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Wal-Mart links with AOL.(to launch new internet service provider)(Brief Article)

Wal-Mart links with AOL.(to launch new internet service provider)(Brief Article) Wal-Mart has teamed up with leading internet service provider AOL to launch its own ISP offering consumers unlimited access to the net for under $10 a month. The launch of the new Wal-Mart Connect service has been delayed by technical glitches and a redesign of […]

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JOB OF THE WEEK.(Graham Hunter of Jacob’s Bakery)(Brief Article)

JOB OF THE WEEK.(Graham Hunter of Jacob’s Bakery)(Brief Article) Name: Graham Hunter Position: Marketing director Company: Jacob’s Bakery The job: Hunter starts his new job on December 18 — at the height of the Christmas party season. But with the prospect of the marketing department’s move from Aintree to London, there won’t be much time […]

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Pasta Reale thinks recipes.(advertises filled fresh pasta range Sacchettini)(Brief Article)

Pasta Reale thinks recipes.(advertises filled fresh pasta range Sacchettini)(Brief Article) Pasta Reale plans to keep sales of filled fresh pasta range Sacchettini on the boil with a new on-pack promotion. It is offering a free recipe and cooking tip leaflet and entry into a competition with the fresh filled pasta range. The leaflet asks consumers […]

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WT clinches 50m [pounds sterling] deal.(WT Foods, Noon)(Brief Article)

WT clinches 50m [pounds sterling] deal.(WT Foods, Noon)(Brief Article) Ethnic food specialist WT Foods will double in size and move into the chilled and frozen arena with the 50m [pounds sterling] purchase of family owned Indian meals firm Noon. The deal is said to be the biggest within the UK ethnic food sector. Noon is […]

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Vivo falls into line with Spar.(News)(John Henderson’s new store formats)(Brief Article)

Vivo falls into line with Spar.(News)(John Henderson’s new store formats)(Brief Article) John Henderson, the symbol group which operates the Spar, Vivo and VG brands in Northern Ireland, is developing a new store format under the Vivo brand along similar lines to its Eurospar concept. Hendersons hopes to open the first of the new Vivo Xtra […]

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Of yellow and green.(BEERS–WINES–SPIRITS)(packaging)(Brief Article)

Of yellow and green.(BEERS–WINES–SPIRITS)(packaging)(Brief Article) Holsten Pils is getting a facelift to start a range of marketing initiatives from Carlsberg UK. The new look features stronger emphasis on the brand’s yellow and green colours and the Holsten knight. The bottle label is also changing to an oval shape. Holsten will feature in ads throughout the […]

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Raising French profiles.(Beers–Wines–Spirits)(Percy Fox )(Brief Article)

Raising French profiles.(Beers–Wines–Spirits)(Percy Fox )(Brief Article) Davenport, Rosie Percy Fox is upping the ante in the branded French wine arena with the launch of a new label, The Grocer has learned. Selected buyers are in discussions with the Diageo-owned wine business about the Tour des Vins portfolio. Percy Fox, which already has a large stake […]

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Barbecue season 2003: throughout summer of 2003, the market experienced a significant growth with an increase in sales of 6.1% over the barbecue period. This surge in sales is a reflection of the ever-growing popularity of barbecuing in the UK, with a greater number of consumers inspired to buy and spend more within the category.(Factfile: frozen burgers)

Barbecue season 2003: throughout summer of 2003, the market experienced a significant growth with an increase in sales of 6.1% over the barbecue period. This surge in sales is a reflection of the ever-growing popularity of barbecuing in the UK, with a greater number of consumers inspired to buy and spend more within the category.(Factfile: […]

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Asda will feel Scottish chill. (News).(Anniesland Safeway store impacts Asda sales)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)

Asda will feel Scottish chill. (News).(Anniesland Safeway store impacts Asda sales)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included) Asda will see its Summerston and Bearsden stores lose out to the tune of 6m [pounds sterling] a year thanks to Safeway’s store at Anniesland, Glasgow. According to this month’s store analysis, produced for The Grocer by CACI, Asda will feel […]

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Appointment is confirmed

Appointment is confirmed The Regional Food Group for Yorkshire and Humber has confirmed the appointment of Karen Carlyle as executive director in charge. Carlyle was previously acting executive director. She joined the group in November 2003, having been a partner for Interact Partnership. Funded by Yorkshire Forward and Food From Britain, the Regional Food Group […]