4 July 2009

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  • Yoplait adds strawberry-only Choobs

    04 Jul 2009

    Yoplait has introduced a Limited Edition Strawberry Choobs yoghurt under its Wildlife brand to boost summer holiday sales. The kids yoghurt specialist expects the limited-edition pack (rsp: £1.15 for a 6x40g pack), along with the regular...

  • World News 4/7/09

    04 Jul 2009

    Rewe Group has set itself a target of cutting carbon emissions 30% by 2015. It said it was looking at ways to reduce refrigerating agents (15% of emissions), heat (12%), logistics (8%), paper consumption (3%) and business travel (2%). "With our goal to reduce...

  • Wisebuys leads way as M&S eyes revival

    04 Jul 2009

    Marks & Spencer's Wisebuys range now accounts for 20% of food sales, 18 months on from the value lines' launch. Executive chairman Sir Stuart Rose said M&S was developing additional ranges including 80 new confectionery products, as the food...

  • Wispa Gold to return, and possibly for good

    04 Jul 2009

    Cadbury is expecting the majority of its relaunched Wispa Gold bars to be sold out by Christmas - and if the launch is successful could make them a permanent line. The confectioner announced yesterday that it was going to introduce the...

  • Wine all the way from Blighty Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Producing wines in a Sussex-based vineyard good enough to sell alongside the classics is no mean feat. But Bookers is doing just that - and doing it well. Alex Beckett reports

  • Wensleydale takes on commercial chief

    04 Jul 2009

    Peter Andrew has joined The Wensleydale Creamery as commercial director.Andrew previously worked for eight years at Dairy Crest and before that at several major retailers at commercial director level.At The Wensleydale Creamery, in...

  • Warburtons guns for Hovis in south west with Bristol bakery

    04 Jul 2009

    Warburtons' dominance of the British bread market is set to expand across Hovis-dominated south west England following the opening of its £45m Bristol bakery this week.The Bolton-based business has opened the hi-tech plant with the intention...

  • United Biscuits gets healthy with brand reformulation drive

    04 Jul 2009

    United Biscuits has slashed the fat levels across brands such as Go Ahead! Jacob's Cream Crackers and Wheat Crunchies to boost sales among health-conscious consumers.The manufacturer made the changes this week as part of a drive to make its...

  • Weak pound helps ABF to revenue surge

    09 Jul 2009

    The weakness of sterling has helped Associated British Foods to a 19% increase in revenue in the first three quarters – even as the tough UK market continues to put pressure on margins.

  • Walkers back on flavour trail with Doritos puzzle

    10 Jul 2009

    Walkers is attempting to recreate the marketing furore of its Do Us A Flavour competition with the launch of a Doritos ‘mystery flavour’.

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