3 January 2009

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  • Around the Papers 6/1/09

    06 Jan 2009

    Marks & Spencer wields the axe; Tesco faces probe over cheap alcohol deals; and the plight of Europe's pigs

  • Around the Papers 7/1/09

    07 Jan 2009

    InBev axes its historic Stag brewery; M&S closes 27 stores after sales slump; Co-op's Marks says downtrading is a myth

  • Birds Eye benefits from new fad for frozen as sales, profits rise

    06 Jan 2009

    Birds Eye has posted a rise in sales and profits for the past year as frozen food continues to undergo a renaissance with belt-tightening consumers.

  • Around the Papers 8/1/09

    08 Jan 2009

    Sainsbury's enjoys a bumper Xmas; Domino's and Greggs get fat as we trade down; M&S builds war-chest to beat recession

  • Asda parent Wal-Mart in shock profits warning

    09 Jan 2009

    Asda parent Wal-Mart has issued a surprise profits warning after the world's largest retailer posted lower than expected sales for the key Christmas period.

  • Around the Papers 9/1/09

    09 Jan 2009

    More on the Sainsbury's Q3 figures; Aldi to sell holidays; will the Cajun squirrel squeeze out the pork scratching?

  • Coca Cola rubbishes Fanta pesticide claim

    05 Jan 2009

    Coca Cola has hit back at claims by researchers that its Fanta fizzy orange drink contains up to 300 times the levels of pesticides allowed in tap water.

  • Coors eyes women drinkers with Project Eve

    05 Jan 2009

    Drinks giant Coors is set to target women drinkers in 2009 after the brewer of Carling set up a group dubbed Project Eve to increase awareness of its brands among female consumers.

  • FSA prepares for impact of climate change with new study

    06 Jan 2009

    The Food Standards Agency is readying itself for the impact of climate change, with the regulator kicking off a study into how global warming will affect food production.

  • Boss Bond cuts ties with meat giant Tyson

    06 Jan 2009

    The world’s largest meat producer is looking for a new chief executive after Tyson Foods’ current boss, Dick Bond, announced his resignation from the group.

  • M&S could axe 1,000 jobs in wake of festive failure

    06 Jan 2009

    Marks & Spencer is to shed up to 1,000 jobs in the wake of its worst Christmas period for years, according to reports.

  • Crime and nourishment in the house of the dead hungry

    08 Jan 2009

    Tesco is all hot and bothered about its upcoming in-store talent contests but Morrisons in Bradford hit back with its own bargain-basement in-house entertainment last week when a homeless chap was arrested for overenthusiastically playing air guitar in the supermarket’s café.

  • Grocer Gold Awards now open for entries Subscription

    09 Jan 2009

    The Grocer Gold Awards 2009 – which aims to identify the cream of the crop in the grocery industry – are now open for entries.

  • Iceland returns to Ireland with franchise deal

    09 Jan 2009

    Iceland, the frozen food retailer, is back in the Irish market, almost four years after closing down its stores in the Republic and walking away due to mounting losses.

  • M&S set to unveil lean Christmas pickings

    05 Jan 2009

    Marks & Spencer is braced for a drop in food sales of around 7% for the last quarter, according to press reports.

  • Promotions the key for Price as Waitrose braced for tough start to ‘09

    06 Jan 2009

    Waitrose managing director Mark Price has pledged to step up the supermarket’s promotional activity in the opening months of 2009 in response to the continuing economic slump.

  • Post-merger Anheuser to axe Stag brewery

    07 Jan 2009

    Anheuser-Busch InBev has pulled the plug on its historic Stag Brewery in Mortlake as the brewing giant seeks to lower costs in the wake of last year’s landmark merger.

  • Ocado optimistic after record Christmas sales

    07 Jan 2009

    Ocado has defied the gloom engulfing retailers on the high street after announced its best-ever Christmas sales figures – with business nearly doubling in the run-up to Christmas compared to last year.

  • Majestic mulls over Xmas sales drop

    08 Jan 2009

    Majestic Wines boss Steve Lewis pinpointed a dip in corporate spending on entertainment as a major factor after the wine warehouse announced a decline in sales of almost 3% for the key Christmas trading period.

  • Magners maker loses veteran FD Dwan

    09 Jan 2009

    Veteran finance director Brenadan Dwan is to retire from Irish cider maker C&C later this year.

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