4 July 2009

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  • Acid Test: New Covent Garden Soups Watercress & Crème Fraîche

    04 Jul 2009

    Can be served hot or cold, but the reaction is distinctly lukewarm

  • Ad of the Week: Andrex butters us up the wrong way

    04 Jul 2009

    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But then 'they' also say dogs can't look up - and that's clearly nonsense too.

  • Asda backs can recycling programme

    04 Jul 2009

    Asda is trialling a drinks can recycling programme for its staff as part of a bid to send zero waste to landfill by the end of next year.The Every Can Counts scheme, a workplace and university recycling programme for drinks cans, is funded...

  • Asda to launch ugly veg range for cooks

    04 Jul 2009

    Asda is to introduce a range of imperfect fruit and veg targeted at home chefs following a change in EU law. The range will include misshapen strawberries for jam-making and knobbly potatoes for soup and will feature packaging that...

  • Beef processors hit by falling leather returns

    04 Jul 2009

    Beef processors are losing millions from the sale of cattle hides as the downturn in consumer goods hits wholesale leather ­prices.Prices paid to processors for leather have slumped by £15 per head of cattle, according to Gerry Maguire, MD...

  • Asda links up with key pork producers

    04 Jul 2009

    Asda has launched a new scheme to ensure its pork supply and strengthen relations with pig producers.

  • Cadbury Ireland slashes 200 jobs as costs hit trade

    04 Jul 2009

    Cadbury Ireland is cutting 200 jobs at plants in Dublin and Kerry as part of a cost-reduction exercise.The company, which has been in the Republic for more than 75 years and employs 1,100 workers, blamed the job losses on "a difficult...

  • Bellevue adds Poundzone in both depots

    04 Jul 2009

    Cash & carry Bellevue has introduced a 'Poundzone' range to its depots in Stirling and Edinburgh.The range of 50 products, provided by wholesaler DCS Europe, can be sold by retailers for £1, making an average gross profit of 33%. Retailers...

  • Campaign Trail: Bag a tractor with Tyrrells

    04 Jul 2009

    Posh potato chips producer Tyrrells is offering consumers the chance to win a shiny new set of wheels in its first-ever on-pack competition. But it's not a car or a motorbike it's giving away, it's a Massey Ferguson 5455 tractor. If a tractor...

  • Burgers get big boost from recession and hot weather

    04 Jul 2009

    Burger consumption is soaring as recession-hit shoppers turn to affordable foods - and sales are set to get a further boost as the weather gets warmer.

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