7 February 2009

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  • Around the Papers 13/2/09 Subscription

    13 Feb 2009

    Romance is cheap at Asda; Saffer workers exploited; Tesco nabs Woolies' eggs

  • Tesco, Ocado add to discount ranges Subscription

    13 Feb 2009

    Tesco and Ocado have upped the ante in the discount grocery stakes this week by introducing new ranges designed to appeal to cash-strapped consumers.

  • Asda staff bonus pot reaches £22m Subscription

    13 Feb 2009

    Asda has announced that bonuses totalling a record £22m will be paid out to staff in the wake of the Christmas period.

  • Tesco slammed over snow-day pay row Subscription

    13 Feb 2009

    Tesco has come in for criticism after it emerged the supermarket giant is refusing to pay staff that were unable to make it in to work during the recent period of severe weather.

  • Coke to speed up cutbacks despite fourth-quarter volume growth Subscription

    13 Feb 2009

    Coca Cola has announced better than expected results for the fourth quarter after the soft drinks giant announced profits for the past three months of $995m. But the iconic drinks company said it would be accelerating planned cuts designed to save up to $500m a year in costs.

  • DFB confirms ‘serious’ takeover approach Subscription

    13 Feb 2009

    Dairy Farmers of Britain has received an “unsolicited serious approach” for the business, the company revealed yesterday.

  • Around the Papers 12/2/09 Subscription

    12 Feb 2009

    Pay rockets for Reckitt chief; edible crabs ravage Thames; Dorchester Woolworths is reborn

  • Greencore holds steady despite ‘toughest ever’ market Subscription

    12 Feb 2009

    Greencore has called conditions in the convenience foods market “as tough as we have seen” but announced a 5% rise in sales in this division for the past four months.

  • PR coup for Tesco as jobseekers swamp new store Subscription

    12 Feb 2009

    A new-look Tesco store in Liverpool was flooded with so many job applications interviews were conducted in a temporary location offsite.

  • FDF calls on manufacturers for new sustainability plan Subscription

    12 Feb 2009

    Food and drink manufacturers have been invited to take part in a new consultation designed to draw up new standards for sustainable practice in the industry.

  • 'Record' sales for Lees but future of foodservice arm in doubt Subscription

    12 Feb 2009

    Confectionery and cake maker Lees Foods notched up "record" sales in 2008 but has thrown the future of its Patisserie UK subsidiary into doubt.

  • Good tidings for British turkey farms Subscription

    10 Feb 2009

    British turkey producers have reported strong sales over the Christmas period.Supermarket value sales rose 3.3% in December compared with 2007 [TNS 4w/e 28 December 08].Lincs Turkeys reported a 5% sales increase, while Kelly Turkeys...

  • Coors UK blown off course with quarterly sales drop Subscription

    11 Feb 2009

    The UK arm of Molson Coors has been hit with a fall in fourth-quarter volumes of almost 10%, the brewing giant announced yesterday.

  • Asda joins INCPEN in packaging pledge Subscription

    11 Feb 2009

    Asda has moved to boost its green credentials by signing up with sustainable packaging body INCPEN, the Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment.

  • EUK games man Stanhope handed Tesco buying role Subscription

    11 Feb 2009

    Tesco has signalled plans to ramp up its presence in the video games market with the  capture of former EUK games chief John Stanhope.

  • Flower sales to wilt this Valentine’s Day, warn retailers Subscription

    11 Feb 2009

    Man’s duplicity has claimed an unexpected victim in the shape of the cut flower industry. Florists and retailers are expecting to report lower sales of flowers this Valentine’s Day as the romantic event falls on a Saturday, The Grocer can reveal.

  • Double-digit growth in ’08 for Dettol maker Reckitt Subscription

    11 Feb 2009

    Reckitt Benckiser has shrugged off the effects of the global downturn to post a 10% rise in like-for-like sales in 2008.

  • ASA bans ‘misleading’ pork industry welfare ad Subscription

    11 Feb 2009

    The pork industry has received another high-profile blow after advertising authorities banned an advert boasting about high welfare standards for pigs in the UK.

  • Around the Papers 11/2/09 Subscription

    11 Feb 2009

    Eggs are not killers; Belgians in row with Unilever; Paxman to pay more for pants

  • Diageo drinks to 3% sales boost Subscription

    12 Feb 2009

    Diageo has is set to implement a restructuring programme in the next three months, after the drinks giant saw a slowdown in sales in November and December.

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