3 June 2006

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  • Epsom protesters scupper store plan

    03 Jun 2006

    Campaigners in Epsom, Surrey, are claiming victory after the local council ­rejected plans to build a superstore in the town. Protests against a possible store development, which had attracted the interest of Asda and Tesco, have...

  • Es Sidra targets English after Scottish success

    03 Jun 2006

    A Spanish cider, which has sparkling and cloudy variants, is heading over to England following its successful debut in Scotland.  Es Sidra, a 5% abv cider produced in Champagne-style bottles, is traditionally used for weddings in...

  • Focus On Crisps, Nuts & Snacks

    03 Jun 2006

    How has the current relentless obsession with healthy eating affected the huge crisps and snacks sector? Is it crunch time for easy pickings? Jaq Bayles reports

  • FishWorks in hunt for sites

    03 Jun 2006

    Fishmonger and restaurant chain FishWorks is poised to go nationwide as part of its expansion plans. The company, which has stores in London, Somerset and Dorset, said it would be &"happy to open anywhere in UK&" if a site...

  • Free to grab shoppers in an irresistible way

    03 Jun 2006

    Somerfield is raising its promotional game and has particular enthusiasm for the free-standing display unit's power in-store. Merchandised displays play an important part in optimising visibility for brands in-store. They often...

  • Feedback from the grocer

    03 Jun 2006

    Well, The Grocer may be a weekly, but only the seriously deluded would think that we have trouble breaking the news when confronted by that relentless goliath named News International.We were flattered, of course, to see The...

  • Get a new fix of liquorice

    03 Jun 2006

    Liquorice lovers will be able to get their fix in different ways thanks to a range of new products under the ­Panda brand.  Lemon and mint-filled bars as well as a Panda Mix, which contains an assortment of liquorice varieties,...

  • Friendly bacteria gives ActiMint healthy start

    03 Jun 2006

    Consumers looking for a simple way of topping up their healthy bacteria don't need to reach for the fridge for a probiotic yoghurt drink any longer - all they have to do is take a mint.  Ecobrands reckons that just two of its...

  • FSA criticises GDA labelling

    08 Jun 2006

    The Food Standards Agency has urged consumers to write to retailers and manufacturers to ask why they have refused to adopt the recommended traffic lights front-of-pack labelling scheme.Speaking at the National Federation of Women's...

  • Fuller, Smith & Turner down 13%

    09 Jun 2006

    Brewer Fuller, Smith & Turner's full-year pre-tax profit to 1 April fell 13% to £15.3m on sales up 12% at £145.1m.The group said that all parts of the business continued to do well, with profits up in all areas but profit had been hit by its...

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