13 January 2001

The Grocer

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  • Londis lets the sunshine in Subscription

    13 Jan 2001

    Profitable and easy to run is agent Dowling Kerr's verdict on the Londis store in Oldham Road, Rochdale, Lancashire. Weekly sales average £11,500 a week ­ topped up by a further £3,500 from the lottery. The shop unit is double fronted and offers a...

  • Mach3 offers money back Subscription

    13 Jan 2001

    Gillette is offering a money back guarantee in its latest promotion for razor brand Mach3. It is supporting the promotion with a £2.1m national TV and radio ad campaign breaking on March 12 and running for four weeks. If consumers are not happy...

  • Manufacturers: Greencore takes control of Hazlewood Subscription

    13 Jan 2001

    Irish firm Greencore has finally taken control of Hazlewood Foods after a protracted struggle to gain shareholders' approval which extended over the festive season. As soon as the £258m cash offer for the convenience foods specialist was declared...

  • Milk products: Farmers warn on short supply Subscription

    13 Jan 2001

    Farmers have predicted a shortage of UK milk products in the next 12 months as demand outstrips supply. Terrig Morgan, chairman of the National Farmers' Union milk committee said the industry was in crisis and dairy farmers in the UK could not up...

  • Message about a Bottle Subscription

    13 Jan 2001

    Homepride is claiming the lead in the bottled soups category with the release of its first trading figures since the launch of Soup in a Bottle. It claims sales of 510,000 units during November [Information Resources] ­ pointing out that this is 36...

  • Mergers: Unilever merger in the UK at last Subscription

    13 Jan 2001

    Unilever is merging its home and personal care subsidiaries ­ Lever Brothers and Elida Fabergé ­ to form a new company called Lever Fabergé. The move brings the UK up to speed with most markets in Europe where the Lever Fabergé subsidiary already...

  • Milk: Pressure for price increase Subscription

    13 Jan 2001

    The NFU says a new report has found nothing to justify the continuing low milk prices being paid to farmers. The second milk market report by the NFU, British Milk ­ What Price? II, concludes that the evidence to support a further and immediate...

  • Multiples: Revealed: demands of the industry code Subscription

    13 Jan 2001

    Exclusive Clive Beddall The DTI's legally binding code of trading practice, set to be imposed on the big five multiples soon, will be tougher than the industry's voluntary version facilitated by IGD last year. The Grocer has seen the confidential...

  • More blends of Botanical tea Subscription

    13 Jan 2001

    The Dr Stuart's Botanical Teas Brand launches its first ad campaign this month as part of a revamp which includes new packaging designs and five new blends. The campaign kicks off with advertising on Tesco Clubcard recipe cards and in health food...

  • Multiples: suppliers want level playing field Subscription

    13 Jan 2001

    Suppliers who have urged Stephen Byers to make the code binding on all multiples will be disappointed. The OFT is sticking strictly to the letter of Stephen Byers' instructions when he published the Competition Commission report on supermarket...