4 July 2009

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  • Saturday Essay: Let's celebrate industry's record on health Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Despite the financial climate, there's no 'health crunch' when it comes to new product development, says Melanie Leech

  • Scandinavian Tobacco presents natural RYO

    04 Jul 2009

    Henri Wintermans owner Scandinavian Tobacco is hoping to enter the flourishing roll-your-own market with a new chemical-free brand called Crossroad.The recipe used honey to retain the tobacco's moisture and would appeal to smokers who wanted...

  • Spread promotions 'risk brand loyalty'

    04 Jul 2009

    An unprecedented level of butter and spread promotions is eroding customer loyalty, brand owners have warned.The percentage of products sold on deal in butters and spreads has rocketed from 26% in the three months to 19 April 2008 to 43% in...

  • Second Opinion: Discounter revolution? Hmm... Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    The deep discounters are doing well but their growth isn't sustainable, says Dr Clive Black

  • Sharwood's adds biryani to sauce range

    04 Jul 2009

    Premier Foods has introduced its first range of biryani sauces under the Sharwood's brand to tap into the trend for at-home Indian dining.The sauces come in tomato & cumin; mint & coriander; and coconut & curry leaf variants, and contain...

  • Somerfield's Ziles is appointed director of the Potato Council

    04 Jul 2009

    Somerfield product innovation director Sandra Ziles is leaving the supermarket to become director of the Potato Council.Ziles, who will leave her post at Somerfield in the autumn, has been credited with the overhaul and relaunch of its...

  • Stans petrol plan to bring in the punters

    04 Jul 2009

    Independent supermarket Stans Superstore is once again pledging to sell the lowest-price fuel in Britain. Last summer, despite soaring fuel prices, the Shropshire-based store slashed the price of unleaded petrol to 99.9ppl and a litre of...

  • Superheroes inspire Heinz at every meal

    04 Jul 2009

    Heinz is launching a raft of summer marketing for its sauces as part of a £2m investment on the range. A new ad for Salad Cream, which hits screens from 9 July for eight weeks, attempts to "encourage lapsed consumers back to the brand" and...

  • Suffolk ales get a Springer in their step

    04 Jul 2009

    Greene King is highlighting Suffolk’s ale heritage with new beer Suffolk Springer, which will hit shelves in Sainsbury's and Morrisons next week.

  • Store staff hungry to boost their skills set

    04 Jul 2009

    Supermarkets have significantly contributed to a rise in retail employees achieving vocational qualifications in the past year.The number of retail apprenticeships achieved in the past academic year has risen 13% to 3,400, while the number...

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