4 July 2009

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  • Booker unveils 8% sales hike

    09 Jul 2009

    Booker has reported quarterly sales 8% up on last year, with profits in line with expectations.

  • Benn blocks probe into DFB collapse

    10 Jul 2009

    Hilary Benn has rejected calls for a government inquiry into the collapse of Dairy Farmers of Britain.

  • 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...

  • 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’s Chinese democracy lets shoppers vote on new products

    07 Jul 2009

    Asda will start giving consumers the chance to vote for which products are stocked in store from this autumn.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Around the Papers 9/7/09

    09 Jul 2009

    Rose AGM scrutiny; Booker boost; French wine on the wane

  • Around the Papers 8/7/09

    08 Jul 2009

    Food prices still climbing; Rose on the defensive; Ocado iPhone app

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