8 August 2009

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  • £3m grant to regenerate high streets Subscription

    14 Aug 2009

    The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed a government initiative designed to regenerate the UK’s hard-hit high streets. Fifty seven councils are to receive £50,000 each to use empty high street stores “in a creative way” to prevent once bustling streets turning into dead zones...

  • Co-op lines enter Somerfield Subscription

    14 Aug 2009

    The Co-operative Group is to start selling Co-op branded products in Somerfield stores following its £1.57bn acquisition of the supermarket chain in March this year. The first Co-op products to be introduced will be the society's tissue range, which is made from material that has been completely sourced from FSC-certified responsibly-managed forests and recycling facilities...

  • Frijj sponsors Soccer AM Subscription

    14 Aug 2009

    Frijj has been revealed as the new sponsor of iconic Sky Sports show Soccer AM this season.Under the deal the Dairy Crest milkshake is being promoted in 15 second idents at the beginning and end of the three hour programme, as well as five second slots at each commercial break...

  • FSA research indicates growing public confidence in food safety Subscription

    14 Aug 2009

    Consumers are more confident about the safety of their food than ever before, new research from the FSA has revealed. The figures show that 61% of shoppers say they are concerned about food safety, the lowest level since the agency began tracking figures in 2001. Last July, 72% of consumers reported being concerned about their food...

  • Jack Daniels mixes it up Subscription

    14 Aug 2009

    Jack Daniel’s & Cola comes in premix can Bourbon brand Jack Daniel’s has unveiled its first significant NPD in 12 years with the Jack Daniel’s & Cola premixer...

  • Carbon footprinting guide for dairy businesses Subscription

    13 Aug 2009

    Dairy UK and the Carbon Trust are to launch a carbon footprinting guide for dairy businesses as they further seek to ward off criticism of dairy’s environmental impact.

  • Three retailers vie for RSPCA award Subscription

    13 Aug 2009

    The Co-operative Group, M&S and Sainsbury’s have been named as the three finalists in contention in an RSPCA competition to find the nation’s most animal-friendly supermarket.

  • ABInBev reports solid Q2 sales growth Subscription

    13 Aug 2009

    ABInBev has reported solid overall sales growth despite the tough market hitting UK beer sales.

  • Convenience food sales up at Greencore Subscription

    13 Aug 2009

    Convenience food specialist Greencore Group has predicted its full year operating profits will be ahead of 2008. 

  • Nestlé eyes improved second half after 3.5% growth Subscription

    12 Aug 2009

    Nestlé has reported organic sales growth of 3.5% for the past six months – just under earlier predictions of 4%, although the Swiss manufacturing giant said it expected growth to improve in the second half of 2009.

  • ABF hives off Polish sugar business Subscription

    12 Aug 2009

    Associated British Foods has confirmed the sale of its Polish sugar subsidiary for an undisclosed sum.

  • Thorntons ties up financing deal ahead of overseas push Subscription

    12 Aug 2009

    Thorntons has announced the successful agreement of a new three-year financing deal.

  • ‘Liver damage’ threat of fizzy drinks – but beer a bonus for bones Subscription

    12 Aug 2009

    Fructose, the sweetener used in many sugary soft drinks, has been linked with increased rates of liver disease by a new study.

  • Aldi boss Foley in shock departure Subscription

    12 Aug 2009

    Paul Foley has stepped down from the top job at Aldi in the UK and Ireland with immediate effect.

  • Around the Papers 11/8/09 Subscription

    11 Aug 2009

    Best before dates; role for GM; alcohol cancer link

  • Bogofs threatened by latest Defra food waste plan Subscription

    11 Aug 2009

    Buy one get one free deals could be banished from supermarket shelves under a government plan to reduce Britain’s food waste mountain.

  • Ad complaints against supermarkets hit record levels Subscription

    11 Aug 2009

    A record number of complaints about supermarkets have been lodged with the Advertising Standards Authority in recent months.

  • Greggs gears up for new growth drive as profits surge 7% Subscription

    11 Aug 2009

    High street baker Greggs plans accelerated expansion after it reported that like-for-like sales were up 1.5% in the past half-year.

  • Around the Papers 10/8/09 Subscription

    10 Aug 2009

    Food security study; Tory VAT plan; Wal-Mart product 'purge'

  • Summer rain fails to dampen retail sales Subscription

    11 Aug 2009

    Retailers enjoyed bumper sales last month, despite it being one of the wettest Julys on record.

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