25 April 2009

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  • Bloo in £3m relaunch as Jeyes renews Bill tie-up Subscription

    01 May 2009

    Jeyes is backing the relaunch of its Bloo toilet cleaner brand with a £3m marketing spend, and has also invested £10m on renewing its sponsorship of The Bill.

  • Around the Papers 1/5/09 Subscription

    01 May 2009

    Cadbury results; P&G under the spotlight; swine flu is 'price for cheap meat'

  • Failure to market cereals as British is missed opportunity Subscription

    01 May 2009

    Producers of cereals and cereal-based products are missing a huge opportunity by failing to capitalise on their British provenance, a new report has claimed.

  • Glanbia issues bleaks profits warning Subscription

    01 May 2009

    Irish cheese manufacturer Glanbia has been forced to issue a profits warning as dairy prices slump to “historic lows”.

  • Export given overhaul by Carlsberg Subscription

    01 May 2009

    Carlsberg is highlighting the premium credentials of its Export brand with an overhaul of its packaging.

  • Food inflation plummets as Easter promotions kick in Subscription

    01 May 2009

    Easter promotions and falling commodity prices have helped generate the sharpest monthly fall in year-on-year inflation since the inception of The Grocer Price Index in 2006.

  • Around the Papers 30/4/09 Subscription

    30 Apr 2009

    Pork prices keep falling; wine aids longevity; Irish shoppers look north

  • Creme Eggs and Wispa give Cadbury strong first quarter Subscription

    30 Apr 2009

    Booming Creme Eggs sales, a strong Easter period and the relaunch of Wispa have helped Cadbury to an overall hike in first-quarter sales of 11%.

  • Overseas markets hold back Burger King Subscription

    30 Apr 2009

    Burger King announced a rise in like-for-like sales for the 21st consecutive quarter but said worldwide growth was held back by sharp sales declines in Germany and Mexico.

  • Punch Taverns hives off ‘bad pubs’ Subscription

    30 Apr 2009

    Embattled pub group Punch Taverns has announced plans to hive off a number of its underperforming leased and tenanted pubs into a separate business unit.

  • Foster’s signs up to packaging commitment Subscription

    30 Apr 2009

    Foster’s EMEA, the European, Middle Eastern and African division of Foster’s Group, has announced it is the first wine company to sign up to WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment.

  • Hard-up drinkers cut back on beer Subscription

    28 Apr 2009

    Off-trade beer sales fell by 11% in the first quarter of this year, new figures have revealed.

  • Retailers given a month to agree on ombudsman Subscription

    28 Apr 2009

    The UK’s leading grocery retailers have been given until the end of May to agree to the establishment of an ombudsman, thegrocer.co.uk can reveal.

  • Around the Papers 28/4/09 Subscription

    28 Apr 2009

    Hog futures not so hot; we drink less beer; belated fury over sherbet packaging change

  • Tesco makes Friends to provide online insurance Subscription

    29 Apr 2009

    Tesco has announced a deal with Friends Provident, which will see the supermarket chain selling the insurance provider’s products through its website.

  • Household goods boom boosts Reckitt profits Subscription

    29 Apr 2009

    Household products manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser pleased investors yesterday after the company revealed a 35% rise in pre-tax profits to £401m for the first three months of the year.

  • Pork demand falls amid swine flu fears Subscription

    29 Apr 2009

    The commodity price of pigs and pork has fallen, as traders fear demand for pork will fall following the outbreak of swine flu.

  • Which? slams cereals ‘more sugary than chocolate’ Subscription

    29 Apr 2009

    Some breakfast cereals contain more sugar than a bowl of ice cream or a chocolate bar, a new study by consumer group Which? has found.

  • Around the Papers 29/4/09 Subscription

    29 Apr 2009

    Cereals more sugary than chocs; inside the supermarket price wars; ombudsman agreement unlikely

  • Starbucks sales hit the buffers Subscription

    30 Apr 2009

    Starbucks said comparable sales fell 8% in the second quarter as both customer visits and average spend at its coffee stores dipped.

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