3 June 2006

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  • In Brief: Win with Budweiser; Anyone for bubbly?; Campari

    03 Jun 2006

    Budweiser is giving drinkers a last-minute chance to win semi-final tickets to the World Cup, including an all-expenses paid VIP trip to Germany, in an on-pack promotion called Extra Time. Consumers have to text or e-mail a...

  • in the can

    03 Jun 2006

    Tuna fishing in the four main areas continues to be poor, resulting in higher raw material costs. Bangkok touched $1,000 tonne briefly before easing to $950, Indian Ocean fish is $1,050 a tonne with Atlantic and Eastern Tropical...

  • Inside track: Jeff Clark-Meads, music industry consultant

    03 Jun 2006

    There are three words that make music saleable in 2006: telly, telly, telly

  • insight

    03 Jun 2006

    The cold ham market is worth £828m annually with growth of 4% [TNS Worldpanel 52 w/e 5 Dec 2005]2.6 billion meals of cold ham were consumed last yearAdult men consume 40% of ham but 36% of total foodHam consumption peaks...

  • Ireland aims to raise its game in organics

    03 Jun 2006

    The Irish Department of Agriculture is cracking down on sales of bogus organic produce in farmers' markets across the Republic.  An additional inspector has been appointed with special responsibility for policing the rapidly...

  • Ireland, India... Tesco keeps up global pace

    03 Jun 2006

    Tesco is set to make its presence felt in the whole of the Republic of Ireland. According to reports in the Irish press, it plans to open a store in Kilkenny - the only county where it does not have one. The news came as more...

  • Irish face crackdown on use of plastic bags

    03 Jun 2006

    Retail plastic bag consumption in Ireland is on the increase - despite the introduction of a controversial levy four years ago. Smaller plastic bags used to carry fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables are exempt from the...

  • JS creates premium non food sub-brand

    03 Jun 2006

    Sainsbury is creating a new premium non food sub-brand which it hopes will improve the appeal of its offer and ensure it hits its financial targets for the category. 'Designed for Sainsbury&' will sit across all categories...

  • Kit Kat wins big with Big Bro ticket promo

    03 Jun 2006

    One lucky member of the public may have managed to land a place in the Big Brother house by getting their hands on the correct golden ticket, but the real winner has been Nestlé Rowntree.  According to the com­pany, sales of...

  • Lamb's tale of superfood

    03 Jun 2006

    The Omega-3 factor is now being played to the full in the world of salad, with the Fruit and Vegetable Committee for the Loire Valley running a consumer and trade campaign for lamb's lettuce as a superfood rich in the oil. UK...

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