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BEERS-WINES-SPIRITS)(introduced by premium UK)(Brief Article)

Savanna Dry is sticking its neck out.(Marketing: BEERS-WINES-SPIRITS)(introduced by premium UK)(Brief Article) The premium UK cider market is set to get South African competition with the off-trade launch of Savanna Dry. The brand has been listed in the UK on-trade for 18 months, and has just been launched into the off-trade, commencing with a listing […]

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how much trouble does cheese face from politically correct forces opposed to junk food? What can suppliers do to fight back? Does salvation lie in functionality?

Junk food? That’s a big fat lie: how much trouble does cheese face from politically correct forces opposed to junk food? What can suppliers do to fight back? Does salvation lie in functionality? Cheese–a junk food? Surely not. But the Food Standards Agency has put cheese in that category purely on the strength of its […]

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Upmarket, convenient.(Luscious Organic supermarkets to open in London, England)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)

Upmarket, convenient.(Luscious Organic supermarkets to open in London, England)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included) London’s upmarket areas of Fulham and Kensington are the first sites for an ambitious new organic c-store concept from the brains behind Luscious low fat cafes. With first and second round funding totalling 745,000 [pounds sterling], Luscious has created a chain of 11 […]

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Research notes.(Cakes And Biscuits)

Research notes.(Cakes And Biscuits) Addy, Rod * CONVENIENCE IS A POWERFUL DRIVER OF CAKES … THE MARKET DIVIDES EVENLY BETWEEN BRANDS AND OWN LABEL … CAKES HOG THE WEEKEND The ambient cakes and pastries market has grown by 5% to 979m [pounds sterling]. The seasonal market has been showing baseline growth over time although it […]

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Claiming c-store numbers are rising on the basis of incomplete statistics is a dangerous game.(THIS WEEK’S HOT TOPIC)(Brief article)

Claiming c-store numbers are rising on the basis of incomplete statistics is a dangerous game.(THIS WEEK’S HOT TOPIC)(Brief article) Hegarty, Ronan Are they or aren’t they? No, not Jamie Murray and Jelena Jankovic. Rather, are independents in decline or not? That is the big debate raging this week between the Competition Commission and Association of […]

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Just don’t mention the F word. (United Kingdom frozen food industry)(Industry Overview)

Just don’t mention the F word. (United Kingdom frozen food industry)(Industry Overview) Bray, Lucy It hasn’t escaped the frozen food people that the sector is ideally tailored to the diets and lifestyles of a hectic age, and deserves more credit for past achievements. Lucy Bray reports. The trick to selling frozen food is not to […]

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SUN, SEA AND SHOPPING.(Tesco cardholder vacations promotion)(Brief Article)

SUN, SEA AND SHOPPING.(Tesco cardholder vacations promotion)(Brief Article) Tesco is offering Clubcard members the chance to win one of 2,000 holidays and weekend breaks for the year 2000 in a prize draw running for the next six weeks. The offer forms part of Tesco’s new partnership with Going Places, announced in April. Tesco promotions manager […]

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Do mixed marriages work out? Are mixed use schemes a dream ticket to city centre expansion for the multiples? James Durston assesses the pros and cons.( )

Do mixed marriages work out? Are mixed use schemes a dream ticket to city centre expansion for the multiples? James Durston assesses the pros and cons.( ) Durston, James Out-of-town is dead, long live the town centre. Government focus on town-centre regeneration has forced retailers to switch their attention here, where space is limited and […]

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Savanna dry premium cider. (Tasting Panel).(Brief Article)

Savanna dry premium cider. (Tasting Panel).(Brief Article) TARGET CONSUMER Nick Thomas, 38, production scheduler, from Telford, Shropshire. I thought the packaging was generally good, not too fussy, and the cider appeared very clear through the glass bottle. But the bottle might not stand out enough for me to choose it for the first time. Another […]

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Tesco’s hi-tech route for HR. (Multiples).(PeopleSoft Inc. deal with Tesco PLC, human resources software)(Brief Article)

Tesco’s hi-tech route for HR. (Multiples).(PeopleSoft Inc. deal with Tesco PLC, human resources software)(Brief Article) Tesco is poised for the global launch of a new HR computer system in a deal with software provider PeopleSoft. A spokesman for PeopleSoft said it provided HR software for other multiples such as M&S, Waitrose and Sainsbury and was […]