8 August 2009

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  • ‘Liver damage’ threat of fizzy drinks – but beer a bonus for bones

    12 Aug 2009

    Fructose, the sweetener used in many sugary soft drinks, has been linked with increased rates of liver disease by a new study.

  • £3m grant to regenerate high streets

    14 Aug 2009

    The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed a government initiative designed to regenerate the UK’s hard-hit high streets. Fifty seven councils are to receive £50,000 each to use empty high street stores “in a creative way” to prevent once bustling streets turning into dead zones...

  • Acid Test: Suffolk Springer

    08 Aug 2009

    Will this new blended addition put an extra spring in Greene King's step?

  • Ad complaints against supermarkets hit record levels

    11 Aug 2009

    A record number of complaints about supermarkets have been lodged with the Advertising Standards Authority in recent months.

  • ABF hives off Polish sugar business

    12 Aug 2009

    Associated British Foods has confirmed the sale of its Polish sugar subsidiary for an undisclosed sum.

  • ABInBev reports solid Q2 sales growth

    13 Aug 2009

    ABInBev has reported solid overall sales growth despite the tough market hitting UK beer sales.

  • British honey set to soar in price after soggy July

    08 Aug 2009

    British honey prices are set to rise significantly as wet weather hampers this season's production.Good weather in early summer had raised hopes that production had recovered after two disastrous years, but the rain and cool temperatures...

  • Campaign Trai:l Big mouth on chest

    08 Aug 2009

    Walkers is calling retro revolutionaries to arms with a new on-pack promotion to win old-school style Monster Munch t-shirts. Consumers must send in three empty 40g packets or one 85g pricemarked pack along with a £5 cheque to get a t-shirt. The...

  • Birds Eye’s frozen pasta range to refresh Italian

    08 Aug 2009

    Birds Eye is hoping to emulate the success of fresh Italian pasta meals down the frozen aisle with a new range of microwaveable dishes that it claims are healthier than their fresh counterparts.The pouches, which hit shelves next month,...

  • Ad of the Week: Müller gets düller with the Inedible Hulk

    08 Aug 2009

    We live in an age of hyperbole - a gleaming, sparkling Golden Age of Hyperbole, where metaphorical puddings are liberally over-egged, tenuous points are laboured into the ground like enslaved Israelites and intros for gently ironic columns about food...

  • Around the Papers 10/8/09

    10 Aug 2009

    Food security study; Tory VAT plan; Wal-Mart product 'purge'

  • Bogofs threatened by latest Defra food waste plan

    11 Aug 2009

    Buy one get one free deals could be banished from supermarket shelves under a government plan to reduce Britain’s food waste mountain.

  • Around the Papers 11/8/09

    11 Aug 2009

    Best before dates; role for GM; alcohol cancer link

  • Aldi boss Foley in shock departure

    12 Aug 2009

    Paul Foley has stepped down from the top job at Aldi in the UK and Ireland with immediate effect.

  • Campaign Trail: Creatures target Cheerios

    08 Aug 2009

    An animated family made by Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Animations is fronting a 10-week TV campaign for Nestlé's Cheerios brand. The 30-second commercial features the tiny creatures inventing ingenious ways to reach the Cheerios. It...

  • Campaign Trail: Roll up for Barcelona break

    08 Aug 2009

    Roll-your-own brand Zig-Zag hopes to gain favour from loyalists of rival brand Rizla by offering luxury breaks to Barcelona in a new on-pack promotion. Five winners will fly business class to the Catalonian capital for two nights at the five-star...

  • Campaign Trail: Hot for hols and headaches

    08 Aug 2009

    Day-trippers to Bournemouth, Portsmouth or Newquay this summer may want to think again after Nurofen named the towns as the top three headache-inducing UK locations in a new marketing push. Nurofen has also enrolled Pain Hot-Spot Hit-Squads to...

  • Campaign Trail: Get in a hedge with Stella

    08 Aug 2009

    Forget shares and risk strategy - Stella Artois has revealed its own take on the hedge fund, with the launch of a green-friendly campaign fronted by environmental adventurer Ben Fogle.

  • Careers File: For gender equality, food and drink is an example to the rest Subscription

    08 Aug 2009

    Lately I seem to be getting a lot of my ideas for articles from Nicky Campbell's radio phone-in shows and this month is no exceptoin.

  • Carbon footprinting guide for dairy businesses

    13 Aug 2009

    Dairy UK and the Carbon Trust are to launch a carbon footprinting guide for dairy businesses as they further seek to ward off criticism of dairy’s environmental impact.

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