16 April 2011

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  • Rubbish publicity for mults as police swoop on bin diver Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    News that a bin diver faces trial has not just thrust the spotlight on freeganism, but also the amount of food the mults chuck out, says James Halliwell

  • Sainsbury’s switches sights to Paralympics Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King tried his hand at sitting volleyball this week to mark the 500-day countdown to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The retailer, which is sponsoring the games, launched the One Million Kids Challenge to…

  • Scotmid downbeat about year ahead despite Botterills injection Subscription

    19 Apr 2011

    Scotmid Co-operative Society has posted a £24m increase in full-year sales to £378m following its acquisition of Botterills Convenience Stores. Although the society’s food convenience retail division delivered “solid profit growth”, overall operating profits fell 11% to £9.1m during the year due to the economic downturn and severe weather conditions.

  • Second Opinion: Now this is what I call fruit and veg Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    The freshness and diversity of Italy’s offer put UK supermarkets to shame, says Joanna Blythman

  • Snacks are biting back with a crunch on British pockets Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    Price hikes on raw materials mean shoppers may soon have to pay more for their snacking habits. Mintec’s Robert Miles reports

  • Snax 24 silent on plans to be a petrol giant Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    Snax 24 is keeping schtum on reports that it is part of a consortium bidding for Total UK and Murco. Reports have suggested the indie forecourt retailer is in exclusive talks with Total UK for its 780-site UK forecourt business in a joint...

  • Spuds not celebs to star in Jersey Royals TV debut Subscription

    21 Apr 2011

    The Jersey Royal Co will next week make its debut on national television, in a campaign notably free of “Hollywood starlets”. The potato supplier will launch its push during Coronation Street on 25 April, marking a rare TV foray for the ultra-versatile vegetable.

  • Swan gets a new look to tap growth in RYO Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    Republic Technologies has revamped the packaging of its Swan cigarette filters and papers for the first time in more than a decade. The company said the redesign would boost growth in the burgeoning roll-your-own tobacco market. "The move...

  • Swedish cider hopes to change UK tastes Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    A new Swedish cider is heading over to the UK to offer a "new flavour profile" to British cider fans. The 4.5% abv Briska comes from Spendrups, one of Sweden's largest breweries, and was launched there last year. It is described as being...

  • Tales of Titania: Spearmint Rhinos and sticky white goo Subscription

    16 Apr 2011

    In an unexpected attack of prudery, our glorious leader Karoline (with a K) has complained to the ASA about the current Creme Egg ads on TV. They feature the eggs working themselves up into a frenzy and then suddenly splurging sticky white goo all...

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