4 July 2009

The Grocer

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  • Acid Test: New Covent Garden Soups Watercress & Crème Fraîche Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Can be served hot or cold, but the reaction is distinctly lukewarm

  • Ad of the Week: Andrex butters us up the wrong way Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But then 'they' also say dogs can't look up - and that's clearly nonsense too.

  • Asda backs can recycling programme Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Asda is trialling a drinks can recycling programme for its staff as part of a bid to send zero waste to landfill by the end of next year.The Every Can Counts scheme, a workplace and university recycling programme for drinks cans, is funded...

  • Asda to launch ugly veg range for cooks Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Asda is to introduce a range of imperfect fruit and veg targeted at home chefs following a change in EU law. The range will include misshapen strawberries for jam-making and knobbly potatoes for soup and will feature packaging that...

  • Beef processors hit by falling leather returns Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Beef processors are losing millions from the sale of cattle hides as the downturn in consumer goods hits wholesale leather ­prices.Prices paid to processors for leather have slumped by £15 per head of cattle, according to Gerry Maguire, MD...

  • Asda links up with key pork producers Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Asda has launched a new scheme to ensure its pork supply and strengthen relations with pig producers.

  • Cadbury Ireland slashes 200 jobs as costs hit trade Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Cadbury Ireland is cutting 200 jobs at plants in Dublin and Kerry as part of a cost-reduction exercise.The company, which has been in the Republic for more than 75 years and employs 1,100 workers, blamed the job losses on "a difficult...

  • Bellevue adds Poundzone in both depots Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Cash & carry Bellevue has introduced a 'Poundzone' range to its depots in Stirling and Edinburgh.The range of 50 products, provided by wholesaler DCS Europe, can be sold by retailers for £1, making an average gross profit of 33%. Retailers...

  • Campaign Trail: Bag a tractor with Tyrrells Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Posh potato chips producer Tyrrells is offering consumers the chance to win a shiny new set of wheels in its first-ever on-pack competition. But it's not a car or a motorbike it's giving away, it's a Massey Ferguson 5455 tractor. If a tractor...

  • Burgers get big boost from recession and hot weather Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Burger consumption is soaring as recession-hit shoppers turn to affordable foods - and sales are set to get a further boost as the weather gets warmer.

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