30 May 2009

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  • 2 Sisters vows to fulfil orders following blaze

    30 May 2009

    Despite a devastating blaze at one of its key factories this week, 2 Sisters has assured retailers it will continue to meet demand.Fire fighters spent 24 hours tackling a blaze that severely damaged 80% of the poultry specialist's Morecambe...

  • A balanced approach Subscription

    30 May 2009

    In four years Balance Foods has built up a portfolio of organic, Fairtrade and licensed goods set to top £10m in sales. And it's still hungry, writes Nick Hughes

  • Around the Papers 1/6/09

    01 Jun 2009

    Retailers' rainforest guilt; Morrisons to grow; booze fights gallstones

  • Acid Test: Vodka & Vanilla Creamy Liqueur

    30 May 2009

    White Russian or poor man's Bailey's?

  • Adnams distributes Greek beer Mythos

    30 May 2009

    Popular Greek beer Mythos is set to become more widely available in the UK following a distribution deal with Adnams.The Suffolk brewery has won the rights to distribute the Greek brand, and manage its sales and marketing, from this week in…

  • Around the Papers 2/6/09

    02 Jun 2009

    Miller eyes Bud battle; strawberries too pricey for punters; walnuts fight cancer

  • Asda sizes down with Co-op buys

    30 May 2009

    Asda is set to open three of its smallest-ever stores after buying them from The Co-operative Group, which has been forced by the OFT to shed 133 stores following its acquisition of Somerfield. The stores - located at Wellington in Somerset,...

  • Bellevue kicks off 40th with special deals

    30 May 2009

    Bellevue Cash & Carry is to launch a three-week programme of special deals to mark its 40th anniversary.The programme, starting on 9 June, will include price promotions, giveaways and in-depot tastings for all its customers. There will be...

  • Bed and beer blamed for Tesco attack

    30 May 2009

    Rare drama in otherwise sleepy Andover last week when a Rolls Royce ploughed into the local Tesco's windows, demolishing checkouts and terrifying shoppers - most of whom would only have seen such an impressive vehicle on Pimp My Ride.

  • Asda staff to share in £43m windfall

    02 Jun 2009

    Asda staff are set to benefit from the retailer’s biggest rewards package since the company was taken over by Wal-Mart in 1999.

  • Around the Papers 3/6/09

    03 Jun 2009

    Mars shrinks; Carlsberg grows; pubs pile salt on puds

  • Around the Papers 4/6/09

    04 Jun 2009

    Beef bulks out chicken; UK food prices up; champers goes flat

  • Aussie lager couldn’t give a XXXX about UK market

    04 Jun 2009

    Australian drinks group Lion Nathan has announced that its Castlemaine XXXX brand, brewed under licence in the UK by Anheuser-Busch InBev, is being withdrawn from the British market next year.

  • Around the Papers 5/6/09

    05 Jun 2009

    Morrisons pensions; M&S payouts; Wincanton dividend

  • Booker's first depot in India set for debut

    30 May 2009

    Booker is on course to open its first depot in India in September.The Mumbai site was in progress, with the exterior expected to be completed before monsoon season, CEO Charles Wilson said. Booker this week reported a 30% rise in...

  • Bond helps Camelot to a sales record

    30 May 2009

    High sales of scratchcards helped National Lottery operator Camelot Group post its best sales performance in 10 years.Sales rose 3.7% to £5.1bn in the year to 31 March, boosted by a 10% rise in scratchcards and interactive instant-win games...

  • Campaign Trail: Random rules for Rowntree

    30 May 2009

    'Follow your rubber duck' and 'turn right at the Christmas tree' may be odd directions to give a lost passer-by, but they are among the random instructions delivered in the Nestlé brand's new TV ad. Part of a £6m push for the brand in 2009, it...

  • Campaign Trail: Red Bull feels the power

    30 May 2009

    Battersea Power Station will roar back to life on 22 August as the venue for the Red Bull X-Fighters World Series Finale. Twelve of the world's best freestyle motocross riders will perform gravity-defying tricks as they battle it out for the world...

  • Campaign Trail: Love is in the pear

    30 May 2009

    Five lads with matching lumberjack shirts, ginger wigs and fake moustaches have been recruited to star in the TV debut of Brothers Drinks' Pear Cider. In the ad, the drink inspires the lads to don the outfits to attract five equally identikit...

  • Careers File: Muscle your way to the front but don't backstab your peers Subscription

    30 May 2009

    I'm in a management position for a large multi-national brand owner. I'm doing OK but I can't help but notice that the aggressive, thick-skinned, devil-may-care, least likeable people seem to be on the fast track.

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