4 August 2007

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  • Learning how to work as one - Q&A and Availability

    06 Aug 2007

    The Lymington branch of Waitrose on the edge of the New Forest was successfully relocated from its central position on the high street of this picturesque town eight months ago to an old Morrisons site just outside the town centre. Its success, all...

  • Leave independent co-op stores alone

    06 Aug 2007

    Leave independent co-op stores alone Colin Richell Member, The Co-operative Group Sir; Your article on the merger of the Co-operative Group and United Co-operatives was very thought provoking ('United at last... but will others...

  • Let's see more pork in sandwiches

    06 Aug 2007

    Let's see more pork in sandwiches Jane E Conder Chairman, Ladies in Pigs Sir;We see the traditional BLT, roast beef or chicken on the sandwich and snack shelves, but what about the best and healthiest of the lot - good British cold...

  • Letter of the week - Bottled water ban: sheer nonsense

    06 Aug 2007

    The views of the Mayor of San Francisco and Professor Tim Lang are laudable, but a move to ban bottled water is naïve and far more 'nonsensical' than bottling it in the first place ('The true cost of bottling water', The Grocer, 14 July, p23). A ban...

  • Local farmers' online store set to compete with chains

    06 Aug 2007

    A fifth generation farmer is launching a "virtual farmers market" to make it as easy to buy food from local producers on the internet as it is from the big supermarkets' websites. More than 350 local producers have already expressed an interest in...

  • Luxury treats from Conley

    06 Aug 2007

    Rosemary Conley sends herself up in the first TV advert for her own brand Luxury Belgian Chocolate Mousse by posing as a diet cheat. The ad coincides with the launch of the health and fitness queen's new 'Slim to Win' TV series, and will run for...

  • Milk prices hit Cadbury for six again

    06 Aug 2007

    Cadbury Schweppes has warned that profit margins would remain under pressure until 2008, after pre-tax profits fell by 34% for the first half of 2007. Although sales were up 6% to £2.3bn for the six months to 30 June, chief executive Todd Stitzer...

  • Modern look for Soberano

    06 Aug 2007

    Spanish brandy Soberano has adopted a new look in a bid to appeal to a more contemporary audience. The brandy's new bottle shape follows focus group research in its domestic market and is designed to enhance the drink's high quality message, while...

  • My Alternative CV - Michael Cohen, marketing director, Whole Earth Organic 10/10

    06 Aug 2007

    What's your nickname? The Eyebrow  When was the first time you got drunk and what did you drink? I remember downing a whole bottle of the sweetest dessert wine imaginable in one go during a school trip to France... not a pretty sight! 

  • Niklas sets out his vision for FreshXpress

    06 Aug 2007

    In a bleak, windy car park near a council estate in St Helens, Paul Niklas stands out like a sore thumb. Dressed in a pin-striped suit, his appearance is in sharp contrast to the 'more relaxed' attire of the majority of customers at the newly opened...

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