12 April 2003

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  • 1744 ale goes bottled Subscription

    12 Apr 2003

    Coors Brewers has added a bottled version of Worthington's 1744 to its off-trade range. The brewer said it was determined that the bottled beer would replicate the taste of the cask brew already sold in the on-trade. Branding for the 500ml...

  • A C Ward expands in south east Subscription

    15 Apr 2003

    BWG has sold its Saxton’s wholesale business to Essex based AC Ward & Son.AC Ward will become a Key Lekkerland member through the sale, although it remains a member of Today’s as well.James Ward, md of AC Ward & Son, said the he…

  • ABF profits from acquisitions Subscription

    16 Apr 2003

    Associated British Foods, the maker of Kingsmill bread and Twinings tea, said profit at the group had been boosted by its acquisition of Mazola corn oil and malt drink Ovaltine. For the year to September 13, ABF posted a 9% rise in pre-tax...

  • ABF profits from acquisitions Subscription

    16 Apr 2003

    Associated British Foods said interim results had seen good performances from its Kingsmill bread, Ryvita crispbread and discount clothes store Primark and buoyed by new the businesses of Mazola oils and Ovaltine drinks.The group – which...

  • ACS Welcome provides insight Subscription

    14 Apr 2003

    The Association of Convenience Stores has launched a new training scheme to help suppliers get to grips with the convenience sector.Dubbed ‘Welcome to Convenience’, the scheme aims to give account managers greater insight into the market...

  • Ad chief moves to the bank Subscription

    12 Apr 2003

    Kate Nicholson has been appointed marketing director of Sainsbury's Bank. She previously ran Sainsbury's award-winning national advertising team and worked on the Jamie Oliver campaign, which won a 2002 IPA Ad Effectiveness award. Dominic Rowell...

  • Andrex wipes Sainsbury's full basket Subscription

    12 Apr 2003

    A better deal on Andrex helped Morrisons pip Asda by just 10p to claim this week's cheapest of our two full baskets at £35.86. It was neck and neck all the way until Morrisons in Newport checked out Andrex at £1.55 compared with Asda in West...

  • Ahold in talks with suppliers Subscription

    14 Apr 2003

    Ahold’s Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn and its supplier Unilever are in talks to reach an agreement on a delay of payments, according to press reports.A spokesman for Albert Heijn said the supermarket was in talks with its 250 largest...

  • Ahold to face probe in Holland Subscription

    17 Apr 2003

    Troubled global retailer Ahold could face scrutiny by Dutch prosecutors about financial declarations it made to auditors with regard to its Scandanavian joint venture with ICA.The Financial Times reported that documents filed by Ahold with...

  • Altria sales drop Subscription

    17 Apr 2003

    US conglomerate Altria said first quarter turnover fell almost 6% on the back of declining cigarette sales in the US and lost contribution from Miller Brewing sold to South African Breweries last July.Group sales dropped to to $19.4bn from...

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