7 November 2009

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  • Morrisons: our small stores top The Co-op’s c-stores Subscription

    07 Nov 2009

    Morrisons' small-format stores have achieved a 50% sales uplift over their previous ownership, chief executive Marc Bolland has claimed. The supermarket has opened 33 smaller stores of up to 20,000 sq ft this year after acquiring a batch...

  • Moy Park to increase use of Brazilian meat Subscription

    07 Nov 2009

    More Brazilian meat will go into Moy Park's supply chain as part of plans by parent company Marfrig to make its European operations more efficient.In a sales update last week, Brazilian business Marfrig said it had been working on...

  • Mults’ growth at slowest since 2007 Subscription

    11 Nov 2009

    Falling food inflation meant growth across the major multiples has slowed to its lowest level since 2007, according to new data from Nielsen.

  • My Alternative CV: Adam Margolin, head of marketing support, Spar UK Subscription

    07 Nov 2009

    Adam Margolin, head of marketing support at Spar UK, on cheese, Megan Fox and crocodile salad

  • Nestlé boss blames ‘well-fed activists’ for world hunger Subscription

    13 Nov 2009

    Resistance to new technologies from “well-fed activists” is holding up the battle against global food shortages, Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has claimed.

  • New Guinness ads seek to lighten brand’s image Subscription

    07 Nov 2009

    Diageo hopes a £5m ad campaign for Guinness will breathe new life into the "pigeonholed" brand and attract lighter drinkers to the black stuff.The latest activity kicked off on Wednesday with World a TV advert that shows men building a...

  • NFU Scotland blasts First Milk price cut Subscription

    07 Nov 2009

    First Milk has been rapped by NFU Scotland for cutting its farmer milk price at a time when better returns for dairy products had been predicted.The Scottish dairy co-op dropped its member milk price by 0.65ppl from 1 November. The main...

  • No stores – but Sainsbury’s and Asda are players in the Republic Subscription

    07 Nov 2009

    Asda and Sainsbury's have more than doubled their combined share of the grocery market in the Republic of Ireland to 2.4% despite not having a store in the country.Their market share in the Republic rose from 1% in the year to 5 October...

  • Non-food outgrows grocery in retail revival Subscription

    10 Nov 2009

    Retail sales grew last month at their fastest rate since April – as the non-food sector outperformed the grocery trade for the second month running.

  • Northern to back Fox’s as like-for-like sales pick up Subscription

    10 Nov 2009

    Northern Foods has vowed to invest £26.5m in developing its Fox’s Biscuits brand, as the manufacturer reported that strong performances in chilled and bakery had driven underlying sales growth of 2.9% in the half year to September.

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