29 March 2003

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  • Danone ups stake in Yakult

    04 Apr 2003

    French food group Danone has increased its stake in the Japanese dairy company Yakult Honsha.Yakult Honsha has a 10% share of the Japanese non-alcoholic drinks market on the back of its flagship functional yogurt drink Yakult.Danone...

  • Double helping for Richmond

    29 Mar 2003

    Richmond Ice Cream has boosted its marketing team by appointing Sharon Cartwright as customer marketing manager and Samantha Dolan as category product manager. Dolan will focus on marketing for the Nestlé brand, with responsibility for...

  • Dove takes flight

    29 Mar 2003

    Lever Fabergé has developed a cross-category range of products under the Dove Supreme Silk brand following the successful launch of Supreme Silk shower gel last year. The company is to put an £8m spend behind the range, which began arriving in...

  • Dr tends the c-sector

    31 Mar 2003

    German food giant Dr Oetker is targeting the convenience sector with the first part of a £5m marketing push for Pizza Ristorante. A five-week burst of last year’s TV campaign featuring a pizza-loving romantic couple, begins on Tuesday (April...

  • Dutch ratchet up pig assurance scheme

    29 Mar 2003

    Ed Bedington The Dutch pig industry has invested an additional one million euros to improve its quality assurance system. The voluntary IKB scheme, established 10 years ago, covers the entire food chain and around 90% of the country's pigs....

  • E-auction fury mounts

    29 Mar 2003

    Elaine Watson A growing number of suppliers are refusing to participate in online auctions amid concerns that the buying tool is unfair and open to abuse. Almost three quarters (71%) of supermarket buyers in our reader panel this week...

  • Duck meals take off

    29 Mar 2003

    A wide range of new Gressingham duck products was launched this week by Green Label Foods. The company used IFE as the platform to reveal its latest ranges which include barbecue duck wings, a quarter duck with pancakes and hoi sin sauce, duck...

  • DTI: ban the only option'

    29 Mar 2003

    Anne Bruce Legislation banning larger stores from trading on Christmas Day could be on the statute books by December. Employment relations minister Alan Johnson told the House of Commons last week that the government "was minded to introduce...

  • Dr tends the c-sector

    31 Mar 2003

    German food giant Dr Oetker is targeting the convenience sector with the first part of a £5m marketing push for Pizza Ristorante. A five-week burst of last year's TV campaign featuring a pizza-loving romantic couple, begins on Tuesday (April...

  • EC fines French beef producers

    03 Apr 2003

    French beef producers have been fined 17m euros by the European Commission for fixing meat prices in the wake of Europe's mad cow disease crisis in 2001.Europe’s competition commissioner Mario Monti said the fine reflected the serious nature...

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