20 October 2007

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  • Jaffa Cakes withdrawn Subscription

    25 Oct 2007

    Asda and Tesco have withdrawn all batches of their own-label Jaffa Cakes because of a labelling error.The product has been found to contain milk, which is not shown on the label.Tesco has withdrawn all batch codes, while Asda has...

  • Jose Cuervo taps into in-home cocktail trend Subscription

    20 Oct 2007

    Diageo is making further moves into the pre-mixed cocktail category with the launch of a margarita pre-mix under the Jose Cuervo tequila brand. It is hoped the launch of Jose Cuervo Authentic Margarita will benefit from the emerging...

  • 'Keep air freight food organic', says government Subscription

    22 Oct 2007

    The government is today expected to warn the Soil Association that air-freighted food should not be stripped of its organic status.The government is concerned that the Soil Association's proposed ban on calling fruit and vegetables imported...

  • Kellogg's rapped for Special K advert Subscription

    20 Oct 2007

    Kellogg's has been rebuked for "misleading" nutritional claims in a TV ad for Special K Sustain. The Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint from viewers about a voiceover claiming the product contained "extra protein and...

  • Lean, mean and green Subscription

    20 Oct 2007

    As MD of Ecover, Mick Bremans heads a business that prides itself on being one of the original - and most credible - of the green brands. Set to report sales of £50m this year, half of which will come from the UK, the Belgian ecological cleaning...

  • Letter of the week - A takeover won't stifle Sainsbury's Subscription

    20 Oct 2007

    Sainsbury's CEO Justin King's claim that a proposed £10.6bn takeover of the company by Delta Two would not hamper Sainsbury's ability to perform well in a competitive market is broadly right ('Buying power leads to better prices? I don't buy that...

  • Lidl tempts Scottish with 70% price cuts Subscription

    20 Oct 2007

    Lidl's Scottish stores have slashed the prices of fresh produce by up to 70% in an effort to boost fruit and veg consumption by unhealthy Scots. The promotion, which runs until the end of October in 78 stores, is in response to new...

  • LMG secures court victory over VAT Subscription

    20 Oct 2007

    Sainsbury's Nectar card operator LMG has won a landmark victory against HM Revenue & Customs that will allow it to reclaim VAT payments on reward goods for the first time since 2003. HMRC had refused to allow VAT rebates on the grounds...

  • Maguire's focuses on pear variant Subscription

    20 Oct 2007

    Halewood International is to concentrate on the pear variant of its Maguire's cider brand following the disappointing performance of its apple variant. It is also adding a raspberry flavoured cider to the range. "Maguire's Apple hasn't...

  • Manager Nick McGill Subscription

    20 Oct 2007

    Nick McGill spent 20 years living in Italy, where he developed a keen interest in food. He took the helm at Flâneur in November 2005, having spent five years working for Ferrero's marketing department and 15 years looking after internal...

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