9 March 2002

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  • Asda pleads for new regulations

    09 Mar 2002

    Asda has told the Office of Fair Trading that current restrictions on pharmacies mean customers are being overcharged by £420m a year. The supermarket is arguing for a complete overhaul of the system which would increase the number of pharmacies by...

  • Asda Wal-Mart's £53m sale to British Land

    09 Mar 2002

    Asda Wal-Mart has sold its 204,000 sq ft Orbital Shopping Park development in Haydon, north Swindon, to British Land for around £53m. The price reflects an initial yield of around 6.5%. Final price will depend on rent achieved for the last lettings...

  • At the heart of a village

    09 Mar 2002

    The Village Shop and post office in the heart of the attractive north Yorkshire village of Melsonby, eight miles north of Richmond, fits firmly into the lifestyle category. Occupying an unopposed position, it comes with exceptional owners'...

  • Bakers launch below cost selling probe

    09 Mar 2002

    The Federation of Bakers has commissioned an academic to do detailed research outlining the damage persistent below cost selling is inflicting on the baking industry. Although the Competition Commission expressed concerns about the practice in its...

  • BEW's Stagg moves to Coca-Cola

    09 Mar 2002

    Coca-Cola Great Britain has recruited Birds Eye Wall's retail account director Mike Stagg as retail marketing director. Stagg joins the company in April. Dave Good will be assuming Stagg's role under the title of trading director out of home. He...

  • Birds Eye Fish Fingers: Captain Birds Eye ads

    09 Mar 2002

    Launched: 1967 Ad icon Captain Birds Eye has weathered some storms during his career as a landlubber. As a white-haired grandad-style captain with a Yo ho ho' voice, he inspired many a juvenile shipmate to munch a fishfinger, but was considered...

  • Bliss is given a spring makeover to challenge a volatile tee

    09 Mar 2002

    Bliss magazine, the teen glossy from Emap, is to undergo a major relaunch for its May issue when it reduces in format to A5 and doubles in pagination. The magazine will contain more celebrity exclusives, fashion, health and beauty in its aim to...

  • Boost from Entenmann's

    09 Mar 2002

    The "extraordinary success" of Entenmann's and a series of strategic acquisitions has put Dublin based Hibernia Foods on the road to recovery. Entenmann's delivered 23% year-on-year growth in the third quarter, and Hibernia is now developing a...

  • Brazil awaits ruling on GMO ban

    09 Mar 2002

    Brazil could begin commercial planting of GM crops this year if a judicial panel decides there are no grounds for the current ban on GMOs. If the ban is lifted, European retailers could find it even harder to meet their non-GM commitments on animal...

  • Brewers deny sales collusion

    09 Mar 2002

    Carlsberg and Heineken have denied allegations from Brussels that they agreed to keep a low profile in each other's home markets. The EC says it has evidence from raids on the brewers' premises that proved they had agreed to limit competition in...

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