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Healthy bread for expectant mothers

UK independent bakers Warburtons is targeting pregnant women with the launch of its 'Good Health Loaf for Women' fortified with key vitamins and omega-3 DHA,...

Carrefour banner boosts Hyparlo results

The continued strength of the Carrefour fascia helped boost sales at Hyparlo, one of the main franchise operators of the French retail group, in 2002....

What will they think of next?

Recent food and drink highlights from Mintel's GNPD (Global New Products Database) include fruity cappuccino, confectionery products packaged like hair mousse and chocolate CDs featuring...

Swiss biscuit sector hit by German decline

After five consecutive years of strong growth, the Swiss biscuit sector showed a marked downturn in 2002 as a result of increased imports and the...

Malt interest drives Scotch whisky exports

Exports of Scotch whisky broke the £2 billion (€1.46bn) barrier for the tenth successive year in 2002, a year which also marked the third best...

Functional butter from Migros

Swiss retailer Migros launched a 'probiotic butter' last month, designed to promote health and offer a good taste sensation. The company, which claims to sell...

Sainsbury's on track to deliver cost savings

Sainsbury's, the UK's number two food retailer, has reported preliminary figures for the fourth quarter and full year 2002 which show that the company's programme...

Consolidation to impact flavour market

The United States and western Europe combined account for 58 per cent of the global market of the flavour and fragrance industry, highlights a recent...

Food industry reiterates CAP support

Yesterday we reported on the latest discussions on the proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which recommended the decoupling of production levels and...

UK food gets 5-a-day logo

One tangerine, or five tomatoes? How many consumers - and indeed food industry folks - actually know what, exactly, counts as a portion of fruit...

Solid gains for Guyenne & Gascogne

French retail group Guyenne & Gascogne has reported a 4.7 per cent increase in sales for 2002 to €1.2 billion, pushing up operating profits by...

Foster's to produce Diageo RTDs

With Diageo's ready-to-drink (RTD) spirit brands in the US facing an uncertain future in the light of proposed new regulations announced this week, the British-based...

Tesco rapped for organic advertising

Retailers in the UK are increasing their organic food offering all the time, especially as consumers become increasingly concerned about the safety of much of...

Metro bucks the trend with sales rise

German retail group Metro has reported a 4 per cent increase in sales for 2002 to €51.5 billion as it restructuring and expansion programme continued...

Hope for CAP

Decoupling would secure significant income gains for EU farmers, writes the European Commission this week. The comment on the link between production and subsidy -...

Teenagers falling through the marketing net

The marketing industry frequently divides consumers into specific target groups in a bid to better define how to market a product. But terms such as...

Metro launches new image campaign

Metro, the German group which is the world's fifth largest retailer, yesterday launched a new campaign designed to "sharpen the profile" of the company. The...

Troubles ahead for Smirnoff Ice ?

Smirnoff Ice, the premixed drink produced by the UK's Diageo group, could see an upheaval in its sales in the US as a result of...

Light at the end of the tunnel for Jeronimo Martins

After a difficult few years involving the wholesale restructuring of the business, Portuguese supermarket retailer Jeronimo Martins appears to be on the road to recovery....

German organic market facing tough challenge

Knocked by the nitrofen scandal in 2002, the boom for organic foods in Germany has slowed rapidly in the last year. But as production continues...

Marketing investment pays off, especially in hard times

Smaller brands that maintain ad spend during recessions fare better than leading brands, according to industry analysts Datamonitor. Datamonitor cites a study from the UK's...

Spanish wineries to up organic output

Five wineries from the Spanish region of Extremadura are to increase their output of organic wine. Some 2,607 hectares of vineyard in Extremadura have already...

Arla produces space-age chocolate bar

Swedish food company Arla has been working with scientists at the US Space Agency, NASA, over the last 18 months to look at ways of...

Around the (wine) world in three days

Next week sees the first major international wine show of the year open its doors to trade visitors. But the 10th annual ProWein show in...

Safeway: four from five referred to Competition Commission

Four of the five bidders for the UK's fourth largest supermarket group have had their offers referred to the Competition Commission, it was revealed yesterday,...

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