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Spar - most trusted says report

Spar – most trusted says report

NEW research has shown that the country’s most trusted convenience store chain is Spar, depended on by almost a third of UK shoppers (31%). Independent...
COCA-Cola’s Share a Coke summer campaign that features personalised bottles of the world’s biggest-selling soft drink has gone on the road.

Name your own – Tour for Coca-Cola

COCA-Cola’s Share a Coke summer campaign that features personalised bottles of the world’s biggest-selling soft drink has gone on the road. Kicking off in...
Tesco offer sees board policy switch

Tesco offer sees board policy switch

ONE of Scotland’s strictest licensing authorities moved away from its normal policy on overprovision after accepting an offer from a giant grocery retailer. West...
Menthol and flavoured tobacco products could be banned in the EU if the currently proposed Tobacco Directive is approved.

Flavoured cigs for Euro ban?

MORE restrictions on cigarette sales could be in the pipeline, following an agreement on the European Commission’s Tobacco Directive last month. If the European Parliament...
Some small stores say they are seeing increased tobacco sales while they can still display tobacco but others have seen no positive effect.

C-stores mixed on dark smokes effect

Popularity of tobacco PMPs gives convenience an advantage say some retailers. But others say ‘no change’. WILL Scotland’s c-stores and CTNs see a boost in...

Scotmid in merger talks

EDINBURGH-based co-operative Scotmid and Penrith Co-operative in the most north-western region of England have agreed to merge the two societies subject to member...
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Expecting a news arrival

HELLO! magazine is gearing up for the arrival of the royal baby, due on July 13. The publisher expects to shift 150% more copies...

Batchelors at the ready

Batchelors has launched its first TV campaign for five years, spending £1.6m to promote its Super range of rice, pasta and noodles. With the...
CELEBRITY chef Hasan DeFour, Gary Rhodes’ companion on his recent TV series, is the frontman for this year’s Caribbean Week.

Caribbean week shows it’s hot stuff

CELEBRITY chef Hasan DeFour, Gary Rhodes’ companion on his recent TV series, is the frontman for this year’s Caribbean Week. The event – which runs...
Dairy giant plans closures

Dairy giant plans closures

DAIRY group Müller Wiseman is proposing to close its distribution centres in Keith and Whitburn, putting 156 jobs at risk. The company, created when German...
The new food labelling system, currently being introduced on a voluntary basis, merges traffic-light style at-a-glance nutritional info with data currently handled by guideline daily amount tables.

Will labels light the healthy way?

A new food nutrition information system is ready to go live. But not every brand thinks it takes the biscuit. AFTER years of discussion and...
Holborn Smotth Tatse from JTI. Available in 10g and 20g, price-marked and non-price-marked packs from 8 July

Smooth operator in 10 and 20

THE value segment of the booming RYO tobacco market has a new contender from this month, when tobacco giant JTI launches new Holborn Smooth...
Bread and bakery ingredients supplier CSM International says seeds and grain products take 13% of the bread market. The seeds and grains lines are growing in both value and volume, it adds.

Halfway houses – Bread and bakery breakdown

If you’re looking for a staple item you don’t have to look much farther than bread. Almost all of the UK population buys the product....
FAMOUS haggis producer Macsween of Edinburgh has been named Scotland’s Family Business of the Year.

Haggis firm is the family tops

FAMOUS haggis producer Macsween of Edinburgh has been named Scotland’s Family Business of the Year. The company took the title as part of the inaugural...

New kids on the block – Sports and energy drinks

Drinks designed to target 18-34 year-olds attracted to the thrill-seeking extreme sports lifestyle ONCE upon a time energy drinks were all about one or two...

Buttering up bakers – butter and spreadables

HOME baking, cooking from scratch and a trend towards natural, additive-free foods is fuelling the return of block butter and spreadables. “More consumers are...