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    Heinz puts more beans in Fridge Packs

    2011-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Heinz is expanding its Reduced Sugar and Salt Beans into the Fridge Pack format launched last year. Last September, the company rolled out its standard beans in the Fridge Pack, a re-sealable jar that keeps beans fresh in the fridge for...

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    Campaign Trail: Spam hams it up

    2011-05-28T00:00:00Z

    A Shakespearian film set is the backdrop for Spam's new TV adverts. The campaign, based around the strapline 'Hammier than Ham', will air for the first time in late June. The adverts are aimed at increasing awareness of the brand among a younger and...

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    Heinz Mayo’s retail brand gets redesign

    2011-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Heinz Mayo is to be revamped to better align the brand across both retail and foodservice sectors, and to flag up the fact all recipes will now be made with free-range eggs. New packaging for Heinz Mayo will see it relaunched as Heinz...

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    Suppliers get behind Independents’ Week

    2011-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Major suppliers are offering exclusive deals for the ­independent sector to mark National Independents’ Week, which begins ­tomorrow. The offers, from Molson Coors, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Mars Petcare, Nestlé Waters, Britvic, Heinz,…

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    Heinz moots factory closures

    2011-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Heinz is to close five of its 81 factories with the loss of between 800 and 1,000 jobs.

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    ‘Cutting-edge’ chilled lines from John West

    2011-05-21T00:00:00Z

    John West is about to massively bolster its presence in the chilled fish category with the launch of two first-to-market ranges one of which was inspired by Heston Blumenthal.

    John West Infusions, a four-strong range of raw ­infused…

  • Comment & Opinion

    Ad of the Week: Edible hulk goes big on green gobbling

    2011-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Thank heavens the Green Giant is so jolly. His true dimensions are not known but the way he towers over those fields in the pastoral logo suggests he could give Godzilla a pounding should the levity someday turn sour.

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    Hershey boss says yes to surprise Del Monte switch

    2011-05-19T12:46:28.367Z

    Hershey chief executive David West has jumped ship from the US confectioner to join consumer goods group Del Monte. West spent a decade with Hershey. He has been replaced on an interim basis by chief operating officer John Bilbrey during the hunt for a permanent successor.

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    Princes lifts ethical cred with pole-and-line tuna

    2011-05-14T00:00:00Z

    It came bottom in Greenpeace's 2011 tuna league table, but now Princes is looking to improve its sustainability credentials by becoming the first major brand to offer a 100% pole-and-line-caught range of tinned tuna. The six-strong range...

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    Banana price hikes lift Del Monte sales

    2011-05-07T00:00:00Z

    Fruit giant Fresh Del Monte has reported a $31m boost in sales off the back of higher banana prices and a strong performance from tinned pineapples. Net banana sales for the company stood at $427.6m at the end of the first quarter of...

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    Green Giant reveals more fresh details

    2011-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Canned specialist Green Giant has revealed further details about its impending move into fresh produce, with news that its UK range will comprise wholehead broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, peppers and lettuces. The General Mills brand, which...

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    Princes taps ambient juice growth sectors

    2011-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Soft drinks supplier Princes is launching two new ranges to tap into two of the main growth areas in ambient juices lunchbox and exotic. The company is taking its ambient squash brand Jucee into the pure juice market for the first time...

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    Heinz adds two chilli variants to ketchup

    2011-03-19T00:00:00Z

    Heinz is adding a touch of spice to its ketchup portfolio in the shape of two chilli-based variants. The sauces, rolling out now in a top-down format, come in two variants Heinz Tomato Ketchup with Chilli and a hotter Fiery Chilli...

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    Nature provides perfect packaging

    2011-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Sir, In response to Greg Vallance's letter on Del Monte's plans to offer bananas in plastic wrappers (Letters, The Grocer, 5 March), I lecture around the world on packaging design and always use a banana as one of the greatest examples of...

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    Campaign Trail: Giant step for heart of palm

    2011-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Green Giant is launching its first push for its non-sweetcorn Specialities range, which will focus on hearts of palm but aims to raise awareness of the whole range, which includes asparagus spears and kidney beans. The company has developed three...

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    World News 12/3/11

    2011-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Del Monte Foods shareholders have approved a 3.3bn ($5.3bn) takeover by a consortia of private equity firms. Shareholders will receive $19 ( 11.77) per share in cash as part of the deal a 40% premium above the average closing price during...

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    Britain's 100 Biggest Brands 2011: Princes to Weetabix

    2011-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Volume sales of Princes ambient fish have held up well, with 1% growth, although value has fallen 2.9%. The brand debuted a flavour-infused tuna...

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    Princes promises tuna will be shark-friendly by 2014

    2011-03-10T12:40:32.563Z

    Princes has vowed to improve the sustainability of its tuna with a new four-year plan. The company said that from 2014 it would use only pole and line-caught fish, ditching aggregation methods that risk catching sharks and other species along with the tuna.

  • Comment & Opinion

    Tomorrow's fish and chip wrappers

    2011-03-08T00:00:00Z

    As Arsenal will probably find out this evening against Barcelona, sometimes you just can t win. Food companies and the mults are usually first in the firing line from environmental campaigners when it comes to packaging. And when Del Monte starts wrapping individual bananas, you can kind of understand why.

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    Branston to take on Heinz in salad cream

    2011-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Premier Foods is squaring up to Heinz in the salad cream category with a Branston range. Branston Salad Cream with a Twist, rolling out next month in squeezy format, comes in Classic with a hint of Dijon mustard, a Garlic Herbs...