3 June 2006

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  • Bread toppings for Italian food lovers

    03 Jun 2006

    Sacla' has come up with a topping idea to meet the needs of Italian food lovers with a range of tomato-based sauces for making crostini and bruschetta.  Its Bread Toppings range comes in three varieties - tomato, basil &...

  • Brewer slams retailers over World Cup deals

    03 Jun 2006

    One of the UK&'s top brewers has slammed retailers for slashing in-store beer prices for the World Cup. Mark Gerken, off-trade sales director of Scottish & Newcastle, said retailers were wrong to cut prices at a time when...

  • Calf prices double as exports build up pace

    03 Jun 2006

    UK calf prices have doubled since the resumption of normal beef exports.  Live calf exports began just a month ago, yet already some dairy producers have seen the value of their calves reaching a level that is twice what it was just...

  • Cadbury to provide update

    05 Jun 2006

    Cadbury Schweppes is expected to provide the City with an update on first-half trading this week.Last month, at its annual general meeting, the confectionery giant warned that it had suffered a slow start to the year.John Sutherland,...

  • Cadbury to miss margin targets

    07 Jun 2006

    Cadbury Schweppes has warned that it expects good revenue growth this year but is unlikely to meet its target for growth in margins.In a trading update released this morning, the confectionery giant said: “With continuing rises in oil...

  • Buyers advice centre

    09 Jun 2006

    At first sight, buyers moving to sales roles within suppliers seems a fairly straightforward switch. After all, the roles are just opposite sides of the equation. Or are they? In this, the first of our new regular series of buyers' forums,...

  • Charity football is set to kick off again

    03 Jun 2006

    Have you got what it takes to be crowned the best footballers in the business? If you think so there&'s only one way of proving it: enter the 2006 Primula Cup, the five-a-side competition in aid of Caravan, the trade&'s...

  • Cheese processors' nerves are grating

    03 Jun 2006

    Cheesemakers are facing nervous times with prices falling, some UK and Irish processors "making cheese like it is going out of fashion" and Tesco's June re-tendering process imminent.  In January the amount of milk...

  • Climbing the ladder: Susie Willis, Founder of Plum Baby

    03 Jun 2006

    How did you get to where you are today?  Research, research, research. But having balls of steel, the courage of a lion and understanding the customers' needs first have also helped.  What was the best decision you have made...

  • Climbing the ladder

    09 Jun 2006

    What was your first ever job? I worked as a waitress at Lakeside in Surrey, the home of the World Darts - chicken in a basket anyone?Give us a quick rundown on your career to dateI started working as a TV buyer at McCann...

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