7 February 2009

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  • Acid Test: Heinz Premium Pickles

    07 Feb 2009

    Our panel get in a pickle over Heinz's premium silverskins

  • Ad of the Week: Chicago Town is Tuck In the middle with you

    07 Feb 2009

    It’s debatable whether microwave pizza really counts as traditional Italian cuisine, but there are unquestionably advertising clichés in flogging the stuff that are as timeless as the Eternal City or its interminable traffic jams. This column...

  • Advertising: Co-op and Aldi are of like minds Subscription

    07 Feb 2009

    Interesting parallels can be drawn between recent advertising from The Co-operative Group and Aldi, says Richard Hemmings

  • Amazon says move into grocery is fiction

    07 Feb 2009

    Online bookseller Amazon has put paid to speculation that it will branch into food delivery.Responding to rumours that Amazon would extend its US bulk-buy ambient grocery offer to Britain, UK MD Brian McBride said the company had “enough on…

  • Another relaunch for iconic brand Sunny D

    07 Feb 2009

    The Sunny Delight Beverage Company has overhauled its iconic Sunny D drinks brand for the second time in less than two years in an attempt to re-engage with mums and their kids. After slashing the sugar levels and updating the packaging in…

  • Are the big four playing fair? Subscription

    07 Feb 2009

    As the pricing battle becomes more heated, calls are mounting for advertising and promotions to be more rigorously policed. James Ball reports

  • Around the Papes 9/2/09

    09 Feb 2009

    Baugur rumbles on; Kellogg's axes swim king; chips smell nice

  • At last – a pizza no man could want!

    09 Feb 2009

    Chicago Town’s new Gorgeous targets the hot new demographic of ‘women’ by adding red onion to its pepperoni (because fresh breath totally sucks, right ladies?) and daubing pesto on the Margherita. Genius.

  • Around the Papers 10/2/09

    10 Feb 2009

    Surprise January sales boost; anti-cholesterol drugs for all; cauliflower is back!

  • Bigger slice of the retail pie for UK beef and lamb producers

    07 Feb 2009

    Beef producers are currently receiving their highest share of the retail price for 14 years, new figures reveal. The average retail beef price rose 15% last year to 520p/kg, but the average price cut received by suppliers was up 26% at...

  • Arla invests in £70m revamp of Leeds site

    07 Feb 2009

    Arla is to spend £70m on a revamp of its dairy in Stourton, Leeds, to expand production of products including fresh cream and crème fraîche. The plans include building a cottage cheese production line, Arla’s first move into UK production of...

  • Arla picks Castello star Dolan to grow Cravendale in 2009

    07 Feb 2009

    Arla Foods has appointed a new brand manager for Cravendale as it attempts to build on the brand’s success last year.Sam Dolan moves to the role from Arla Foods’ speciality cheese brand Castello where she was also brand manager. In this role...

  • Asda joins INCPEN in packaging pledge

    11 Feb 2009

    Asda has moved to boost its green credentials by signing up with sustainable packaging body INCPEN, the Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment.

  • ASA bans ‘misleading’ pork industry welfare ad

    11 Feb 2009

    The pork industry has received another high-profile blow after advertising authorities banned an advert boasting about high welfare standards for pigs in the UK.

  • Around the Papers 11/2/09

    11 Feb 2009

    Eggs are not killers; Belgians in row with Unilever; Paxman to pay more for pants

  • Around the Papers 12/2/09

    12 Feb 2009

    Pay rockets for Reckitt chief; edible crabs ravage Thames; Dorchester Woolworths is reborn

  • Asda staff bonus pot reaches £22m

    13 Feb 2009

    Asda has announced that bonuses totalling a record £22m will be paid out to staff in the wake of the Christmas period.

  • Around the Papers 13/2/09

    13 Feb 2009

    Romance is cheap at Asda; Saffer workers exploited; Tesco nabs Woolies' eggs

  • Blue Nun highlights its low abv content

    07 Feb 2009

    German wine brand Blue Nun is launching a campaign highlighting its ‘low alcohol content’ to cash in on recent middle-class booze warnings. A ‘1 glass: 1 unit’ message will be added to bottle necks from next week to dispel the consumer...

  • Brands drive Dairy Crest's 4% sales hike

    07 Feb 2009

    Dairy Crest has posted solid sales figures in its trading update – but confirmed profit for the year would be “in line with expectations” following its profit warning in November. Overall sales for the nine months to 31 December were up...

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