4 July 2009

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  • Falling milk production to level off within three years

    04 Jul 2009

    UK milk production will stop declining by 2012, a new report has predicted.Milk production has fallen for five consecutive years and currently stands at a 40-year low, and there are fears the UK will have to resort to importing milk in...

  • First Milk setting up creamery on Kintyre

    04 Jul 2009

    First Milk has revealed plans for a new multimillion-pound creamery on the Kintyre peninsula.

  • Full sale or return on all Booker's Best Sellers

    04 Jul 2009

    C&C giant Booker, which this week moved from the AIM to the main market, is offering sale or return on all full cases from its Retail Best Sellers range.

  • Focus On Butters & Spreads

    04 Jul 2009

    A bargain, according to 19th Century journalist K in Hubbard, is “anything a customer feels a store is losing money on”.With an unprecedented level of promotions in the butters and spreads aisle over the past year, it’s not the stores that are most likely losing money, however. It’s brand owners. Rachel Barnes reports.

  • From clashes to Ashes as Sir Stuart sweeps away the critics

    09 Jul 2009

    Kudos to Sir Stuart Rose for showing grace under pressure. Despite intense scrutiny over his executive chairman role, the M&S boss did not appear ruffled at yesterday’s AGM.

  • Fruit giant S&A in low wage controversy

    10 Jul 2009

    One of the UK’s biggest fruit suppliers is paying its foreign fruit pickers less than half minimum wage, according to press reports.

  • Grocer 33: Asda proves cheapest for fourth week Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    For the fourth week in a row, Asda has provided the cheapest basket, undercutting Tesco by £1.86.

  • Grocer 33: Asda beats Sainsbury's by a whisker Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Two retailers boasted strong availability and impressive service this week, but Asda in Dunbar clinched our top store award thanks to its helpful staff and chatty checkout assistant.

  • Green fingers grow garden centre sales

    04 Jul 2009

    The credit crunch trend for growing produce at home has helped garden centres increase sales by 10%. Sales at garden centres and nurseries rose 10.2% in the three months to May, according to the Horticultural Trades Association.

  • G8 signals new push on sustainable farming

    06 Jul 2009

    The G8 group of wealthy nations have pledged to invest up to $12bn in sustainable farming over the next three years as part of what the body called a major “food security initiative”.

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