5 September 2009

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  • ‘Neighbourly’ S&A scales back its plans

    05 Sep 2009

    S&A Produce has massively reduced its redevelopment plans as its new owner focuses on improving community relations.The Herefordshire strawberry supplier had faced local objections to its plans for 67ha of fixed polytunnels and...

  • ‘Nightmare’ Licensing Act has cost millions say Scots c-stores

    05 Sep 2009

    Scottish retailers have claimed the Licensing Act, which came into force on Tuesday, has cost millions of pounds to comply with.The law had cost convenience stores more than £16m, the Scottish Grocers' Federation said, while Spar...

  • Acid Test: Brewdog Tokyo* Beer

    05 Sep 2009

    Does the UK's strongest bottled beer taste of anything more than the bitter tang of controvsery?

  • Arla pay plan prompts threat of strike action

    05 Sep 2009

    Staff at Arla Foods UK are considering strike action over proposals for a company-wide pay freeze.The Danish dairy giant last month proposed a pay freeze for the 3,000 unionised and non-unionised employees across its UK operation as part...

  • An ortolan in the hand…

    05 Sep 2009

    While UK poultry farmers were last week clucking furious over Defra plans to limit the chickens per square metre they can squeeze into cages, there was also unrest for French harvesters of ortolan the tiny birds that are drowned in Armagnac and...

  • Ad of the Week: Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory

    05 Sep 2009

    Fun ways to spend £43m: crash a solid-gold plane into a replica Mount Rushmore made of cake; sign Franck Ribery for your pub football team; steal every pound-operated shopping trolley in the UK. Twice.

  • Around the Papers 7/9/09

    07 Sep 2009

    Morrisons tipped for greatness; John Lewis Value range; cheap champers all round

  • Around the Papers 8/9/09

    08 Sep 2009

    Cadbury bid frenzy; Tesco stil keen on US; shop-workers feel recession's pinch

  • Around the Papers 10/9/09

    10 Sep 2009

    Diageo resists Scots plan; Gore invests in Ocado; Dixon on M&S board

  • Around the Papers 11/9/09

    11 Sep 2009

    Morrisons profits; Waitrose Duchy deal; Co-op banking push

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