6 December 2008

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  • Curry king and Unilever board narrowly escape Taj terrorism

    06 Dec 2008

    Curry king Sir Gulam Noon has spoken of the horror of being caught up in the terror attacks in Mumbai that left nearly 200 dead, including leading industry figure Andreas Liveras. Sir Gulam had booked a table in the Taj Mahal Palace hotel's...

  • Dairy Crest loses dairies division MD

    11 Dec 2008

    Martin Oakes has resigned as managing director of Dairy Crest’s dairies division.

  • Dairy toddlers make healthy teenagers

    06 Dec 2008

    Toddlers who consume two servings of dairy produce daily are likely to have healthier bones as teenagers, a study has revealed. Researchers tracked the diets of children aged between three and five over 12 years. They found teenagers who had...

  • Davis to scrutinise BP's convenience stores across Europe

    06 Dec 2008

    BP's convenience retail offering in Europe is set to be thrust under the microscope when Andy Davis steps into the role of head of European buying and supply chain on 1 January. Davis, who has been combining responsibility for Europe with...

  • Debbie & Andrew's tells Brits to try veal

    06 Dec 2008

    Debbie & Andrew's has developed a range of veal sausages in a bid to widen acceptance of the meat.The sausages contain veal, chicken and lean pork shoulder, seasoned with shallots, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg.The company is...

  • DFB to slash staff and cut price paid for milk

    06 Dec 2008

    Dairy Farmers of Britain plans to axe more than a quarter of its headcount in a major restructuring programme to return the business to profitability.The troubled dairy co-operative announced this week that its restructuring plan could...

  • Dr Oetker's slice of frozen pizza pie at 21% with Schwan's deal

    06 Dec 2008

    Pizza giant Dr Oetker is expanding its base after signing a deal to buy The Schwan Food Company's European frozen pizza business, which includes the Chicago Town brand. Under the terms, agreed this week, Dr Oetker, which makes the Ristorante...

  • Dunnes rules out any sale to Wal-Mart

    06 Dec 2008

    There are no plans to sell Dunnes Stores to Asda or anyone else, insists director Michael Heffernan, a key member of the family that controls Ireland's largest private retail chain.The son of company boss Margaret Heffernan broke the board's...

  • Editor's Comment: Is Tesco's discounter range really a mistake when even Ocado is distancing itself from premium?

    06 Dec 2008

    In the week that Morrisons reported an 8% increase in like-for-like sales, Tesco's 2.2% growth - and the discounter range that has arguably brought it about - looks neither big nor clever. While Sir Terry and his team argue it has deliberately...

  • End of the line for Woolies

    11 Dec 2008

    A closing down sale was launched across Woolworths’ estate this morning after its administrators failed to find a buyer for the whole business.

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