrose is offering a range of dry-aged Aberdeen Angus beef at its new Food & Home store in Canary Wharf. The retailer has...

  • 7-Eleven looks to smaller format in US

    30 Sep 2002

    US-based convenience store chain 7-Eleven said it is to follow its Asian model by opening smaller stores in North America to cut investment costs.According to press reports, 7-Eleven has closed a number of unprofitable stores Stateside and...

  • Ahold ends Unilever boycott

    01 Oct 2002

    Global retailer Ahold said that its Albert Heijn supermarket operation in Holland has called off its week-long boycott of compatriot Unilever’s products.The Albert Heijn stores stopped renewing supplies of certain Unilever products once they...

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